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Thomas Bro-Rasmussen


Thomas Bro-Rasmussen graduated as M.Sc. in human physiology, biochemistry and biology, but has spent the past 30 years in the world of computer graphics and communication. Thomas has equally divided his expertise between design, training and developing. His expertise ranges from the intricacy of adjusting a glyph in a font to the million page technical documentation.

Sessions Presented by Thomas Bro-Rasmussen:

Wednesday, September 12

1:45-2:40 PM

Autonumbering in MadCap Flare: Best Practices for Advanced Technical Writers

Track 1 MadCap Flare Autonumbering

Autonumbering in MadCap Flare is unique. It takes the HTML "li" and "ol" to a new level by offering a high degree of flexibility and versatility. In this presentation, Thomas Bro-Rasmussen will explain how to set up and get the most out of a simple autonumbering system, in terms of using it with cross-references, figure numbering and numbering paragraphs. Learn best practices on how to mix numbering systems in the same project, and how to use inherited numbers between tables, text, and figures. Finally, take a look at how autonumbers can be active, yet hidden, and have different outputs in PDF and HTML-based outputs.

Thursday, September 13

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Taking Advantage of Tables in MadCap Flare

Track 2 MadCap Flare CSS

Tables in MadCap Flare are unique in two ways: 1) styles makes tables easy to control, and 2) also allows customization of the look and feel in various target outputs. But when you use CSS media sections and table styles together, it can give fantastic results in different types of output. While the final result may look like a variety of different tables, they’re actually one and the same, each adapted for their individual output. In this session, Thomas Bro-Rasmussen will describe techniques for adapting tables, including how to use table and cell formatting, as well as unlocking the power of media sections.

Friday, September 14

1:30-2:30 PM

Global Project Linking: Advanced Techniques for Sharing Files Across Projects

Track 1 Advanced Training

Two of the major goals of user assistance development are consistency and ease of maintenance. Both can be achieved by maximizing the re-use of content and key project assets (such as style sheets and skins) across multiple projects. MadCap Flare has two major features that support team collaboration across projects: Global Project Linking and the External Resources. This workshop session looks in detail at the two features, demonstrates how to set them up and use them, explains the differences between them, and describes how they can work in tandem with a source control system such as Git or SVN. It also examines ways in which you can extend the capabilities of the standard features, automate the synchronization of files between projects, or even use your own custom techniques for re-using files across projects.

Friday, September 14

2:40-3:40 PM

Global Project Linking: Advanced Techniques for Sharing Files Across Projects (Continued)

Track 1 Advanced Training

Friday, September 14

4:00-5:30 PM

MadCap Flare in a Localization Environment

Track 1 Advanced Training

Using MadCap Flare as a tool for documentation makes sense when you have to deal with both localization and translation. A near perfect setup in Flare will considerably reduce the translations costs - and at the same time, make content writing simpler. In this session, Thomas will cover how to control multiple languages in one project, how to assemble and send a Flare project to LSP, and tips on reducing translation costs. In addition, he’ll discuss how to use MadCap Lingo as a translation tool and how to handle images in a translation workflow.