Apply page layout without including a page break

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Apply page layout without including a page break

Postby itsjustmyron on Wed Sep 14, 2022 7:22 pm

I'm trying to create a PDF with a continuous layout but I also want to apply my page layouts for chapters and pages. The only way to apply layout templates to pages is to use Chapter or Page Layout breaks, which introduce new page breaks. Does anyone know of a workaround for this—or if it's possible to prevent page breaks for Chapter/Layout breaks?
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Re: Apply page layout without including a page break

Postby Nita Beck on Thu Sep 15, 2022 5:31 am

Welcome to the forums. :)

It's a bit unclear to me just what you're trying to accomplish, but I'll key on your use of "continuous" with regard to a PDF.

If you mean that you want the PDF, when viewed, to have its page display already be set to a "continuous" option, that's something you can set in the target in Flare. Open the target and go to the PDF Options tab, then under Initial View, select the desired Page Layout option. (Don't confuse this use of the term "Page Layout" with a Flare page layout file, which, as you say, you can use to set chapter and page breaks on TOC items. This "Page Layout" here refers to the PDF reader's page display/layout.)

For more on setting PDF options, see https://help.madcapsoftware.com/flare2022/Content/Flare/Step4-Developing-Targets/Output-Types/PDF-Output/Specifying-PDF-Options.htm.

I hope this helps.
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Re: Apply page layout without including a page break

Postby Dave Lee on Thu Sep 15, 2022 5:45 am

So what are your other page layouts for?

You can probably do what you're describing using one page layout.
The page layout file can contain different page types, e.g. a first page type for the chapter's opening page, then left/right/normal page types for the regular content, and an empty page type for blank pages.

Then in your TOC, you'd set a Chapter layout break for the start of each chapter, so the content starts with the first page type then carries on to the left/right/normal page types.
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Re: Apply page layout without including a page break

Postby itsjustmyron on Sun Sep 18, 2022 4:16 pm

Thanks for the replies. Yes, I have managed achieve what I need now with one page layout and no page layouts. In a previous implementation of Flare I had a "Chapter" layout with a mini toc and then applied a page layout to sub-topics if I wanted them to have 2-columns or other customization and I was fine with the new page breaks.
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