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New Release: MadCap Flare 2018 r2 Now Available

MadCap Flare 2018
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Source Control Enhancements for Git, Including Branch Merging and Revert Commit Support

Using Git source control for your Flare projects? You can now merge branches and revert commits you have made in branches.

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Security Improvements for HTML5 Output

If you are receiving a security message warning when running third-party tools such as Fortify and Veracode to scan your HTML5 output, you can now select the option to exclude some JavaScript files when building your output.

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jQuery 3.3.1 Support for Online Outputs

The latest jQuery version 3.3.1 is now supported in all online outputs.

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Bind Your MadCap Central Projects Securely Using the HTTPS or SSH Protocol

You can now bind your MadCap Central projects securely using the SSH or HTTPS protocol. The transfer protocol you select will affect new projects and existing projects imported from MadCap Central, but will not be applied to projects already bound in MadCap Central.

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Plus: Bug Fixes, Performance Enhancements and More

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What’s New in MadCap Flare 2018 r2


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New Cloud-based Editing with MadCap Central for Streamlined Contribution and Review

Allow anyone in your organization to contribute and review Flare content using MadCap Central’s new cloud-based editor. Subject matter experts, authors and other non-Flare users can now easily create and review content using an integrated cloud-based workflow.

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Benefits of this workflow include:

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Cloud-based Editor

Subject matter experts do not need to download and install any software. The contribution and review workflow is simple, completely integrated and takes place in the cloud.

Concurrent Multi-User Authoring and Review

Multiple SMEs, authors and non-Flare users can contribute, make changes and add comments to the same topic or snippet simultaneously.

Easy-to-Use Interface

The lightweight editor offers a streamlined interface, and SMEs only see options and features that are relevant to the contribution and review process.

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Team Collaboration

Collaborate with SMEs (and other authors) by viewing and working with the same Flare content and projects concurrently.

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Select your topics for review in the Review Wizard before selecting which team members are required to review the content.


Extend Your Search with Powerful Elasticsearch for HTML5 Output

In addition to MadCap Search and Google Custom Search, you can now add Elasticsearch to your HTML5 web output for Top Nav, Side Nav and Skinless websites. Elasticsearch is a distributed, RESTful search and analytics engine that is fast, powerful and easy to configure.

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The Power of MadCap Analyzer Is Now Built Into MadCap Flare

MadCap Analyzer’s features and functionality are now included in Flare. Find and fix critical issues quickly, get content suggestions for snippets and variables, meet accessibility guidelines, generate custom reports, and much more.

Find Elements

Quickly and easily find files containing particular elements such as custom tags, MadCap-specific features (drop-down text, concepts, equations), markup, inline styles, style classes, and more.


A New Side Navigation HTML5 Output for Improved SEO and User Experience

Now create websites with navigation elements to the left or right side, in addition to Flare’s existing Top Navigation output. The new HTML5 output offers all of the advantages of modern web design with improved SEO and user experience, while offering the traditional side navigation elements of tripane-style Help and support sites.

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Salesforce Connect Improvements, Including Support for Multiple Languages and Salesforce Lightning

You can now publish articles in different languages to Salesforce, as well as publish to the latest platform Salesforce Lightning.

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Enhanced User Experience with Automatically Synchronized TOCs

When users navigate from topic to topic in both HTML5 Side and Top Navigation outputs, the TOC automatically changes accordingly, highlighting the topic that is open.

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New Support for SharePoint 2016, SharePoint 365 and Team Foundation Server 2018

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MadCap Mimic and MadCap Capture Now Bundled Free with MadCap Flare

Take advantage of tight integration and single-source your multimedia elements with MadCap Mimic and MadCap Capture – now bundled with your Flare license absolutely free.

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What’s New in MadCap Flare 2018


Plus: Bug Fixes, Performance Enhancements and More

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2017 r3 release:
october 2017

  • New Style Inspector to View and Edit Your CSS Properties
  • UI Enhancements for the Stylesheet Editor, Previews and More
  • Advanced Microsoft® Excel Import
  • Text Analysis for Readability, Average Sentence Length and More
  • Thesaurus Support
  • New Responsive Top Navigation Templates

2017 r2 release:
May 2017

  • Salesforce Integration
  • Google Search Integration for Custom Search Engine (CSE)
  • Faster Compile Times
  • Top Navigation and User Experience Enhancements
  • FrameMaker® 2017 Import Support
  • Favicon Support for HTML5 Outputs

2017 r1 release:
January 2017

  • MadCap Central Integration for Powerful Cloud-based Content Management
  • Live Dynamic Preview Window for Your Output Including Print, HTML5 and More
  • Pin Your Variables for Quick and Easy Access
  • All-New Clean XHTML Output
  • Associate Conditions and File Tags to New Files
  • Microsoft® Word Equations Converted to MathML on Import
  • Synchronization of Topic Title and TOC Entries

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