Mind Touch Extraction ToolWe have recently received several requests from those looking to move and extract content from a Wiki-based output (particularly MindTouch Wiki and MindTouch TCS) back into Flare. One of our former support employees created a script that has provided these customers with varying degrees of success, in enabling the extraction of their content.

As this script was not written under the control of and tested by MadCap development, it is NOT supported by MadCap Software. However, the script was written in Python, is pretty straight forward and can be edited fairly easily by someone familiar with Python script.

http://ts.madcapsoftware.com/downloads/ … n-Tool.zip

Once the files are extracted locally, import them into a Flare project or use them for other purposes.

Standard disclaimer: This script is provided “as is”, and use it at your own risk. MadCap Software makes no warranties as to performance or any other warranties whether expressed or implied.  Under no circumstances shall MadCap Software be liable for direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages resulting from the use, misuse, or inability to use this script.

About The Author

Jose Sermeno

About Jose Sermeno

With over 10 years of experience in the software industry, Mr. Sermeno brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the product evangelist team, helping introduce new users to everything MadCap Software. In his spare time, Jose is the Project Director for San Diego City Robotics, the San Diego community college systems robotics program, and enjoys working in software design and open source hardware development. Prior to joining MadCap in late 2010, Jose ran a Drupal development shop, and was an application manager for Temple University Health System.

Last Modified: July 3, 2012

This entry was posted in MadCap Flare, Tech Comm, Tips & Tricks. Bookmark the permalink.


  • Nibu Thomas May 21, 2014 at 12:58 AM

    We are currently evaluating several authoring and publishing tools. How does Flare stand up to Mindtouch? Do you have a feature to feature comparison that could help us in our analysis? I’ve watched your flare vs robohelp and flare vs frame videos and the charts. Love it! Do you have something like that for Mindtouch?

  • olin September 12, 2016 at 11:45 AM

    My current employer is considering using MindTouch as well. I would be interesting in seeing a feature to feature comparison as well.

Have Something to Say?

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *