Viewing Topics Not Linked

You can view a list of all topics that are not linked from anywhere else in the project. Let's say you were to create a text hyperlink to this topic from another topic, or perhaps link to the topic from a table of contents. In that case, the topic would no longer be displayed in the Topics Not Linked window pane. You can double-click a row to open the topic in question. You can also add condition tags to the topic.

How to View Topics Not Linked

  1. Select Analysis > More Reports > Unused Items.

    The Unused Items window pane opens, which lets you view various unused elements in the project (such as bookmarks, condition tags, content files, CSH IDs, images, variables, styles, file tags, and topics not linked).

  2. Click the drop-down field at the top of the window pane and select Topics Not Linked. The unlinked topics in the project are listed.
  3. To see more of the information in the window pane, drag the divider bar to make the pane wider:

    • Condition Tag Displays the name of the condition tag not being used.
    • File Displays the name of the topic or file that is not linked.
    • Title Displays the properties title of the file (if any).
    • Folder  Displays the folder where the file is found.
  4. If a certain number of items have been found, page navigation buttons in the local toolbar may be enabled. You can use these buttons to go to additional pages to display more items.
  5. If you want to remove any unlinked topics from Flare, as well as from the project being analyzed, select the topic in the list and click in the local toolbar.
  6. (Optional) You can add condition tags to the topics not linked.To add condition tags, do the following.
    1. Select Topics Not Linked from the drop-down menu in the Unused Items window pane.
    2. Do one of the following.
      • Right-click the unlinked topic and from the context menu, select Properties.
      • Right-click the unlinked topic and press  CTRL+SHIFT+P on the keyboard.

        The Properties dialog opens.

    3. In the Properties dialog, click the Conditional Text tab.
    4. Select condition tags, then click OK.
  7. You can open any topic in the list to view or modify it in the XML Editor.

Note You can also include this information in reports that you create. See Reports.