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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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A New Perspective on Migrating from FrameMaker® to Flare

Jun 2, 10:00-11:00 am (Pacific Time) Online Webinar
Presenter: Maxwell Hoffmann, Product Marketing Consultant | MadCap Software

It’s no secret a significant chunk of MadCap Software customers have made the switch from FrameMaker® to MadCap Flare. These customers had clear objectives, including: “an all-in-one software solution for topic-based authoring, review, translation", "more automated publishing for multiple versions of our manuals to varied outputs", "logical content/project management", and "team authoring and collaboration below the chapter level."

Presented by former Adobe® FrameMaker® Product Manager and industry expert Maxwell Hoffmann, this webinar will cover some of the high-level benefits of developing and managing content in MadCap Flare from a FrameMaker® user’s perspective. Maxwell has over 20 years of FrameMaker® experience and has spent the last 90 days in a deep-dive exploration of Flare (see blog series here). His discoveries, and new insight, may be surprising even to some of the most veteran Flare users.

Ideal for current and former FrameMaker® users, this one hour presentation will highlight Maxwell’s transition into the world of modern content development with MadCap Flare.


Customize All the Things! Creating a Unique Help Experience Using MadCap Flare

Jun 7, 8:00-9:00 am (Pacific Time) Online Webinar
Presenter: Mike Kelley, Principal Information Developer | inContact

Don’t be afraid to experiment and try unusual things. In this webinar, hosted by Mike Kelley of InContact, he discusses the different customizations that inContact has implemented to extend the functionality of their Flare outputs. Explore how inContact uses a TopNav menu that was customized from the ground up, as well as uses modified master pages to prevent awkward content wrapping (or non-wrapping) issues. See what’s possible with a little bit of imagination, know-how, and elbow grease. This webinar was adapted from a presentation originally presented during MadWorld 2016.


Responsive Content in MadCap Flare 12: How to Create Responsive Content in Minutes, Not Hours

Jun 16, 10:00-11:00 am (Pacific Time) Online Webinar
Presenter: Paul Stoecklein, Documentation Manager | MadCap Software, Inc.

Every time someone walks into a glass door because they can’t seem to peel their face away from their iPhone, content developers are reminded how important small screens are in today’s world. Creating a responsive skin is no big deal because Flare does that for you. But responsive content is another thing. How can you make sure your content is structured in a way that looks good on screens of all sizes? Enter Flare’s new Responsive Layout window pane.

In this webinar, Paul Stoecklein will demo this new window pane, showing some concrete examples of how and where it can be used to quickly create responsive content. He also covers media queries and styles, which work together to make these responsive layouts possible. Not only will you see all aspects of the Responsive Layout window pane, but you’ll also see exciting features in Flare 12 that are very useful when creating responsive content grids, including the newly redesigned Stylesheet Editor. This webinar was adapted from a presentation originally presented during MadWorld 2016.


Automatic for the Numbers: Understanding and Using Flare’s Autonumbering Capabilities

Jun 30, 10:00-11:00 am (Pacific Time) Online Webinar
Presenter: Daniel Ferguson, Certified Flare Instructor, Owner | Write Degree Communications

MadCap Flare offers powerful autonumbering capabilities, but sometimes, trying to figure out how to get Flare to autonumber your content correctly can leave you scratching your head. In this webinar, hosted by Daniel Ferguson of Write Degree Communications, he dives into the details of Flare autonumbering. We will walk through several real autonumbering scenarios, ranging from the simple to the complex. By the end of the webinar, you will be able to get Flare to autonumber your tables, images, numbered lists, text callouts, paragraphs, and in more ways than you need. Come discover this hidden Flare gem! This webinar was adapted from a presentation originally presented during MadWorld 2016.


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