What is MadCap Flare, what does it do, and why is there such a passionate user base? These are the questions I am asked more often than any others, and they are ones I am always happy to answer. With new technologies and applications debuting at an unprecedented rate, knowing exactly what kind of tool Flare is and the traditional content development challenges it addresses …
Laura Johnson, a certified MadCap Advanced Developer, is the creator of Flare for Help, a tips and tricks blog focused on MadCap Flare technical documentation and consultancy. She helps companies create and deliver industry-best documentation and content. Here, Laura shares a great use of CSS Selectors to control container DIV sizes.
MadCap Software is thrilled to announce the release of Flare Version 10. If you're already a Flare user, you'll be impressed with version 10's new features and enhancements. If you’re new to Flare, here are more reasons to choose the industry’s leading technical authoring application for publishing online Help, software documentation, policy & procedure manuals, knowledge bases, user guides, and more.
We often see customers looking to adopt Flare who already have an existing software system or website they'd like to integrate with their Flare output. The good news is, this can be easily done. Your options include, 1) linking to the Flare generated content from your existing site or intranet or, 2) by embedding the Flare output entirely or by using the compiled xhtml pages to be imported or displayed by another application/system.
This post describes the creation of a simple Java application and Flare project and HTML5 output to demonstrate opening a Flare HTML5 help topic with a button click or an F1 keypress from a Java application. This is a “hello world” level example.