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Adding Script to Index file

Explorer ,
Apr 22, 2021 Apr 22, 2021

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I'll try to explain this as best I can. I am working with Robohelp 2019 and am wondering if there is a way to add a script tag in the index.html document of the manual within the source files so it is there every time the manual is published.  It is easy to go into the Outputs folder and add the script to the head there, I'm wondering if there is a way to add it to the source files so that the script doesn't need to be added every time a new version is published. I hope that makes sense. We are wanting to track the traffic on our manuals and this script will help us do that. 

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Explorer , Apr 30, 2021 Apr 30, 2021
Adding the script to the default topic seems to be giving us the data we're looking for.

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Apr 22, 2021 Apr 22, 2021

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Add it to the Master Page in the project & apply to topics.

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Apr 22, 2021 Apr 22, 2021

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So, I only want the script to be in the code of the index.html file and not other topics in the manual. Is there a way to do that? 

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Apr 22, 2021 Apr 22, 2021

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Oops, I should add that when I say 'head' of the file I'm meaning the <head> section of the html code.

 

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Apr 22, 2021 Apr 22, 2021

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I'm not clear how a script in the index file will help as typically tracking scripts are added to all the topics so that you get information on which pages are visited.

 

However, if your script somehow has that covered, the index file opens the project with the default topic. Why not add it to that as you would just it once and then it would be there every time you generate.

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Apr 23, 2021 Apr 23, 2021

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We are simply wanting to track how often our users are accessing the manuals themselves and not needing to track activity on the individual topic pages.  Peter, I did think about adding it to the default topic since that is the one that opens the whole manual. I'm not an expert on scripting so I wasn't sure if the index would read as a frameset or if the tracking script would log the page in the topic window (if that makes sense).  I'll start with the default topic and check how the tracking goes.  Thanks for the suggestions.

 

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Apr 25, 2021 Apr 25, 2021

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If you're using New UI and Frameless output, I suspect you will only get statistics when people open that specific page. My reasoning is that Frameless doesn't use frames or iframes, so the code will only be accessed when someone opens "http://mysite.com/path/index.htm" (and gets redirected to "My default topic"), or specifically navigates to "My default topic" using the toc, or search or a link. For Frameless output I think you would need to add the code to the master page to ensure you record people who don't visit the index.htm page or default topic (e.g. use a saved bookmark to "http://mysite.com/path/SomeTopic.htm" )

 

 

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Adding the script to the default topic seems to be giving us the data we're looking for.

 

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