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FM17 Publish HTML Nested Headers

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Hello,

I am trying to break my unstructured book file up into html5, and would like to have nested headers, help file style

i.e.,

Chapter Title

     Heading 2

     Heading 2

          Heading 3

I read some postings from previous versions that say you have to adjust paragraph styles in the source file. This seems like an odd way of going about it. As this is a mutlchannel book (it's published in print form as well), I'd rather not go messing with the template or creating conditional text across all 1,000 plus pages.

Is there a anything in the publish settings that can do this?

Thanks.

Correct answer by Matt S - Tech Comm Tools | Adobe Community Professional

Is your TOC showing the nesting you like?

Try building a test book with test chapters...you should find it works as expected, and might shed some light on the differences.

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FM17 Publish HTML Nested Headers

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Hello,

I am trying to break my unstructured book file up into html5, and would like to have nested headers, help file style

i.e.,

Chapter Title

     Heading 2

     Heading 2

          Heading 3

I read some postings from previous versions that say you have to adjust paragraph styles in the source file. This seems like an odd way of going about it. As this is a mutlchannel book (it's published in print form as well), I'd rather not go messing with the template or creating conditional text across all 1,000 plus pages.

Is there a anything in the publish settings that can do this?

Thanks.

Correct answer by Matt S - Tech Comm Tools | Adobe Community Professional

Is your TOC showing the nesting you like?

Try building a test book with test chapters...you should find it works as expected, and might shed some light on the differences.

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Are you talking about publishing as HTML5 with a TOC that breaks each title, H2, H3 out into separate topics? Or are you just referring to the appearance of the headers within a topic? The former you achieve with a TOC and pagination; the latter is done via CSS.

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Yes, the breaking TOC. It is currently listing every topic within all chapters, while I'd like to have them nested within chapters.

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What does your source FM TOC look like? You have to have enough indenting in your TOC so that the publishing engine can understand how to "style" the resulting HTML5 TOC...There's a blog post on the Adobe Tech Comm site that describes this in the FM to RH workflow (applies to FM to HTML5 workflow too, since the "engine" is RH under the hood).

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I attached a grab of the source TOC. It's only two levels deep and I can live with that for the source. Does something look off on its face?

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Nope, looks fine so far - what's the resulting HTML5 TOC look like?

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Like so ...

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What are your pagination settings in your Conversion Settings? I would have expected topics like "About This Book", "Which Laws Apply to You" and "Posting and Notice Requirements" all to appear too. If you pick a different layout, does the TOC appear any differently?

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What you're seeing all falls under "What's New."  The sections you mentioned all appear, but down a ways.

Forgive me as I'm a bit of a RH newbie (usually save directly to HTML and cleanup), but do you mean Conversion Settings > Style Mapping under the Publish pod? If so, I've tried with Split into topics based on this style both checked and unchecked and am getting the same result. I'll try another layout, but just got pulled away fo another task for the next few hours. I do appreciate the help, Jeff!

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Are you converting a single file, or a book with standalone TOC and chapter files?

Your HTML5 TOC looks like what I see when I convert a single file. If so, add the file to a book, add the TOC, and reconvert.

I've had excellent results with TOC nesting using this method.

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Sorry for the late replay, just back from vacation. It's from a book with around 34 files, including a TOC. I tried using another layout and it still does not nest.

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Is your TOC showing the nesting you like?

Try building a test book with test chapters...you should find it works as expected, and might shed some light on the differences.

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Good advice! I tried a test book using current settings. No nesting. Then I when to a previous version with default settings and that nested. So, in short, I messed up the settings by having the "Split Into Topics Based on This Style" checked, and the "Enable Browse Sequence" unchecked. Thanks for leading me in the right direction ...

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