3 Replies Latest reply on May 24, 2013 4:31 AM by Captiv8r

    Linking to "book with link" topics

    TA Andy Level 1

      Hi Everyone,

       

      In RH10, is it possible to link to a topic that is a "book with link" topic and have the book topic expand in the TOC?

       

       

      If you link to a normal topic with the "Autosynchronise TOC" option switched on, the destination topic in the TOC is highlighted in grey and the book is expanded like this:
      BookWithLink01.jpg

       

      However if I link to the Printing book topic, the book looks like this:
      BookWithLink02.jpg

       

      But I'd like it to look like this:

      BookWithLink03.jpg

       

      Can this be done?

       

      Many thanks in advance.

       

      Cheers,

       

       

       

      Andy

        • 1. Re: Linking to "book with link" topics
          Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Hi Andy

           

          You could accomplish it by creating a topic known as a "redirect" topic. Essentially you would insert a meta tag into the HTML of the topic that looks like this:

           

          <meta HTTP-EQUIV=refresh CONTENT="0;URL=Topic_Name.htm">

           

          This gets inserted in that area at the top of the code. Somewhere (doesn't matter where) between the <head> and </head> tags.

           

          Then configure the Topic_Name.htm to point to the first topic inside the book.

           

          Cheers... Rick

          • 2. Re: Linking to "book with link" topics
            TA Andy Level 1

            Thank you Rick.

             

            Apologies if I'm being obtuse here, but I don't fully understand your suggestion.

             

            >> You could accomplish it by creating a topic known as a "redirect" topic.

            Do you mean the source topic links to the redirect topic, which in turn "links" to the destination book topic via the meta tag?

             

            Cheers,

             

             

             

            Andy

            • 3. Re: Linking to "book with link" topics
              Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              Hi Andy

               

              Create a topic that has no content inside it. Amend it per my instructions above. Then link the book to that topic.

               

              When the user clicks the book, it should then in turn load the redirect topic. The redirect topic should then cause the first topic inside the book to open. Assuming your TOC has been configured to sync to the displayed topic, all should work.

               

              Cheers... Rick