I am authoring WebHelp using RH HTML 8. I have several links whose targets are topics which open in a separate frame or as a popup. When I generate Printed Documentation, none of these links or their target topics are included in the printed document. I have manually added these topics to the TOC, even though their inclusion does not fit well, and I have expanded the TOC depth (all of the target topics have a H3 heading). Neither of these produced results.
The print documentation is used primarily for the convenience of my reviewers. As it is, they are not seeing the total product and cannot be effectively reviewing the online help.
I would appreciate any suggestions/other input from the community about this problem and its solution.
Please take a look at my Printed Documentation article. It needs updating for RH8 but the principles are still good.
The TOC is only the default for printed documentation the first time you generate it. Thereafter you can do what you like to the TOC and it does not automatically change the print contents. That is by design and for good reason. In your case you did not have stuff in the TOC that you wanted in the print content so you can add it there without adding it to the TOC.
Take a look and post back if still stuck.
See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips
Thanks, Peter. I'll read it this afternoon.