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What's New in MadCap Flare 2023 r2 Release

MadCap Flare can now help boost your brand and streamline styling with the new brand feature and CSS variable enhancements. 

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MadCap Flare 2023 r2 Release: October 2023

Branding Editor 

Amplify your brand’s identity 

Boost your brand and streamline styling with our revolutionary Branding Editor, you no longer need to be a CSS expert. We’ve also made improvements to single-source stylesheet designs with CSS variables enhancements.

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CSS Variable Enhancements 

Unleash the Power of Single-Sourcing in Style 

The enhancements to CSS variables aren’t just a mere add-on; it's a paradigm shift in how you manage and apply styles across your projects.

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MadCap Flare 2023 Release: May 2023

Bundling Files

Send One or Many Files

With Flare’s Review Packages feature, you can now organize and manage multiple files (in a bundle) as a single review package, sending it to the cloud-based Central platform. This means less time spent on organization and more time spent on creating amazing content.

Review Packages feature

Easily adjust your review packages even after they've been sent for review. Whether you need to add or delete files, change the TOC, or update the status, the Review Package Profile has got you covered. 

User Interface and Process Changes

Send Files for Review Wizard Updates 

The updated Send Files for Review Wizard is your one-stop-shop for all your bundling needs. Accessible via the Review ribbon or TOC Editor, the wizard has been updated to include review package fields.

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With the option to select a TOC to be associated with the files, you can ensure that your reviewers are seeing your content in the order it was meant to be viewed.

View and Accept Files Back into Flare from Central

File Review Inbox

View and Accept Files Back into Flare from Central

This brand new feature now gives authors more control over their files. Authors now have the option to preview a read-only version of the reviewed file while keeping the status open for reviewers to continue to make edits on Central. Once the author is ready to finalize their work and closes the file, it becomes read-only up on Central and reviewers can no longer edit it.

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Previous Releases

2022 r3 release:
May 2022

  • Elasticsearch Update

2022 r2 release:
November 2022

  • Log in to MadCap Central direct from Flare using SSO
  • ID Attributes on Anchor Tags
  • Command Line Activation

2022 r1 release:
June 2022

  • Micro Content Expanded
  • Improved SEO and Content Management
  • New Analysis and Reporting
  • A Completely Redesigned Skin Editor for Micro Content
  • HTML5 Skin Editor Enhancements
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2021 r3 release:
January 2022

  • Branching Support for Your MadCap Central Git Repository in MadCap Flare
  • New Git Publishing Features in MadCap Flare including Sending and Receiving Reviews for Individual Branches
  • Branch Manager Dialogue Enhancements for Git in MadCap Flare
  • New Filter Enhancements for Topic Reviews Make Finding Topics Quick and Easy in MadCap Central
  • New Site Profiles Make Managing Sites Easier in MadCap Central

2021 r2 release:
July 2021

  • Create Interactive eLearning Courses and Learning & Development Programs
  • Use Pre-Built Templates for Easy Content Creation
  • Quickly Turn Existing Content into a Quiz or Knowledge Check
  • Reuse eLearning Content Across Projects and Teams
  • Publish Content to Your LMS or LRS
  • Improve Cross-Department Collaboration

2021 release:
April 2021

  • New Markdown Import
  • New Layout Resizer Provides an Entirely New Level of Responsive Design Handling and Control
  • Table and Image Support for Cloud-based Reviews in MadCap Central
  • Redesigned Start Page
  • PDF Universal Access Support
  • FrameMaker® 2020 Import

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

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