Incidentally, the behavior is the same whether I generate PDF or Word -- this is using Single Source Layout Properties dialog. However, when I generate a PDF for Review using the contextual menu while selecting the desired TOC (UserGd-4-InfoRes above), the details are all properly expanded but RH 10 consistently crashes during processing. I don't want to use this workflow, so the crash is not an issue for me (although it should not happen) -- I am mentioning it because the TOCis clearly expanding.
The settings for that case are in the screenshot here:
I just set up a simple three topic project with one topic in the TOC and a reference to a second TOC. The second TOC contains the other two topics.
In both Printed Output and PDF review, I am seeing all three topics correctly.
Try that and see what you get.
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I revisited it again today and it seems to be resolved. I'm not sure if a week of opening and closing the project triggered something, but this time I was able to expand the full reference TOC in the content selection dialog, rather than just picking the "CDM" label. That expanded the list fully which works now. A mystery. I guess the "answer" is that if the TOC doesn't expand in the content window, there is no way the printed output will magically extract it. Thank for the reply, Peter.