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Show/Hide Books in TOC.

Jul 14, 2008 3:39 AM

Hi all,

Project Description:- Combined Webhelp for 3 products.

Tool Using :- RoboHelp 7

Project Layout:-

Master TOC

Introduction
TOC1(placeholder, related to Product1)
TOC2(placeholder, related to Product2)
TOC3(placeholder, related to Product3)
Contact Information

Folder Structure:-

WebHelp (Main Folder)
WebHelp/Product1 (for product1 with pages pertaining to TOC1)
WebHelp/Product2 (for product2 with pages pertaining to TOC2)
WebHelp/Product3 (for product3 with pages pertaining to TOC3)

Required Output:-

If "WebHelp/Product2" does not exist in "WebHelp folder", the master TOC should be like.

Introduction
TOC1(placeholder, related to Product1)
TOC3(placeholder, related to Product3)
Contact Information

In Master.HHC (RoboHelp TOC File), The code is as fallows at the first placeholder.

<param name="Name" value="TOC1">
<param name="TOC" value="TOC1">

Do we have a parameter to Hide(visible,enable) the TOC1? If yes on what conditions can we hide it?

Can we hide/disable it if the "WebHelp/Product2" subfolder doesnt exist in WebHelp(mainfolder)?

Any Help will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.
 
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    Jul 14, 2008 4:46 AM   in reply to rkinfoarch
    I'm still on X502 myself, but haven't I heard here that RH7 allows the use of multiple TOCs? That might be the solution if it does.


    Good luck,
    Leon
     
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    Jul 14, 2008 5:07 AM   in reply to MergeThis
    Hi rkinfoarch

    Are you talking about something dynamic that will happen after you ship it all? Or are you instead asking if it's possible to create custom Tables of Contents for each iteration of your help?

    If it's the former, I'm doubtful it will work for you unless you choose to deploy a merged WebHelp system. If it's the latter, you use Conditional Build Tags combined with a Conditional Build Expression to achieve the TOC structure you wish to see. Any topic excluded using this method will also disappear from the TOC structure.

    Cheers... Rick
     
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    Jul 14, 2008 8:48 AM   in reply to rkinfoarch
    Hi again

    I would highly recommend reviewing fellow Adobe Community Expert Peter Grainge's site.

    Click here for the authority when it comes to Merging WebHelp!

    Cheers... Rick
     
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    Jul 14, 2008 10:42 AM   in reply to Captiv8r
    quote:

    The idea is to have a single WebHelp for the Platform Application including the 3 products, which should be intelligent enough to identify the installed product/products and also show only that TOC (Books/pages) for the product/products installed.


    The "intelligence" that will be required is your developers' expertise. If you're going to supply the merged WebHelp for all three products, the developers will need to establish user privileging based on only those products that have been licensed on users' machines.

    Get them involved now...


    Good luck,
    Leon
     
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