Way to import entire project into a sample template?

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Way to import entire project into a sample template?

Postby JWilliStyle on Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:44 am

I just started a new position and was handed the task of revamping online support documentation that was created using MadCap Flare. I'm completely new to MCF (love it so far) and I've gone through the introductory training. My question is, is there a way to either import a previous project into a different template or switch to a template? I'm afraid I know the answer but figured I'd ask. Any tips or insight is greatly appreciated.
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Re: Way to import entire project into a sample template?

Postby Psider on Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:35 pm

It depends a bit on exactly what you want to go from and to.

Have a look at the tutorials in the Flare help. Probably the Top Navigation one?

Here's a link to the 2017r3 version but I think you can find the correct one for your version through the Flare menus:
https://help.madcapsoftware.com/flare20 ... on-Adv.htm

If you're already using top nav and just want to change the designs a little, I think just adding or editing a skin might be all you need?
https://help.madcapsoftware.com/flare20 ... -Skins.htm
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Re: Way to import entire project into a sample template?

Postby ChoccieMuffin on Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:44 am

JWilliStyle wrote:I just started a new position and was handed the task of revamping online support documentation that was created using MadCap Flare. I'm completely new to MCF (love it so far) and I've gone through the introductory training. My question is, is there a way to either import a previous project into a different template or switch to a template? I'm afraid I know the answer but figured I'd ask. Any tips or insight is greatly appreciated.


Firstly, welcome to Flare and to the forums - you'll find a wealth of useful help in here.

As for your question, yes, you can indeed import a Flare project into a new one, but I'm pretty sure you'll have a bit of tweaking to do in your new project to get things looking the way you want them. psider has given some useful starting points, here are some help links for release 2019:

Tutorials converting from one template to another: http://help.madcapsoftware.com/flare201 ... orials.htm
Importing from one Flare project to another: http://help.madcapsoftware.com/flare201 ... orting.htm

Have fun with it, and keep asking questions.
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Re: Way to import entire project into a sample template?

Postby JWilliStyle on Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:23 am

Thank you both and apologies on the delayed response. I'll check out these tutorials and see where that takes me. Oh and I'll definitely be back with more questions.

Thanks!
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