Index entry for topic appearing in more than one Chapter

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Index entry for topic appearing in more than one Chapter

Postby General Confusion on Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:58 am

Greetings.

Tech support has requested that a topic appear in three "chapters". In the generated output, I opened my index and double-clicked the entry. The topic opened in "Chapter C" (chronologically, the last of the three chapters; not sure how Flare determines which location to take them to, but when accessed from the index, I don't think it matters).

I noticed, however, that if i click the topic name from the TOC, in either Chapter A or Chapter B, the breadcrumb shows Chapter C. I'm not sure how closely the customer will be paying attention, but I'm afraid that might cause them some confusion. Am I doing something wrong?
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Re: Index entry for topic appearing in more than one Chapter

Postby KevinDAmery on Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:42 am

If you add the same topic more than once to the project, breadcrumbs and index entries will get confused. The best way around this is to create a Snippet that contains all of the text in the topic. You can then insert this snippet into three different topic files and add those files to the TOC in each of the required chapters. Flare will see it as three separate topics so the breadcrumbs and index will work correctly, but at the same time you will only have to maintain the content in one place (i.e. in the Snippet file).
Until next time....
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Re: Index entry for topic appearing in more than one Chapter

Postby General Confusion on Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:48 pm

Thank you Kevin. :)
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