Extra level showing up in HTML5 Output

Community Beginner ,
Dec 04, 2019

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When I publish a FrameMaker unstructured manual to Responsive HTML5 using the Publish pod, the output has a navigation structure with extra levels that aren't really needed (shown in yellow below). How do I turn these off?

 

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Are they in your TOC? Have you checked your settings to see what levels are generating topics?

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Community Beginner ,
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I actually don't have a TOC for this Frame book shown in the example; we only do them for larger books. I'm not sure where to look to see what levels are generating topics. These are some of my settings: 

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Is that "PageBreak" marker present with those headings that you don't want to show as headings?

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Community Beginner ,
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I don't know but I don't think that's what's causing it because I tried a test where I unchecked that box and published the output and the same thing happened.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Since you're not using a TOC, I suspect that FM is using the indent levels to "figure out" what should be considered a heading in the TOC it builds.

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Engaged ,
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Hi

1. I find that in order for my HTML 5 help to appear correctly I need to have a Frame TOC file even if I do not use it in the Frame book; it needs to be part of the book which I am using to make the help.

I use the settings below which work, maybe you want to try?

 

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Participant ,
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Hi,

 

Please create a TOC for the book as you would do for making a PDF output. While generating HTML5, Framemaker's will adopt the same TOC for generating a navigation sidebar.

 

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Apurva

 

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The same thing is happening in a longer book that I do have a TOC for though. 

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Community Beginner ,
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I have a TOC in Frame for this book I'm testing, and I tried your settings as shown. I'm still getting the extra levels that a user has to click on to open something they can actually click on to go to that page. It just seems silly and unnecessary from a usability perspective. 

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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I'm pretty sure it's something to do with the styling applied to those unwanted headings - can you show us the FM screen where the topic appears?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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And what version of FM are you using & what layout is being used? Is it happening if you try another layout or output format?

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Community Beginner ,
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I'm using the 2019 release version 15.0.2.503. I'm using Azure_blue layout. I'll try the Charcoal layout and see.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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I think that's a bit behind - try updating and regenerating.

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Community Beginner ,
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Here is what my Frame book looks like. The HTML output seems to be making a navigation heading for each group I have in the Frame book because the "Frontmatter" heading is NOT in my TOC, but it is a group in my FrameMaker book as shown below.

 

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Here is what it looks like when I try the charcoal layout. Same problem.Capture.JPG

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Participant ,
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Hi,

 

Does the TOC for PDF work perfectly? We too had a similar problem with the HTML5 output but solved it by creating a proper TOC for the book. Please also ensure that the Add all Topics... checkbox is selected in the Style Mapping of HTML output.  2019-12-05_21-16-10.jpg

 

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Apurva

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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And can you update to the latest update 15.0.4.751?

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I am now updated and still having the same problem.

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I am now updated to 15.0.4.751 and still having the same problem.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Let's have a look at the actual FM doc for that "Safety Standards Used for.." doc - what's in there that's triggering the heading...

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I re-created my TOC and now it's working! 

 

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Engaged ,
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Great

The help files for FrameMaker do not seem to explain how to make Responsive HTML that works.

They advertised a webinar on this subject this Thursday.

Maybe it will be helpful for you.

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