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MadCap Insider, Issue No. 9, November 2017

Welcome to the December issue of MadCap Insider. Our year-end issue includes a collection of our latest resources, including blog posts, upcoming and recorded webinars, a special Platinum Upgrade offer, and a new case study from SMART Technologies that highlights the firm’s migration from Adobe ® FrameMaker ® and RoboHelp ® to MadCap Flare.

The year-end registration discount for MadWorld 2018 is approaching fast – register by December 31 to save up to $600 on your conference and workshop registration. Full conference details, including the schedule and speaker lineup, are available now.

We hope you enjoy the latest issue of MadCap Insider.

In This Issue

  • Your Monthly Tips & Tricks Roundup
  • Free Upcoming Webinars
  • Latest Customer Case Study: SMART Technologies
  • Register by December 31 to Save on MadWorld 2018
  • Comparison Guide: MadCap Flare vs. DITA
  • MadCap Software Named a 2017 Top Workplace
  • January MadCamp + Upcoming Certified Training Schedule
  • MadTranslations for Translation and Localization
  • Industry-Related Articles, News and More
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YOUR MONTHLY TIPS & TRICKS ROUNDUP

A Guide to Improving Content Readability with the Text Analysis Tool in MadCap Flare, by Rachel Kim

A Follow-Up Tip on Customizing a Search Results Page in MadCap Flare’s HTML5 Top Navigation Output, by Jennifer Morse

MadCap Flare: Using Conditional Tags for Controlling Large Stylistic Changes, by Ken Davies

CSS Tip: Creating Styled Boxes for Notes, Warnings, Examples, and Tips, by Justin Bondoc

FREE UPCOMING WEBINARS + WEBINAR RECORDINGS

Tuesday, December 5th, 2:00 PM PST / 5:00 PM EST
Presenter: Sophie Lissonnet, Technical Writer and Information Management Specialist | Fred IT

In this webinar, Sophie Lissonnet, Technical Writer and Information Management Specialist at Fred IT, Australia’s largest dedicated IT solution provider to the pharmacy industry, will show us how she updated Fred NXT’s online Help from a legacy tripane online Help site to a fully responsive support site using the out-of-the-box Top Navigation templates in MadCap Flare. Learn about some of the challenges she faced, as well as some of the best practices she followed during the site redesign. By the end of this webinar, you’ll realize you don’t need to be a web developer to create a site that is well designed and user friendly.

Recorded: Thursday, November 16, 2017
Presenter: Justin Bondoc, Product Specialist | MadCap Software, Inc.

The new project templates available for MadCap Flare provide an easy way to create a fully responsive Top Navigation site without requiring any additional CSS development or design resources. In this presentation, Justin Bondoc, Product Specialist, will take an in-depth look on how to integrate the new responsive project templates into your Flare projects. In addition, he’ll provide some customization tips you can apply to make the most of the new designs.

Miss one of our webinars? You can access them anytime in our free webinar archive.

LATEST CUSTOMER CASE STUDY: SMART TECHNOLOGIES

SMART Technologies, Interactive Display Innovator, Relies on Single-Source Publishing of MadCap Flare to Speed Delivery of a Responsive HTML5 Support Site and PDF Guides

INDUSTRY | INTERACTIVE TECHNOLOGY
SOLUTION | MADCAP FLARE, MADCAP LINGO, MADCAP CAPTURE, MADCAP ANALYZER

Flare’s HTML5 responsive design feature is great. The ability to deliver a properly proportioned view of our online documentation, whether it’s on a tablet screen or a monitor, allows our customers a whole new level of flexibility to access content however they want.

–Ken Schatzke, Senior Technical Writer | SMART Technologies

REGISTER BY DECEMBER 31 TO SAVE ON MADWORLD 2018

The MadWorld 2018 schedule features more advanced sessions than ever before – plus, we have dedicated beginner/intermediate sessions designed for conference newbies.

Register by December 31, 2017 and save up to $600 on your conference and workshop registration.

A special conference room rate has also been secured at the iconic Hotel del Coronado, but space is limited, so we encourage you to make your reservation as soon as possible.

COMPARISON GUIDE: MADCAP FLARE VS DITA

Our new detailed guide breaks down the differences between MadCap Flare and the Darwin Information Technology Architecture (DITA) framework. Take a look at the comparison chart, as well as examples and additional resources on how to create modern online help and documentation with Flare.

MADCAP SOFTWARE NAMED A 2017 TOP WORKPLACE BY THE SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

We’re excited to share that MadCap Software has been named a Top Workplace by the San Diego Union-Tribune. This award is especially meaningful, as organizations are selected based solely on the results of employee feedback about the company’s workplace culture.

UPCOMING CERTIFIED TRAINING SCHEDULE

Our MadCamp on-site training course is ideal for both new and intermediate users looking to learn more about the powerful features of MadCap Flare. The 4-day course covers a wide range of topics, including topic-based authoring, single-source publishing and formatting your content with cascading style sheets (CSS).

Students enrolled in the MadCamp course will receive a MadCap Advanced Developer (MAD) Student Certification upon completion.

Next MadCamp Course: MadCap Offices, La Jolla, CA | January 9-12, 2018

Web-based Courses

  • MadCap Flare Basic/Intermediate Training | January 9-12, 2018
  • MadCap Flare CSS Training | January 16-17, 2018
  • MadCap Flare Single Sourcing Training | January 18-19, 2018
  • MadCap Flare Basic/Intermediate Training (Europe/Middle East/Africa) | January 22-25, 2018
  • MadCap Flare Basic/Intermediate Training (for AU 2/13-2/16) | February 12-15, 2018
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MADTRANSLATIONS FOR TRANSLATION AND LOCALIZATION

MadTranslations specializes in individual projects or complete end-to-end translation and localization services. Get a free quote on your next translation project.

•   Language Translation

•   Software Localization

•   Website Localization

•   Technical Documentation

•   eLearning Localization

MadCap and MadTranslations offer first class support and are always available to meet our needs, from assistance with planning the project through to detailed and responsive technical support.

–Steve Walker, Product Manager | Miro Technologies

INDUSTRY-RELATED ARTICLES, NEWS AND MORE
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