Monthly Archives: September 2013

Create Topics in Bulk with a Plug-in

Note (3/13/2014): A change to the API for version 10 requires adjusting the code in this sample if the plug-in is to be used with version 10. The change is explained in Adjusting Flare 9 Plug-ins for Flare 10.

Sometimes you just want to create a bunch of blank topics all at once and put all of those topics in a TOC.

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If you are interested in that sort of thing, you can create a Flare plug-in to add the functionality to MadCap Flare. If you want to play around with the code to create what is shown in the preceding screen shots, here is a sample solution and project: FlarePlugins.zip

 

If you just want to try it, here is a plug-in DLL: BatchTopics.dll and help for MadCap’s Plug-in API. Use the code or the plug-in at your own risk. No warranty is offered. Let me know what you think in the comments.

Edit (9/102013): There is additional information at MadBlog. Also the project and DLL were recently updated to fix a namespace issue.