Posts made in October, 2014

MadCap Flare Tips and Shortcuts

Posted in MadCap Flare, Tips and Hints

MadCap Flare Tips and Shortcuts

So, this blog page is basically a place where I keep handy shortcuts and tips for MadCap Flare. These are mostly one-liner, handy things to know and use as I develop my projects. Sorry for the current lack of organization, but I promise to add appropriate headers once I have enough here to make it worthwhile. Hope you find it useful, and if you have any special tips yourself, please feel free to submit them! Continuing a Numbered List I often have a nested description under a numbered list. In WORD and FRAMEMAKER, I simply apply a special style to the next paragraph to continue my numbered...

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Flare – Using File Tag Sets to Track Source of Content

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Flare – Using File Tag Sets to Track Source of Content

As you have probably realized by now, I am importing and merging a large amount of content from a broad variety of Word  and Framemaker books that we have written.  For reasons of organization, searchability, single-sourcing,  and future maintenance, I wanted to be able to identify WHICH book each of the Flare generated files and graphics originally came from! Unfortunately, at this time, Flare does NOT allow you to automatically attach prefixes to filenames at the time of import. For example, if I wanted to prefix every imported file and graphic with ‘FL_‘ to indicate that this...

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Word Tips and Shortcuts

Posted in MS Word, Tips and Hints

Word Tips and Shortcuts

The following is a collection of quick tips and fixes that I have found useful over the course of my career, when working with MS Word.  Most of these refer to Word 2010, but will often work with older and newer versions. I’ll just keep adding and updating these as I use them. Just click the little icon beside each tip for more information. Hope you find them useful too! Do you need to print or view a list of the current styles used in your document, with a brief summary of the each style’s characteristics? This is the simplest technique I have found. Love to know if there are other...

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