8 Replies Latest reply on Apr 14, 2010 5:46 AM by Alaja

    Breadcrumbs

    vins_rh

      Hi,

       

      Does anyone know how to modify the breadcrumbs. Please see the example which explains the problem:

       

      e.g. There is Book1(Under Book1, I have Topic1, Topic2)

             Under Book1 again I have Book2 which again as Topic3 and Topic4 under it.

       

           Book1

                - Topic1

                - Topic2

                Book2

                  - Topic3

                  - Topic4

           Book3

       

      So my breadcrumb for Topic3 would be Home - Book1 - Book2 - Topic3.

      My Question is how do I modify my breadcrumb for Topic3 like Home-Book1-Topic3 (I donot want Book2 to reflect).

       

      Please let me know of any possible solution?

       

      Vinod

        • 1. Re: Breadcrumbs
          Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Hi there

           

          Why would you want to do that? The breadcrumb trail is intended to provide the path one would follow through the TOC structure to arrive at the topic. Given your structure, you must open Book 1 in order to see Book 2. Then open Book 2 to see Topic 3.

           

          Cheers... Rick

           

           

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          • 2. Re: Breadcrumbs
            vins_rh Level 1

            Rick,

             

            The problem is when I click on the Book2 it navigates to topic3 which is under the Book2(by default).

            If not I have to assign a default page for every sub book. Thats really causing a problem.

             

            So I thought I would restrict as per my choice. If any solution exists please let me know??

             

            Vinod

            • 3. Re: Breadcrumbs
              Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)

              The problem is when I click on the Book2 it navigates to topic3 which is under the Book2(by default).

              If not I have to assign a default page for every sub book.

               

              Clicking on a book does not open any topic unless you have associated the Book with a topic, you do not have to do that. You could just let the user expand the book and pick a topic.

               

              Whatever you do, when a topic is displayed, the breadcrumbs are going to show each book you have to click to get to the topic.

               

              Sorry but I am still not getting why this is a problem. If the user is in Topic 3 and it is not giving them what they want Book 2 should be the one with associated topics and where you want them to go.

               


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              • 4. Re: Breadcrumbs
                vins_rh Level 1

                Thanks.

                 

                When the user in Topic3 they would have the breadcrumb as Home-Book1-Book2-Topic3.

                Also If the User is in Topic4 breadcrumb would be Home-Book1-Book2-Topic4.(At this time when they click on Book2, user would be automatically navigated to Topic3). I have to set a default page for Book2 to solve this problem.

                 

                This made me think can I remove Book2 in breadcrumbs.

                 

                Thanks

                Vinod

                • 5. Re: Breadcrumbs
                  Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)

                  What you are describing as the default is simply whatever topic is first in the book.

                   

                  The idea is that by clicking Book 2 in the breadcrumbs they are saying "take me to the start of that book". Don't forget, they may have closed the book for some reason best known to them. Clicking the breadcrumb expands the book again and highlights the first topic in it.

                   

                  No way to change it that I know about.

                   


                  See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips

                  • 6. Re: Breadcrumbs
                    Alaja

                    Hi,

                     

                    I read many post on Breadcrumbs but could not find an answer to my issue.  I converted a system from RH5 to RH8.  This is Webhelp output. The new topics have 3 duplicate bread crumbs and the old topics have 2 duplicate breadcrumbs.  My questions are as follows:

                     

                    1. How do I get rid of the duplication?  I have tried to add placeholders in the master pages, but this did not work.  Right now, I have no master page applied to any of the topics.  I have attached partial screen shots from the output to show the duplication in the breadcrumbs.breadcrumb 3 rows.jpgBreadcrumb 2 rows.jpg
                    2. Is there a way to clear the breadcrumbs if I decide not to use them?  I unchecked the box in the webhelp navigation selection, but I still get the breadcrumbs.

                    If I am unable to fix them, I need to remove them altogether.

                     

                    Thank you,

                     

                    Alaja

                    • 7. Re: Breadcrumbs
                      Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)

                      Have you resolved this one? Sounds like maybe you have breadcrumbs in a master page and also have them ticked in the wizard when you generate.

                       


                      See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips

                       

                      @petergrainge

                      • 8. Re: Breadcrumbs
                        Alaja Level 1

                        Hi Peter:

                         

                        Thanks for the reply.  I think it is resolved.  I acutally deleted files from the baggage folder and it appears to have fixed the problem.

                         

                        Alaja