Tag Archives: MadCap Software

Madcap’s Flare-DITA Solution (podcast)

Download MP3 (to download, right-click and select Save Target As) Length: 7 min. In this podcast, Mike Hamilton of Madcap Software talks about their phased approach to handling DITA with Flare. In Phase I, you’ll have the ability to import DITA topics and export to webhelp and other targets. In this sense, Flare functions as Continue Reading »

Madcap Blaze’s Topic Review Feature: A First-of-a Kind Feature with an Interesting Workflow

Blaze is a new Framemaker alternative that Madcap Software has just released into beta. With Blaze, you can create printed documentation and publish it to Word, Framemaker, PDF, XPS, and an XHTML book (but not webhelp). When I first heard of Blaze, my immediate question was — Doesn’t Flare already publish to Word and FrameMaker? Continue Reading »

Podcast — Tackling Godzilla: A Writer/Usability Consultant Reflects on the Largest Project of her Career

Download MP3 Duration: 30 min. In this podcast, I talk with Theresa Putkey, a writer/usability consultant in Vancouver, about the largest project of her career. She explains how she approached a project that had upwards of 2,500 help topics, many of which consisted of duplicate content. She explains how she transitioned from RoboHelp to Flare, Continue Reading »

Two New Blogs to Add to Your Reader: Craig Haiss’ Helpscribe and Sharon Burton’s Madcap Blog

I’ve discovered two new blogs that I think are definitely worthwhile to add to your Google Reader: The first is Helpscribe, by Craig Haiss. He seems to have good common sense and I enjoy reading his perspective. His content is very focused on help authoring. The second blog is Sharon’s Madcap Blog, by Sharon Burton. Continue Reading »