Global Project Linking - consolidation of resources

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Global Project Linking - consolidation of resources

Postby sdcinvan on Thu Sep 04, 2014 7:03 am

Flare's Global Project Linking feature is a must for anyone building a large number of projects that share common elements. This is especially important as your projects branch and/or become localized.
Perhaps it is just me but MadCap's official Flare v10 guide GPL guide hindered, rather than helped my understanding of this topic. Fortunately, we have this forum and some amazing people willing to help newbs like me. :lol:

As a little token of pay-it-forward, I gathered up all the best Global Project Linking resources I could fine. Hopefully, this information will help others as well as it did me.

From this forum:
Limit on Number of Outputs in Single Project? http://forums.madcapsoftware.com/viewtopic.php?f=75&t=11024
Best way to store multiple related projects? http://forums.madcapsoftware.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=15985&p=103212#p103212
Global Project Linking Question http://forums.madcapsoftware.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=12331
Global project linking vs. map external resources http://forums.madcapsoftware.com/viewtopic.php?f=75&t=17542
Global Project Linking - which files to import? http://forums.madcapsoftware.com/viewtopic.php?f=75&t=17983
Global Linking Existing Projects http://forums.madcapsoftware.com/viewtopic.php?f=75&t=12383
Setting up Conditional Text in Global Project Linking http://forums.madcapsoftware.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=16344
Global Project Linking -- to use or not to use? http://forums.madcapsoftware.com/viewtopic.php?f=75&t=19059
Global Project Linking: Viewing Child and Parent Files http://forums.madcapsoftware.com/viewtopic.php?f=75&t=9712
Global Project CSS: To re-import or not to re-import? http://forums.madcapsoftware.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=16773
How to organize projects for white-labelled documentation? http://forums.madcapsoftware.com/viewtopic.php?f=75&t=17963

Forum messages that involve source control with GPL
SVN - Linking a project to other projects http://forums.madcapsoftware.com/viewtopic.php?f=68&t=17078&st=0&sk=t&sd=a
Binding a Flare project to Subversion http://forums.madcapsoftware.com/viewtopic.php?f=68&t=13557

Forum messages that involve localization with GPL
Global project linking problem w/ LINGO workflow http://forums.madcapsoftware.com/viewtopic.php?f=75&t=17197
Global Project Linking: Importing Translated Topics http://forums.madcapsoftware.com/viewtopic.php?f=75&t=11397

Forum posts regarding GPL troubleshooting
removing links from imported Flare files http://forums.madcapsoftware.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=11675
Global project linking imported entire other project! http://forums.madcapsoftware.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=16062
Global Project Linking - Help with Template issues http://forums.madcapsoftware.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=13652
Global Project Linking - How to get images in topics? http://forums.madcapsoftware.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=19120
Global Project Linking and Source Control http://forums.madcapsoftware.com/viewtopic.php?f=68&t=8049
Global Project Linking reimporting not working http://forums.madcapsoftware.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=19566
How to handle images in Flare for large projects? http://forums.madcapsoftware.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=19142

The official MadCap Flare v10 guide
http://docs.madcapsoftware.com/FlareV10 ... gGuide.pdf

Official webhelp links
http://webhelp.madcapsoftware.com/flare ... inking.htm
There is no known v10 version
http://webhelp.madcapsoftware.com/flare ... inking.htm
There is no known v10 version

Other resources
Link Your Way to Successful Content Management: Making the most out of the Global Project Link Feature in Madcap Flare https://www.infomanagementcenter.com/publications/e-newsletter/december-2013/link-your-way-to-successful-content-management-making-the-most-out-of-the-global-project-link-feature-in-madcap-flare/ - link updated 20170220
This is cool! Here is a sample Flare project that employs global project linking. http://www.write2users.com/references/madcap-demo-projects
Last edited by sdcinvan on Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:09 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Global Project Linking - consolidation of resources

Postby doc_guy on Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:22 pm

Great info! I'm moving this topic to "Tips and Tricks" so it is in a place more people might see it when they are looking for this info.

Thanks!
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Re: Global Project Linking - consolidation of resources

Postby sdcinvan on Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:24 am

You're welcome....

I think I will do something similar for a few other areas I'll be focusing on in the very near future... like source control. I really wish MadCap would place more effort in disseminating free resources about these topics.

If anyone is interested, I recently learned about a MadCap course that covers Global Project Linking. More information: http://docs.madcapsoftware.com/training/MadCapProjMgmtTrainingOutline.pdf
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Re: Global Project Linking - consolidation of resources

Postby Psider on Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:01 pm

I was just looking at this and it appears the webhelp for v7 and v8 are gone/moved. Here's a couple of v10 pages:

http://webhelp.madcapsoftware.com/flare ... ctices.htm (the only "best practices" topic I could see. It contains 1 item on Global Project Linking.)

http://webhelp.madcapsoftware.com/flare ... inking.htm
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Re: Global Project Linking - consolidation of resources

Postby MacAller on Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:36 am

Just wanted to say "thank you" for this collection of resources. I'm new to Flare and trying to figure out how global project linking works. This collection was extremely helpful. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
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