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New Markdown Import

You can now import files written in markdown into MadCap Flare, including support for CommonMark.

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The new Markdown import feature is a really welcome addition to MadCap Flare. It enables you to get Markdown content into Flare quickly and easily, with all formatting mapped to the appropriate styles. I'll be using this a lot!

MATTHEW ELLISON | Director, UA Europe

A New Layout Resizer Provides an Entirely New Level of Responsive Design Handling and Control

A new and intuitive layout resizer allows you to view and adjust your content for different screen sizes, create new media queries and more directly from the XML Editor.

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The new Layout Resizer in MadCap Flare 2021 adds flexibility to an already powerful set of responsive design features. Authors can use it to go beyond Flare’s predefined breakpoints to meet their own custom responsive design needs.

NEIL PERLIN | President, Hyper/Word Services

Table and Image Support for Cloud-based Reviews in MadCap Central

Subject matter experts can now insert tables and images during the review process.

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Adding images right in MadCap Central during the review process is quick and easy! This will greatly improve review workflows for my clients and SMEs.

NITA BECK | Owner, Technical Communications Strategist, Nita Beck Communications

A Completely Redesigned Start Page

The new Start Page has been completely redesigned for improved usability and easier access to resources.

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New PDF Universal Access Support

New PDF support enhances the readability of a document for use with screen readers and other assistive technology.

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FrameMaker® 2020 Import

Import legacy content from FrameMaker® with ease.

Plus: Bug Fixes, Performance Enhancements and More

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What’s New in MadCap Flare 2021

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Previous Releases

2020 r3 release:
December 2020

  • Browser Content Display Updated to Use New Chromium

2020 r2 release:
October 2020

  • New Micro Content Styles Allow You to Customize the Look of Your Micro Content Search Results, Context-sensitive Help Calls and More
  • Major New Enhancements to List Creation and Management, Including Definition Lists
  • Style Your Variables in Both the XML Editor and Your Published Content
  • MadCap Connect for Salesforce® Publishing Enhancements
  • MadCap Connect for Zendesk® Publishing Enhancements
  • Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) and Tables Azure DevOps Source Control Support

2020 release:
May 2020

  • Micro Content Authoring Adds New Enhancements for Improved User Experience
  • Host and Publish Secure Private Output with Password Protected User Access in MadCap Central
  • Creating API Documentation Has Never Been Easier: Now Add Code Snippets with Syntax Highlighting in Dozens of Coding Languages
  • Publish Your Single-Sourced Content to ServiceNow® with the MadCap Connect Plugin
  • Major Enhancements to Find and Replace: Find Text and Find Elements Authoring Improvements with Collapse and Expand Tags in the XML Editor
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2019 r2 release:
October 2019

  • Converting Microsoft® Word Files Has Never Been Easier with Effortless Drag and Drop and a Completely Redesigned Import Wizard
  • Drag and Drop Any File Directly Into Flare for Simplified Content Import
  • Improve Your Documentation and Customer Satisfaction with Business Intelligence and Data Analytics on Your Output
  • Direct Publishing from Flare to MadCap Central
  • Patent Pending Responsive Content Personalization Based on Device and Format
  • Now Import Atlassian Confluence® Files
  • Zendesk® Publishing Enhancements
  • Accessibility Improvements for HTML5 Output
  • FrameMaker® 2019 Import Support

2019 release:
April 2019

  • Micro Content Authoring Powers Search, Feeds Chatbots, Enhances Virtual & Augmented Reality Applications, and More
  • Publish Flare Content Directly to Zendesk
  • CSS Variables Reduce Clutter, Save Time and Ensure Consistency in Your Stylesheets
  • User Interface Localized in Chinese
  • Enhancements for Elasticsearch
  • User Interface Improvements
  • Redesigned Start Page for Easy Access to Recent Projects, Pinned Favorites and More
  • Updated Project Library and Templates

2018 r2 release:
october 2018

  • Source Control Enhancements for Git, Including Branch Merging and Revert Commit Support
  • Security Improvements for HTML5 Output
  • jQuery 3.3.1 Support for Online Outputs
  • Bind Your MadCap Central Projects Securely Using the HTTPS or SSH Protocol

2018 r1 release:
may 2018

  • New Cloud-based Editing with MadCap Central for Streamlined Contribution and Review
  • Extend Your Search with Powerful Elasticsearch for HTML5 Output
  • The Power of MadCap Analyzer Is Now Built Into MadCap Flare
  • A New Side Navigation HTML5 Output for Improved SEO and User Experience
  • MadCap Connect for Salesforce® Improvements, Including Support for Multiple Languages and Salesforce® Lightning
  • Enhanced User Experience with Automatically Synchronized TOCs
  • New Support for SharePoint 2016, SharePoint 365 and Team Foundation Server 2018
  • MadCap Mimic and MadCap Capture Now Bundled Free with MadCap Flare

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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