Importing/converting a HTM- toc to a Flair-toc

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Importing/converting a HTM- toc to a Flair-toc

Postby Tom on Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:30 am

Hi,

I've got an ols AUthor-IT project with only *.htm-files, so the import tool from Flair doesn't work (it needs a xml starting-file). I imported de project as HTM-project, but I want to import the existing table of contents. It is a htm-file named Toc.htm.

Is there a way to convert that file into a fltoc? It would safe me an awful lot of time (aout 400 entries/topics).

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Re: Importing/converting a HTM- toc to a Flair-toc

Postby ChoccieMuffin on Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:15 am

If you open any existing Flare (note the spelling :wink: ) TOC in a text editor you can see how the file is constructed. I'm not familiar with Author-IT, but can you open the Author-IT TOC in a text editor and compare the structures? You may be able to do some find-and-replace operations to convert it from one to the other.
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Re: Importing/converting a HTM- toc to a Flair-toc

Postby Feebeegeebee on Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:51 am

Hi,
I'm not familiar with Author-It either, but I have just spotted something on the Madcap website that might help:

Author-it® Converter for MadCap Flare FREE

This utility is an XML conversion tool that will use the published XML output from Author-it® and convert it to a MadCap Flare project while maintaining all project and source files. The utility converts the table of contents of Author-it® books into Flare topics. Embedded topics become Flare snippets, while variables, styles, glossaries, context IDs and index keywords are maintained through the conversion process.


Here's a link:
https://www.madcapsoftware.com/download ... px#content

Hope it's of use.
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Re: Importing/converting a HTM- toc to a Flair-toc

Postby Tom on Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:13 am

Hi,
I'm afraid the AuthorIT-importer only accepts only xml-files and the old project only contains *.htm-files :(
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Re: Importing/converting a HTM- toc to a Flair-toc

Postby Tom on Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:17 am

Hi,
Editing the old TOC is as much work as building a new TOC from scratch, I'm afraid
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Re: Importing/converting a HTM- toc to a Flair-toc

Postby SKamprowski on Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:10 am

Hi,

I agree with FeeBeeGeeBee, and Flare's can confirm that its Author It converter converts Author IT tocs to Flare tocs. Give it a try!
Please also read
https://help.madcapsoftware.com/flare20 ... uthor%20it.
Unfortunately documentation does not tell which Author It versions are supported.
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Re: Importing/converting a HTM- toc to a Flair-toc

Postby Tom on Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:39 am

I'm sorry, but as I mentioned already, the converter can only work with *.xml files. But the AuthorIT-project contains only *.htm. So the converter doesn't see any files.
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Re: Importing/converting a HTM- toc to a Flair-toc

Postby SKamprowski on Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:48 am

Hi Tom,

Here is part of documentation for the converter:
This utility uses the published XML output from Author-it and converts it to a Flare project, while maintaining all project and source files. You may need Output generated by Author It.
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