RH 2020 - Configuring Tables of Contents in PDF output

Explorer ,
Oct 05, 2020

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This is what my Table of contents looks like in Robohelp.

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This is what it look likes like in PDF output.

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Why is the TOC in the output only reflecting the first section and not any of the sections within a section?  

All these headings are heading 1. Is that the reason why? But in the Web output, they are topics per page so I want every heading to be a heading 1. 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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In the layout section of your preset, change the TOC Structure setting to Use Topic Heading Styles. I think that is the issue.

 

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If I choose the topic headings and select 3 levels I just get a flat list of topics, except where I happen to have a heading 2 in the same topic. And it uses the topic titles not the titles in the TOC. I need to use the titles in the TOC because of my product name change. In other words, the same topic now refers to two different products so I have to have product specific TOCs.

 

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I'm not clear from that whether you are saying having two TOCs is giving you what you want or there is still an issue.

 

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I want the TOC in my PDF output to be the same as the TOC in my Robohelp project. Neither option gives me what I want. If I select chapter names and topic titles, I only get the top section and then all the TOC entries underneath are a flat list. If I select Use topic heading styles, I just get a flat list of TOC tiltles, except where I have a topic that also has a heading 2. 

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All the projects I am using have been upgraded from RH 2019. I havent tried this in a new project created in RH 2020. I will give that a go.

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I'm not sure you will get what you want. The way the TOC works is now different for online and print outputs. Take a look at the TOC topic in About RoboHelp.

 

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OK. Thank you for your help.

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