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Flare IconMadCap Flare Introductory Training
Course Recording

Led by Certified MadCap Flare Instructors Mike Hamilton, VP of Product Evangelism, and Jennifer Morse, Director, Product Evangelism, this online training course covers a variety of topics including getting started with Flare, importing content, creating and editing content, publishing your output, and more.

To get started:

1 DOWNLOAD the Course Preparation Guide

2 DOWNLOAD the MadCap Flare Introductory Training Guide

3 View the Recorded Modules Below

To register for a live upcoming training course, visit the course schedule here.


Module 1 and 2: Course Overview and
Getting Started

presented by:

Jennifer Morse, Director, Product Evangelism | MadCap Software, Inc.

What’s Covered in This Video

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

Module 3 and 4: Adding and Importing Content

presented by:

Mike Hamilton, VP of Product Evangelism | MadCap Software, Inc.

What’s Covered in This Video

Adding Content

  • 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

Importing Content

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

Module 5: Linking Content

presented by:

Jennifer Morse, Director, Product Evangelism | MadCap Software, Inc.

What’s Covered in This Video

Linking Content

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

Module 6: Designing Content

presented by:

Mike Hamilton, VP of Product Evangelism | MadCap Software, Inc.

What’s Covered in This Video

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

Module 7: Single Sourcing Content

presented by:

Jennifer Morse, Director, Product Evangelism | MadCap Software, Inc.

What’s Covered in This Video

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

Module 8 and 9: Sending Topics for Review and Building Targets

presented by:

Jennifer Morse, Director, Product Evangelism | MadCap Software, Inc.

What’s Covered in This Video

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

Targets

  • About Targets
  • Setting Up an HTML5 Target
  • Building an HTML5 Target
  • Setting Up a PDF Target
  • Building a PDF Target

Meet the Instructors

Photo of Mike Hamilton

about the presenter

Mike Hamilton

VP of Product Evangelism | Madcap Software, Inc.

Mike Hamilton is the VP of Product Evangelism and one of the founding members of the MadCap Software team. With over twenty years of experience in training, technical communication, multimedia development, and software development, he has worked with organizations such as Cymer, National Steel & Shipbuilding, and the US Navy. He is a frequent speaker at industry events such as STC Summit, LavaCon and more, and is commonly quoted in technology articles in various trade publications.

Mike Hamilton is the VP of Product Evangelism and one of the founding members of the MadCap Software team. With over twenty years of experience in training, technical communication, multimedia development, and software development, he has worked with organizations such as Cymer, National Steel & Shipbuilding, and the US Navy. He is a frequent speaker at industry events such as STC Summit, LavaCon and more, and is commonly quoted in technology articles in various trade publications.

Photo of Jennifer Morse

about the presenter

Jennifer Morse

Director of Product Evangelism | Madcap Software, Inc.

As the Director of Product Evangelism at MadCap Software, Jennifer has over 15 years of software sales experience in the technical communication and content development industry. In addition to overseeing the Product Specialist team, her focus is to promote the value of the company’s solutions to the marketplace, solicit customer feedback, and report on trends in the industry that can help improve the company’s offerings. Since joining the company in 2006, and prior to moving into the role of Product Evangelist, Jennifer has played an integral role in managing company’s growing sales organization. Not only has she helped increase market share in the United States, but she has been a leader in expansion into overseas markets, including Europe, the Middle East and India.

As the Director of Product Evangelism at MadCap Software, Jennifer has over 15 years of software sales experience in the technical communication and content development industry. In addition to overseeing the Product Specialist team, her focus is to promote the value of the company’s solutions to the marketplace, solicit customer feedback, and report on trends in the industry that can help improve the company’s offerings. Since joining the company in 2006, and prior to moving into the role of Product Evangelist, Jennifer has played an integral role in managing company’s growing sales organization. Not only has she helped increase market share in the United States, but she has been a leader in expansion into overseas markets, including Europe, the Middle East and India.