Duplicated Topic ID's

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Duplicated Topic ID's

Unread postby wendy porter » Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:28 pm

It's been a while since I've used the help and manual software. I have some old topics that I copied from one chapter to another but have an identical topic ID, when I then update any text within one topic it's automatically updated on the other.

I have created some new topics and cannot have identical topic ID's any longer, this means that if i amend the text in one of the topics I will have to duplicate this by amending on the other one as well.
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Re: Duplicated Topic ID's

Unread postby Tim Green » Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:01 pm

Hi Wendy,

I have some old topics that I copied from one chapter to another but have an identical topic ID, when I then update any text within one topic it's automatically updated on the other.

You don't actually have duplicate IDs at all then: You have two TOC entries pointing to the same topic file. See here for details:

http://www.helpandmanual.com/help/index ... ltiref.htm

If you really had duplicate IDs on separate topics you wouldn't get identical edits in both, and you would have serious errors when publishing. :)
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Re: Duplicated Topic ID's

Unread postby wendy porter » Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:50 pm

Many thanks for your prompt reply, I knew I'd done it somehow it was just a long time ago.... :) I couldn't do it via adding a new topic as TOC option wasn't there but it's worked fine using drag and drop. Thanks again
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