Automation Excel MadCap Flare Technical communication

Generate 10,000 Flare topic files in 7 minutes

Tired of setting up Flare topic files manually? Got enough work to last until Christmas next year? Keep reading and learn how you can use Excel to create 10,000 topic files in less than 7 minutes. Click here to download an example spreadsheet. Set up or import your data to Excel (e.g. a list of topics). Set […]

Automation Excel MadCap Flare Technical communication

Convert CSV-data to XML-files

Here’s a tool I developed that transforms CSV-data into XML-data based on a template. You can use it to, for example: Create MadCap Flare snippet files Create topic files Create MadCap Flare target files Create MadCap Flare condition sets Create MadCap Flare variable sets You can use it to convert any type of CSV-data into text […]

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Generate a MadCap Flare TOC from Excel using VBA

When you are crafting a content specification table of contents, you might want to first  “brainstorm” a TOC using Excel, and then simply export the structure to Flare once you’re done. You can write a short VBA function that does the trick. The animated GIF shows how it works and here’s a spreadsheet for you to […]

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Keeping track of your Flare topics in Excel using pivot charts

If you are using file tags to keep track of your topics in Flare (e.g. 01 Created, … , 06 Published), and if you need a way to get a quick visual overview of all your files, keep reading. Keeping track of file statuses In the Flare File List, search for *.htm to display all your […]