Following are the most important things to know about producing output from Flare.
One of the first tasks in developing output for your project is to determine which type of output is most appropriate for your needs. You might even need to produce multiple outputs and require more than one output type. There are several types of online output and print-based output that you can produce in Flare. HTML5 is the recommended online output type, and for print-based output, PDF and Word are preferred. Each output type has its own set of advantages. See Determining the Output Type.
It is easy to confuse output types with targets, but they are two different (although related) concepts. A target is one instance of an output type. It is the engine that takes all of your files and settings, and brings them together to produce the end result. When you build your final output, you are essentially building one or more of the targets in your project. See About Targets.
A condition is something that you can apply to different areas of your content so that some sections show up in some of your outputs but not in others. It is just one of the many single-sourcing features that you can use in Flare. See About Conditions.
After you have created a project, added and formatted content, and developed a target, you are ready to build and publish the final output. Of course, you can build the output at any point during the development process, but if you make additional changes to content, targets, or the look and feel, you will need to build the output again to make sure the changes are included in the files that you deliver to your end users.
How you distribute the final output to your users depends on what you are trying to accomplish. You might want to distribute your output in a variety of ways. This includes the use of destination files to automate the transfer of output files.
You can export an entire Flare project, or parts of one, to another location. One reason you might want to use this feature is to quickly and easily archive projects, especially if you have an extremely large Flare project and need to archive only parts of it. Another use for this feature is translation. If you only need a portion of a master project to be translated, you don't want to send the translator all of the files, but rather a smaller version of the project containing only the files requiring translation. See Exporting Projects.
In Flare you can merge separate projects in many ways so that their outputs are combined into one. See Merging Projects.
You can create print-based output in Flare by generating a target based on one of the following formats: Adobe FrameMaker, Adobe PDF, Microsoft Word, Microsoft XPS, XHTML Book. Producing these types of output involves some of the same tasks for creating online output, but also some steps that are unique to print formats. See Creating Print-based Output.