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MadCap Insider Archive: October, 2017

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Welcome to the October issue of MadCap Insider. Included in this issue are a variety of resources, including all-new MadCap Flare project templates for HTML5 online output. The new templates are free to download and available now.
MadCap Insider, Issue No. 8, October 2017

Welcome to the October issue of MadCap Insider. Included in this issue are a variety of resources, including all-new MadCap Flare project templates for HTML5 online output. The new templates are free to download and available now.

A new case study from CM Labs Simulations, a simulation-based solutions provider for the manufacturing, automotive, freight and defense industries, takes a look at the company’s decision to replace a DITA-based authoring tool with MadCap Flare. Consequently, we’ve put together a comparison guide for MadCap Flare vs. DITA, highlighting the primary differences between the framework and Flare.

You can read the full case study and much more below. We hope you enjoy this latest issue of MadCap Insider.

In This Issue

  • All-New MadCap Flare Project Templates
  • Your Monthly Tips & Tricks Roundup
  • Comparison Guide: MadCap Flare vs. DITA
  • Free Upcoming Webinars
  • Latest Customer Case Study: CM Labs Simulations
  • Your Guide to MadWorld 2018
  • Upcoming Certified Training Schedule
  • Join or Start a Local Flare User Group
  • MadTranslations for Translation and Localization
  • Upcoming Tradeshows and Events
  • Industry-Related Articles, News and More
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NEW MADCAP FLARE PROJECT TEMPLATES
NEW MADCAP FLARE PROJECT TEMPLATES

Looking for an easy way to create stunning, fully responsive Top Navigation outputs from MadCap Flare without all of the CSS and design work?

A new collection of our most popular output designs have been created for you to download and use for your Flare projects. Publish professional HTML5-based websites for online Help, support sites, knowledge bases and more, without the need for any additional CSS development or creative resources.

New responsive project templates include:

•  Gradient Panel Layout

•  Dashboard Navigation Layout

•  Minimal Panel Layout

•  Parallax Scroll Layout

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YOUR MONTHLY TIPS & TRICKS ROUNDUP
CSS Tip: Creating Styled Boxes for Notes, Warnings, Examples, and Tips, by Justin Bondoc

Introducing MadCap Doc-To-Help 5: All-New Enhanced Integration with Microsoft® Word, by Justin Bondoc

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How to Enhance Your Top Navigation Menus with Separators in MadCap Flare, by Brigitte Gagne

How to Enhance Your Top Navigation Menus with Separators in MadCap Flare, by Brigitte Gagne

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Adding a Cookie Alert to MadCap Flare Projects, by Starfall Projects

Adding a Cookie Alert to MadCap Flare Projects, by Starfall Projects

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Why Should You Use Cross-References over Hyperlinks?

Why Should You Use Cross-References over Hyperlinks? by Justin Bondoc

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COMPARISON GUIDE: MADCAP FLARE VS DITA
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.

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FREE UPCOMING WEBINARS

Paul Pehrson

Thursday, October 5, 2017, 10:00 AM (Pacific Time)
Presenter: Paul Pehrson, Certified MadCap Flare Trainer & Consultant | DocGuy Training

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Snippets – an important file used for single-sourcing that acts like a miniature topic and can contain text, tables, images and more – are even more powerful when you understand how to use snippet conditions and snippet variables to your advantage. In this webinar, join Paul Pehrson, Certified Flare Trainer & Consultant, to discover what snippet variables and conditions are, why they are useful, and how to use them effectively in your MadCap Flare project. Learn best practices for working with snippet conditions and variables, including how to manage them in the project organizer. You will be amazed at how granular your single-sourcing can be when you integrate snippet conditions and variables with your projects.

Mike Hamilton

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 10:00 AM (Pacific Time)
Presenter: Mike Hamilton, VP of Product Evangelism | MadCap Software, Inc.

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We all know how to style in word processors but too many writers seem reluctant to learn CSS techniques. In Part 2 of this webinar series, Mike Hamilton shares five more CSS techniques that will take your skills to a whole new level. Since the CSS language can be used with any XML-based markup language, the more you learn about CSS, the more it will benefit your career.

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LATEST CUSTOMER CASE STUDY
CM Labs Simulations Case Study

CM Labs Simulations, Leading Provider of Simulation-Based Solutions, Replaces DITA-Based Software with MadCap Flare to Deliver Modern HTML5-Based Online Help

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SOLUTION | MADCAP FLARE, MADCAP CONTRIBUTOR

Our writers were amazed by how quick it was to make a build of the Help with Flare. It used to take us more than 15 minutes per build using the old DITA style. Now it takes just 2 minutes.

–Vrej Hezaran, Technical Writer | CM Labs Simulations

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CONFERENCE PREP: YOUR GUIDE TO MADWORLD 2018
Conference Prep: Your guide to MadWorld 2018

Did you take advantage of the early registration discount for MadWorld 2018? View our MadWorld Conference Prep series to start planning your conference experience. It’s never too early to learn a bit more about our speakers or decide which sessions to attend!

Conference Prep: Your Essential Guide to the MadWorld 2018 Schedule

Next year’s conference schedule offers more advanced sessions than ever before – something multi-year attendees requested. We also feature sessions aimed to address the needs of first-time conference attendees.
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Conference Prep: A Closer Look at the MadWorld 2018 Speakers

Each year, we bring experts, industry professionals, and thought leaders from a wide range of industries and backgrounds to deliver unique ideas and best practices to a diverse user base.
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There’s still time to save with our year-end discount. Register by December 31, 2017 to save up to $600 on both the main conference and advanced workshop.

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UPCOMING CERTIFIED TRAINING COURSES

Web-based Courses

  • MadCap Flare Basic/Intermediate Training (Europe/Middle East/Africa) | October 24-27
  • MadCap Flare CSS Training | November 14-15
  • MadCap Flare Single Sourcing Training | November 16-17
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JOIN OR START A LOCAL FLARE USER GROUP
Join or Start a Flare User Group

Local Flare User Groups are user-organized groups where members can share best practices, network, and meet in-person and offline. Whether you’re a new, intermediate, or expert user, a local user group can help strengthen your skills in and knowledge of MadCap Flare. Groups can be found all across North America and Europe, as well as Australia and the Middle East. Join an existing group or start one in your area. More details including current group locations can be found on our Community page.

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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

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UPCOMING TRADESHOWS AND EVENTS

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