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Properties Dialog (Documents)

This dialog displays basic properties (name, location, size, date created, date last modified) of the document. It also lets you set various other properties for the document.

Following are the primary tasks performed in this dialog.

  • Disable Empty Page (Auto-end on Left Page) In a Flare project an author can use empty pages to ensure that chapters always start on a right (odd) page. If an author does not want to have an empty page before certain chapters, that feature can be disabled. If this affects the document that you are contributing to an author, select the Page Properties tab, click the arrow in the Auto-end on 'left' page field, and select Disabled.
  • First Page Type On the Page Properties tab you can assign one of the following types to determine how that your contribution document behaves in an author's output: Normal, Title, First, Empty, Left, Right.

    • Title Select this type if you want the settings to be applied to the first page in your output, which typically displays the manual title. If you include an Empty page type in your page layout, the title page in the output will be followed by the empty page. It is not mandatory that you use this page type for a title. Instead, you can use one of the other types, such as Normal.
    • First Select this type for the first page of a new chapter. This page type can be used in a situation where you are creating a simple configuration and you are not concerned with left and right pages (e.g., a document for electronic distribution only). In most cases, a First page type would be followed by Normal pages.
    • First Left Select this page type if you want chapters to begin on left-sided pages, and you need a different look for those pages than would be used for a regular left page.
    • First Right Select this page type if you want chapters to begin on right-sided pages, and you need a different look for those pages than would be used for a regular right page.
    • Left Select this type if you want the settings to be applied to a page in the output when it appears on a left (or even) page (e.g., page 42).
    • Right Select this type if you want the settings to be applied to a page in the output when it appears on a right (or odd) page (e.g., page 43).
    • Normal Select this type if you do not want a Left/Right type of page flow, but instead just want the same layout on every page, perhaps like a screenplay.
    • Empty Select this type if you want the settings to be applied to an empty page in the output. You might use this page type after Title pages. Otherwise, you probably want to use the Empty Left and Empty Right page types instead.  
    • Empty Left Select this type if you also have a First Right page type and need empty pages to be injected before them when necessary (i.e., to force a new chapter to begin on the right side).
    • Empty Right Select this type if you also have a First Left page type and need empty pages to be injected before them when necessary (i.e., to force a new chapter to begin on the left side).

  • Language On the Language tab you can select a language to be used for the document.
  • Page Layout On the Page Properties tab you can see the page layout currently associated with the document.
  • Stylesheet On the Page Properties tab you can see the stylesheet currently associated with the document.
  • Title On the Page Properties tab, you can change the name of the topic title.