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Relative Paths in Master Documents

Unread postby DeWayne Rosene » Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:22 pm

I copied a master document, used for WebHelp, to a new directory with the intention of progressively copying and updating the content of individual "included projects" into the new working directory. I was hoping the references to the original "included projects" would continue to work until they are eventually all replaced. It seems that the references use "relative paths" which of course break when the master is relocated. The PP Toolbox appears to let me edit individual project paths in the master, but they do not resolve properly after being saved. Is there somewhere I can edit the included project paths so the originals will function until I replace them?
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Re: Relative Paths in Master Documents

Unread postby Tim Green » Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:51 am

Hi DeWayne,

Unfortunately, child project references are currently hard-coded in master projects and don't use the project search path settings. When you move a master project you need to delete the child project references and re-insert them in the new locations. We plan to improve this in a future update.

You can avoid this by having your child projects in sub-folders of the master project folder. Then you can move the entire tree without having to change any references by moving the master project folder with all its sub-folders.
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