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MadCap Flare

On-prem Topic-based Authoring and Publishing

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Your hub for streamlined content collaboration and management

MadCap IXIA CCMS

Enterprise-class Component Content Management System (CCMS)

MadCap Xyleme

Enterprise-class Learning Content Management System (LCMS)

MadCap Flare

On-prem Topic-based Authoring and Publishing

MadCap Central

Your hub for streamlined content collaboration and management

MadCap IXIA CCMS

Enterprise-class Component Content Management System (CCMS)

MadCap Xyleme

Enterprise-class Learning Content Management System (LCMS)

MadCap IXIA CCMS Add-ons

Enhance MadCap IXIA CCMS with add-ons from our DITA CCMS one-stop-shop. Choose from a variety of options including Dynamic Release Management, localization packs, and others.



Dynamic Release Management

Manage several product lines or author multiple versions at the same time, stress-free.

Dynamic Release Management (DRM) facilitates the documentation of multiple products across multiple release cycles. Most technical writing projects require maintaining different versions of the same documentation: as you finalize the delivery of the current version of Product A, you’re already working hard on version 2.0 of the same product. You may also need to document multiple products that reuse the same content. DRM allows you to easily plan, deliver, and maintain your documentation releases.

Benefits:

  • Faster Time-to-Market (TTM)
  • Optimizes management of large number of product lines
  • Allows you to author multiple versions in parallel
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DITA Localization Packs

Whether you need to say hello, bonjour, salaam, hola, ciao, or ol, we’ve got you covered with our DITA localization packs.

Need to translate your technical content? We offer DITA localization packs of five, 15, or unlimited languages perfectly suited to start small and grow as your translation needs evolve. As you publish for different audiences and cultures, the nuances of content will change. IXIASOFT’s localization packs make it easy to flip from one language to another, whether you’re just starting out or running a global business.

This add-on includes the Localization Scheduler, which enables you to automate the sending and retrieval of translation kits from your localization service provider (LSP). Now you can easily customize how localization jobs work with the IXIASOFT CCMS.

Benefits:

  • Easily change packs as translation needs evolve
  • Save translation costs by only translating altered content
  • Deliver Agile content to customers in their preferred language
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Staging Environment

MadCap IXIA CCMS includes a production server and a test server. This option is for an additional non-production server for further testing, QA or staging.

madCap Software provides two environments—one of which is for testing—but can offer customers an additional non-prod environment with this add-on. With more stringent IT teams, for instance, this is often used as a staging environment.

Benefits:

  • Ensures new upgrades are functional and seamless
  • Alleviates future errors and saves time
  • Reduces the chances of causing irreversible damage to the production environment
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oXygen WebHelp for MadCap IXIA CCMS

Transform DITA content into an organized online help system with the oXygen WebHelp plugin for MadCap IXIA CCMS.

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Miramo for MadCap IXIA CCMS

TGenerate sleek, personalized PDFs with the Miramo for IXIASOFT CCMS extension.

MiramoPDF offers a suite of applications that make PDF design fun again! There’s no need for developers to design or designers to develop. MiramoDesigner is a fully graphical desktop template designer that enables you to design page layouts, format text and tables, and choose from pre-existing variables (or create your own) to easily include metadata in headers, footers, and cover pages. The result is beautiful PDF templates without needing to know XSL or CSS. However, the MiramoPDF generation process uses a DITA Open Toolkit plugin. If you want to get under the hood, and fine-tune processing by editing templates or stylesheets, you can. It’s the best of both worlds.

MiramoComposer is a powerful PDF rendering engine that combines a MiramoDesigner template with DITA content to generate top-quality PDFs. Pair it with MiramoEnterprise, a multi-threaded job handler, and you have a PDF generation toolset that can handle multiple requests from multiple users quickly and efficiently.

The Challenge

Generating personalized PDFs is an important part of the publishing and branding process. BUT Creating a personalized DITA OT plugin from scratch requires a high level of programming expertise.

The Solution

Miramo for MadCap IXIA CCMS provides a powerful automated publishing software for structured data and XML.

The Miramo add-on eliminates the need for external consultancy by providing a ready-made user interface for configuring templates. Adapted for use by non-specialists in programming (like graphic designers), the add-on can easily be integrated into any workforce.

Key Features:

  • Integration product chain
  • Fully GUI template design
  • Easily integrated into the Output Generator
  • Expert product support available from MadCap Software
  • Responsive development team
  • New features frequently available

Benefits:

  • A seamless extension of MadCap IXIA CCMS
  • Ensures incremental data backupsUses the more intuitive Miramo XML rather than XSL-FO
  • One dedicated and centralized technical and functional support team at MadCap Software, (no more dealing with multiple suppliers)
  • Democratizes the editing process of PDF templates in DITA
  • Reduces time and costs associated with hiring external programmers
  • Allows for the rapid deployment and update of solutions and content initiatives
  • Free desktop-only trial version available
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Congree for MadCap IXIA CCMS

Elevate Your Content Quality

MadCap Software’s Congree add-on is an out-of-the box module built specifically for enhancing content quality. This add-on enables technical writers and contributors to check their content for correct spelling, grammar, and compliance with pre-defined company style rules.

The add-on provides a low-cost, easy-to-implement solution to the challenges faced by many technical documentation teams, including:

  • Applying a unified style guide
  • Delivering content with a unified voice
  • Long review cycles
  • High translation costs
  • Compliance and liability issues

Key Features:

  • Language check for one source language (English or German):
  • Spell check
  • Grammar check
  • Terminology and branding check
  • Style check with pre-defined style guides
  • Simplified Technical English (STE) and Best practices are included
  • Customer-specific terminology import is included
  • Authoring memory
  • Identify similar sentences for reuse

Benefits:

  • Improve quality
  • Improve consistency
  • Reduce costs
  • Enhance brand conformity
  • Out-of-the box integration with MadCap IXIA CCMS
  • One dedicated and centralized support team at MadCap Software
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Flare API Documentation

Access the Flare API documentation resources, which contains information about integrating with Flare.

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Redistributables

Download the latest redistributable downloads for MadCap Software applications.

MadCap Help Viewer

DotNetHelp is a format which is designed for use with Windows applications. Download the MadCap Help Viewer to distribute with your application that uses Flare's DotNet Help output. The MadCap Help Viewer may be used with DotNet Help generated by previous versions of MadCap Flare but the DotNet Help output is no longer available in MadCap Flare 13.x+.

Help Viewer SDK

Download the Help Viewer SDK which contains the APIs required to connect DotNet Help to your application. The SDK also includes sample applications to help you get started. DotNet Help output is no longer available in MadCap Flare 13.x+.

Flare API Documentation

Download the Flare API documentation which contains information about integrating with Flare.

MadCap Movie Viewer

Download the stand-alone movie viewer which is necessary for distribution with movies compiled in the MadCap Movie format. This movie viewer is not necessary for generating or using Adobe Flash movies.

Mimic Extras

To generate Flash output, you must have the Java Runtime Environment 6 or later installed. Also, for Windows 7 and Vista users, the Lame ACM codec is necessary if you have Windows Audio files in your Mimic project.

Echo Extras

To generate Echo output, you must have the Java Runtime Environment 6 or later installed. Also, for Windows 7 and Vista users, the Lame ACM codec is necessary to generate your Echo project.

MadCap Feedback Explorer

Download and install MadCap Feedback Explorer, needed to take full advantage of MadCap's Feedback Service. In addition to performing all of the functions of Flare's internal Feedback Explorer, this stand-alone application helps track topic views, viewing active users, creating Reviewer and Administrator accounts, creating charts from feedback, and creating synonyms "on-the-fly."

Microsoft .NET Framework

The .NET Framework from Microsoft is required for MadCap Software to function. You can download it now or obtain the new .NET Framework from Windows Update.

Author-it® Converter for MadCap Flare

This utility is an XML conversion tool that will use the published XML output from Author-it® and convert it to a MadCap Flare project while maintaining all project and source files. The utility converts the table of contents of Author-it® books into Flare topics. Embedded topics become Flare snippets, while variables, styles, glossaries, context IDs and index keywords are maintained through the conversion process.

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