Side Menu Issues

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Side Menu Issues

Postby corinne67 on Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:28 am

I have a topic that is cross-referenced and does not need to appear in the side menu or top menu. However, I would like it to display the side menu if someone does use the cross referenced topic. How do I ensure that the side menu displays? It is in the TOC but it is leveled out so cannot be seen.
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Re: Side Menu Issues

Postby Nita Beck on Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:39 pm

Welcome to the forums! :)

Despite that cheery welcome, I don’t think you can achieve what you’re after. A side menu depends on topics being listed on the TOC that is associated with the menu proxy from which the side menu is generated.
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Re: Side Menu Issues

Postby corinne67 on Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:07 pm

Thank you Nita - and I loved sitting in your sessions at MadCap this year. And listening to the Listapooloza talk a couple of weeks ago
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Re: Side Menu Issues

Postby Nita Beck on Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:32 pm

Thanks for the feedback. ;)

Wish I could offer a solution. Maybe someone will come along and prove me wrong!
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Re: Side Menu Issues

Postby chrisj on Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:50 am

This is my understanding of what you are asking: Someone is in Topic A, which contains a cross reference to Topic B. While in topic A, you don't want topic B to appear in the side menu. However, if someone goes to topic B, you want topic B and topic A to appear in the side menu.

Assuming I'm understanding your situation correctly, one way to achieve this would be to use a different master page on the topics with a menu proxy that references different TOCs (one that contains topic B and one that does not). However, the more of these references you have, the harder it will be to maintain.
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