Editing topics and PDFs

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Editing topics and PDFs

Postby kelly2835 on Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:00 am

Hi,
After each edit I make to the topic, do I need to re-generate and attach a new PDF? Or is there a way to auto update the PDF as well?

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Re: Editing topics and PDFs

Postby doc_guy on Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:15 am

You could set up a nightly scheduled build, and then run a post-build script that would move the file to the correct location to publish it for you.
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Re: Editing topics and PDFs

Postby kelly2835 on Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:34 am

Thank you doc_guy.

So there isn't an option for to select for the system to automatically re-generate?

I am not sure if I know how to do the script. It sounds like something that's very advance.
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Re: Editing topics and PDFs

Postby doc_guy on Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:51 am

Not in Flare itself.

At our company, we use a tool called Jenkins that has jobs created. One job we have watches our GIT repository for changes. Once a change is detected, it automatically connects to a server with MadCap Flare installed, and runs the build. Then the Jenkins job copies the output files to the correct locations. That is how we do real-time building of changes to our docs.
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Re: Editing topics and PDFs

Postby kelly2835 on Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:15 am

Thank you again, this is good information! Maybe Flare can add this features for the next version. I can't see myself being the only one who is having to do this manually every time.
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Re: Editing topics and PDFs

Postby kelly2835 on Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:16 pm

I've manually generated the re-vised PDF and when I tried to re-link it, it always makes reference back to the original PDF. I even deleted the original but it's still linking to it. How is that possible?
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