Topics/ Headings and paragraphs repeat in PDF output.

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Topics/ Headings and paragraphs repeat in PDF output.

Postby Rashmi Rupam on Thu May 02, 2019 3:12 am

When I build the target (PDF) for my project, some of the topics are repeating in the output. Eg: The first chapter/topic, Introduction occurs twice in the generated PDF output. It never happened prior to this. The only thing I am doing different with this project is that I have imported the stylesheet from a previous project. Is that the concern, or anything else? Please if anyone can help me with this!!
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Re: Topics/ Headings and paragraphs repeat in PDF output.

Postby Nita Beck on Thu May 02, 2019 4:59 am

I've seen this before, although the duplication wasn't for every heading, just one in particular. Took a lot of sleuthing to find the root cause. I can't quite recall where I found the issue, whether it was at the bottom of the topic that preceded the duplicate heading or whether it was the heading itself, but there was some inline formatting being applied at that spot that was causing the duplication. The problem had nothing to do with the stylesheet.

Not sure I've been helpful, but I wanted to mention it...
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Re: Topics/ Headings and paragraphs repeat in PDF output.

Postby Rashmi Rupam on Thu May 02, 2019 8:42 pm

Thanks Nita.
As you mentioned, I am also having the repeated content for only two of the topics out of three. the other one is working fine. Do you have any idea about what kind of inline formatting may be causing it, because when I try viewing individual topics in preview, all seem perfect. It only comes up after building the target.
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Re: Topics/ Headings and paragraphs repeat in PDF output.

Postby Nita Beck on Fri May 03, 2019 5:54 am

I dug up my notes. Wasn't inline formatting after all. But it was a bookmark in the topic that was being duplicated in the generated table of contents of the PDF. I wrote "I renamed the bookmark and then edited 3 xrefs that pointed to it." I know that I had to do a find in source code to find the three xrefs that I then edited by hand.

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Re: Topics/ Headings and paragraphs repeat in PDF output.

Postby Rashmi Rupam on Mon May 06, 2019 9:15 pm

After much research through the forum, I finally got through the below page
https://forums.madcapsoftware.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=29949&p=130574&hilit=duplicate.
And it helped. as you said, the issue was with multiple referencing.

The issue is resolved now. Thanks :)
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