Flare's Factory Project Templates

You can choose from Flare's many factory project templates when creating a new project. See Creating a Project.

Flare's factory templates are organized into the following folders:

  • Online These templates were designed for online output only (although you can always add print-based outputs later).
  • Online & Print These templates were designed to generate both online and print-based outputs from the same content.
  • Print These templates were designed for print-based output only (although you can always add online outputs later).
  • Tutorials This folder contains a template that is intended to be used with the Getting Started Tutorial, which guides you in the creation and development of a project.

Online Templates

Template

Characteristics

Knowledge Base

  • Contains starter topics and other files designed for an online knowledge base in HTML5 format. If you intend to use Flare to generate an online knowledge base, this project demonstrates one approach you may consider.
  • Includes responsive output, which means the content display changes automatically depending on the width of the screen.

Side Navigation

  • Contains starter topics and other files intended for online HTML5 output that looks like a modern website with navigation on the side (left or right).
  • Offers a frameless, modern alternative to the more traditional tripane format.
  • Includes responsive output, which means the content display changes automatically depending on the width of the screen.

Top Navigation

  • Contains starter topics and other files intended for online HTML5 output that looks like a modern website with navigation on the top.
  • Offers a frameless, modern alternative to the more traditional tripane format.
  • Includes responsive output, which means the content display changes automatically depending on the width of the screen.

Tripane

  • Contains starter topics and other files intended for online HTML5 output in a traditional tripane format (navigation pane, toolbar pane, content pane).
  • Includes responsive output, which means the content display changes automatically depending on the width of the screen.

Online and Print Templates

Template

Characteristics

Side Navigation and PDF

  • Contains starter topics and other files intended for both online and print-based output.
  • The online HTML5 output looks like a modern website with navigation on the side (left or right). Offers a frameless, modern alternative to the more traditional tripane format. Includes responsive output, which means the content display changes automatically depending on the width of the screen.
  • The PDF output is a user guide that includes auto-generation of a TOC, glossary, and index.

Top Navigation and PDF

  • Contains starter topics and other files intended for both online and print-based output.
  • The online HTML5 output looks like a modern website with navigation on the top. Offers a frameless, modern alternative to the more traditional tripane format. Includes responsive output, which means the content display changes automatically depending on the width of the screen.
  • The PDF output is a user guide that includes auto-generation of a TOC, glossary, and index.

Tripane and PDF

  • Contains starter topics and other files intended for both online and print-based output.
  • The online HTML5 output uses a traditional tripane format (navigation pane, toolbar pane, content pane). Includes responsive output, which means the content display changes automatically depending on the width of the screen.
  • The PDF output is a user guide that includes auto-generation of a TOC, glossary, and index.

Print Templates

Template

Characteristics

Brochure

  • Contains two topics and two page layouts designed to create a brochure with three panes.

Policies and Procedures

  • Contains starter topics and other files designed to produce a policies and procedures manual in PDF format.
  • Includes content and variables that you can re-use.
  • Includes auto-generation of a TOC and index.

Product Foldout

  • Contains two topics and two page layouts designed to create a four-pane PDF product foldout.
  • Ideal for brief product instructions.

User Guide

  • Contains starter topics and other files designed to produce a user guide in PDF format.
  • Includes auto-generation of a TOC, glossary, and index.

Tutorial Template

Template

Characteristics

San Diego

  • Designed to be used alongside self-paced Getting Started tutorial (see Getting Started Tutorial).
  • Tutorial gives you hands-on experience in Flare, guiding you in the basic steps for creating, developing, and building output.
  • End result is a PDF guide and online HTML5 output with top navigation like a modern website, instead of the more traditional tripane format.

Downloading Additional Project Templates

If you want to use one of the many other templates available from the MadCap Software website (including older ones that once were available in this wizard), you can click a new link to browse the templates and download them.

After downloading a project template, you can unzip it and save it to a location on your computer. Then, next to New from existing, click and select that project’s main .flprj file.