Import Conditional Build Tags in RoboHelp 2020

I recently worked with a client who needed to pass a dozen or so conditional build tags (CBTs) across her new and existing RoboHelp projects. We needed to go a bit “under the hood” to get it done, but in the end, it was an easy project.

The key thing to know is that conditions are stored in a CND file within your RoboHelp 2020 project. The CND file happens to be a simple XML file.

Don’t worry if you aren’t familiar with editing code…no editing is needed to accomplish the task.

To import the CBTs, close RoboHelp (to ensure both the source and destination projects are not being edited), then copy the CND file from your source, or template project and paste it into the corresponding condition folder in your destination project. To be safe, I deleted the existing CND from the destination project to avoid any conflicts.

After pasting the new CND into your destination project, open it up and confirm the existence of the build tags you added.

While you could also add tags manually by typing or pasting them into the existing CND file with a text editor, I recommend doing that only if there are other tags in your project that you need to preserve.

Here’s a 4-minute video showing how it works…

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1 Comment

  1. tuantumobile on June 30, 2023 at 8:29 pm

    Preview a topic with associated condition tags?

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