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The Premier Technical Communication
and Content Strategy Conference

October 8-11, 2019 | The Marker Hotel

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Daniel Ferguson

Founder & President, Smart Output

Daniel Ferguson is the founder of Smart Output, a technical communication consulting company that specializes in MadCap Flare consulting and training. He helps clients define optimal documentation processes, migrate legacy documentation, and implement Flare for authoring and publishing. He also helps existing Flare users streamline their current Flare implementations and take advantage of the newest Flare features. Daniel is a certified MadCap Advanced Developer and Project Management Professional, as well as a regular presenter on MadCap’s official Flare webinar series.

Daniel Ferguson is the founder of Smart Output, a technical communication consulting company that specializes in MadCap Flare consulting and training. He helps clients define optimal documentation processes, migrate legacy documentation, and implement Flare for authoring and publishing. He also helps existing Flare users streamline their current Flare implementations and take advantage of the newest Flare features. Daniel is a certified MadCap Advanced Developer and Project Management Professional, as well as a regular presenter on MadCap’s official Flare webinar series.


Wednesday

Track 210:15 - 11:10

Improve Your Condition: Understanding and Managing Conditions in MadCap Flare

Few things can tie a MadCap Flare project up in knots more quickly and thoroughly than unwieldy conditions. On the surface, they seem so simple. But it doesn't take long to discover that there is a lot more to the story. In this session, you'll learn how to keep yourself out of a conditions-induced nightmare. Learn what you can and can't do with conditions, and walk through best practices when setting up and using conditions. By the end of this session, you'll have a grasp on how conditions work in Flare and a tool belt of best practices to use.

Session Topics: MadCap Flare | Conditions

Thursday

Track 211:00 - 12:00

Mastering Cross-References in MadCap Flare

On the surface, cross-references in MadCap Flare seem simple and straightforward. But dig underneath the surface a little bit, and you'll find an entire world of cross-reference capability available to you. Do you want your cross-references to be different for print and online? If you're referencing a figure, do you want the auto-generated figure number to be included in the cross-reference? What about customizing the formatting, and when to not use a cross-reference? In this hands-on session, Daniel will walk through all the details you need to know to be able to set up all the cross-reference styles that you need.

Session Topics: MadCap Flare | Cross-References | Navigation

Friday

Advanced Training 18:00 - 9:00

Meet jQuery: An Introduction to Using jQuery in MadCap Flare

Need a way to extend the functionality of your MadCap Flare projects, beyond Flare’s out-of-the-box options? From time to time, you may find yourself wishing you could do something that isn't supported in Flare's user interface. In this workshop, Daniel Ferguson will dive into how you can use jQuery to do those things for which there is no button in Flare. By understanding just a few key principles, you'll greatly expand what you are able to deliver from Flare.

Session Topics: Advanced Training

Friday

Advanced Training 19:10 - 10:10

Meet jQuery: An Introduction to Using jQuery in MadCap Flare (Continued)

Need a way to extend the functionality of your MadCap Flare projects, beyond Flare’s out-of-the-box options? From time to time, you may find yourself wishing you could do something that isn't supported in Flare's user interface. In this workshop, Daniel Ferguson will dive into how you can use jQuery to do those things for which there is no button in Flare. By understanding just a few key principles, you'll greatly expand what you are able to deliver from Flare.

Session Topics: Advanced Training

Friday

Advanced Training 14:00 - 5:30

Expert Panel

This expert panel session is your chance to learn from five distinct experts in the technical communication and content strategy field. The select group of experts are ready to discuss a wide range of topics, such as industry insights, best practices in MadCap Flare, advanced CSS tips, and much more. Expect a lively discussion between experts while they address questions from the audience.

Session Topics: Advanced Training

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