Flare Tip: Tool bar buttons


There are several buttons in the Flare tool bar that I’ve ignored until now. Two I learned about yesterday in the MadCap forums, stuff and another I discovered on my own. (I decided it was time to figure out what all the buttons do.)

Here are the buttons and their descriptions:

  • locatetoc.png  Locate in TOC. This button is available when you have a topic open in the Flare XML editor, physician or when you have a topic selected in the Content Explorer. When you click this button, try Flare will find every instance if this topic in any TOC in the project. A list of TOCs will be shown. Click OK to open the TOCs with the topic highlighted.
  • locatecontexp.png Locate in Content Explorer. This button is available when you have a topic open in the Flare XML editor. When you click this button, Flare will find this topic in the Content Explorer and select it. This will help you find the file in your file structure. This can be helpful if you open a file from a link, and want to see where the file actually exists.
  • send-to.png Send To. This button is available when you have a topic open in the Flare editor. When you click this button, Flare will display a list of external applications that are associated with the file type that is currently open in the Flare editor. (This is the same list you see when you right-click on a topic in the Content Explorer and select the “Open With” option. This is an easy way to open a topic in an external editor if you need to make changes to the underlying XML code.

Enjoy!

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One response to “Flare Tip: Tool bar buttons”

  1. The Flare toolbar buttons really need to have text labels, or at least have the option for text labels. That would be cool.

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