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MadCap Flare

On-prem Topic-based Authoring and Publishing

MadCap Central

Your hub for streamlined content collaboration and management


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


Enterprise-class Component Content Management System (CCMS)

MadCap Xyleme

Enterprise-class Learning Content Management System (LCMS)

What's New in MadCap Flare 2024 Release

MadCap Flare now integrates directly with Xyleme Syndicate™, turning your content delivery process into a seamless, one-click operation.

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Bridging Silos with One-Click Publish to Syndicate™

Unifying Technical Communications and Learning & Development: an industry first in transforming how technical authors and instructional designers collaborate and share content.

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This powerful integration allows you to instantly publish your Flare projects to Syndicate™, leveraging a cloud-based platform that's tailored for the diverse needs of today’s content. 

Transform and Streamline Content Delivery

Publish to Syndicate offers a seamless, one-click solution for publishing content from MadCap Flare to Xyleme Syndicate™, streamlining workflow for technical communicators and instructional designers.

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  • Single Cloud-based content delivery platform for multi-file or single-file documents (e.g., technical documentation + eLearning material)
  • Enhanced content delivery and hosting including global content delivery network (CDN)
  • Federated search across all content
  • Automated content governance: schedule activation/deactivation of available content and published output
  • Additional detailed analytics and tracking of content performance and usage
  • APIs designed to connect with your critical systems
  • Advanced SSO
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Import FrameMaker® 2022 Files into Flare Projects

Don’t feel like you are locked into a proprietary file format. Import files directly from FrameMaker 2022 into a Flare project, keeping your workflows modern and efficient.

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Empower Your Content Strategy: Unleashing the Potential of MadCap Flare and Central's Latest Updates

Tuesday, May 21 at 10am PT

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Deliver content experiences that set you apart from the competition and drive more value for your customers – and your business.

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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Do More With Less: Introducing AI Assist in MadCap Central and Branding Editor in MadCap Flare

Tuesday, October 24 at 10am PT

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Previous Releases

2023 r1 release:
May 2023

  • Bundle Files
  • User Interface and Process Changes
  • File Review Inbox

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