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The Premier Technical Communication
and Content Strategy Conference

October 3-6, 2021 | Fairmont Austin

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Kate Schneider

Senior Technical Writer, Maxar

Kate Schneider is a Senior Technical Writer at Maxar in Denver, CO, where her documentation helps users view and analyze satellite imagery. Kate has been documenting software for 13 years, including 2.5 years on the MadCap Doc Team. Kate holds an MS in Technical Communication from Northeastern University. If she’s not writing, she’s probably playing video games, drinking beer, or petting all the dogs.

Kate Schneider is a Senior Technical Writer at Maxar in Denver, CO, where her documentation helps users view and analyze satellite imagery. Kate has been documenting software for 13 years, including 2.5 years on the MadCap Doc Team. Kate holds an MS in Technical Communication from Northeastern University. If she’s not writing, she’s probably playing video games, drinking beer, or petting all the dogs.


Monday

Track 43:00 - 3:55

The Ten Best MadCap Flare Features You Never Knew You Forgot

MICROCONTENT! RESPONSIVE LAYOUTS! MADCAP CENTRAL INTEGRATION! Big features headline each new MadCap Flare release, and with good reason: they change the way we work with Flare, and they sometimes even shake up the entire technical writing industry. But what about those “Additional New Features” that get less fanfare? Flare is a gigantic program full of great features. The smaller ones might quietly slide by while we experiment with the new stuff…or we might simply forget about them while we work on our everyday writing tasks. In this session, I will reintroduce you to (at least) ten of the best Flare features you never knew you forgot. They’re small, but they’re mighty! Among the features covered: • Macros • Find Elements • Time/Date Variables and Update Options • Associating Conditional Tags While Editing • Dynamic Previews for Conditional Tags/Targets • Repeat Last Action • Filtering the Content Explorer

Tuesday

Track 211:00 - 12:00

The Documentation Bible 2.0: Your Training & Best Practices Holy Grail, Revamped

At MadWorld 2016, I presented about the MadCap Doc Team’s Documentation Bible: a combination training tool, style guide, and reference manual…basically your documentation Holy Grail. In the last four years, I’ve taken the ideas from the original Documentation Bible and redeveloped them as my needs have changed. The result is the Documentation Bible 2.0. In this session, I will cover: • A brief overview of what a Doc Bible is, why you need one, and what to include in it • Documenting your project in your project • Using MadCap Central for to-do lists and organizational tasks • Using MadCap Flare and MadCap Central to create a Mini Doc Bible for Subject Matter Experts • Third-party tools that work well in a pinch • And more!

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