Breadcrumbs not appearing in Online Help

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Breadcrumbs not appearing in Online Help

Postby svaishnav on Wed Jul 09, 2008 3:00 am

Hi,

I have inserted Breadcrumbs proxy in the Master page and have associated the master page with the topics. I am still not able to see the breadcrumbs in the WeHelp. They are very much there in the Stylesheet. can anyone please help me with this?

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Re: Breadcrumbs not appearing in Online Help

Postby Dave Lee on Wed Jul 09, 2008 3:03 am

Does your project have a TOC?
The breadcrumbs only appear on topics that are in the TOC.
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Re: Breadcrumbs not appearing in Online Help

Postby svaishnav on Wed Jul 09, 2008 4:27 am

Hi,

Yes, I do have a TOC. In fact, I am using the same TOC for Online and Printed Documentation (have tagged the printed TOC topics) . I also need multiple master pages and have thus assoicted them in TOC and not in Target.

And yes, this time I associated the master page with the target. It works. But what if I want to maintain a single TOC for Online and Printed and apply multiple mster pages? Why does is not work?

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Re: Breadcrumbs not appearing in Online Help

Postby Richard Ferrell on Wed Jul 09, 2008 6:34 am

so it works in your online help now?
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Re: Breadcrumbs not appearing in Online Help

Postby LTinker68 on Wed Jul 09, 2008 8:03 am

Do you have books in the TOC and are the books themselves linked to topics?
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Re: Breadcrumbs not appearing in Online Help

Postby Dave Lee on Wed Jul 09, 2008 8:49 am

svaishnav wrote:Hi,

Yes, I do have a TOC. In fact, I am using the same TOC for Online and Printed Documentation (have tagged the printed TOC topics) . I also need multiple master pages and have thus assoicted them in TOC and not in Target.

And yes, this time I associated the master page with the target. It works. But what if I want to maintain a single TOC for Online and Printed and apply multiple mster pages? Why does is not work?

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I don't quite understand "I also need multiple master pages and have thus assoicted them in TOC and not in Target". You don't use the TOC to control master pages.

It sounds like your master page is ok, but you're having problems in applying the master page to the topics in your project.

Setting the master page in your target will apply that master page to all your topics in that target (unless you have set master pages in your stylesheet - see next).

If you want to use multiple master pages in the same target, i.e. have topics using different master pages, you need to create classes of the html tag in your stylesheet that link to each master page; for example:

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html.PageA
{
   mc-master-page: url('../MasterPages/PageA.flmsp');
}

html.PageB
{
   mc-master-page: url('../MasterPages/PageB.flmsp');
}


So, if you apply the class PageA to a topic (on its html tag), it'll use the PageA master page.

If you have some topics that don't have a html class set, they'll just use the default master page set in the target. If you want to set that in your stylesheet (rather than the target), then you'd just have something like:

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html
{
   mc-master-page: url('../MasterPages/Default.flmsp');
}


Which would use the master page Default on all topics (that don't have the A or B class set).
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Re: Breadcrumbs not appearing in Online Help

Postby svaishnav on Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:05 pm

Hi,

Thanks a lot to all of you. The breadcrumbs are working fine now.

Dave, as per your instructions, to use multiple master pages, I have created classes of the html tag in the stylesheet that link to each master page and have also applied the defined class to the topic . Now, when I build the Webhelp output, the master pages are very much applied in the output but they are not reflected in case of FM output. I wonder why? Is there a different way to apply multiple master pages in FM output?

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Re: Breadcrumbs not appearing in Online Help

Postby Dave Lee on Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:31 am

I'm afraid I don't use the FM target, so I can't be much help there.
If nobody replies here, try the Frame Output forum.
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Re: Breadcrumbs not appearing in Online Help

Postby LTinker68 on Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:28 am

svaishnav wrote:Is there a different way to apply multiple master pages in FM output?

I also don't do FM output, but theoretically it should be the same setup that you have. However, make sure your FM target doesn't have a masterpage specified. If it's the wrong one, then it'll be applied to all topics.
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Re: Breadcrumbs not appearing in Online Help

Postby Richard Ferrell on Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:20 am

In Printed output you can go to your TOC Entires and change thier masterpages.
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