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Why We Jumped From DITA and Doxygen to MadCap Flare
Vrej Hezaran

Posted by Vrej Hezaran

February 8, 20182 Comments

In my previous post, I mentioned that when I started at CM Labs, I recognized that we needed to switch from Oxygen XML Editor with Doxygen generation to MadCap Flare for our online help outputs. In that blog post, I outlined the steps we'd taken to update the documentation process, both in the tools we use and in the review process. This post will explain some of the reasons …

MadCap Scholar Program Series – An Interview with Chris Ninkovich, Instructor at British Columbia Institute of Technology
Jennifer Morse

Posted by Jennifer Morse

February 1, 2018

In our latest post of our MadCap Scholar Program Series, we’re excited to share our interview with Chris Ninkovich of British Columbia Institute of Technology. As an instructor of a course that focuses on designing and writing online Help, he enhanced his curriculum through partnership with the MadCap Scholar Program. We share his tips on how to design quality online …

How to Inherit an Outdated MadCap Flare Project in Nine Steps
Michal Skowron

Posted by Michal Skowron

January 25, 2018

You inherited a MadCap Flare project that looks like a complete mess. Someone imported a Word document into Flare ages ago, fixed some stuff here and there to make the output decent enough, and then left the company. The project faded into oblivion. Now, the time has come to bring it back to life and publish new deliverables. This article doesn’t aim to be an exhaustive …

How to Create an Employee Handbook Manual with MadCap Doc-To-Help’s New Resource
Jennifer Morse

Posted by Jennifer Morse

January 23, 20182 Comments

An employee handbook is essential to convey expectations to employees; however, not every organization has the time and resources to write the document from scratch. That’s why we created the pre-written employee handbook manual, available to all licensed MadCap Doc-To-Help 5 users. This new project provides the information needed to quickly create and publish a …

Four Advanced Tips to Make the Most of Snippets in MadCap Flare
Justin Bondoc

Posted by Justin Bondoc

January 11, 20183 Comments

Do you find yourself in the situation where you keep re-adding chunks of text, tables, images, and videos in your projects? Tired of writing the same steps over and over again? Snippets are a great way to reuse content throughout your documentation. Instead of typing the same information where you want to use it, you simply need to create content once and insert them in the …