RiverFloe overview

Create a RiverFloe Source document

This video show how to convert an existing Word document to a RiverFloe Source document; or create a RiverFloe Source document from scratch.

Quick summary:

  1. Naming convention:
    Any Word document is a RiverFloe Source document if the document name ends with .Source.docx. You can thus rename an existing document or create a new document using the naming convention, and that is all you need to do.
  2. As an alternative to the above, you can click on Convert to Source command when your document is opened in Word. The document is renamed according to the naming convention, and a TARGET Table and REPLACE Table is inserted as well. If you do not need them, these Tables can be deleted or simply ignored.
  3. Target Folder:
    When you generate a Target, RiverFloe creates a Targets folder for the Target, by default. (You can override this, using the Path field in the TARGET Table.)
  4. Target Name:
    When you generate a Target, RiverFloe creates creates the Target filename by eliding the .Source part of the Source document filename, by default. (You can override this, using the Path field in the TARGET Table.)


Very basic example of RiverFloe single-sourcing

Shows use of TARGET Table, REPLACE Table, and IF Block.

Quick summary:

  1. TARGET Table:
    You can add Tags (in the first row of the table). Then specify document name (or full path) for Targets (in the cell in the Path row that is beneath your Tag).
  2. REPLACE Table:
    Add Tags (in the first row of the table). Specify a variable name (in the first column), and variable value (text or graphics) in the relevant cell for each Tag.
  3. IF Block:
    Use RiverFloe taskpane to check Tags in Tag List and insert IF Block around selected text.
  4. Generate Target:
    Specify desired Target(s) in Tag List and click Generate Target.