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Powerful cloud-based publishing, project and content management
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MadCap Central January 2018 Update

Template Manager for Project Checklists

Project Checklists allow you to eliminate spreadsheets and other non-integrated project management applications by tracking and managing your MadCap Flare project workflow. With the new Template Manager for Project Checklists, it is easy to create and save checklist templates that can be accessed across all projects uploaded to your MadCap Central license. This is particularly useful when creating checklists that share the same type, description, columns, rows, or notes.

MadCap Central Template Manager

MadCap Central Release: October, 2017

Customizable Project Checklists to Track Project-Specific Activities and Progress

Eliminate spreadsheets and other non-integrated project management applications by tracking and managing your MadCap Flare project workflow with Project Checklists.

  • Create a Project Files Checklist: Project file checklists are automatically associated to specific files (e.g., topics, snippets, master pages) in your project. Custom columns can be added for any number of specific types of activity you want to track, such as “Subject Matter Expert Review” and “Add to TOC”, as well as an optional Note column to include any additional details required for the checklist item.
  • Create a Custom Checklist: Custom checklists can be created for anything you would like to track and manage, such as a product release “To Do” lists.
  • Track Your Progress: Set the appropriate status on each item as you work, and chart the percentage of completion as you work through your checklist.
  • Update Team Members and Managers: Share your progress with teams and managers and display widgets on your Home and Project dashboard.
MadCap Central Project Checklists

A new Project Checklist widget
is now available from your
Home and Project dashboards.

Unlimited Concurrent Live Builds Per Target Using Vanity URL Paths

Create custom vanity URL paths for each target, or for each build, and set any number of outputs to the “Live” status.

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Private URLs for Internal Reviews and More

A new private URL is automatically generated for each build, making it easy to share your generated output internally for review. Only users who are registered on your MadCap Central license can access this URL.

MadCap Central Build Details panel

Exclude Live Builds from Search Engines

For each build that you set to “Live”, you now have the option to prevent the output from being visible in search engines.

MadCap Central Build Settings panel

Project Linking via Global Project Linking, Runtime Merging, and Multilingual Output

Links to external MadCap Flare projects–via Global Project Linking, runtime merging of projects, and multilingual output–are now supported when building your output.

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Plus: Bug Fixes, Performance Enhancements and More

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Watch: Projects: Part 5 – Project Checklists

MadCap Central Release: March, 2017

I have used other source control systems with Flare, and they have each had their challenges. The MadCap Central solution is so easy and works so well – I think it’s a no-brainer!

Kate Montressor
Senior Technical Writer,
SilverPeak, Inc.

Slack Integration for Notifications

MadCap Central now integrates with the leading team collaboration and communication platform Slack. Receive MadCap Central notifications on your Slack channels, including:

  • Users: Receive a notification if you have been added to or removed from a project
  • Builds: Receive a notification if a target from a project is generated (manual, scheduled start, or rebuild)
  • Teams: Receive a notification if a team is added to a project or removed from one
  • Tasks: Receive a notification if comments or files are added to a task
  • Projects: Receive a notification if a project’s status (i.e., Activated, Locked, Archived) is changed
  • And many more

Integrate your Slack account with MadCap Central in just a few easy steps.

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