Dont know how to update HTML5 and linked PDFs easily

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Dont know how to update HTML5 and linked PDFs easily

Postby errkka on Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:18 am

I have an issue with my targets. On the site I have the HTML5 pages where there is a link to a PDF-version of the same information. When I first created the site I first generated the PDFs, copied them into the content folder and the created the links between the HTML5 page and the PDF. And then when all the links were made I generated the HMTL5 target and everything is all fine. However, now when I need to update everything I want to be able to just generate a batch where all the PDFs are generated and then copy all the PDFs into the content-folder so everything that has been updated is replacing the old stuff. There are 1000 of pdfs so I dont want to move them seperatley. Now to the problem, when I generate a PDF, all the links that the PDF points to are also generated (of course). But they are placed in the folder named after the target (of course). So this means that if a file is linked from different PDF-files it occurs several times in all the different folders. Which makes the amount of files go through the roof. I would want all the PDFs tp just be placed in one folder in the content so they just occur once. But that way I cannot update all of them by just use "select all" drag the freshely generated output PDF into the content because the new PDFs are always placed in a folder named after the target. Is there a way to generate output files into a general folder or is it a must that the output is placed in a folder with the target name? I guess my problem would be solved as well if it was possible to copy batch of folders and then just paste it as files without the folders, but I guess that is not possible, right?
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Re: Dont know how to update HTML5 and linked PDFs easily

Postby Nita Beck on Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:49 pm

The term of art you are looking for is "publishing destination". After building a PDF, you want to also publish it to a destination folder. You can have all of your PDF targets point to the same destination folder for publishing, so all of the PDFs will end up in the same folder. (Each one will still also be in its own target-named folder in the Output folder, but you can ignore those when you're ready to publish.)

For more information, see: https://help.madcapsoftware.com/flare2019/Content/Flare/Output/Creating-Publishing-Destinations.htm

I hope this helps.
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Re: Dont know how to update HTML5 and linked PDFs easily

Postby errkka on Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:17 am

Perfect! Thank you, you really saved me =)
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