How to get a TOC when publishing an FM 2017 book in HTML5?

Explorer ,
Jun 04, 2018

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I use FrameMaker 2017 Release and  want to publish directly from FM.

My book has a TOC and an Index file, but they don't appear in the HTML5 output. What shall I do?

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Jeff_Coatsworth Adobe Community Professional , Jun 04, 2018
Try going straight to the updates page - Adobe - FrameMaker : For Windows

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Can you show a screenshot of your Settings?

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Just had another thought - are these TOC and Index files generated by FM or did you make them up yourself?

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They are automatically generated files.

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This is what my book looks like:

And what the HTML5 ouput looks like:

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There aren't many Settings when you publish directly from FrameMaker, do you want my Settings.sts file?

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I would check in a couple of places - the first is on the Style Mapping tab to see if you've told it to create a TOC based on what Paragraph headings to paginate on & the other place is in the settings of the layout itself - you can tell a layout to show or display a TOC - see Matt's video on it - Customizing HTML5 output with FrameMaker 2015 - YouTube 

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I recall this happened in the initial release (14.0.0)

Have you updated to 14.0.4?

Also, this can be browser/firewall related. Try a different browser and also post it to your web server before  viewing.

-Matt

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I'm in version 14.0.3.500 but I can't find FM updates for my TCS 2017 Release:

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Try going straight to the updates page - Adobe - FrameMaker : For Windows

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I updated FrameMaker to 14.0.4.511.

It solved my Index issue but not my TOC issue.

Jeff_Coatsworth​ When I change the layout settings, the new settings are not applied (see Fig.2 hereafter). Anyway, the default settings include a TOC pane but it is still mssing from my HTML5 output.

Fig.1 Output with an Index but still no TOC

Fig. 2 Layout settings for the above output.

As you can see, they don't match.

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Looking back at post#5 of your FM book, I don't see any TOC or IX generated files listed - I would have expected to see a "book_nameTOC" file present.

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The "orange" files are the FM generated files, the book shows the title of the content of the file, not the file's name.

I tried to correct my previous post to say taht thanks to the update, I eventually got a TOC in my output!

.... The only issue remaining are the fact that I can't customize the layout (customized settings are not applied in the output).

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You may have to give your modified layout a new name to be used - I can't really tell you much because I don't use this FM Publish workflow. Maybe Matt can chime in...

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Check out the free info on HTML5 publishing at Get free HTML5 training - Tech Comm Tools

Since the update solved your "How to get a TOC when publishing an FM 2017 book in HTML5?" issue, if that doesn't resolve it, go ahead and start another topic.

-Matt

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Yes, I'll start another topic if needed.

Out of curiosity, don't you get that same issue?

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Formatting my content has been flawless and easy. That's not to say I can do *anything* I want, but what I've needed to do has been straightforward.

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