(In RH7) If you have more than one TOC, you can select which one you want to use on the first page of the SSL wizard. On the second page, you can customize the chapter layout/order further if you like, but the things you add and remove affect both the TOC and what's actually included in the output.
Try checking what is on the second page of the wizard in the chapter layout box against your TOC.
I have only one TOC.
I will examine the options more.
See Print Issues on my site.
When you first create a print layout, RH takes whichever TOC you select as the default. If you only have one TOC, obviously it takes that. You can then accept that or amend it but thereafter the two are no longer synchronised. Change the TOC and the print layout will not change.
What you can do, because the TOC editor is easier to work with, is go into the print layout and use the buttons to remove the previous layout and insert the updated TOC.
See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips
Thanks.I think I must have just ignored that possibility after the first
time, and thenceforth assumed that the two would remain in sync.
I will try it when I go back to that client later in the week.
I have a new RH 7 project, which is actually a copy of a previous Help project.
The first time, I remember that I could somehow command RH to take my TOC as input and
generate a Word doc according to that TOC.
But now I can't seem to find that option anymore.
What I see i the Print Doc setup is two stages in the doc setup 'wizard' on of which is named
"Print Document Content - Printed Documentation"
and the next stage being named:
"Print Document Section Layout - Printed Documentation"
which both invite me to build my TOC piecemeal.
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As Peter says: "You can then accept that (your default TOC) or amend it but thereafter the two are no longer synchronised. Change the TOC and the print layout will not change."
However, you always have the option to edit the chapter layout in the "Print Document Content" wizard page, at any time and for any layout. The reason for the flexibility provided here is for eliminating empty online "book" titles from the printdoc, or eliminating or reordering chapters and topics for designing a particular printdoc layout. Simply use the left/right double arrows for moving all from one pane to the other, and single arrows for individual books and topics.
For example, I've created separate printdoc layouts in one large project called Chap1, Chap2, etc. for producing specific Word docs for review by the appropriate SMEs (less intimidating than sending all of them the entire doc).