Re: TECHWR-L Digest, Vol 31, Issue 31

Subject: Re: TECHWR-L Digest, Vol 31, Issue 31
From: Tracey Bean <traceybean -at- verizon -dot- net>
To: hsteele1 -at- gmail -dot- com, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Sat, 31 May 2008 10:58:25 -0400


I am a Flare user, but am creating content in Flare and not converting
it, so I can't answer your questions.

The MadCap user forums are good places to post specific Flare
questions. You do need to register (it's free) to post, but you can
review existing content without registering.

Good luck,

Holly asked these questions:
> Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 14:03:24 -0500
> From: "Holly Steele" <hsteele1 -at- gmail -dot- com>
> Subject: Question: Converting Word documents to online help while
> maintaining conditional text
> 1. Flare seems to import and change styles, would it accept hidden
> styles?
> 2. Would the templates transfer over?
> 3. Would Flare accept images that are linked to image files that are
> linked
> to the document and not inserted directly?
> 4, Would Flare accept a master document with subdocuments?
> I can create the master document and link it and the subdocuments to
> templates with hidden styles. I wouldn't want to spend all that time
> only to
> find out that Flare doesn't accept templates or hidden styles.
> Has anyone on the list been charged with a similar task: to turn an
> online
> document into a Word document and bring it back to online help? How
> can I
> make Word act like it has conditional text while at the same time
> making the
> document so that I can convert it easily to online help.

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