I am trying to figure out how I can create bread crumbs for topics that I do not have in the Table of Contents. The reason is that if I put all of my topics in the TOC, it will end up a mile long!
I created an alphabet bar, where each of the letters is a hyperlink to a main page with addtional topics on each main page. For example, if the user clicks 'A' on the alphabet bar, the A List appears with a list of topics that begin with the letter A, like Active Directory. When user clicks on the Active Directory link, the Active Directory topic appears. However, when I look in the upper righthand corner for the bread crumb, it goes Home<Active Directory, and skips over the A LIst. What I want it to look like is Home>Passwords A-Z>A List>Active Directory.
So, in thinking about this, I thought I could somehow manually create the bread crumbs. But, everything I've read so far has referred to automatic creation of bread crumbs from the TOC, which as I mentioned, would end up making the TOC huge.
I've also looked for other ways to create the navigation bar (rather than using the method I've described above) in the event there is no way to manually create the breadcrumbs. I have seen what I wanted in another help database but I am completely unable to figure out how they did it.
Any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated!
Unfortunately you will likely end up implementing either a totally manual system (meaning you just add a line at the top of your topic with your breadcrumb trail as you wish to display it, then link as needed) or you will have to resort to some third party solution that isn't part of RoboHelp's features.
You might also take a moment and suggest to the RoboHelp development team that we need some flexibility with this aspect. (Link is in my sig)
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