2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 9, 2008 8:48 AM by Tech Writer KC

    Issue with extra levels when merging projects

    Tech Writer KC Level 1
      Hello all,

      (note: working with RH5 and MS HTML help files)

      I've created a new project that needs merging into our main help system (which already consists of 20-something projects). The issue I'm having is that RH5 seems to be adding several layers to the TOC.

      Originally, the new project had the following layout:

      Project Book
      -project overview page
      -Application A book
      -Application B book
      -Application C book
      -Application D book

      When this was linked to our main project and then the main project was compiled, the TOC looks like this:

      Project Book
      - Project Book
      -- Project Book
      --- Project Book
      ---- Overview page
      ---- Application A Book
      ---- Application B Book
      ---- Application C Book
      ---- Application D Book

      To me, there are at least 2 unnecessary levels inserted into this. I tried to alter this by removing the Project Book from the Project chm, so it was just:

      -project overview page
      -Application A book
      -Application B book
      -Application C book
      -Application D book

      However, this did not remove any of the extraneous levels, and in addition the Project overview page is now accessible only by clicking on one of the middle Project books (i.e. it previously was its own page that could be directly clicked on in the TOC, and now it no longer shows there).

      Any thoughts on how/why these extra levels are being inserted? I'm fine with it an extra level, like

      Project Book
      - Project Book
      -- Overview page
      -- Application A, etc.

      Having 2 or 3 extra levels, however, is a bit much, especially since RH seems to be adding them itself.