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HTML to MadCap Flare by Peter Lavin

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Chapter 5. Preprocessing

Having valid XHTML files is the first step towards importing content into Flare. However, there are several tasks you should perform before importing files. Here is a list of the steps I take to preprocess files for import.

  • Clean up the HTML by applying, as needed, the processes described in this chapter.
  • Create a Flare TOC file (extension .fltoc). If you have chunked HTML files, you doubtless have a ToC. Flare uses a different mechanism for navigation, so you won’t need the HTML ToC, but you may be able to convert your HTML ToC into a Flare TOC (see Chapter 6).
  • Create a Flare glossary file (a file with the extension .flglo) and glossary topic files. As with TOCs, HTML glossary files differ from Flare glossaries. However, ...

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