Create TOC books and pages

Version-control projects may have more options.

Create TOC books

  1. Open the Table Of Contents pod by double-clicking the required TOC in Project Manager.

  2. In the toolbar, click the New TOC Book button .

  3. In the Book Title box, type the name to appear in the table of contents.

  4. Click OK.

Note: A book must include at least one page for it to appear in the output.

Watch this video to create a TOC book

Creating a TOC book

David Rivers
Do you want to create a TOC book in RoboHelp? Here’s how you can create one.

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Create TOC books and pages with targeted links

You can link books and pages in a table of contents to content that you specify. When a user clicks a book or page icon, the linked content appears in the Topic pane. You can link to topics, websites, and so on.

  1. In the Table Of Contents pod, do one of the following:

    • Click the New TOC Book button . Select Book With Link.

    • Click the New TOC Page button .

  2. Under Book (or Page) Destination, specify a destination:

    • Select an item in the list. If needed, select from the pop-up menu and navigate to the item. You can link to items in other projects.

    • To create a topic, click New Topic. Type a title, change the filename if needed, and select a master page. Link a book or page to it.

  3. Click OK.

Create TOC books from pages

  1. In the Table Of Contents pod, right-click a page.

  2. Select Create Book From Page.

A book is created with the same title as the page. The page is placed inside the new book.

Create TOC pages by dragging

  1. Open the Table Of Contents pod and the Topic List pod.

  2. In the Topic List pod, select one or more topics.

  3. Drag the topics into the Table Of Contents pod.

Note: Titles of topics dragged into the Table Of Contents pod are based on the topic titles. To rename a topic title, right-click it and select Rename.

Create TOC books and pages with user-defined variables

  1. In the Table Of Contents pod, right-click and select New > Book or Page.

  2. From the Available Variables menu, select a variable. Click Add. The variable is listed in the Page Title box.

  3. (Optional) In the Page Title box, add a prefix or suffix to the variable. For example, add the prefix “Adobe” to the variable “RoboHelp.”

  4. From the Existing Topics list, select a topic for the new page.

  5. Click OK. The book or page appears in the table of contents. Its title displays the user-defined variable with the text you added.

To view or change the variable applied to a TOC item, right-click the item and select Properties.