Re: Flare does not import PDFs -- any workarounds?

Subject: Re: Flare does not import PDFs -- any workarounds?
From: "Pro TechWriter" <pro -dot- techwriter -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- m-s-g -dot- com>, Techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2008 16:03:21 -0500

I was testing Flare to valiidate that it carry over the same functionality
that I had in RoboHelp with the PDFs. Duh. Forgot to say that!

On 1/15/08, Pro TechWriter <pro -dot- techwriter -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
>
> Hi Craig:
>
> My application for Flare was Webhelp with PDF pages embedded (linked via
> an icon) in an HTML page. That worked fine, but I was not putting PDFs in
> the table of contents or expecting the PDF to open within Flare. The HTML
> page opened, and clicking the linked icon opened the PDF file when I tested
> this.
>
> Of course, I didn't expect Flare to open up a PDF natively--is that what
> you were looking to do?
>
> The knowledgebase that I built included a "block" at the top right of each
> page with information about accessing the PDF file and an icon. That's how I
> did it in RoboHelp v5x also, because I was never able to reliably open PDFs
> in RoboHelp either.
>
> Not sure it this helps you, but I thought I'd chime in.
>
> PT
>
>
> On 1/15/08, Cardimon, Craig <ccardimon -at- m-s-g -dot- com> wrote:
> >
> > A little while ago I asked which application you would recommend for
> > help authoring, RoboHelp or Flare. Most everyone said Flare. Okay, I
> > downloaded and have been testing Flare. Everything is working out well
> > enough. I'm adjusting to the learning curve. However, I remembered most
> > of our legacy material resides in Word docs and PDF files.
> >
> >
> >
> > I couldn't figure out how to import PDFs into Flare, so I had to email
> > and ask. The answer was surprising: Flare does not import PDF fies.
> >
> >
> >
> > Flare imports Word docs and entire RoboHelp projects, but not PDF files.
> >
> > Ouch.
> >
> >
> >
> > If anyone has run into this and solved it, please let me know.
> >
> >
> >
> > -- Craig
> >
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