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RH2019: Automatically expand TOC books

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Jan 31, 2020

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Hi guys,

 

So, the Frameless output is brilliant.  I've started moving over my entire project to it, and I'm loving it.  The way it looks is beautiful and smooth - I just have one little issue.  When I click on a Topic and it is displayed, the TOC on the left-hand side of the screen displays fine.  When I click to other items (books or topics) in the TOC it all responds like it should, in other words, the TOC responds like it should.

 

However, when I click on a book on the home page, and that book is linked to a topic (source set to a topic), the topic it is set to displays, but the TOC remains closed.  On the Responsive HTML5 output, these books are automatically expanded, and it's contents displayed in the TOC, but with the Frameless this doesn't happen.  It's not a massive train smash, but ideally if I click on a book and the book's linked source topic is opened, it should expand that book in the TOC so the user can see that there is more to the book than just the single topic.

 

I've looked around the config and in the skin and layout files, but can't find it.  I haven't played around those files as I'm really worried I'll break something, but if someone could help that would be great.

 

Thanks in advance!

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RH2019: Automatically expand TOC books

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Hi guys,

 

So, the Frameless output is brilliant.  I've started moving over my entire project to it, and I'm loving it.  The way it looks is beautiful and smooth - I just have one little issue.  When I click on a Topic and it is displayed, the TOC on the left-hand side of the screen displays fine.  When I click to other items (books or topics) in the TOC it all responds like it should, in other words, the TOC responds like it should.

 

However, when I click on a book on the home page, and that book is linked to a topic (source set to a topic), the topic it is set to displays, but the TOC remains closed.  On the Responsive HTML5 output, these books are automatically expanded, and it's contents displayed in the TOC, but with the Frameless this doesn't happen.  It's not a massive train smash, but ideally if I click on a book and the book's linked source topic is opened, it should expand that book in the TOC so the user can see that there is more to the book than just the single topic.

 

I've looked around the config and in the skin and layout files, but can't find it.  I haven't played around those files as I'm really worried I'll break something, but if someone could help that would be great.

 

Thanks in advance!

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Feb 02, 2020

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I understand your point and agree. [I originally posted "disagree". That was, of course, meant to be as now corrected.]

 

However, I can anticipate the next person along saying they had set it up that way so that the book didn't open and make the user find what the author thought they should go to, let the user decide.

 

Both are valid so I suggest a feature request suggesting that both ways can be set in the skin editor.

 

Please follow this link to report bugs or request features. https://tracker.adobe.com

 

Post the link to your bug report / feature request in this thread and others can vote for it. The more people who do so, the higher it gets prioritised.


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Feb 03, 2020

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Appreciate the feedback, thanks Sir.  I have created the Feature Request.  I would LOVE this as it works wonderfully on the other layouts (where it does automatically expand by default).  Link to request here:  https://tracker.adobe.com/#/view/RH-6583

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