Technical Writing and Content Management: Latest Tips and Product Information

MadCap Flare Tip: How to Align Content with Your List Items
Justin Bondoc

Posted by Justin Bondoc

August 23, 20161 Comments

When creating technical documentation, a common practice is to place content at the same level as your list item. However, users without a technical background may come across the issue of aligning content with list items. A great workaround for this issue in MadCap Flare is to add a paragraph item within the lists. With this method, you can have greater control over the …

A Look at Publishing Multilingual Content in MadCap Flare 12
Mike McDermott

Posted by Mike McDermott

August 2, 20161 Comments

The ability to add language as a characteristic of a target, almost like setting a new font, is about as futuristic as Star Trek’s “Universal Translator”. Of course, MadCap Flare doesn’t translate your content on the fly -- that would be some very futuristic 23rd century technology. Luckily, there’s a way to publish a particular document “on demand” in the …

How to Overcome Your Fear of CSS with MadCap Flare
Justin Bondoc

Posted by Justin Bondoc

July 28, 2016

When it comes to technology, there are a lot of acronyms that can seem scary and intimidating. One term frequently thrown around in the tech world is CSS, which stands for Cascading Style Sheets. CSS gives technical writers and developers the ability to control the look and feel of content, but understanding how it interacts with your content can be overwhelming. Luckily, …

A Speaker’s Perspective on MadWorld 2017
Rachel Kim

Posted by Rachel Kim

July 21, 2016

To all prospective conference speakers and presenters - the MadWorld 2017 Call for Papers is open and accepting your submissions! MadWorld is the premier technical communication and content strategy conference for technical writers, documentation managers and content strategists. Next year, MadWorld returns April 2-5 to the Hard Rock Hotel conveniently located in downtown …

Professional Print Brochures in MadCap Flare…Single-Sourced…with Online Output…and a Cherry On Top, Part 2
Paul Stoecklein

Posted by Paul Stoecklein

July 19, 2016

Want to create a professional-looking, polished brochure or print foldout as a part of your documentation set? In my previous post, I set the stage on getting started in MadCap Flare, with the essential questions to ask before getting started on the project. With that out of the way, here's an in-depth tutorial on how to create a brochure in Flare: Create the Topics With my …