Auto-numbering in MadCap Flare: Part 1 – How to Create Legal-Style Numbering
Dee Vincent-Day

Posted by Dee Vincent-Day

March 15, 2018

For most numbering purposes, you may find that an ordered list perfectly meets your needs. However, for certain documentation, you need something a bit more complex that allows you more control over indents and the actual method of numbering. MadCap Flare offers the ability to define your own numbering schemes and to lay them out exactly as you want. This post discusses the …

A Guide to the Build Automation Features in MadCap Flare
Justin Bondoc

Posted by Justin Bondoc

February 22, 20181 Comments

In MadCap Flare, publishing builds is a relatively simple process - your content is added and formatted in the project, the target is developed, and you’re ready to build and publish the final output. But say you’re creating an HTML5-based output that you have to build every day at a certain time. Or you’re a part of a team that uses agile development and requires …

Why We Jumped From DITA and Doxygen to MadCap Flare
Vrej Hezaran

Posted by Vrej Hezaran

February 8, 20182 Comments

In my previous post, I mentioned that when I started at CM Labs, I recognized that we needed to switch from Oxygen XML Editor with Doxygen generation to MadCap Flare for our online help outputs. In that blog post, I outlined the steps we'd taken to update the documentation process, both in the tools we use and in the review process. This post will explain some of the reasons …

How to Inherit an Outdated MadCap Flare Project in Nine Steps
Michal Skowron

Posted by Michal Skowron

January 25, 2018

You inherited a MadCap Flare project that looks like a complete mess. Someone imported a Word document into Flare ages ago, fixed some stuff here and there to make the output decent enough, and then left the company. The project faded into oblivion. Now, the time has come to bring it back to life and publish new deliverables. This article doesn’t aim to be an exhaustive …

Four Advanced Tips to Make the Most of Snippets in MadCap Flare
Justin Bondoc

Posted by Justin Bondoc

January 11, 20183 Comments

Do you find yourself in the situation where you keep re-adding chunks of text, tables, images, and videos in your projects? Tired of writing the same steps over and over again? Snippets are a great way to reuse content throughout your documentation. Instead of typing the same information where you want to use it, you simply need to create content once and insert them in the …