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Excluding a topic from output

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Mar 22, 2020

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Such a beginner question!

I created a new Topic just as an experiment, named changelist. My intention is to use this internally only for my own reference, so I do not want it included in my output.

Output is Microsoft HTML Help (CHM) and there are no Condition Expression's configured.

My new Topic is NOT present in the output, which is what I want - but I don't know why not! It has Status 'Draft' so that could be why, but I can't find any information on what Status are included in the Outputs and which are not.

Can anyone help please?!

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Hello, I believe this is the default status for any topic. What I know is the topics you choose to include in your Table of Contents are the ones that will appear in the final output. Click Table of Contents and add the topics you want, leave the ones you don't want to include and choose this TOC while generating. Hope this helps.

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Excluding a topic from output

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Such a beginner question!

I created a new Topic just as an experiment, named changelist. My intention is to use this internally only for my own reference, so I do not want it included in my output.

Output is Microsoft HTML Help (CHM) and there are no Condition Expression's configured.

My new Topic is NOT present in the output, which is what I want - but I don't know why not! It has Status 'Draft' so that could be why, but I can't find any information on what Status are included in the Outputs and which are not.

Can anyone help please?!

Thanks

Hello, I believe this is the default status for any topic. What I know is the topics you choose to include in your Table of Contents are the ones that will appear in the final output. Click Table of Contents and add the topics you want, leave the ones you don't want to include and choose this TOC while generating. Hope this helps.

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Hello, I believe this is the default status for any topic. What I know is the topics you choose to include in your Table of Contents are the ones that will appear in the final output. Click Table of Contents and add the topics you want, leave the ones you don't want to include and choose this TOC while generating. Hope this helps.

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What I know is the topics you choose to include in your Table of Contents are the ones that will appear in the final output.

 

That is only true of 2019 New UI and even then I am not sure without testing that it applies to the CHM output.

 

@wascy - Check the topic is not present by searching for a term that is in the topic. I haven't forgotten working with someone who wrote in a topic "this is ********" and then getting a call from a customer asking if that was true. I would always tag out such a topic to put it beyond doubt.

 

 

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@EmanAssem
Thank you for the rapid reply!

You're right; in RH2019 (I should have been clear - that's what I'm using) I found that adding the Topic to the TOC made it appear in the CHM output. Removing from the TOC removes it as expected.

@Peter
I've read so much of your material, thanks very much for all you do for the community. Great story, and good advice! I searched for the Topic Title in this case; confirmed it was missing, then present as per steps above - then missing again after I removed it from the TOC.

I will also start using tag exclusion as a belt-and-braces approach.

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Mar 24, 2020

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I agree that it needs testing though. I'm working on a project with two TOCs, and I still can insert a link to topics in the other TOC. I'm waiting to test that on the real environment. 

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