Category: Tools

  • Creating a Snippet with non-standard content in Flare

    Creating a Snippet with non-standard content in Flare

    When you are working in Flare, you may have encountered an issue that drove me crazy for a long time regarding snippets. When you have some content in Flare that you want to convert to be a snippet, usually you can just select the paragraphs of text and click the Create Snippet button on the Home […]

  • Flare Podcast, Anyone?

    Flare Podcast, Anyone?

    Hey all, I\’ve been talking with a good friend of mine about launching a Flare-specific podcast. We would include interviews with luminaries in the Flare community, tips and tricks in working with Flare, a broader discussion of technical writing in general, and other such topics. To get started, though, I\’m interested in hearing from you […]

  • So, About MadWorld 2017

    So, About MadWorld 2017

    See that person in the picture? That is me. That is me looking at MadWorld 2017, healing from outside the fence looking in. I’m devastated to report that I have had to withdraw from presenting at and attending MadWorld 2017. Most of my loyal readers probably already know that I do MadCap consulting and training on […]

  • A mini-TOC in Flare when a mini-TOC won’t do

    A mini-TOC in  Flare when a mini-TOC won’t do

    A recent post in the MadCap forums addressed the question of putting a mini-TOC-like object at the beginning of a topic to show all the headings on the actual page. In the past, pharmacy I (like many of you, dosage I assume) have tried to do this using a mini-TOC proxy in Flare. We then […]

  • The State of MadCap Flare in 2017 (published by an outsider)

    The State of MadCap Flare in 2017 (published by an outsider)

    I had a recent comment on a post I wrote nearly ten years ago. The post actually earned me a bit of notoriety in the MadCap community. For many years after writing that post, more about people would see me at an industry conference and say, prescription “Oh, you’re the guy who wrote The Six […]