Five Ways MadCap Central Makes Content and Task Management Easy
Paul Stoecklein

Posted by Paul Stoecklein

January 24, 2017

If you haven’t heard about the brand new MadCap Central yet, here is the basic scoop: MadCap Central is a cloud-based platform that lets you plan, track, and manage the processes, content, and teams that are the heart of your organization. So what does that mean for you as a documentation manager or writer? For one thing, it can make content and task management much …

Why Should You Use Cross-References over Hyperlinks?
Justin Bondoc

Posted by Justin Bondoc

January 19, 201716 Comments

In Flare, a cross-reference is a navigation link that lets you connect text in one topic to another topic (or a bookmark within a topic). Hmmm. That sounds like a hyperlink…and a cross-reference looks a lot like a hyperlink, so why not just use a hyperlink? I'll tell you why: because a cross-reference can do so much more.

Let MadCap Analyzer Do the Work – 4 Reports to Correct Hard-to-Find Issues in Your MadCap Flare Projects
Ed Marshall

Posted by Ed Marshall

January 5, 2017

Many issues that can easily creep into new or legacy projects can be hard-to-find and/or fix. MadCap Analyzer can find and repair many of these issues. Four issues that often occur in MadCap Flare projects are multiple instances of the same text in your files, hard-coded company/product names, duplicate styles, and files not included in your outputs. Most of the issues that …

5 Quick MadCap Flare Tips for New Users
Gail Lorzing

Posted by Gail Lorzing

December 1, 2016

With 35+ years in IT and a little less than a year in technical communications using MadCap Software, I'm new to tech comm and MadCap's product suite. So who better to take you on a newbie trip of MadCap Flare than someone who travels down the Mad road and asks "How can I do this?" Fasten your seat belts for quick tips on Flare and its' product suite to make your learning …

Creating a Searchable Site with MadCap Flare 12
Matt Williams

Posted by Matt Williams

November 10, 2016

At Tenable Network Security, our team of writers currently supports six major help systems that are available via the documentation website. Each help system has multiple versions, some in tripane format, and some using top navigation output. So when I was tasked with creating a searchable site and implementing a local search function on our home page, one that could provide …