A browse sequence is a linear list of topics that helps your users to logically and easily move through a series of topics in the output. Use browse sequences to provide a path for your users to navigate to the previous or the next relevant topic.
When working with browse sequences, keep in mind the following:
- You cannot include topics from other projects in browse sequences.
- You can include a single topic in multiple browse sequences.
To add topics from the Contents panel:
- In the Author toolbar, click Contents.
- From the Contents panel, drag a topic and drop it in the browse sequence editor.
To add a group of topics from a folder, drag-and-drop the folder. All the topics inside the folder, including subfolders, are inserted as a linear list.
To add topics from a TOC:
- In the Author toolbar, click Table of Contents.
- From the Table of Contents panel, drag a TOC and drop it in the browse sequence editor. Topics from the TOC are inserted as a linear list.
You can also expand a TOC from the Table of Contents panel, and drag-and-drop individual books or pages.
While defining an output preset, you can select multiple browse sequences. If several browse sequences have a common topic, RoboHelp gives precedence to browse sequences according to the alphabetical order of their names. So the topics before and after the common topic are picked from the browse sequence name with the highest alphabetical order.
For example, the topic Random is included in browse sequences A, B, and C. In this case, RoboHelp gives precedence to the order of topics in browse sequence A. In the output, RoboHelp shows the topics before and after Random from browse sequence A.
- Browse sequences are supported in Responsive HTML5, WebHelp, and Microsoft HTML Help output types.
- You can include one or more browse sequences in Responsive HTML5 and WebHelp output presets.
- Microsoft HTML Help output presets automatically include all browse sequences available in a project. So in the output, from the list of browse sequences, you can select the one you want to use.