Editing Snippets

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Editing Snippets

Unread postby Rob Davis » Thu May 10, 2018 11:13 am

Hi
I created a snippet by selecting part of a Topic, going to the File drop-down in the Explore icon on the ribbon, and selecting 'Save Snippet'.

I've used the snippet in a number of projects, always using the 'linked' option.

How can I edit the snippet in the editor? (so that I can use your great WYSIWYG editor - I am NOT HTML-capable)!
I have not been able to open the snippet directly
The only way I have found has been to change the link to Copy, edit and then Save again as a snippet.

Am I missing something simple? (Wouldn't be the first time!)

Rob
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Re: Editing Snippets

Unread postby Tim Green » Fri May 11, 2018 7:40 am

Hi Rob,

The best way to deal with this is to store the snippets in an uncompressed HMXP project of their own. This is easy to do: You just create an empty HMXP project and save all your snippets in the \Topics folder of that project. You can do this directly -- they will then appear in the Topic Files section automatically when you open the project. You can organize their editing by dragging them into the TOC to create TOC entries for them. Then you just add the \Topics folder of that project to the search paths of the projects where you are using the snippets, making sure that the entries come before any other folders where snippets with the same names might be stored (those should be moved away from there anyway).
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