Configuring ToC tiles in frameless output in RoboHelp

Explorer ,
Jun 13, 2022 Jun 13, 2022

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Hi,

is it possible to set the frameless skin, in the priduct structure: products > sections > articles 

in a way that the producs and sections are visible as ToC tiles and articles ony in ToC view (instead of tiles)?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 13, 2022 Jun 13, 2022

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The only way I can think of is if you have giant topics. So sections would be your topics, and your articles would be subheadings in that topic. You would add a bookmark to each heading and link the bookmark in the toc. When you generate, the products and sections would show as toc tiles but the bookmarks only display in the sidebar toc.

 

But I'm not sure it's a practical solution.

 

(It's also possibly there's a new setting hiding somewhere I haven't found yet.)

 

If no-one else has a better idea, you can request features here: https://tracker.adobe.com/

Post the item number in the discussion so people can easily vote if they want the same functionality.

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Explorer ,
Jun 21, 2022 Jun 21, 2022

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Thank you @Amebr I added such request in RH-10825

hope that someone else needs that as well! I would rather not to create a giant topic

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 23, 2022 Jun 23, 2022

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Are the articles (topics) unique to the sections and the sections unique to the Products?

 

  • If they are then the Products would be the first level with the Sections as the second level and both can go to tiles. I think that can be made to work.
  • If not, you could try duplicating the entries but search and some other things might be impacted.

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Explorer ,
Jun 24, 2022 Jun 24, 2022

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Thank you @Peter Grainge We have one ToC for all the products, sections and articles. Have the same section names in the products. You can check at help.english.com/  what I mean.

Today I have more serious problem, I think I should probably start a new thread for that - when published in AWS, the topics are being downloaded instead of opening as HTML have you seen something like that before?

 

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Jun 24, 2022 Jun 24, 2022

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The issue is its structure. If your TOC has Product names at Level 1 and Section names at level 2, then your topics within the level 2 sections, you will get the Tiles for each Product when the help is opened. Then with Drill Down TOC selected in the skin, on selecting Product A you will see tiles for the two sections within. On selecting one of the topics within, it will open and then you will see the full TOC.

 

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What you cannot do this way is only show Product A topics. That would need Dynamic Content Filtering.

 

If I have not understood the requirement, please clarify.

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Explorer ,
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Hi,

sorry for my late reply, as you know, some other issues came up 🙂

I think I got a similar structure, the thing is I wanted to have the topics opened already in a full view with right-handed ToC, not as tiles, but then section 1 and 2 would have to open like that too, right?

Screenshot 2022-06-27 at 13.17.49.png

Section1.pngTopics.png

 

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Sorry but not with you.

 

What is the progression you want to see?

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