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Try this if your table of contents doesn't appear in WebHelp output

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Jun 28, 2017 Jun 28, 2017

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I'm passing on what worked for me.

The background:

- RoboHelp 2015, (up to date at time of writing)

- Small number of topics (less than 15)

- Pushing all project files to our own server for web app deployment as a "help" button\

- Project created using Web Application Help template (New Project > Web Application Help)

The problem:

- WebHelp output appears fine using the Preview function; table of contents is visible and works properly

- WebHelp output is missing a table of contents when deployed in the app. The pane is blank.

Initial hypothesis: Gremlins in server room!

Revised hypothesis: Settings issue

The solution:

- Created a new TOC with the exact same contents as the original TOC

- Explicitly specified the duplicate TOC as the TOC file to use for WebHelp:

    1. Open Outputs pod

    2. Right click WebHelp (Primary Output)

    3. Select Properties

    4. Select Content Categories

    5. Select Content <Default>

    6. Switch Table of Contents from <Default> to the duplicate TOC

- Saved and re-deployed. IT WORKS! Partied like it was '99.

I'm happy to answer any settings questions that would help narrow this solution for somebody.

- Jack







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