Unexpected output in Word targets

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Unexpected output in Word targets

Postby carmonli on Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:17 am

I'm getting some strange things happening when I generate Word targets and don't know where to look to fix these things:

  • Every heading (all levels) in Word appears with left margin of -2.78". This isn't defined anywhere (not locally and not in the single stylesheet we use).
  • Every page of the content uses the First page of my default Flare page layout. I am using the same Flare TOC that I use to generate PDFs, and the correct page layouts are used there.
  • In Flare, my notes are divs in which the word Note: automatically appears. In the Word output, I'm getting this: {b}Note: {/b}.

Any ideas of where I should look to configure these options?
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Re: Unexpected output in Word targets

Postby SteveS on Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:36 pm

Have you checked your page layout (most likely) or masterpage (real old school for Flare and unlikely since the advent of page layout)

http://help.madcapsoftware.com/flare2017r2/Content/Tutorials/Flare/Product-Foldout-3-Fold/Creating-Page-Layouts.htm
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Re: Unexpected output in Word targets

Postby Nita Beck on Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:04 pm

carmonli wrote:In Flare, my notes are divs in which the word Note: automatically appears. In the Word output, I'm getting this: {b}Note: {/b}.

Unfortunately, this is a bug that's been floating around for years. (Please report it, so we have more collective weight thrown at this one.)

But there is a way around this. Rather an using inline formatting commands such as {b} to make an auto-number bold, set up a span class that will apply the bold.

Here's a link to a very long (sorry) post from many years back. Near the end you'll find the solution that I posted at the time, about how to use a span class instead of the inline formatting commands. You can probably adapt this solution to style your note div.

https://forums.madcapsoftware.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=22032

I hope this helps at least with the one issue.
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