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MadCap Insider Archive: May, 2017

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Welcome to the May issue of MadCap Insider. Last month marked the conclusion of our fifth annual MadWorld conference in San Diego (recap below), as well as the release of Slack integration in MadCap Central.
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The MadCap Insider Monthly Community Newsletter

Welcome to the May issue of MadCap Insider. While last month marked the conclusion of our fifth annual MadWorld conference in San Diego (recap below) – as well as the release of Slack integration in MadCap Central, giving users the ability to receive Central notifications via Slack channels – this month offers a new release of MadCap Flare.

A new agile release cycle allows us to deliver multiple major releases each year, giving you more new features, additional updates, performance enhancements, and bug fixes on a more frequent release schedule.

We’re thrilled to share this latest release and have scheduled a live webinar to cover what’s new later this month (details below).

Additionally, with a variety of resources and fresh content to help you work smarter, this issue offers another great roundup of blog articles, upcoming and archived webinars, featured customer showcases and more.

In This Issue

  • New Release: MadCap Flare 2017 r2
  • Your Monthly Tips & Tricks Roundup
  • Free Upcoming Webinars
  • Customer Showcase: Oracle
  • Latest Customer Case Study: CCi
  • The MadWorld 2017 Recap
  • Upcoming Certified Training Schedule
  • Need Help Moving from FrameMaker®? MadCap Software Will Buy Out Your Support Contract
  • Doc-To-Help Users: Download the Free Policies and Procedures White Paper
  • Let MadTranslations Manage Your Next Translation Project
  • Upcoming Trade Shows and Events
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NEW RELEASE: MADCAP FLARE 2017 R2
MadCap Flare 2017 r2
Flare 2017 r2
  • Salesforce Integration: Publish Clean XHTML output directly to Salesforce using Salesforce Connect
  • Google Search Using Custom Search Engine (CSE): Use Google Search for the HTML5 Top Navigation and skinless outputs
  • Top Navigation Enhancements: Added control with Fixed Headers, Fixed Topic Menus, Topic Headings in the Side Menu, and Tree Format for Slide-Out Menus
  • FrameMaker® 2017 Import Support: Easily import FrameMaker® 2017 files directly into Flare
  • Favicon Support: Generate favicons for web-based output
  • Faster Compile Times: Compiler improvements resulting in a 35% boost in average compile times
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Plus: Bug Fixes, Performance Enhancements and More

Note, current maintenance plan customers receive this update directly in the app. Prospective users can download a 30-day trial now.

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Flare 2017 r1
  • Clean XHTML Output: Target includes only clean XHTML files and removes MadCap-specific tags, as well as skins, search, navigation, or other extra features
  • Pinning of Variables: Pin your favorite variables, making them easily and quickly accessible for future use
  • Synchronization of Topic Title and TOC Entries: Use system variables to ensure that your TOC entries are always in sync with your topic titles
  • Associate Conditions and File Tags to New Files: Project files can now be associated to conditions and file tags
  • Word Equations Converted to MathML: Convert Office Math Markup Language (the format used in Word) to MathML (the web standard and Flare format) on import
  • Live Dynamic Preview Window for Your Output Including Print, HTML5 and More: Preview changes to targets, topics, snippets and master pages as you work and make changes in the XML editor
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Plus Bug Fixes, Performance Enhancements and More

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YOUR MONTHLY TIPS & TRICKS ROUNDUP
Brochures in MadCap Flare, part 1

Professional Print Brochures in MadCap Flare…Single-Sourced…with Online Output…and a Cherry On Top, Part 1
by Paul Stoecklein

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Brochures in MadCap Flare, part 2

Professional Print Brochures in MadCap Flare…Single-Sourced…with Online Output…and a Cherry On Top, Part 2
by Paul Stoecklein

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Controlling Page Breaks

MadCap Flare Tip: Controlling Page Breaks Using Grouping and CSS
by Justin Bondoc

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MadCap Central Adds Slack Integration

New Release: MadCap Central Adds Slack Integration!
by Jennifer Morse

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MadCap Flare mediums

MadCap Flare: The Medium is Part of the Message
by Neil Perlin

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Minifying Flare output

Minifying Flare HTML output files with Grunt
by Daniel Ferguson

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FREE UPCOMING WEBINARS

Neil Perlin

Thursday, May 11, 2017, 10:00 AM (Pacific Time)
Presenter: Neil Perlin, Certified Flare Trainer and Consultant | Hyper/Word Services

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Jennifer Morse

Thursday, May 25, 2017, 10:00 AM (Pacific Time)
Presenter: Jennifer Morse, Product Evangelist | MadCap Software

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CUSTOMER SHOWCASE
Customer Showcase: Oracle

Customer Showcase: Oracle

The Oracle Bare Metal Cloud Services Online Documentation site takes advantage of Flare’s Top Nav design to give users easy access to the information they need, featuring a prominent search bar and quick links to important topic categories.

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LATEST CUSTOMER CASE STUDY
CCi Relies on MadCap Flare

Global Management Consulting Firm CCi Delivers Documentation Across Multiple Online and Print Formats in 14 Languages Using MadCap Lingo and MadCap Flare

INDUSTRY | MANAGEMENT CONSULTING, SOFTWARE
SOLUTION | MADCAP FLARE, MADCAP LINGO, MADCAP ANALYZER, MADCAP CONTRIBUTOR

Since we moved our Word content into Flare, we’ve been able to manage all our content through a single system. That translates to a more seamless experience for both our team and our users.

–Karen Miller, CMS Specialist | CCi

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THE MADWORLD 2017 RECAP
CCi Relies on MadCap Flare

The MadWorld 2017 conference recap includes a photo gallery, attendee quotes and the latest reviews of the conference.

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UPCOMING CERTIFIED TRAINING COURSES

Web-based Courses

  • MadCap Flare CSS Training | May 23-24
  • MadCap Flare Single Sourcing Training | May 25-26
  • MadCap Flare Basic/Intermediate Training | June 13-16
  • MadCap Flare Basic/Intermediate Training (Europe/Middle East/Africa) | July 11-14
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ON-SITE COURSES

  • MadCamp: MadCap Offices, La Jolla, CA | June 27-30
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YOUR MAY PROMOTIONAL OFFER
May Promotional Savings

Need Help Moving from FrameMaker®? MadCap Software Will Buy Out the Remaining Portion of Your Support Contract or Subscription.

Now is the perfect time to make the switch to MadCap Flare. MadCap Software will buy out your remaining FrameMaker® support contract or subscription and replace it with today’s leading topic-based authoring, publishing and content management solution – all backed with our in-house support team.

Note: Offer valid on new licenses only. Buy out credit to be applied to your new MadCap Software maintenance and support plan. Certain restrictions apply and cannot be combined with any other offer.

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The product releases were coming much more frequently. We were working with multiple Microsoft® Word or FrameMaker® files, and it became confusing to try and manage them all. It was extremely time-intensive and inefficient to update these files for each product release.

–Lesley Brown, Associate Vice President of Documentation and Training Development | McKesson Health Solutions

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DOC-TO-HELP USERS
The Definitive Guide to Creating Policies and Procedures

Doc-To-Help Users:
Download the Free Policies and Procedures White Paper

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LET MADTRANSLATIONS MANAGE YOUR NEXT TRANSLATION PROJECT

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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

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UPCOMING TRADE SHOWS AND EVENTS

MadCap Software will be making a stop in the nation’s capital later this month, as well as a few stops in the UK and Europe in June.

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