If a Breadcrumbs proxy is included in a master page, the output will display a "trail of breadcrumbs" composed of the table of contents (TOC) entries above the current topic in the TOC hierarchy.
To insert a proxy, open a master page (see Creating Master Pages), place your cursor where you want to insert the proxy, and select Insert > Proxy > Breadcrumbs Proxy.
If the books in the TOC are linked to topics in the project, the breadcrumbs will be hyperlinked in the output; if the books are not linked in the TOC, the breadcrumbs will not be hyperlinked.
- Open the TOC.
- Select the TOC book.
- In the local toolbar of the TOC Editor, click . The Properties dialog opens.
- Click Select Topic. The Link to Topic dialog opens, displaying all the topics in your project.
- Select the topic to which you want to link the entry and click Open.
- In the Properties dialog, click OK. The book is now linked to the topic.
- Click to save your work.
Note: After you insert a Breadcrumbs proxy into a master page, you can modify the look of the breadcrumbs using styles. See Using Styles to Determine the Look of Breadcrumbs.
Note: If you are generating an Eclipse Help target that uses a master page with a Breadcrumbs proxy, Flare will automatically remove the proxy when building the output. This is because the Eclipse development platform provides its own breadcrumb support. See the Platform Plug-in Developer Guide from Eclipse at help.eclipse.org.