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MadCap Insider Archive: September, 2018

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MadCap Insider, Issue No. 18, September 2018

Welcome to the September issue of MadCap Insider.

This month marks an exciting new update to our certified training course offerings. As part of our commitment to ensuring you have the resources you need to succeed, we are proud to introduce free instructor-led certified training for all new Flare purchases. The web-based classes will be scheduled to accommodate multiple time zones, including the North American, European and Asia-Pacific regions.

As part of our regular updates to MadCap Central, the September 2018 Release adds a new Project Reports feature to scan your Flare projects, find and fix critical issues quickly, as well as get project statistics such as word and image count.

Our latest customer success story comes from Henke Manufacturing, a leading manufacturer of snow management solutions, showcasing how they replaced Microsoft® Word with MadCap Flare to maximize content reuse and streamline delivery of their digital and printed product manuals.

Also announced this month, the MadCap Flare One-Day Workshop in Sydney, Australia, taking place on Monday, November 12, 2018. More details below.

We hope you enjoy this latest issue of MadCap Insider.

In This Issue…

  • MadCap Flare Introductory Training Bundled Free with Flare
  • MadCap Central September 2018 Release
  • Your Monthly Tips & Tricks Roundup
  • Free Upcoming Webinar: Globally Distributed Teams
  • Latest Customer Case Study: Henke Manufacturing
  • Upcoming Certified Training Schedule
  • MadCap Flare One-Day Workshop in Sydney, Australia
  • Let MadTranslations Manage Your Next Translation Project
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MadCap Flare Introductory Training
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MadCap Flare Introductory Training Now Bundled Free with Purchase

Now switching to MadCap Flare has never been easier. Get up to speed quickly with our free Introductory training course.

Designed for new users, the instructor-led course covers the core concepts and features of Flare and guides you towards creating, designing, and publishing content for your first project.

Course Overview
This course uses a combination of feature overviews and demonstrations to introduce the core features of Flare. By the end of the course, you will have the skills you need to get started on your first Flare project.

During this hands-on course, a Certified Flare Instructor will cover introductory topics, including:

  • Getting started with Flare
  • Importing HTML, Word, and FrameMaker® documents
  • Adding and linking content
  • Single sourcing content
  • Sending topics for review using MadCap Contributor and MadCap Central
  • Publishing single sourced content to multiple outputs
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Course Value
Get started immediately with a certified training course, now bundled free with your MadCap Flare purchase. Valued at $599 per student.

Course Schedule
Classes will be scheduled to accommodate multiple time zones, including the North American, European and Asia-Pacific regions.

Take Advantage of Additional Instructor-led Certified Training Courses from MadCap Software
Our instructor-led certified training courses will teach you the skills you need to thrive. You can get started immediately with our Introductory training course, or advance your skills with our Intermediate and Advanced training courses.

MADCAP CENTRAL SEPTEMBER 2018 RELEASE

New Release: MadCap Central September 2018 Now Available

The latest release of MadCap Central adds a new Reporting feature that allows you to scan your Flare projects to find critical issues, such as broken links, or get general statistics such as word and image count. Projects pushed to MadCap Central are automatically scanned, and a manual scan can be initiated anytime.

MadCap Central’s cloud-based lightweight editor gives subject matter experts, authors and other non-Flare users an easy way to create and review content. Additional new features added recently include:

  • Custom Domain Name (C-Name Hosting)
  • Advanced Editing and Reviewing Content in the Cloud
  • Template Manager for Project Checklists
  • Plus: Bug Fixes, Performance Enhancements and More
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YOUR MONTHLY TIPS & TRICKS ROUNDUP
How Foundry Rebuilt and Modernized its Online Help Sites with MadCap Flare’s Project Templates, by Rachel Kim

How Foundry Rebuilt and Modernized its Online Help Sites with MadCap Flare’s Project Templates, by Rachel Kim

Should You Use Fuzzy Matching with Elasticsearch in MadCap Flare? by Joe Cheverie

Should You Use Fuzzy Matching with Elasticsearch in MadCap Flare? by Joe Cheverie

Navigation Best Practices: A Guide to Link Types in MadCap Flare, by Neil Perlin

Navigation Best Practices: A Guide to Link Types in MadCap Flare, by Neil Perlin

How MadCap Flare Reignited My Technical Writing Career, by Daniel Ferguson

How MadCap Flare Reignited My Technical Writing Career, by Daniel Ferguson

FREE UPCOMING WEBINARS

A Guide to MadCap Flare and the Globally Distributed Team

Thursday, September 20, 10:00 AM PDT / 1:00 PM EDT

Presented by: Barb Einarsen, Founder | Clarity Writing Systems


Faced with the challenges of working on a globally distributed team? In this webinar, Barb Einarsen explains how moving to MadCap Flare vastly improved her team’s ability to work together. With writers all over the world, her team struggled with the challenges of silos, low visibility, trust, as well as content that was locked in a proprietary, binary format. Learn how these challenges were overcome by forming initiative teams and using MadCap Flare and Team Foundation Server as a light content management system.

This webinar is adapted from a presentation originally presented during MadWorld 2018.

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Latest Customer Case Study
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Leading Manufacturer of Snow Management Solutions Delivers Superior Product Manuals Faster by Replacing Microsoft® Word with MadCap Flare

INDUSTRY | Manufacturing
SOLUTION | MADCAP FLARE, MADCAP CONTRIBUTOR, MADCAP ANALYZER

Thanks to Flare, I can focus on the quality of content instead of worrying about updating the same content in separate documents and making sure there are no errors. As a result, our PDFs are much more intuitive, up-to-date, and modern looking.

–T.J. Coyle, Technical Writer II and Environmental Compliance Officer | Henke Manufacturing


UPCOMING CERTIFIED TRAINING SCHEDULE

Introductory Web-based Courses

MadCap Flare Introductory Training, Web-based (North America)
September 18, 2018

MadCap Flare Introductory Training, Web-based (Europe)
September 20, 2018

MadCap Flare Introductory Training, Web-based (Asia-Pacific)
October 2, 2018

MadCap Flare Introductory Training, Web-based (North America)
October 11, 2018

MadCap Flare Introductory Training, Web-based (Europe)
October 22, 2018


Intermediate/Advanced Web-based Courses

MadCap Flare Intermediate Training (Europe)
October 8-10, 2018

MadCap Flare Intermediate Training (North America)
October 10-12, 2018

MadCap Flare Advanced Training (Europe)
October 16-18, 2018

MadCap Flare Intermediate Training (Asia-Pacific)
November 26-28, 2018


Flare Workshop Sydney

MadCap Flare One-Day Workshop in Sydney, Australia

Australia and New Zealand residents: don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to learn from the experts, meet local users, and discover what’s new from MadCap Software. Join us for a one-day workshop in Sydney, Australia, packed with fresh ideas and valuable takeaways to enhance your professional development.

Sign up by September 30 to save $100 USD on the workshop registration.


THE ONE-DAY WORKSHOP FEATURES:

  • Six sessions ideal for new and existing users
  • Updates on the latest releases from MadCap Software
  • Hosted lunch + a networking event & happy hour
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MADTRANSLATIONS BANNER

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MadTranslations is certified in:

  • ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems
  • ISO 17100:2015 Translation Services
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The team at MadTranslations has taken the time to guide us through each step of the translation process. They’ve also been very patient with us as we set up our in-house processes. With their translation certification they’ve given us the confidence we need to provide our customers with meaningful translations. MadTranslations really does offer top notch products and services.

JEFF DEYOE, Supervisor of Technical Documentation, ProNova Solutions, LLC


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