There are certain features in Flare that are not supported when you generate targets from MadCap Central. These include the following:
When importing files, the option to automatically synchronize the Flare project with the source file(s) (i.e., Easy Sync) is not supported when you build from MadCap Central.
If you are working in a dual-bound scenario
In the Options dialog, Flare has a feature that lets you choose a custom folder to hold the log file after generating output
If you are using custom fonts in your Flare project, they are not supported when you build output from MadCap Central.
Flare targets let you choose a custom location for your output folder
Because target generation occurs on a server with MadCap Central, date/time variables are not supported.
You can tell Flare to ignore certain warnings so that they do not display as such in the Builds window pane when generating output. This can be done globally for all targets in all projects. You can also override those global settings for a specific target in a project. However, if you generate output from Central, global settings to ignore warnings are not supported; instead, you must ignore warnings in the target.
Merging Flare projects requires a connection between your Flare project and another project. Therefore, it is not supported when building from MadCap Central.
When building from MadCap Central, external links to Mimic movies/projects will not work
This feature requires a connection between your Flare project and one or more other Flare or Lingo projects. Therefore, it is not supported when building from MadCap Central.
If you create pre- or post-build events in your Flare target, they will not function when building from MadCap Central.
Flare lets you create destination files for the purpose of publishing to external servers
The following types of output can be generated from MadCap Central, but they cannot be viewed (output files are downloaded to your computer):
- DotNet Help
- Eclipse Help
Note: Due to issues with Microsoft HTML Help, the CHM file that is downloaded will initially be blocked. To unblock the CHM file, remove it from the ZIP file. Then right-click the CHM file and select Properties. On the General tab in the dialog, select Unblock.
- Server-based Outputs:
Note: If you want to produce server-based output from MadCap Central, you will need to download the output from Central after it finishes building. You can then publish the output to your server.
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft XPS
- XHTML Book