Copy/move/delete of multiple topics

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Copy/move/delete of multiple topics

Postby Gary Niemen on Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:05 am

Easy one: Is it possible to copy/move/delete more than one topic at the same time while still getting the option to update the links.
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Re: Copy/move/delete of multiple topics

Postby KevinDAmery on Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:57 am

Above the Content Explorer turn on the Show Files icon (I think it's 3rd from left). This will open a second pane to the content explorer. You can move files around in that second pane, shift select, etc. the same as you would in Windows.
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Re: Copy/move/delete of multiple topics

Postby Gary Niemen on Fri Oct 03, 2008 7:05 am

But are links still updated - I seem to remember I tried this out and they were not.
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Re: Copy/move/delete of multiple topics

Postby KevinDAmery on Fri Oct 03, 2008 7:15 am

Yep - at least they are when I do it.
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Re: Copy/move/delete of multiple topics

Postby LTinker68 on Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:22 am

I seem to recall someone else mentioning that they had problems when they tried to move a LOT of topics at the same time. I think whoever it was said that Flare crashed or locked up or something. So you might want to only move a couple dozen topics at a time, just to be on the safe side, especially if there are a lot of links that Flare will have to update.
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Re: Copy/move/delete of multiple topics

Postby KevinDAmery on Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:45 am

In my experience, if you move a lot of files and tell it to update links, Flare will freeze on you, but when you kill it and relaunch it everything will have moved and relinked correctly so it isn't a show stopper (should still get fixed - right, Madcap? - but at least you can get your work done).
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Re: Copy/move/delete of multiple topics

Postby Gary Niemen on Sun Oct 05, 2008 4:01 am

okay, thanks everyone - I will try it out.
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Re: Copy/move/delete of multiple topics

Postby SteveS on Mon Oct 06, 2008 2:44 pm

...make a backup first...

Although looking at the date I might have added this too late.
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Re: Copy/move/delete of multiple topics

Postby mitchgnat on Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:00 am

Fantastic, I cannot thank all of you enough! I finally began with Flare this week after proposing the purchase since Beta v1 - so many conversions, so little time... and so many details I want clean and organized, like the project files(!)
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Re: Copy/move/delete of multiple topics

Postby Andrew on Tue Oct 21, 2008 12:36 pm

LTinker68 wrote:I seem to recall someone else mentioning that they had problems when they tried to move a LOT of topics at the same time. I think whoever it was said that Flare crashed or locked up or something. So you might want to only move a couple dozen topics at a time, just to be on the safe side, especially if there are a lot of links that Flare will have to update.

That was me -- I had to reorganize my folder structures, and I discovered that if I tried to move more than 25-50 or so topics at once (I was trying lots of 300-400), Flare would crash. The copy/paste and link update would work probably 99% of the time (first compile revealed a bunch of broken links that weren't there before I started). So it's generally merely annoying. Since I had to move a few thousand topics, it drove me crazy.

Submitted the bug to MadCap, with a copy of my project (I don't believe MadCap was able to repro, but I can't remember).
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Re: Copy/move/delete of multiple topics

Postby doc_guy on Tue Oct 21, 2008 4:46 pm

mitchgnat wrote:Fantastic, I cannot thank all of you enough! I finally began with Flare this week after proposing the purchase since Beta v1 - so many conversions, so little time... and so many details I want clean and organized, like the project files(!)
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