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RoboHelp 2019 - PDF doesn't follow TOC

New Here ,
Feb 11, 2019 Feb 11, 2019

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I'm currently on my second evaluation of RoboHelp 2019 (new interface)-- I checked it out when it first came out, and it was missing so much functionality that it simply wasn't usable for my team. Things are definitely headed in the right direction, but I'm still stumbling over some curious issues. This particular one is a deal-breaker if I can't get it sorted.

In previous versions, when I created a PDF, it could be built exactly according to the project TOC, thanks largely to the functionality on the second page of the layout properties window, where I could control the chapter layout. This meant that I was able to have topics at various levels, and to include TOC book titles as headings where appropriate. In version 2019, this ability seems to have disappeared. The PDF ends up being a flat list of topics. While they're in the order dictated by the TOC, they're all at the top level. This renders the output essentially useless as a user's guide.

Am I missing anything here? If not, looks like my company will have to stay with version 2017, as there's no business case whatsoever for upgrading to 2019 Classic.

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Adobe Employee , Feb 22, 2019 Feb 22, 2019

Hi MSCaroline​,

This issue has been resolved. TOC in the PDF will be as per the project TOC, currently it is based on the heading level. It will be available with update 6, due in march end.

Thanks,

Vivek

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 22, 2019 Feb 22, 2019

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Hi MSCaroline​,

This issue has been resolved. TOC in the PDF will be as per the project TOC, currently it is based on the heading level. It will be available with update 6, due in march end.

Thanks,

Vivek

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New Here ,
Feb 25, 2019 Feb 25, 2019

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Thank you, Vivek! RoboHelp 2019 continues to improve, and I look forward to the time when its feature set is complete enough that I can make the case for my company upgrading. Seems like it might be pretty soon!

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Jun 10, 2020 Jun 10, 2020

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RoboHelp 2019 New UI 

2019.0.12 (Trial Version)

 

I  am having the same issue when I generate a PDF in RoboHelp 2019 New UI.  I don't see a tree structure in the PDF bookmarks that matches my TOC.  All topics are H1 and are grouped by folder.  The folders and the topics are all on the same level in the PDF bookmarks..

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Community Expert ,
Jun 11, 2020 Jun 11, 2020

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I'm not clear on the problem. A screenshot of what you are seeing and a description of what you expect to see where would help. Please use the camera icon above your reply to insert the screenshot.

 

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Jun 11, 2020 Jun 11, 2020

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My TOC in my RoboHelp project has a folder called "Home" and under it are 2 nested topics for "Login Help"and "Forgot Password."
When I produce HTML5 and CHM the topics appear properly nested under the Home parent folder.  When I produce PDF, they are not nested, but appear at the same level in the bookmarks.
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Jun 11, 2020 Jun 11, 2020

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If you look at the TOC in the PDF I think you will find that does show the nesting. The bookmarks are different. That's just a straight list of headings regardless of level.

 

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New Here ,
Jul 06, 2022 Jul 06, 2022

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@Peter Grainge, I am having the same issue in RH 2020.7. The bookmarks are just a straight list of headings regardless of level, but I had a colleague create PDFs using RH10 in the past in which the bookmarks are nested just as the TOC is. How can I make my bookmarks nested like the classic version? Thanks!

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Jul 06, 2022 Jul 06, 2022

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See this topic and look at the TOC Structure settings. Try changing those.

 

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Jul 06, 2022 Jul 06, 2022

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@Peter Grainge, the settings on your Layout page are the exact settings I have in my PDF output, and I have tried every possible combination in that Layout setting panel to no avail. RH2020 TOC settings.jpg

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Jul 06, 2022 Jul 06, 2022

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I wasn't suggesting the TOC setting shown. Rather to try whichever one you are not using. If your headings are set to H1 to H3, the second option should work.

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