Having recently inherited a five manual Robohelp project (in
X5), I've been encountering a few problems generating printed
documentation. Perhaps the most difficult of these relates to
redirected topics. As various information is produced redundantly
in several manuals, it is easier to produce one core topic and
place a redirect topic in each manual that links to the core, and
itself contains no content.
Unfortunately, print documentation needs to be linked to the
core topic during generation. In order to do this, I remove all
redirect topics from the TOC at generation, and replace them (via
'All folders') with the core topics they reference. However, these
topics are displayed as greyed out, and they do not appear in the
document on generation.
Any help as to why these topics are not appearing is greatly
This question is really for the Printed Documentation forum.
It sounds like you are editing the online TOC each time. The
TOC when you generated the printed documentation the first time
provided the default print layout. However, in the second page of
the wizard you can edit the layout there to something entirely
different. The two are not linked.
Essentially what you have is say five redirects going to one
topic in the online help but in the print output you want the
redirect out and the the one topic printed in those five locations.
That should not be an issue and should only need setting up once.
Take a look at the printed documentation topic on my site and
see if that helps.
Then if you still have problems, confirm my understanding and
we will see what else we can come up with.