Generating a Consolidated Output from Multiple MadCap Flare Projects – Part 1
Joe Cheverie

Posted by Joe Cheverie

December 7, 20171 Comments

Joe Cheverie is a technical writer at MadCap Software, with extensive experience writing installation guides, online Help systems, and user guides for software products. In the first part of this two-part series, he describes his experiences and the challenges of creating one output from a single project combined from multiple Flare projects. Prior to working at MadCap …

A Follow-Up Tip on Customizing Search Results Pages in MadCap Flare’s HTML5 Top Navigation Output
Jennifer Morse

Posted by Jennifer Morse

November 28, 20171 Comments

A few months back, I wrote a post about customizing search results pages in MadCap Flare’s HTML5 Top Navigation output. I received some great questions, and based on those, I wanted to post a follow-up. For this technique to work as described in the initial post, you must go into the Advanced tab of your target, and uncheck the box “Exclude content not linked directly …

A Guide to Improving Content Readability with the Text Analysis Tool in MadCap Flare
Rachel Kim

Posted by Rachel Kim

November 7, 2017

In MadCap Flare 2017 r3, we introduced a new feature that lets you evaluate your Flare project content for readability, average sentence length, and more. To run a text analysis, open your content file (e.g., topic, snippet). Select the Tools ribbon. In the Proofing section select Text Analysis. The Text Analysis window pane opens. When you use the Text Analysis tool, …

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 …