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MadCap Flare icon MadCap Flare Introductory Training Course – Now Included With Your Free Trial and Product Purchase


This course was designed for new Flare users. There are no prerequisites for this course.

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
  • Designing content
  • Single sourcing content
  • Sending topics for review using MadCap Contributor and MadCap Central
  • Publishing single source content to multiple outputs


1-day Web-based Training

Course Value: $599

Introducing Free Introductory Training with License Purchase*
Now bundled free with your MadCap Flare purchase, get started immediately with a certified training course. Courses are offered monthly, and registering for the course is easy. Contact your sales representative for more details.

What’s Covered in This Course


Course Overview

  • Welcome
  • Target Audience
  • Course Overview

Getting Started with Flare

  • What Is Flare?
  • A Tour of the Flare Interface
  • What is a Project?
  • Opening a Project



  • About Topics
  • Creating a Topic
  • Changing a Topic
  • Creating a Bulleted List
  • Creating a Numbered List
  • Inserting an Image
  • Inserting a Video
  • Adding a Table
  • Previewing a Topic
  • Finding and Replacing Text
  • Spell Checking


  • About Importing Files
  • Importing an HTML File
  • Importing a Word Document
  • Importing a FrameMaker Document

Linking Content


  • About Links
  • Creating a TOC Book or Page
  • Creating a Cross Reference
  • Creating a Hyperlink
  • Creating a Drop-down link

Designing Content


  • About Design
  • Applying a Stylesheet to All Topics
  • Applying a Style
  • Applying a Table Stylesheet to a Table
  • Adding Content to a Header or Footer in a Page Layout
  • Applying a Page Layout to a Target
  • Adding Content to a Master Page
  • Applying a Master Page to a Target
  • Changing a Skin
  • Applying a Skin to a Target

Single Sourcing Content

Single Sourcing

  • About Single Sourcing
  • Creating a Variable
  • Inserting a Variable
  • Creating a Snippet
  • Inserting a Snippet
  • Creating a Condition Tag
  • Applying a Condition Tag to a File or Folder
  • Applying a Condition Tag to Content

Sending Topics for Review and Building Targets

Sending Topics for Review

  • About Topic Reviews using MadCap Contributor or MadCap Central
  • Sending a Topic for Review
  • Accepting and Rejecting Review Comments
  • Receiving a Reviewed Topic


  • About Targets
  • Setting Up an HTML5 Target
  • Building an HTML5 Target
  • Setting Up a PDF Target
  • Building a PDF Target
Thank you, what an amazing class this is! Well done to all of you who collaborated on the training manual. There is no question about the amount of time and effort that went into that wonderful guide. And, having Scott DeLoach as the instructor just totally blew me away.

Jude Duniho | Senior Technical Writer, Sabre Holdings

Upcoming Introductory Training Courses

December 18, 2018

2018-12-18T16:00:00 - 2018-12-18T23:00:00


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

Led by Jennifer Morse, Director, Product Evangelism and Certified MadCap Flare Instructor, this one-day online training course will cover a variety of topics including getting started with Flare, importing content, creating and editing content, publishing your output, and more.

  • New Users: Get Started On A Free Trial to Access the Recorded Introductory Training Course
  • Current Customers: Contact Us to Register or to Access the Recorded Introductory Training Course