Why aren't empty books in PDF output?

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Why aren't empty books in PDF output?

Postby chuck_agari on Mon May 06, 2019 12:29 pm

I use a "review" TOC to add topics to for review so I can output only review topics and attach the PDFs to Jira cards and post them to doc review Slack channels and so reviewers don't have to wade through a whole manual to find what they need to review.

I want to do this:
books_in_PDFs.png


In the target settings, I have the "Use TOC depth for heading levels" setting selected. Yet the resulting TOC ignores the top level, leaving me with a "flat" TOC with nothing to divide the review sections:
review_TOC.png


What's going on here?
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Re: Why aren't empty boosk in PDF output?

Postby Nita Beck on Mon May 06, 2019 2:18 pm

I'm not in Flare at the moment, so I'm going on memory. There's a setting someplace that tells Flare to inject pages/topics in output for those TOC items that are not linked to topics. I'd suspect that's the issue. Hope this is enough to get you pointed in the right direction.
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Re: Why aren't empty boosk in PDF output?

Postby chuck_agari on Mon May 06, 2019 4:49 pm

Thanks Nita! That's exactly it.

Y'know, though, even though I managed to overlook that setting that's _right underneath_ the "Use TOC depth for heading levels" setting, it sort of boggles the mind that when you use the latter setting and build a very specifically organized TOC that you'd need to also set the former.
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