Over the next several months, we have arranged a nice series of complimentary webinars to help users learn about some of the newer and more advanced features in MadCap Flare and MadCap Lingo. Led by industry experts and veterans, these webinars are a great, cost-effective way to learn and improve your skills in technical writing.

Going Mobile With Flare -- Part 1: An Overview of the Mobile Ecology
This webinar will review the rationales for and benefits of using mobile, some basic terms (feature phones vs. smartphones), delivery “mechanisms” (apps vs. sites vs. ebooks, etc.), major platforms (Android, Apple, etc.), the effect of device differences (such as how differences between smartphones and tablets may affect your choice of delivery mechanism), and suggestions on developing content strategy and standards, and market research to determine your direction.

Presenter: Neil Perlin, Hyper/Word Services

Date: July 22, 10:00-11:00 am (Pacific Time)

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Going Mobile With Flare -- Part 2: So How Do I Use Flare To Go Mobile?
This webinar will look at the specifics of creating mobile output with Flare. We’ll review the overall process of converting a Flare project to the WebHelp Mobile output and look at typical results – what features convert well, poorly, or not at all, and the effect on workflows and project planning. Finally, we’ll do a live demo to see the process in action.

Presenter: Neil Perlin, Hyper/Word Services

Date: July 27, 10:00-11:00 am (Pacific Time)

Advanced use of Condition Tags and Single Sourcing in MadCap Flare
Condition tags allow you to customize your content by displaying or hiding text when a condition that you define is met. In this webinar, Sr. Technical Writer Patti Short will cover the methods she has used in Flare to develop a number of different online help systems, training guides, and a quick start guide using condition tags and single sourcing from one TOC.

Presenter: Patti Short, Sr. Technical Writer

Date: August 17, 10:00-11:00 am (Pacific Time)

Best Practices for Indexing Online Help
While the basic concepts for indexing online help are the same as any other types of indexing, there are also distinct differences. The thought processes are different and can vary by tool. In this webinar, veteran technical writer and indexer Cheryl Landes will cover the methods she has developed to streamline online help indexing and ensure consistency in entries and subentries (keywords and subkeywords). She will also demonstrate her process using Flare.

Presenter: Cheryl Landes, Tabby Cat Communications

Date: September 8, 10:00-11:00 am (Pacific Time)

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Extending the Authoring Process: Using MadCap Lingo to Manage Your Company’s Translation Assets
The authoring process doesn't have to stop once the Help is written. With Lingo, a unique tool that bridges technical writing and translation, you now have more control over the translation process. In this webinar, localization manager Jennifer Schudel will demonstrate the different ways you can use Lingo to prepare your Flare projects for translation, manage your company’s translation memories, and leverage your company’s translation assets.

Presenter: Jennifer Schudel, Advanced Language Translation Inc.

Date: September 21, 10:00-11:00 am (Pacific Time)

You can register for these upcoming webinars, as well as sign up to view past webinar recordings, here: