Adding documents to WebHelp search index

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Adding documents to WebHelp search index

Post by rdelong » Wed May 02, 2018 9:00 pm

We have several HTML documents that I'd like to include in our WebHelp output that are created outside of the WebHelp process. Is there a way to include these documents in the search index? I'm from the good 'l' days of JavaHelp where I could run the indexer to update the search index and everything was good to go. Is there a way to do this with the latest WebHelp?

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Re: Adding documents to WebHelp search index

Post by alin » Thu May 03, 2018 5:53 pm


Unfortunately, you cannot rerun the WebHelp indexer after the output has been generated.
The WebHelp search engine indexes all HTML files found in its output directory.

The only way you could force the WebHelp plugin to index your custom HTML files is to manually copy them in the WebHelp's output directory before generating the WebHelp output.
You can also configure the WebHelp transformation to copy the additional resources in the output folder following this procedure: ... urces.html

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