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Podcast: Flare 4 -- Ten New Features, Interview with Sharon Burton

Sep 8, 2008 • podcasts

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Duration: 60 min.

Flare 4 was just released today by Madcap Software. In this podcast, I talk with Sharon Burton -- product manager at Madcap Software -- about all the main features of the Flare 4 release.

Flare 4 topics we discuss include the following:

  • Page layouts
  • New outputs (PDF, XPS, XHTML, and Adobe Air)
  • Enhanced reporting capability
  • Built-in topic reviews
  • Additional help guides
  • Global project linking
  • Image resizing
  • Smart cross-references
  • Mini-TOCs for print

Although Flare 4 is the core focus of this podcast, Sharon also explains a little about Madcap's other new releases, including Blaze, X-Edit, and Analyzer.

As if releasing 4 new products (Flare 4, Blaze, Analyzer, and X-Edit) on one day wasn't enough, Madcap also totally redesigned its website.

If you have questions about Flare 4 or any other Madcap product, direct them to Sharon at [email protected]. You can also visit Sharon Burton's blog at http://madcapsoftware.wordpress.com. You can visit Mike Hamilton's blog at http://madcapsoftware2.wordpress.com.

If you have feedback on the podcast, add your comment below the post or send me an email at [email protected].

Contest Note: By the way, today is the last day to enter the Flare 4 giveaway. (If you missed the post about the Flare 4 contest, see "Flare 4 Giveaway -- Enter to Win a Free Copy by Commenting on this Post"). In the contest deadlines, I said I would announce the winner on the day of the Flare 4 release. So Monday night (Sep 8) at 9 p.m. MST, I will announce the winner. You can enter the contest up until that time.

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