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MadCap Insider Archive: March, 2019

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Welcome to the March issue of MadCap Insider. In this issue you’ll find a fresh collection of free resources, including a new webinar on link types in MadCap Flare, as well as blog posts covering time-saving tips in Flare, the latest from the Customer Showcase and the announcement of the MadCap Authoring and Management System (AMS).
MadCap Insider, Issue No. 24, March 2019

Welcome to the March issue of MadCap Insider.

In this issue you’ll find a fresh collection of free resources, including a new webinar on link types in MadCap Flare, as well as blog posts covering time-saving tips in Flare, the latest from the Customer Showcase and the announcement of the MadCap Authoring and Management System (AMS).

The final discount deadline for MadWorld 2019 San Diego is Friday, March 15. You can save up to $400 on your conference registration, plus save another $120 per night with the special discounted room rate at the Hard Rock Hotel.

Registration for MadWorld 2019 Dublin opened last month, along with the full schedule, speaker lineup, location and more. The first registration discount can save you up to $900 when you register by March 31.

We hope you enjoy this latest issue of MadCap Insider.

In This Issue…

  • Your Monthly Tips & Tricks Roundup
  • Introducing the MadCap Authoring and Management System (AMS)
  • Free Upcoming Webinar
  • Watch the Video: MadWorld 2019
  • Customer Showcase: Spryker
  • Why Companies Choose MadCap Flare Over DITA
  • The MadCap Scholar Program Welcomes the University of Rennes 2
  • Upcoming Certified Training Schedule
  • Get a Free Quote from MadTranslations
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YOUR MONTHLY TIPS & TRICKS ROUNDUP
Five Examples of Technical Documentation Sites to Get You Inspired, by Rachel Kim

Five Examples of Technical Documentation Sites to Get You Inspired, by Rachel Kim

Four Time-Saving Features in MadCap Flare You Need to Use, by Jennifer Morse

Four Time-Saving Features in MadCap Flare You Need to Use, by Jennifer Morse

MadCap Community Spotlight: Celebrating Ten Years of the Rochester Flare User Group, by Ann Pillman

MadCap Community Spotlight: Celebrating Ten Years of the Rochester Flare User Group, by Ann Pillman

Now Available: The MadCap Authoring and Management System (AMS), by Jennifer Morse

Now Available: The MadCap Authoring and Management System (AMS), by Jennifer Morse

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Introducing MadCap Authoring and Management System (AMS)

By combining the power of desktop authoring with the convenience of the cloud, the MadCap Authoring and Management System (AMS) gives you the best of both without sacrificing security, performance or accessibility.

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Authoring & Publishing

Take advantage of cutting-edge technical authoring and publishing capabilities, with advanced features to maximize authoring efficiency and content reuse.

Cloud-based Editing, Publishing, Project & Content Management

With a secure cloud-based platform for editing, publishing, project and content management, you can host content, schedule builds, manage projects and tasks, view reports and more.

Contribution & Review

Allow anyone in your organization or content development workflow to contribute and review content using a powerful cloud-based editor.

Translation

Make translation efficient with advanced tools to manage large-scale documentation projects.

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Navigation 101: A Guide to Links In MadCap Flare

Thursday, March 7, 10:00 AM PST / 1:00 PM EST

Presented by: Neil Perlin, Certified Flare Training and Consultant | Hyper/Word Services


MadCap Flare offers a wide variety of link types. Some types, such as hyperlinks and popups, are common and easy to understand. Others, such as cross-references, dropdowns, expanding links, and togglers, may be unfamiliar. In this webinar, Neil Perlin will take a deep look at the various link types available in Flare, discussing how to create them and how to customize them with CSS. In addition, he’ll cover the pros and cons of each type, and the effect on users navigating your content.

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Watch the Video: MadWorld 2019

Taking place in two world-class cities, MadWorld offers the opportunity to transform the way you think and work. Here’s what you can expect at MadWorld 2019.

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In just over a month, the MadCap Software community of users will come together to learn, share, connect, and engage at MadWorld 2019 San Diego. Our final discount of the year can save you up to $400 on registration when you register by March 15.

Plus, save another $120 per night with the special discounted room rate at the Hard Rock Hotel.

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MadWorld returns to Europe on October 8-11, 2019 to The Marker Hotel in Dublin, Ireland. Register by March 31 to save up to $900 on your conference registration.

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Customer Showcase: Using MadCap Flare to Deliver User-Oriented Content

Spryker offers a flexible e-Commerce solution that allows their users to reach customers across all digital touchpoints. To help users unlock the full capabilities of their solution, Spryker features a responsive documentation portal with robust search capabilities, extensive navigation menus, and more.

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Why Companies Choose MadCap Flare Over DITA

Trying to decide between, or considering making the switch from DITA to MadCap Flare? Take a look at our customer success stories, comparison chart and more in our resource guide.

During the evaluation process, we found that a DITA solution – from consulting to special software development to DITA conversion – would be complex and expensive. In contrast, MadCap Flare had a low barrier to entry and an intuitive built-in user interface. With Flare, our cost savings alone are over 100k a year, compared to professional services in implementing DITA.

–Jayna Locke | MadWorld 2017 Speaker


Why CM Labs Jumped From DITA and Doxygen to MadCap Flare

Vrej Hezaran of CM Labs outlines the steps taken to update their documentation process, both in the tools they use and in the review process.

Comparison Guide: MadCap Flare vs DITA

Our detailed guide breaks down the differences between MadCap Flare and the Darwin Information Technology Architecture (DITA) framework.

THE MADCAP SCHOLAR PROGRAM WELCOMES UNIVERSITY OF RENNES 2
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The University of Rennes 2 Partners with MadCap Software to Enhance the Employability of Students Pursuing Careers in Technical Writing and Translation

As state-of-the-art software that is widely used by companies, MadCap Flare is an important addition to our program. With the MadCap Scholar Program and MadCap Flare, we will be able to enhance our students’ employability by equipping them with the modern linguistic and technical skills that today’s businesses demand.

– Henrietta Taylor, technical communication consultant and teacher of Conversion-Rewriting and Advanced Structured Writing | University of Rennes 2


UPCOMING CERTIFIED TRAINING AND WORKSHOPS SCHEDULE

Free Introductory Web-based Courses

MadCap Flare Introductory Training, Web-based (North America) – FREE WITH TRIAL/PURCHASE
March 14, 2019

MadCap Flare Introductory Training, Web-based (North America) – FREE WITH TRIAL/PURCHASE
April 25, 2019

MadCap Flare Introductory Training, Web-based (North America) – FREE WITH TRIAL/PURCHASE
May 15, 2019


Intermediate Web-based Courses

MadCap Flare Intermediate Training (Europe)
March 25-27, 2019

MadCap Flare Intermediate Training (North America)
April 3-5, 2019

MadCap Flare Intermediate Training (North America)
May 1-3, 2019


Advanced Web-based Courses

MadCap Flare Advanced Training (North America)
March 20-22, 2019

MadCap Flare Advanced Training (North America)
April 24-26, 2019

MadCap Flare Advanced Training (Europe)
April 29 – May 1, 2019


MadWorld San Diego Workshops

MadWorld 2019 San Diego Pre-Conference Workshop, Hard Rock Hotel
April 14, 2019

MadWorld 2019 San Diego Advanced Workshop, Hard Rock Hotel
April 17, 2019


MadWorld Dublin Workshop

MadWorld 2019 Dublin Advanced Workshop, The Marker Hotel
October 11, 2019


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MadTranslations is certified in:

  • ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems
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By combining our own MadCap Lingo translation memory database and MadTranslations’ processes, we regularly save up to 30% of what we would have spent in the past by simply re-translating existing sentences used in a new document or context. And we know for sure that the quality is much higher.

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