PDF output organized as parts with chapters

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PDF output organized as parts with chapters

Postby ginak on Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:52 pm

Hello,
Is there any way to organize content so that the PDF output appears as follows:
PART I
    Chapter 1 <h1>
    Chapter 2
    Chapter 3
PART II
    Chapter 4
    Chapter 5
    Chapter 6
PART III
    Chapter 7
    Chapter 8
    Chapter 9
I've tried organizing the content in different folders and experimented with section options for print output. I could manage to do this for the HTML output by using an <h1> heading without the auto-number property for "part".
In PDF, if I use similar structuring, the <h1> heading is converted to an <h2> heading output in PDF. Here's an example of what it looks like:
PART I
    1.1
    1.2
    1.3
Thanks!
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Re: PDF output organized as parts with chapters

Postby devjoe on Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:10 pm

It sounds like you have the option enabled (on the Advanced tab of the target) to use the TOC depth for heading levels. If you turn that off, it will leave the headings set however they are in each topic.
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Re: PDF output organized as parts with chapters

Postby ginak on Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:23 pm

Thanks. I tried this option (disabling Use TOC depth for heading levels) but the output looks like this now:
Part I
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Part II
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Part III
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9

The topics I'm inserting in the TOC are all <h1> (both parts and chapters). My TOC is organized like this:
Part I
    Chapter 1
    Chapter 2
    Chapter 3
I do get the HTML output I want.
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Re: PDF output organized as parts with chapters

Postby ChoccieMuffin on Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:16 am

I have separate topics for the "Part X" bits, which use a different page layout.

When adding one of those, in the TOC open the Properties dialog box for the topic and adjust the Printed Output tab to use a Chapter Break, your Sections page layout, In Section Break group select the Start a new section check box, and on the Auto-numbers tab either on the Section page or the first chapter of that section in the Chapter Number group click Same as previous (to avoid having Part 1, then Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Part 2, Chapter 5)
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