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
Guest Post: Thoughts on My Transition from FrameMaker® to MadCap Flare
Robert Plano

Posted by Robert Plano

September 1, 2016

I started in the field of technical writing when I began writing the procedural documents for the hardware and software the company I was working for at the time was selling. The task came to me because I showed an interest, knew the products, and the technical writers hired under contract kept leaving with short notice. At the time, my company was using FrameMaker® and …

Modern Content Development, Part Four: Shrinking Attention Spans, Screens and Structure
Maxwell Hoffmann

Posted by Maxwell Hoffmann

May 6, 2016

We are all aware, from direct experience, that publishing target screens are shrinking. Along with it, all of us have experienced shrinking attention spans due to a daily waterfall of information and distractions. Ironically, one industry trend has been to promote DITA as a solution, although it often adds yet another layer of distraction: multi-layered structure that often …

Modern Content Development, Part Three: Advantages of CSS for Templates
Maxwell Hoffmann

Posted by Maxwell Hoffmann

April 21, 20164 Comments

This is the fourth blog segment in my series on moving away from page-centric, traditional publishing to modern content development. Since joining MadCap Software on March 1st, I have been impressed by the many advantages that Flare has over traditional, print-focused publishing. I spent over 20 years working primarily with Word and Regular FrameMaker®, as well as 10 years …

Modern Content Development, Part Two: Building Blocks vs. Books and Documents
Maxwell Hoffmann

Posted by Maxwell Hoffmann

April 7, 2016

In this third blog post in the series, I share more concepts and tools that have captured my attention during my product exploration of MadCap Flare. Like many people, I have been authoring with a traditional “document-centric” workflow which address multiple outputs (print, screen) at the end of the cycle, rather than at the beginning. (Little wonder, I was Product …