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: John Posada <jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com>, Andrew Harvie <withanie -at- gmail -dot- com>, Tech Writers <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2015 23:52:10 +0000

> Is it that difficult and requires such kid gloves? ...

No and no.

The 2,000+-pagers come out in a minute or two, as a single PDF. No problem.

15 minutes is a long time, even for 4,000 pages.

Flare has improved its PDF tools, but Frame has always been PDF-centric.

Speed of the build seems to have more to do with resources than the app. E.g., local desktop vs. network server, processing speed, how full the drive is. Splitting and merging PDFs seems like a difficult workflow but if it buys speed, it's a good idea.


On Thursday, August 13, 2015 9:07 AM, John Posada wrote:

Is it that difficult and requires such kid gloves? I have 8 books over 2000 pages each, with 2 of them over 4000 in FM and FM doesnt bat an eye on PDF output and takes less than 15 minutes from TOC to print que. I was considering running a beta project in Flare but this conversation has made me rethink it.

On Aug 12, 2015 10:49 AM, "Andrew Harvie" <withanie -at- gmail -dot- com> 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

Learn more about Adobe Technical Communication Suite (2015 Release) |


You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- web -dot- techwr-l -dot- com -dot-

To unsubscribe send a blank email to
techwr-l-leave -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com

Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit for more resources and info.

Looking for articles on Technical Communications? Head over to our online magazine at

Looking for the archived Techwr-l email discussions? Search our public email archives @


Re: Large Flare projects (2,000+ pages): From: Matt Danda
Re: Large Flare projects (2,000+ pages): From: Andrew Harvie
Re: Large Flare projects (2,000+ pages): From: John Posada

Previous by Author: RE: Large Flare projects (2,000+ pages)
Next by Author: RE: One space (or two) after a paragraph?
Previous by Thread: Re: Large Flare projects (2,000+ pages)
Next by Thread: Re: Large Flare projects (2,000+ pages)

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads