MadCap Flare Best Practices: Starting a New Project from Scratch
Neil Perlin

Posted by Neil Perlin

October 12, 20178 Comments

MadCap Flare is a very powerful tool. It has so many features and options it can be a challenge determining the best place to start, particularly on a project level. New Flare users often jump right in and begin importing or authoring content. But without proper planning, a small issue in your project now could turn into a much bigger problem later on that ripples down to …

How to Enhance Your Top Navigation Menus with Separators in MadCap Flare
Brigitte Gagne

Posted by Brigitte Gagne

September 28, 20175 Comments

Recently, while working on a new project, I realized my MadCap Flare TopNav design could use some improvements. Despite my best efforts, I couldn’t find a way to do this by colouring inside the lines. So this is the tale of how, with some perseverance and clever tricks, I convinced Flare to get creative. I was working on the user guide for a product that was designed to …

CSS Tip: Creating Styled Boxes for Notes, Warnings, Examples, and Tips
Justin Bondoc

Posted by Justin Bondoc

August 17, 201717 Comments

Need a way to indicate an important piece of information in your documentation? You can create styled boxes within MadCap Flare that calls out notes, warning, tips, or examples, all with CSS. Here’s an example of how they look: You can either copy the styles and paste them into your stylesheet or you can download the Flare project by clicking here. This post focuses …

Customizing a Search Results Page in MadCap Flare’s HTML5 Top Navigation Output
Jennifer Morse

Posted by Jennifer Morse

August 3, 20172 Comments

One of the most wonderful things about my job is talking with MadCap Software customers! I get to learn about all the creative ways they are putting MadCap Flare to use, the problems the software solves, and the innovative ways content is presented so end users can find what they need quickly and easily. In fact, if you view our Customer Showcase page, you can see a small …

Check These Five Steps Before Importing Your FrameMaker® Files into MadCap Flare
Rachel Kim

Posted by Rachel Kim

July 20, 2017

When using Adobe® FrameMaker® for documentation, you may be used to writing in a “chapter-based” authoring model, where information is organized into chapters and formulated into a book-based deliverable. But in MadCap Flare, authoring takes a different approach (in a good way!). Instead of working with chapters, you structure content around topics which can be …

Check These Five Steps Before Importing Your FrameMaker Files into MadCap Flare