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Exclude topics from the index

Nov 13, 2013 11:13 AM

I was wondering if it is possible to exclude topics from an index based on a conditional build tag or if the title contains "x" or by any other method (script?).

 

There are hundreds of pages in this help that only contain an image and I don't want them in the Index.  For example, there is a topic called "Widows dialog" and "Menu dialog", etc.   I want to excude them from the Wizard without having to manually delete 500 pages from the index.  Basically any topic with the word dialog in it.  Of course I can have it not index the word dialog, but that doesn't help much.

 

Also, what is your opinion on having topics with only screen shots in the index? Anyone else ever do this?

 

Thanks for any feedback!

 
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  • RoboColum(n)
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    Nov 14, 2013 6:38 AM   in reply to dh2help4289

    What version of RH are you using. Later versions allow you to add a CBT to an index keyword. RH10 definitely does.

     
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  • RoboColum(n)
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    Nov 15, 2013 7:36 AM   in reply to dh2help4289

    I am afraid you lost me when you started mentioning images in your index. It makes me wonder whether we are talking about the same thing. I am referring to the index that you see in the Index tab of your help. In RH10 you can right click on an index keyword and apply a conditional build tag. This works in exactly the same way as other content flagged with a conditional build tag. In short you specify in your single source layout to exclude content with a particular tag or tags. If this is not what you mean, come back with where I am getting it wrong.

     
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    Nov 15, 2013 11:06 AM   in reply to RoboColum(n)

    Hi Colum

     

    If you read the first post, the OP said they have hundreds of topics that only have an image inside the topic.

     

    I'm wondering if they might consider placing all those image topics inside a specific folder. Then if they are allowing RoboHelp to build an index for them, they can omit that folder during the process.

     

    Cheers... Rick

     
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    Nov 20, 2013 1:32 PM   in reply to dh2help4289

    Hello again

     

    Admittedly this would not be a "one pass and you are done" sort of affair. It would require multiple passes to achieve.

     

    When you use the Smart Index Wizard, on the second dialog you see after clicking Next >, there is a drop-down that allows you to choose the folder to restrict running against.

     

    Since you may also choose to run the wizard agains topics with a specific status, you might also just apply a specific status to all topics except the topics in the folder. That might be the simpler approach.

     

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    Cheers... Rick

     
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