MadCap Flare 2017: The Definitive Guide
The 2017 edition of this STC award-winning book explains how to organize, build, and publish online help, policies and procedures, knowledge bases, user guides and more using the industry benchmark for single source publishing: MadCap Flare. Flare expert Scott DeLoach shares detailed information about how to import content from RoboHelp®, Word, FrameMaker®, HTML, and DITA documents and how to use all of Flare’s features. Each section also includes sample questions to help you prepare for the Flare certification test.
HTML to MadCap Flare: A guide to automating content migration and maintenance
One of the biggest challenges in moving to a new content development environment is migrating existing content to new tools. Moving content, especially unstructured content, can be expensive and time-consuming. HTML to MadCap Flare shows you how to import content, including dynamic content, into MadCap Flare effectively and efficiently.
This book combines clear explanations with detailed examples and complete scripts. It helps writers understand how Flare works and gives tools developers and maintainers what they need to automate the migration and maintenance of content.
MadCap Flare for Programmers: A guide to getting the most from Flare
MadCap Flare for Programmers: A guide to getting the most from Flare shows how MadCap Flare manages and parses content and how you can interact with Flare outside the user interface. It introduces the structure of Flare content files and Flare output files, such as HTML5 help, and shows how you can manipulate those files.
Five Steps to MadCap Flare, includes V11 Supplement
CSS To The Point
HTML5 To The Point
Advanced Features in MadCap Flare 10
(Written entirely using MadCap Flare 10)
by Neil Perlin
This book addresses forty-one of these often unfamiliar or advanced options. The book is based on questions that accumulated during nine years of consulting and training as a MadCap-certified Flare trainer and consultant (and almost twenty more working with help and web authoring tools and coding before Flare).
The book covers:
- Responsive design (new in this edition)
- Slideshows (new in this edition)
- Conditional build tags (new in this edition)
- Creating unnumbered “continuation” paragraph styles for use in bulleted lists (new in this edition)
- Auto-generated table of contents and index proxies for print output (new in this edition)
- Going “mobile” and what that means
- The DOCTYPE specification and its relationship to strict vs. quirks modes in browsers
- Strategic impact of HTML5
- Float feature for image positioning
- Master pages vs. page layouts
- That mysterious “unbind” feature
- The effect of the source styles options when importing Word documents
- And more…
Each discussion stands alone, so you can just scan the book to see what looks useful. Neil Perlin, president of Hyper/Word Services, is an internationally recognized consultant in online and mobile information design and development. He provides training, consulting, and development services for companies ranging from Fortune 100 to startups, and is a certified consultant and instructor for MadCap Flare, MadCap Mimic, and Viziapps. He is the author of Essentials of MadCap Mimic 6, two earlier versions of this book for Flare 8 and 9, and Creating Mobile Apps Without Coding. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org, www.hyperword.com.
Advanced and Unfamiliar Features in MadCap Flare 9: What Does That Do?
By Neil Perlin
Note: This book was authored using MadCap Flare.
Advanced and Unfamiliar Features in MadCap Flare 8
Writing Plain Instructions How to write user manuals, online help, and other forms of user assistance that every user understands
Planning and Structuring User Assistance How to organize user manuals, online help systems, and other forms of user assistance in a user-friendly, easily accessible way
Designing Templates and Formatting Documents How to make user manuals and online help systems visually appealing and easy to read, and how to make templates efficient to use
Technical Documentation Basics: How to Write That F***ing Manual The essentials of technical writing in a nutshell
Creating User-Friendly Online Help
HTML, XHTML, and CSS, Sixth Edition (Visual Quickstart Guide)
Technical Writing 101: A Real-World Guide to Planning and Writing Technical Documentation
Cascading Style Sheets: Designing for the Web (3rd Edition)
CSS: The Definitive Guide, Second Edition
DHTML and CSS for the World Wide Web, Third Edition (Visual Quickstart Guide)
Essentials of MadCap Mimic 6
The Chicago Manual of Style 16th Edition
The Microsoft Manual of Style 4th Edition
Oxford Guide to Plain English
Developing Quality Technical Information (DQTI) 3rd edition (IBM)
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