2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 11, 2014 7:44 AM by Fat Max

    First Topic Missing from TOC

    Fat Max

      Windows 7 Ultimate

      Robohelp V7.03


      When I generate Printed Documentation to a standard Word doc. Chapter 1 and it's associated topic are missing from the TOC:


      The TOC begins with Chapter 2:


      For grins and giggles I generated the documentation with ONLY Chapter 1 selected to see what would happen; it shows up in the TOC just fine:


      In either case, the topic is published in the body of the text just as it should be.  The only issue is that Chapter 1 doesn't make it into the TOC when I generate the whole thing.


      I have no conditional Build Expressions.

      The Topic properties are set for it to be included in the TOC.

      There is only one TOC.

      Ham-handed efforts to simply add it manually to the TOC in Word failed miserably.

      Is there some sort of secret setting I am missing?  How do I get the TOC to accept Chapter 1 along with the other chapters???  I would be most grateful for any assistance.  Thanks in advance.


        • 1. Re: First Topic Missing from TOC
          Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional

          Have you tried clicking to the right of the TOC and selecting Update Field?


          See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips




          • 2. Re: First Topic Missing from TOC
            Fat Max Level 1

            Thanks for the response, Peter.  I did indeed update the table, to no effect.


            However, I found a work-around for my issue.  In the Word 2003 document that gets produced, I am able to reconfigure the TOC to generate based on the outline rather than whatever it currently does.

            Highlight TOC >> R Click Edit Field >> Select Table of Contents Button >> Options >> Select "Outline Levels" check Box >> OK >> OK


            Select "Yes" in the message to replace the TOC, and there it is:


            I still believe there must be some arcane setting in Robohelp that will make the TOC generate properly because I have never had this issue before.