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Publishing large manuals with responsive html setting. Is there a way to determine how the entries show up in the table of contents?

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I am publishing large manuals with responsive html setting. Is there a way to determine how the entries show up in the table of contents? If I publish a smaller section of the manual then 2nd level entries show up as blowouts under the chapter name, but if I publish the entire manual then the 2nd level headings do not show up at all. I would like them to show up as blowouts in the toc, but I need to publish the manual as a whole in order to keep the cross references. Any help will be greatly appreciated!

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I think that would make more sense - it would skip including the sub-books' TOCs also.

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Publishing large manuals with responsive html setting. Is there a way to determine how the entries show up in the table of contents?

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I am publishing large manuals with responsive html setting. Is there a way to determine how the entries show up in the table of contents? If I publish a smaller section of the manual then 2nd level entries show up as blowouts under the chapter name, but if I publish the entire manual then the 2nd level headings do not show up at all. I would like them to show up as blowouts in the toc, but I need to publish the manual as a whole in order to keep the cross references. Any help will be greatly appreciated!

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I think that would make more sense - it would skip including the sub-books' TOCs also.

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I publish from a book, and just use the TOC.  It works for me...  Whatever I want for the book is what I get.

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If your TOC in FM isn’t already created on the basis of H1/H2 settings, I believe you need to set your pagination settings to have H2 topics created as well as your H1 topics.

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Hello,

In FM the toc already shows the H1/H2 settings, the change occurrs when I publish, depending upon how deep the material lies. My manuals have a Master table of contents, and then each individual part within the manual has a table of contents. If I publish just an individual part, it shows up the way I wish it to. If I publish the master book, then the toc does not seem to drill down deep enough.

I just realized that I did not phrase my original question very well. My problem is with the index file (index.html) that is generated by the publish function. I do not have RoboHelp and I am not good with js so I am not sure what I can do before I press publish to ensure that all of the toc levels show up in this file.

Thank you!

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The publishing guts of FM are really RH, so the same principles apply. Is your FM content in a master book of books format? I believe the publishing engine has difficulty in processing multiple TOCs. If it's only the top-level TOC, the publishing engine relies on the amount of indenting present in the TOC to help it figure out what gets turned into a TOC entry. Maybe you need to show us some screenshots to illustrate what's happening/not happening? Use the camera icon in the forum's web interface to do that.

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Thank you so much for trying to help me.

I am attaching two screen captures. The first is the toc that is generated when I publish the entire manual. The second is what I get when I publish just a single part of the manual. This is the end result I would like to achieve when I publish the full manual. FYI, the manual is comprised of seven parts (books) and each part has its own toc. I am hoping that this is not too deep for the feature to read.

full-manual-toc.jpgpart-1-toc.jpg

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So you have a master book that’s holding all the “sub-books” right? What does the overall master book TOC look like in FM? Does it have enough levels present to be expanded out when a published TOC is generated?

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Our Master toc is only set up for two levels. Below is the screen shot of how it is set up in FM. Perhaps we need a new master toc just for web conversion?

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I think that would make more sense - it would skip including the sub-books' TOCs also.

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I will give it a try and see how it goes.

Thank you!

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