single document use case for Word workflow
I've outlined the book-level processing use case in #214 (closed). That's all fine I think.
The issue is that the 'Alternative Book Structure' is what should, logically, be used for the "hybrid" or "one-page document" you mention in #63 (closed) which also applies to the Word workflow -- but our scoping with NCBI to date only considers chapter-level processed books in the Word workflow. This would incur further development on our end, and as I understand NCBI systems don't yet have a way to support this use case either.
We spoke about ways to try support this in the chapter-level scenario, by having just one book component, but I don't think that's workable because it affects more than just the TOC. Here are some problems I can think of, there are likely more:
- As explained in #214 (closed), the book component 'metadata' and 'manage team' are not relevant for this use case so that would be confusing for users I think.
- We would need an additional setting like "No TOC" so users don't see irrelevant settings such as all the TOC ordering features and the TOC Preview.
- We create and send a toc.xml file when chapters are published, but that's not needed here.
- We expect converted word files in a
You mentioned that the only use case is the Pubmed central guide. Is that right, or it is all books in the collection NCBI Help Manual? Please can you discuss with your team and let me know how you'd like to proceed.