A topic is the basic unit of content in a Flare project – as self-contained as possible a discussion about a single subject. Learn more about what a topic is, how long a topic can and should be, the format of a topic file, and how you can create new topics from scratch or by importing Word, Framemaker, HTML, and other types of files.
- [Voiceover] In this video, you'll learn what…a topic is, and what your options are for creating…new topics.…So first, what is a topic?…A topic is a largely self-contained chunk of content…about one subject that tries to answer a question,…such as, what is this thing that we're talking about?…How do I do some task?…What are my options for some task?…How long can a topic be?…It's hard to say.…It depends really on the material and the circumstances.…
They can be as short as a few words.…To my own personal record which I hope…nobody will ever beat, equivalent to…thirty-nine pages of eight and a half by eleven text.…However, topics usually seem to equal about…half of an eight and a half by eleven page.…So, here's a topic.…And if a topic gets too long,…you can always break it up into shorter subtopics.…So here's heading number one.…Here's heading number two.…
Here's heading number three.…And you look at this and you decide…this is getting way too long, or it's getting…longer than I want.…What you can do is break this up into individual topics.…
- Creating content using topics
- Adding and managing topics
- Importing files
- Inserting graphics
- Creating a table of contents, glossary, and cross-references
- Adding hyperlinks
- Formatting documents with stylesheets
- Creating master pages
- Single sourcing content
- Using variables and snippets
- Generating output
Skill Level Beginner
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Word 2013: Creating Long Documentswith Maria Langer3h 19m Intermediate
1. Basic Concepts
2. Creating Content Using Topics
4. Add Formatting
5. Single Sourcing
6. Understanding Outputs vs. Targets
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