Remove unreferenced images from Skin file

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Remove unreferenced images from Skin file

Postby awinnefeld on Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:48 am

I worked on a topic toolbar this morning and did a bit of finetuning on the icons. In the process, new copies of the icons where added to the skin every time I made some minor changes and linked to a new version of the icon. I would like to remove this clutter.

According to this help topic, there is a way to delete unreferenced images in the "General" tab of the skin editor. The thing is, when I open a skin, there is no "General" tab. For a topic toolbar skin, I only get "Setup", "Styles" and "UI Text". I am sure there is an obvious place to look for this option, but for now I can't figure it out :?

Can anyone point me in the right direction?
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Re: Remove unreferenced images from Skin file

Postby awinnefeld on Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:03 am

I stumbled over Dave Lee's solution in this topic and was able to get rid of the icons by deleting them from the flskn file in Notepad++. Problem solved :)
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Re: Remove unreferenced images from Skin file

Postby ChoccieMuffin on Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:08 am

Perhaps we need to make a feature request to allow us to keep the skin file neat and tidy. I'm going to add a request, feel free to click the link in my signature to do the same. :)
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Re: Remove unreferenced images from Skin file

Postby Dave Lee on Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:43 am

awinnefeld wrote:According to this help topic, there is a way to delete unreferenced images in the "General" tab of the skin editor. The thing is, when I open a skin, there is no "General" tab.


That option is only for Tripane skins - the topic conveniently hides the information in the notes at the bottom, rather than say the "outputs supported" section where you'd expect to find it?! MadCap hide any skin-specific information like this in all their topics, so always check the notes.

The issue is more of a problem for Tripane as it also includes all the unreferenced images when it builds in the output. If you use Top Nav / Side Nav, the unreferenced images aren't included in the output, but I guess they do clutter up your skin file.
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