We’re excited to announce the release of MadCap Central July 2019, which includes the following new features and functionalities:

Translation Quotes

A new “Translation” page has been added to the left-hand navigation bar in Central. Central Authors can now quickly and easily obtain a free quote from MadTranslations for translating Flare projects and/or other files.

where to access translation button from MadCap Central home

Within Central, authors can select their project(s) to be included in the quote and filter content to be sent by target.  In addition, authors will be presented with other options such as, the project source language, target language, when the translations are due, additional files that need to be translated, etc.  After clicking submit, authors will receive an email confirming that MadTranslations has received the quote request with a copy of your project(s). MadTranslations will contact you with a quote or an email requesting more information within two business days.

As a leading provider of technical translation and localization services, companies around the globe rely on MadTranslations for localized content that is functionally, linguistically, and culturally flawless.  In addition to being ISO certified, the MadTranslation team consists of vetted experts in the field of technical communication with an unmatched understanding of our authoring and publishing solutions, MadCap Lingo, and other CAT tools.

A benefit to this feature is that it is really easy to use, and the quote is free. 

Security Options

Authors with the Server Management permission now have new options for control over security aspects of the MadCap Central license. This includes setting maximum login attempts, automatic logout settings when the system is idle, and password change requirements.

To access these settings, click your name which is located on the top menu of Central, then click Settings.  In the dialog that appears, click the License tab. On the left, click Security:

were to adjust your security options from top menu

From here, select any of the checkboxes that you would like to enable for all of the users on the license. 

Login Attempts Allowed

If a user exceeds the maximum number of login attempts, that person will be locked out for five minutes. After that, the user can try again, or click Forgot password.

Logout After Idle

If there is a lack of activity on Central, a user will see a warning message when one minute is left. After the time expires, the user will be logged out.

Require Password Change

Starting two days before the expiration, users will see a reminder that their password will expire, prompting them to set a new password. Users can skip this prompt and continue with the old password until the final day, at which time they must set a new password.

Bulk Invite Subject Matter Experts

Previously, bulk invitations for users were limited to authors, but now you can use this feature for subject matter experts (SMEs) as well.

how to bulk invite subject matter experts

Bulk Invitation Template

To use the bulk invitation process, you first need to create or have access to a comma-separated value (CSV) file containing the information for the users you want to add. The CSV file should have three columns, with the following in the top cells of each column:

  • Email
  • FirstName
  • LastName

With this release, we provided a template that you can download and use, with the necessary column headings already provided:

how to utilize the bulk invitation template

You will see a link to download the template right below the Bulk Invite button:

where to download the bulk invitation template

Register for Our Free Upcoming Webinar

Want to get an overview of MadCap Central along with a look at these new features? Join me August 15th at 10 am Pacific Time for a free webinar.

We will be recording the session, so if you cannot make it live, register anyway! We will send you a link to the recording.

Get Started on a Free 30-Day Trial

As always, our free trials are fully functional, allowing you to deploy and test the product without any limitations. Plus, we can walk you through the features with a live product demonstration.

Sign Up for a Free Trial, click here.

We hope you enjoy the newest release of MadCap Central! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out at jmorse@madcapsoftware.com.