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The Premier Technical Communication
and Content Strategy Conference

October 3-6, 2021 | Fairmont Austin

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Neil Perlin

President, Hyper/Word Services

Neil Perlin is an internationally known consultant, strategist, trainer, and developer for online content in all forms from online help to apps. He is MadCap Certified for MadCap Flare and MadCap Mimic and a long-time Flare and Mimic trainer and consultant. He is the author of various books on Flare and Mimic, and "Creating Mobile Apps Without Coding". Neil writes columns and articles for various industry publications and is a popular conference speaker. Reach him at nperlin@nperlin.cnc.net.

Neil Perlin is an internationally known consultant, strategist, trainer, and developer for online content in all forms from online help to apps. He is MadCap Certified for MadCap Flare and MadCap Mimic and a long-time Flare and Mimic trainer and consultant. He is the author of various books on Flare and Mimic, and "Creating Mobile Apps Without Coding". Neil writes columns and articles for various industry publications and is a popular conference speaker. Reach him at nperlin@nperlin.cnc.net.


Monday

Track 24:25 - 5:20

Single-Sourcing With MadCap Flare – A Speed Review

MadCap Flare is a powerful single-sourcing tool but if you’re new to Flare, you may not realize how much that description covers. That’s the purpose of this session – explaining what “single-sourcing” means and reviewing the obvious single-sourcing features like conditionality and placeholders and less well-known ones like Flare project import, conditionalized styles, CSS variables, Easy-Sync, responsive conditions, and more. We’ll end this session by looking at the vital issue of managing the use of these features in order to keep your project under control and future-proofed.

Tuesday

Track 31:30 - 2:30

So That’s What They’re Using Our Online Documentation For! A Guide to Analytics.

MadCap Flare lets authors produce impressively large and feature-packed online documentation, but if you don’t know how your audience is accessing and using your content, you’re operating in the dark. With the addition of output analytics now available in the already-useful MadCap Central, we’ll take a look at what you can get out of analytics in general and how to implement it specifically using MadCap Central and Flare.

Wednesday

Advanced Workshop 28:00 - 9:00

Why Documenting Your Project is Crucial to Staying Organized

The best authoring tools are of little use if you lose control of the project. New authors may not understand how a feature was used or why. And it’s painful to leave your project for a few months, return to it, and not remember what you did. The solution? Document the project. Many authors don’t because they think it takes too long but you can document a project in three days. The result isn’t a style guide; it’s a full description of the project with details like topic attributes, file structure, graphics settings, approved tools, and more. With this information at hand, authors can better stay on track and new authors won't have to try to read their predecessors’ minds. This workshop describes how to quickly document a project. It focuses on what items to document but also looks at how to manage the document to keep it up to date and viable. Problems will still crop up with the project – they always do – but once you document your project, losing control won’t be one of them.

Session Topics: Advanced Workshop

Wednesday

Advanced Workshop 29:10 - 10:10

Why Documenting Your Project is Crucial to Staying Organized (Continued)

The best authoring tools are of little use if you lose control of the project. New authors may not understand how a feature was used or why. And it’s painful to leave your project for a few months, return to it, and not remember what you did. The solution? Document the project. Many authors don’t because they think it takes too long but you can document a project in three days. The result isn’t a style guide; it’s a full description of the project with details like topic attributes, file structure, graphics settings, approved tools, and more. With this information at hand, authors can better stay on track and new authors won't have to try to read their predecessors’ minds. This workshop describes how to quickly document a project. It focuses on what items to document but also looks at how to manage the document to keep it up to date and viable. Problems will still crop up with the project – they always do – but once you document your project, losing control won’t be one of them.

Session Topics: Advanced Workshop

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