Re: RoboHelp 7 TOC loses the link in the toc to open

Subject: Re: RoboHelp 7 TOC loses the link in the toc to open
From: Rick Stone <rstone75 -at- kc -dot- rr -dot- com>
To: Robert Courtney <bobsc1 -at- earthlink -dot- net>
Date: Fri, 29 Jan 2010 12:32:28 -0600

Hi Robert

I think it's a red herring. There is no correlation to the TOC and the
topic from the Map ID perspective. Instead, there is an option you may
enable/disable that governs whether the TOC is synchronized to the topic
that is presented in the Topic panel.

Essentially it would work like this. Application displays specific
topic. Topic loads and if synchronization is enabled, the TOC should
synchronize to the topic.

Basically you need to check that the sync is enabled. In RoboHelp 7 you
do this by examining the Window properties. Click View > Pods > Project
Set-up. Expand the Windows folder and double-click the window you are
using. In the lower left corner of the dialog is a check box labeled
Auto-synchronize TOC. Ensure it has a check mark.

Normally I also advise to ensure the highlighting for the selected TOC
node is enabled. To do this, edit the Single Source Layout properties
for the CHM. On the dialog is a button labeled Edit. Once you click
that, you should see the dialog has a tab labeled TOC Styles. Click the
tab. Enable the Always Show Selection option.

If you have tried all of this already with no success, the next step
would be to try declaring a new window. Then ensure you choose the new
window when you compile.

Cheers... Rick :)

Robert Courtney wrote:
> I am trying to understand how the TOC works opening to the topic id in
> the TOC when you click a help icon in the application to open the help.
> I created a RoboHelp 7 help file. Made my file folders and created
> topics. That works fine. I linked the application using the map file
> using text as the id to map. That works fine. I then decided that I
> didn't like the layout I had for TOC and decided to move some of the
> topics to a new TOC book to make more logical grouping. When I did this,
> the TOC stopped opening the topic id in the TOC when I clicked the link
> in the application. The topic comes up, but it doesn't open the id in
> the TOC.
> How do I fix this? I have moved topics back to their original location
> and it works. I tried moving the topics to a new folder in the project
> manager and modified the TOC manually to create the folder/TOC book for
> it and it didn't work.
> What is the correlation with the TOC/books, project manager and map file
> that would cause this to break? I want to move the TOC around, but not
> move and create project manager files. I thought I could do that.
> I tried googling for an answer but haven't found anything that really helps.
> Thanks,

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