RE: Large Flare projects (2,000+ pages)

Subject: RE: Large Flare projects (2,000+ pages)
From: John Posada <jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Steven Janoff <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- hologic -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2015 12:03:15 -0400

15 munutes from toc includes setting includes and exclydes, generating the
toc, about 12 pages and tweaking including adjusting line breaks. I was
addressing the post that said to switch to safe mode then go to lunch.
On Aug 13, 2015 7:52 PM, "Janoff, Steven" <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- hologic -dot- com> wrote:

> > Is it that difficult and requires such kid gloves? ...
>
> No and no.
>
> The 2,000+-pagers come out in a minute or two, as a single PDF. No
> problem.
>
> 15 minutes is a long time, even for 4,000 pages.
>
> Flare has improved its PDF tools, but Frame has always been PDF-centric.
>
> Speed of the build seems to have more to do with resources than the app.
> E.g., local desktop vs. network server, processing speed, how full the
> drive is. Splitting and merging PDFs seems like a difficult workflow but
> if it buys speed, it's a good idea.
>
> Steve
>
> On Thursday, August 13, 2015 9:07 AM, John Posada wrote:
>
> Is it that difficult and requires such kid gloves? I have 8 books over
> 2000 pages each, with 2 of them over 4000 in FM and FM doesnt bat an eye on
> PDF output and takes less than 15 minutes from TOC to print que. I was
> considering running a beta project in Flare but this conversation has made
> me rethink it.
>
> On Aug 12, 2015 10:49 AM, "Andrew Harvie" <withanie -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
>
> > My Flare project comes to over 4000 pages if printed. Yes, I do break
> > it up into several manuals if generating as PDF. None of our customers
> > want that as a single document.
> >
> > But recently, just for the fun of it, I did succeed in generating a
> > single PDF of the whole danged thing. The trick is to boot into
> > Windows safe mode first. Then go for lunch. I learned that trick in
> > the Madcap forums two years ago.
> >
> > On Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 7:23 AM, Matt Danda <mdanda -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:
> >
> > > One of my Flare projects results in a 3,000+ page PDF. I've broken
> > > it
> > down
> > > into about 20 or so individual PDFs (across 2 separate Flare
> > > projects)
> > and
> > > then I combine the PDFs manually using Acrobat Pro. I tried to make
> > > a single, massive TOC once but that failed to generate, so now I
> > > just generate the smaller documents. It takes several hours to
> > > produce the
> > final
> > > output, given all the steps required to assemble the PDFs, but it is
> > > a million times better than Word, which took weeks (literally) to
> > accomplish
> > > the same task. -Matt Danda
>
>
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Re: Large Flare projects (2,000+ pages): From: Matt Danda
Re: Large Flare projects (2,000+ pages): From: Andrew Harvie
Re: Large Flare projects (2,000+ pages): From: John Posada
RE: Large Flare projects (2,000+ pages): From: Janoff, Steven

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