In FM HTML5 output, my topics all output as heading1?

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Jul 19, 2020

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I am using FM 2019 and publishing to html5 output via File-Publish. I would like my headings 2 and 3 to be within Heading 1, branching as subheadings. Im sure there is setting for this, just not sure where it is. My output just shows every topic as a heading1? ->

 

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Bill

 

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Explorer , Aug 06, 2020
COHAN3 Explorer , Aug 06, 2020
i figured this out, turns out I first needed a designated folder in my local hard drive for the book name, with the book file and content fm file in that folder. Then I needed to do book-create toc, as opposed to adding a previously generated toc to the book file. Then I specified TOC heading differences in indentation within the TOC file. Then I published to html5 and the output contained a properly nested toc (phew!). 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 20, 2020

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Did you tell it to paginate on Headings 1, 2, and 3?

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Jul 20, 2020

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Hi, thanx for replying; can you tell me please how or where I can do paginate commands? Thanx.

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It's the "Split into topics based on this style" setting in the Style Mapping tab of the Publish Settings.

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Jul 28, 2020

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Hi Jeff,

I have the Split box checked for headings 1-4 but I still cant get the TOC to properly nest topics based on heading heirarchy. Allow me to show you what I have so that you can possibly pick up an error in the settings or something that is missing.

 

Current Output TOC – all topics at the heading 1 level

 

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I have each heading defined in a standalone TOC and that TOC is the first file in my book. Selected source document is the book file:

 

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Here are my output settings; keep Automap unchecked?:

 

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My Headings 1-4 map to an output style of the same name and Split is checked:

 

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Do I need to have certain ‘Positioning’ settings?

 

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Any advice you can offer would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers,

Bill

 

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Jul 29, 2020

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As an add-on comment - I was told that both my doc icons in the book pod should be orange in order for them to be recognized by RH. I see my TOC icon is orange, but not the content doc; how do I get them both to be orange? 

 

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Cheers,

Bill

 

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Engaged ,
Aug 06, 2020

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1. The book items do not have to be orange.

2. If your Frame table of contents is set up correctly and appears properly, then the HTML output should also be OK.

What does your FrameMaker TOC look like?

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i figured this out, turns out I first needed a designated folder in my local hard drive for the book name, with the book file and content fm file in that folder. Then I needed to do book-create toc, as opposed to adding a previously generated toc to the book file. Then I specified TOC heading differences in indentation within the TOC file. Then I published to html5 and the output contained a properly nested toc (phew!). 

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Is your FM TOC file a generated TOC or did you just create one yourself?

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Good to hear.

I do not think that you need a designated folder for the book that only has this book in it. My folder has this book, and a few other subsets in it.

But creating the TOC in this way, is the best practice

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"Then I needed to do book-create toc, as opposed to adding a previously generated toc to the book file." - I think that was the issue - your "previously generated toc" sounds like it was just a manually created one that you built, instead of a FM-generated one.

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