MadCap Flare

In this section, you can find some tips and hints that I have found useful as I convert existing documents into Madcap Flare, for single sourcing purposes. Some of these are just little shortcuts that made my life easier, while others are detailed procedures for completing complex processes.

Madcap Flare – Adding New Styles to CSS

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Flare (with its strict adherence to CSS rules) makes me crazy when I import WORD or FRAMEMAKER documents. I want to be able to easily apply a style to a paragraph,  or map a CSS style to my Framemaker or WORD stylesheet when I do an import. However, Flare will not let you: Select from your full portfolio of styles when your paragraph is already formatted as a paragraph <p>, list <li, ol, ul>, or any other format. It will only show the subset of styles under that category. NOT USEFUL when you have a procedural documents with numbered steps, sub-bullets, sub paragraphs, images,...

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MadCap Flare Tips and Shortcuts

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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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