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The Premier Technical Communication
and Learning & Development Conference

June 12-15, 2022

MadWorld 2022 Schedule: Advanced Workshop

Technical Support Lounge Open 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

7:00 - 8:00 AM

Registration

8:00 AM

Technical Support Lounge Opens

8:00 - 9:00 AM

Advanced Workshop Sessions

Advanced Workshop 1

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Advanced Customization of the TopNav and SideNav Skins Using CSS

Presented by: Matthew Ellison

The skin editors provided by MadCap Flare enable you to customize a range of visual aspects including colors, fonts, and icons. However, many useful and exciting effects can be achieved by hand-coding the appropriate advanced styles into your topic stylesheet. This presentation shows you how to achieve a range of special effects including different colored borders beneath each of the Top Nav menus, additional text, and logos within the Header bar, and the flexibility to omit specific topics from the Top Nav or Side Nav menus even though they are included within the TOC. You will learn how to use Chrome Developer Tools to identify the required styles, as well as how to use some key CSS techniques to implement the effects.

Session Topics: Advanced Workshop

Advanced Workshop 2

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Session Coming Soon

Presented by: Coming So

Session description coming soon.

Session Topics: Advanced Workshop

9:00 - 9:10 AM

Session Break

9:10 - 10:10 AM

Advanced Workshop Sessions

Advanced Workshop 1

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Advanced Customization of the TopNav and SideNav Skins Using CSS (Continued)

Presented by: Matthew Ellison

The skin editors provided by MadCap Flare enable you to customize a range of visual aspects including colors, fonts, and icons. However, many useful and exciting effects can be achieved by hand-coding the appropriate advanced styles into your topic stylesheet. This presentation shows you how to achieve a range of special effects including different colored borders beneath each of the Top Nav menus, additional text, and logos within the Header bar, and the flexibility to omit specific topics from the Top Nav or Side Nav menus even though they are included within the TOC. You will learn how to use Chrome Developer Tools to identify the required styles, as well as how to use some key CSS techniques to implement the effects.

Session Topics: Advanced Workshop

Advanced Workshop 2

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Session Coming Soon

Presented by: Coming So

Session description coming soon.

Session Topics: Advanced Workshop

10:15 - 10:30 AM

Coffee Break

10:30 - 11:30 AM

Advanced Workshop Sessions

Advanced Workshop 1

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Designing a Learning Environment with MadCap Flare

Presented by: Chris Jones

Join this workshop for a deep dive into how to develop a learning environment in MadCap Flare. We will start with a pre-defined Flare template and take it to the next level, showcasing how to use proxies, TOCs, micro-content, and single-sourcing elements to make a user-centric learning hub. Discover how to “bring it all together” by building elements like a course catalog, learning paths, and deploying assets from instructional design tools like Adobe Captivate or Articulate Storyline. Whether you need software simulations in HTML5 format or quick screencast videos, you can use Flare to publish and host a sophisticated portal. From this workshop, you will walk away with a completed project with plug and play CSS, scripts, and topics to take these ideas into your own projects. You will also build an understanding of how individual Flare features can work together to create dynamic learning experiences, and practical ways to use Analytics to help prioritize future work.

Session Topics: Advanced Workshop

Advanced Workshop 2

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MadCap Central A-Z: From Setup to Diving Into the End Results

Presented by: Paul Stoecklein

The number of features and processes in MadCap Central has grown quickly and extensively since it was first introduced a few years ago. In this workshop, Paul Stoecklein will walk you through all of the most important pieces of this robust cloud-based software. This includes projects, source control, task and checklist management, topic reviews, outputs, analytics, and more. You will see how to put it all together, from beginning to end, and make the most of the unique relationship between Central and Flare. You’ll learn the details from every corner of Central, including some new and exciting features that are sure to make you want to jump on this moving train.

Session Topics: Advanced Workshop

11:30 - 11:40 AM

Session Break

11:40 - 12:40 PM

Advanced Workshop Sessions

Advanced Workshop 1

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Designing a Learning Environment with MadCap Flare (Continued)

Presented by: Chris Jones

Join this workshop for a deep dive into how to develop a learning environment in MadCap Flare. We will start with a pre-defined Flare template and take it to the next level, showcasing how to use proxies, TOCs, micro-content, and single-sourcing elements to make a user-centric learning hub. Discover how to “bring it all together” by building elements like a course catalog, learning paths, and deploying assets from instructional design tools like Adobe Captivate or Articulate Storyline. Whether you need software simulations in HTML5 format or quick screencast videos, you can use Flare to publish and host a sophisticated portal. From this workshop, you will walk away with a completed project with plug and play CSS, scripts, and topics to take these ideas into your own projects. You will also build an understanding of how individual Flare features can work together to create dynamic learning experiences, and practical ways to use Analytics to help prioritize future work.

Session Topics: Advanced Workshop

Advanced Workshop 2

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MadCap Central A-Z: From Setup to Diving Into the End Results (Continued)

Presented by: Paul Stoecklein

The number of features and processes in MadCap Central has grown quickly and extensively since it was first introduced a few years ago. In this workshop, Paul Stoecklein will walk you through all of the most important pieces of this robust cloud-based software. This includes projects, source control, task and checklist management, topic reviews, outputs, analytics, and more. You will see how to put it all together, from beginning to end, and make the most of the unique relationship between Central and Flare. You’ll learn the details from every corner of Central, including some new and exciting features that are sure to make you want to jump on this moving train.

Session Topics: Advanced Workshop

12:45 - 1:30 PM

Lunch

1:30 - 2:30 PM

Advanced Workshop Sessions

Advanced Workshop 1

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Micro Content: Best Practices for Creating, Designing, and Reusing

Presented by: Scott DeLoach

Micro content is a short block of content that can be easily consumed by users and reused for search results, context-sensitive help, chatbots, VR/AR systems, and more. But, there are several challenges and tasks involved in effectively creating and using micro content. How do we transition existing system-oriented or even EPPO-based content to micro content? How do we connect micro content to outside systems? How do you write and design micro content? In this workshop, I will define and answer common questions about micro content based on best practices. We will explore real-world examples of micro content, discuss a micro content-based development workflow, and walk-through methods for reusing micro content in external systems such as chatbots, Google's search, and AR/VR systems.

Session Topics: Advanced Workshop

Advanced Workshop 2

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Session Coming Soon

Presented by: Coming So

Session description coming soon.

Session Topics: Advanced Workshop

2:30 - 2:40 PM

Session Break

2:40 - 3:40 PM

Advanced Workshop Sessions

Advanced Workshop 1

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Micro Content: Best Practices for Creating, Designing, and Reusing (Continued)

Presented by: Scott DeLoach

Micro content is a short block of content that can be easily consumed by users and reused for search results, context-sensitive help, chatbots, VR/AR systems, and more. But, there are several challenges and tasks involved in effectively creating and using micro content. How do we transition existing system-oriented or even EPPO-based content to micro content? How do we connect micro content to outside systems? How do you write and design micro content? In this workshop, I will define and answer common questions about micro content based on best practices. We will explore real-world examples of micro content, discuss a micro content-based development workflow, and walk-through methods for reusing micro content in external systems such as chatbots, Google's search, and AR/VR systems.

Session Topics: Advanced Workshop

Advanced Workshop 2

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Session Coming Soon

Presented by: Coming So

Session description coming soon.

Session Topics: Advanced Workshop

3:45 - 4:00 PM

Snack Break

4:00 - 5:30 PM

Advanced Workshop Sessions

Advanced Workshop 1

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A Workshop Presented by MadCap Software

Presented by: Mike Hamilton

Workshop details coming soon.

Session Topics: Advanced Workshop

Advanced Workshop 2

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A Workshop Presented by Robert Thibodeau

Presented by: Robert Thibodeau

Workshop details coming soon.

Session Topics: Advanced Workshop

5:30 PM

Technical Support Lounge Closes

5:30 - 6:30 PM

Advanced Workshop Happy Hour

With the Advanced Workshop complete, it’s time to enjoy hosted food and drinks as we conclude the conference.

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