Running H/F without chapter number?

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Running H/F without chapter number?

Postby JupiterJones on Fri May 23, 2008 6:39 am


I have configured auto-numbering for my h1-h4 print headings.
For the Word-Target I would like to insert the h1 heading in the header using the "Running H/F" variable. This works fine, but I can't find a way to prevent Flare from also inserting the chapter number (including the number offset) in front of the heading text.

Is it possible to just insert the heading text without the number?

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Re: Running H/F without chapter number?

Postby doc_guy on Fri May 23, 2008 9:09 am

Is the chapter number part of the heading? The running H/F is going to pull whatever text is part of the heading. If the chapter number is part of the heading, it is going to get pulled.
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Re: Running H/F without chapter number?

Postby wclass on Fri May 23, 2008 7:22 pm

When Flare generates headings with auto-numbering into Word, it actually hard codes the number, which is a pity. This means that the whole line including the number is picked up in the running header.

There is a work-around, but it needs some post-processing. I often generate Word documents without auto-numbering, and then attach a template, that I have already set up, that has the heading numbering set using Word styles. The styleref option in the Header will only pick up the text and not the number if the style is created with Word numbering.

And for the feature request ... What would be nice is if Flare could create heading styles with standard Word numbering settings (of course, if anyone can create workable numbering styles there will be rejoicing across the land).
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Re: Running H/F without chapter number?

Postby JupiterJones on Mon May 26, 2008 12:09 am

Thanks for your help!

Yes, the template work-around would be an option, but I would like to avoid post-processing - as long as possible...

Is there a way to influence the auto-number offset of the running H/F, i.e. use a different offset than for the heading style?
My h1 style has quite a large offset of 2 cm, which looks pretty ugly when pulled into the header...

Yes, would be a very nice feature for future versions!

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Re: Running H/F without chapter number?

Postby forfear on Mon May 26, 2008 10:54 pm

I've also wondered the same how the Madcap techdocs team put together the Flare Getting Started guide in PDF with header numbering separated from the actual Headings.

One trick is to
- assign a ChapNum character style in the Autonumber tab for the heading styles.
- For Print medium, set the chapnum character to white and very small text, that would make it almost invisible.
You do this, bcasue if you have chapter nunbers for online outputs and none for print outputs, simply deleting the autonumbering format does not work, it will inherit the settings from the default online outputs.
If you submit your bug feedback request here, the more likely it'll get fixed or included in a future release
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