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2016 has been an exciting year for MadCap Software! In the past year, we’ve seen product launches such as MadCap Central, new releases and updates to MadCap Flare, and the annual MadWorld Conference. And not to mention, our MadBlog has been filled with insights from our customers, consultants and MadCap employees. They have a lot of expertise to share, and the MadBlog is a great way to feature their experiences and best practices. While we’ve had a number of great posts, we’ve narrowed it down to a list of 10 of the most viewed blog posts from the past year. Take a look!

1. Introducing MadCap Flare 12: New Features, Enhancements and More

Jennifer Morse, Product Evangelist, delves into the new features of MadCap Flare 12, with enhancements designed to help customers modernize their documentation workflow.

2. Modern Content Development, Introduction: Moving Away from a Document-centric Workflow

Maxwell Hoffmann, an industry veteran with more than 20 years in technical writing, details his journey towards topic-based authoring. This was the intro to a five-part series on modern content development.

3. 5 Questions Every Technical Writer Faces with API Documentation

Ed Marshall, Technical Writer, details the 5 common questions that technical writers come across when writing API documentation.

4. Professional Print Brochures in MadCap Flare…Single-Sourced…with Online Output…and a Cherry On Top, Part 1

Ever wanted to create a professional-looking brochure or product foldout as part of your documentation set? Paul Stoecklein, Documentation Manager, gives a tutorial on how this can be done with MadCap Flare.

5. 12 Powerful Features in Flare 12 (You May Not Know About)

Newcomers and veterans alike are always discovering something new with MadCap Flare! Jennifer Morse gives her favorite features of Flare 12.

6. Five Ways to Improve Your MadCap Flare Project: Part 3—Using Thumbnail Images in Your Documentation

Paul Stoecklein gives a quick guide on how to use thumbnail images in your documentation. Use them to enhance your online outputs!

7. 5 Reasons to Translate Your Flare Project Instead of the Output Files

Should you translate your MadCap Flare project, or can you translate your output files instead? Carl Christensen, Software Engineer, gives his thoughts.

8. A Look at Publishing Multilingual Content in MadCap Flare 12

One of the great new features of MadCap Flare 12 is the multilingual output feature, giving user the option to publish multiple languages from a single target. Mike McDermott, Translation Manager, gives an overview of the new feature.

9. How to Overcome Your Fear of CSS with MadCap Flare

No need for an extensive technical background to write and manage content within Flare. Justin Bondoc, Product Specialist, lets you know why you shouldn’t let your fear of CSS hold you back from creating great documentation.

10. Best Practices From the Trenches: Importing FrameMaker® Files into MadCap Flare

Jason Vezza, Technical Writer, gives his best practices for importing FrameMaker documentation into Flare.

Want to share your experiences with MadCap Flare? Or maybe you have some technical writing and authoring best practices to share with the Flare community? Feel free to shoot me an email at rkim@madcapsoftware.com!

About The Author

Rachel Kim

About Rachel Kim

As Marketing Manager, Rachel oversees various aspects of MadCap Software’s marketing strategy, including content marketing, online advertising, social media, and events management. She has nearly 5 years of digital marketing experience, encompassing content, marketing automation and analytics.

Last Modified: December 7, 2016

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