Analyzer newbie question around unused bookmarks

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Analyzer newbie question around unused bookmarks

Postby rogersm on Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:52 am

Hi there,

We have imported a lot of content from Framemaker to a Flare project. When I use Analyzer, it states that there are over 5000 Unused Bookmarks in the project. My questions are:
Is it okay to remove these unused bookmarks?
Is there any performance advantage to removing unused bookmarks?

thanks,
mark
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Re: Analyzer newbie question around unused bookmarks

Postby rogersm on Fri Jan 22, 2016 7:32 am

I know this post should have been posted in the "Analyzer's General Discussion" forum, but I am not sure how to move it.
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Re: Analyzer newbie question around unused bookmarks

Postby RamonS on Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:19 am

I moved it to the desired place. :D
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Re: Analyzer newbie question around unused bookmarks

Postby ChoccieMuffin on Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:33 am

I think (but couldn't swear to it) that the FrameMaker import inserts bookmarks for every heading. However, Flare doesn't use these bookmarks for its cross-refs as it uses the first heading in a topic.

So I would happily remove all bookmarks that aren't used for cross-refs. The Analyzer report is on UNUSED bookmarks, so if you do have any cross-refs to a bookmarks somewhere inside your topic, that bookmark won't appear.

As for whether there's any advantage, personally I would want to do that bit of tidying up so that my Flare files are as clean as possible. As you work in Flare, over time you will add bits and pieces that you may later want to remove when they are no longer needed (like spans in the stylesheet that you apply, but then don't need any more, or conditions) so it is worth deleting unnecessary things like unused bookmarks. If you need to add the odd bookmark later, say to a lower-level heading that appears inside a topic, you can do so, but just because you might want to use one or two of these is no reason to keep several thousand.

Not sure, but I think you can remove the unused bookmarks in one hit from within Analyzer, rather than searching them out one by one.

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