How to Convert a MadCap Flare Target to a Mobile App
Neil Perlin

Posted by Neil Perlin

May 18, 201716 Comments

You just got word from management that your company is shifting to a mobile orientation. That means the user documentation has to become mobile too. What do you do? The easy solution is to make your MadCap Flare project responsive. The formatting, layout, even the content will automatically change depending on the size of the display screen. Perfect! But management might …

MadCap Flare Tip: Controlling Page Breaks Using Grouping and CSS
Justin Bondoc

Posted by Justin Bondoc

April 20, 20178 Comments

When working out of a limited authoring environment such as Microsoft® Word, you might be used to adding in manual page breaks. However, if you have ever changed that document later, you might find that manual page breaks can be a nuisance due to content changing. In MadCap Flare, there are several reasons that content will change due to the nature of Flare’s …

My Adventures with MadCap Flare and Git Source Control
Dee Vincent-Day

Posted by Dee Vincent-Day

April 13, 20171 Comments

In this guest post by Dee Vincent-Day, Technical Author at Piksel, she describes her experience of integrating Git and her existing MadCap Flare projects, and the benefits she’s experienced along the way. When I joined Piksel in early 2016, I took over management of two MadCap Flare projects. One project was stored in a SVN version control system and the other was on the …

Translation Tip: What to Keep In Mind When Using Variables in Your Translation Workflow
Mike McDermott

Posted by Mike McDermott

March 28, 2017

In technical communication, variables are a common way to reuse terms or content (such as the name of your company's product or your company's phone number) throughout your documentation. They're especially good for text that might change frequently, such as version numbers and dates. For all of their obvious benefits, there are some common challenges when it comes to …

My #1 Tip To Know about Print TOCs in MadCap Flare
Justin Bondoc

Posted by Justin Bondoc

February 14, 20172 Comments

Today, I’m going to share with you my top tip when it comes to Print TOCs in MadCap Flare: Headings in Topics will determine the TOC structure in print based outputs. What do I mean by that? Let’s take a look at an example of a vanilla Flare project with a PDF output. In this project I have five topics. All topics start with a h1 with a bit of text, seen …