RE: Using conditions in multi-destination docs

Subject: RE: Using conditions in multi-destination docs
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: Suzette Leeming <suzette -dot- leeming -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 23 Dec 2009 15:33:47 -0500



Suzette Leeming inquired:
>
> Just curious... can you only use "not" conditions? Why can't you use
> something like "if Prod1", "if Prod2", etc. Then it would be
> easy to add a
> "if Prod3".
>
> I know the software I use has both inclusive and exclusive
> conditions, so
> that's why I'm thinking this way.
>
> Suzette Leeming

In MadCap Flare (as in RoboHelp from several years ago...) all content is included in published output unless it carries a condition that has been marked as excluded.

But... the "notProd1", " notProd2" was just a naming convention; they can be called whatever you like. It just seemed clearer to call them "notProd1" or "excludeProd1" given how Flare's conditions work. If anyone ever has to pick up my pieces, that would be one less thing to puzzle about. :-)

- Kevin


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