You can export and import individual topics with the functions in the functions in the File menu in Project > Manage Topics. You can save topics and select parts of topics to Help+Manual XML files and you can load topics from XML, HTML, RTF and RVF files.
These functions can be used to create a library of reusable content in Help+Manual XML topic files, which can also be used in combination with the Snippets tool and the topic content templates feature. In addition to XML files you can also load topics from HTML, Word RTF and RVF files.
This method saves the entire topic file along with its title and any keywords associated with it. Note that you cannot export multiple topics using this method. You can save as a Help+Manual XML file or as an RVF file that can be imported by Help+Manual and some RVF-based (RichView Format) word processors and editors.
1.Select the topic you want to export in the Project Explorer.
2.Select File > Save Topic to File in Project > Manage Topics.
3.Select XML or RVF as the format to be saved.
4.Select the directory where you want to save your topic file and save.
If you want to use the file as a topic content template you must save as XML and name the file as follows, replacing "filename" with the name you want to use (the .template.xml extension is required):
Topics and selected text can be exported as reusable snippets, which are also saved in XML files. Saving an entire topic as a snippet is exactly the same as saving it with Save Topic to File – it also exports the topic title and all the keywords. Saving selected text as a snippet only saves the selected text and does not include any keywords or the topic title.
1.Select the topic you want to export from in the Project Explorer.
2.Select text in the topic if you only want to export part of the topic. You can select any kind of content, including graphics, hyperlinks, toggles etc. If you do not select anything the entire topic will be exported.
3.Select File > Save Snippet in Project Manage Topics.
4.Select the directory where you want to save the snippet and save.
See Re-using content with snippets for more details on working with snippets.
Help+Manual can only process XML files conforming to the Help & Manual XML Language. These can be produced by Help+Manual itself or generated by other programs that conform to the language schema specifications. Documentation of the Help & Manual XML Language can be found in the Help+Manual program directory (Helpman_XML_ref.chm). Currently you cannot export or import any other XML formats.
This method is for importing individual topics. For instructions on how to import multiple topics from a single Word RTF file see Settings for Importing Data.
Note that Importing a topic into an existing topic overwrites the entire contents of the existing topic! If you just want to insert another topic into the current topic use the Snippet Tool instead.
1.Create a new, empty topic in the position in the TOC where you want to import the topic. Click inside the editor window in the new topic.
2.Select File > Load Topic from File in Project > Manage Topics and select the topic file you want to load. You can load XML, HTML, RTF and RVF files.
You can only import XML files created with Help+Manual or files created with other programs using the Help & Manual XML Language schema. Other XML formats or schemas are not supported. RTF files created by programs other than MS Word or Help+Manual may contain incompatible features. If in doubt re-save the file in Word before importing.
3.Select the topic file you want to load.
To do this you must publish your project using the "selected topics" option. Unlike Save Topic to File you can also export multiple topics at the same time with this function. However, remember that DOCX does not support all of Help+Manual's formatting features. If you want to re-import your topics later it is better to save as XML.
1.Select the topic or topics you want to export in the Project Explorer.
2.Select Publish in the Project tab and select MS Word as the output format.
3.Select Selected Topics in the section under the Include Options: heading.
4.Use the button in the Output path and file name: field to select the location and file name for the export.
5.Click on OK to export the topic(s).