1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 27, 2008 11:42 AM by Peter Grainge

    Multiple Layouts, TOCs & Browse Sequences

    Pinkepunk
      Hi,

      we came across the following

      problem: We created a multilingual HTML Help project (V 7.01, CHM output) where topics sometimes / often have the same name, because they refer to dialogs in a not-localized (English-based) application:

      Book English
      Dialog 01
      Dialog 02
      ....
      Book German
      Dialog 01
      Dialog 02
      ...
      Book French
      Dialog 01
      Dialog 02
      ....

      We then tagged the books with

      Tag1 = English
      Tag2=German
      Tag3=French

      and defined corresponding layouts

      HTML_Help_English
      HTML_Help_German
      HTML_Help_French

      We also defined three TOCs

      English User Help
      German User Help
      French User Help

      apart from the standard TOC (which contains all books). We then 'batch generate' the CHM files, which works fine, at least for the TOC and contents. The problem is that the browse sequence can only be based on one of the TOCs (see dialog sequence editor in RH). As a consequence we can't use the batch generation functionality but have to generate the related browse sequence based on the appropriate TOC before generating the localized output.


      Question: Is there a solution or workaround for this issue.

      Remark: We thought that having all topics for all languages in one project would help us to maintain only one folder for images and one style sheet definition.

      Cheers, Pinkepunk