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Topics under 1000 characters

Postby Will Gaffga on Wed Apr 16, 2008 3:50 pm

I disabled the option to 'Avoid creating "empty" topics' when importing from FrameMaker. This appears not to work despite my resetting it and regenerating the output? Any input on how to solve this? The attached image shows an H1 with two H2s below it. I also have instances where there is a page that starts on an H3 and has an H2 below it. This is totally NFG. I am stuck. Please help.
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Re: Topics under 1000 characters

Postby KevinDAmery on Thu Apr 17, 2008 5:57 am

Did you tell Flare to create new topics when it encounters a specific style? Reading between the lines, it sounds like you're expecting Flare to create a new topic any time it encounters a heading: it can do that, but you have to tell it to do so.

Also not clear what your image has to do with the "avoid creating empty topics" setting, since nothing in it appears to be empty.
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Re: Topics under 1000 characters

Postby Will Gaffga on Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:19 am

Did you tell Flare to create new topics when it encounters a specific style? [snip] ... it sounds like you're expecting Flare to create a new topic any time it encounters a heading: it can do that, but you have to tell it to do so.

yes ... the title and first three headings.
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Also not clear what your image has to do with the "avoid creating empty topics" setting, since nothing in it appears to be empty.

I disabled the "avoid creating empty topics" option. Those sections should have been created individually.
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Lastly, the headings are not done logically in several instances. For example there is a page that starts with an H3 and has an H2 below it.
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Re: Topics under 1000 characters

Postby KevinDAmery on Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:51 am

Ok - how does the original FM file(s) deal with that content? For example, are they all using Head1, Head2, etc. or are there any alternate styles or over-rides in use?

Re: the H3 before the H2, how is that arranged in the source?
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Re: Topics under 1000 characters

Postby Will Gaffga on Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:14 am

The data in FM are strictly paragraph styles, no manual over-rides or character styles are applied. We use very strict structure in our docs without actually being structured FM.
The tags are Head1, Head2, Head3, etc..
The H3 in the source is after an H2. I have another HTML page in that output that has an H1 at the bottom of a topic and nothing below it.
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Re: Topics under 1000 characters

Postby KevinDAmery on Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:08 am

Sounds like Flare probably is reading the files incorrectly (or there's something in the files that isn't apparent from looking at them). You might want to open a support ticket and send Madcap a copy of the FM files you're importing and see if they can see something.
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