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Expand Your Mind – Why You Should Join (Or Start!) a MadCap Flare User Group
Nita Beck

Posted by Nita Beck

May 19, 2016

At the first MadWorld in 2013, I lamented to someone who works for MadCap (a rather well-known someone, someone who helped forming the company, but I won’t name names) that although I’d been using Flare for years, I just couldn’t keep up with everything there was to master. He smiled and said, “Nita, even I no longer know everything about Flare! There isn’t one …

Why MadCap Analyzer May Soon Be Your New Best Friend
Jennifer Morse

Posted by Jennifer Morse

May 13, 2016

I like to think of MadCap Analyzer as an extra member of your QA team; helpful, always available, and ready to fix any flaws in your project. MadCap Analyzer is a tool that’s tightly integrated with MadCap Flare; it not only displays important information about your Flare projects, but lets you take quick action when necessary. Why is Analyzer set to be your new go-to …

Modern Content Development, Part Four: Shrinking Attention Spans, Screens and Structure
Maxwell Hoffmann

Posted by Maxwell Hoffmann

May 6, 2016

We are all aware, from direct experience, that publishing target screens are shrinking. Along with it, all of us have experienced shrinking attention spans due to a daily waterfall of information and distractions. Ironically, one industry trend has been to promote DITA as a solution, although it often adds yet another layer of distraction: multi-layered structure that often …

My First MadWorld: You Should Have Been There
Maxwell Hoffmann

Posted by Maxwell Hoffmann

April 28, 2016

Having attended or presented at over 100 conferences, I was stunned at how unique, nourishing and useful MadWorld proved to be. Attendance has grown to nearly 300 at MadCap’s fourth annual conference, held April 10-13, 2016. It was a unique experience participating in a conference that focused on one product family (MadCap Software), yet was all about learning, not …

12 Powerful Features in Flare 12 (You May Not Know About)
Jennifer Morse

Posted by Jennifer Morse

April 26, 2016

MadCap Flare 12 comes packed with a bunch of new features, all designed to help you with your authoring projects. But with all of the new changes and enhancements added, it can feel like you’re discovering something new every time you open Flare! Want to learn about some of Flare 12’s new features? Here’s just a few of my favorite features that can help you take your …