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Take advantage of free live webinars presentations conducted by industry experts in the field of technical communication and content development, certified Flare instructors and consultants, and MadCap Software product evangelists.

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An Overview of MadCap Flare: Topic-Based Authoring and Single-Source Publishing

Aug 25, 10:00-11:00 am (Pacific Time) Online Webinar
Presenter: Jennifer Morse, Product Evangelist | MadCap Software, Inc.

Are you new to MadCap Flare or interested in learning more about topic-based authoring, single-sourcing and other powerful features designed to speed content delivery for technical writers and documentation teams? Join Jennifer Morse, Product Evangelist, in this one hour presentation as we take a high-level look at the features and benefits of authoring in a topic-based environment like MadCap Flare. We’ll explore the advantages of topic-based authoring over traditional authoring, showcase some of the rich single-sourcing capabilities of Flare, and finally we’ll show you how users are streamlining their content creation with modern, responsive HTML5 web-based Help and support sites, print-based guides, eBooks and more, all out-of-the-box.

Padding, Borders and Margins, Oh My! What You Need to Know About the Box Model to Design Effective Page Layouts in MadCap Flare

Sep 13, 10:00-11:00 am (Pacific Time) Online Webinar
Presenter: Robert Plano, Owner | RJP Consulting, LLC

The position of every element on a Flare document page, and its position relative to other elements on the page, are controlled in large part by three basic parameters: padding (the space immediately around the element), borders (the bounding lines around the element) and margins (the space separating two elements). These parameters are directly descended from traditional typography and their implementation in the digital world can take a bit of effort to fully appreciate and utilize in Flare projects. Once they are understood, they become valuable tools in designing an effective page layout.

This webinar will cover the origin and meanings of the box model components and demonstrate how they are implemented in Flare, both through the Stylesheet Editor and directly editing the text CSS file. Robert will provide viewers with a solid base of knowledge on how to properly and effectively use the padding, border and margin parameters to design a quality page layout.

Your Secret Weapon: The Documentation Bible

Sep 21, 10:00-11:00 am (Pacific Time) Online Webinar
Presenter: Kate Schneider, Senior Technical Writer | MadCap Software, Inc.

Whether you work with a team of writers or on your own, it’s a good idea to keep track of your documentation procedures and style guides. Keeping everything in a centralized repository lets you organize internal processes and rules, and introduce new writers to the team.

Enter the Documentation Bible: a one-stop shop for procedures and style guides. Because it is written using your current authoring tool, it acts as a sandbox for new writers to learn procedures while editing topics. However, it isn’t just for training writers; it is a useful reference for the entire team.

In this webinar, MadCap Software Senior Technical Writer Kate Schneider will show you how to create and maintain a Documentation Bible, and use it as a training tool. This webinar was adapted from a presentation originally presented during MadWorld 2016.

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