RE: Large Flare projects (2,000+ pages)

Subject: RE: Large Flare projects (2,000+ pages)
From: "Janoff, Steven" <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- hologic -dot- com>
To: Andrew Harvie <withanie -at- gmail -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2015 19:59:16 +0000

Wow, there are some huge projects out there!

Appreciate hearing about both of these.

We solved our problem just today, by chance.

Turns out it's a non-problem. We had been searching too high in the folder hierarchy (entire project folder).

When we confined our search to the Content folder under the project folder, we came up with virtually no hits (for the bad stuff).


So I guess Flare is okay with large projects as long as you know what's going on and where everything is. My recollection with the big DITA systems is that they take care of most of that for you. Although, I've seen errors made there too.

Thanks for the inputs and if there are more stories, I'd love to hear them. Amazing to hear some of the scale.


On Wednesday, August 12, 2015 6:44 AM, Andrew Harvie wrote:

My Flare project comes to over 4000 pages if printed. Yes, I do break it up into several manuals if generating as PDF. None of our customers want that as a single document.

But recently, just for the fun of it, I did succeed in generating a single PDF of the whole danged thing. The trick is to boot into Windows safe mode first. Then go for lunch. I learned that trick in the Madcap forums two years ago.

On Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 7:23 AM, Matt Danda <mdanda -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:

> One of my Flare projects results in a 3,000+ page PDF. I've broken it
> down into about 20 or so individual PDFs (across 2 separate Flare
> projects) and then I combine the PDFs manually using Acrobat Pro. I
> tried to make a single, massive TOC once but that failed to generate,
> so now I just generate the smaller documents. It takes several hours
> to produce the final output, given all the steps required to assemble
> the PDFs, but it is a million times better than Word, which took weeks
> (literally) to accomplish the same task. -Matt Danda

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