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New Edition: MadCap Flare 2017: The Definitive Guide

Postby scott on Thu Dec 11, 2008 11:17 am

Hi everyone!
I'm pleased to announce the new edition (and new title) of my book: MadCap Flare 2017: The Definitive Guide.

This 465-page book covers Flare 2017's new features, including:
* Clean XHTML target type
* Dynamic preview pane
* Pinned images
* Pinned variables
* MadCap Central integration
* Build events
* File tag option in Add File dialog box
* Condition tag option in Add File dialog box

It also includes:
* numerous tips and tricks
* a list of top 10 "gotchas" when converting to Flare from RoboHelp and FrameMaker
* keyboard shortcut references by task and by key
* a guide to Flare file extensions
* a quick task index

You can use the book as a study guide for the Certified MAD test, and it includes over 40 practice questions (with answers). It's not a replacement for the Flare training classes, of course. I wrote it to complement the classes and to serve as both an introduction to Flare for new users and as a quick reference for experienced users.

You can view a sample chapter and learn more, including details about my other books, at http://www.lulu.com/clickstart.

In case you're wondering, it was written in Flare. :D
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Re: MadCap Flare Certified Test Review + Developer's Guide

Postby forfear on Sat Feb 28, 2009 9:05 pm

cool!

A fully realized professional-print book done completely in Flare!

Was it output to Word first for the publishers?
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Re: MadCap Flare Certified Test Review + Developer's Guide

Postby scott on Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:01 pm

Hi everyone,
I just wanted to let everyone know that the book has been updated for Flare 7.

The new version is 343 pages, with 21 new pages covering:
* QR code support
* MathML equation support
* importing external resources
* applying table styles to multiple tables
* removing inline formatting from tables
* converting text to tables
* converting tables to text
* sorting tables
* tracking changes
* SVN source control integration
* SharePoint support

The book is still $32, but we are offering a special discount price of $27.20 (15% off) until May 5th.
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MadCap Flare Certified Test Review + Developer's Guide V8!

Postby scott on Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:47 pm

Hi everyone,
The eighth edition of my Flare book is now available!

The new version is 360 pages, with 20 new pages covering the new features in Flare 8:
* Links to named destinations inside PDFs
* "Sort as" index entries
* Meta descriptions for search engine optimization
* Curved borders
* Advanced TOC and index style properties
* Page layout breaks
* HTML5 (WebHelp 2.0) target type
* EPUB target type
* Sitemaps for WebHelp and HTML5 targets
* Ribbon UI
* Quick Access toolbar
* Accordion pane layout options
* Auto suggestion options

This award-winning book was developed in Flare. I'm happy to say it's the 9th book (and counting) I've written in Flare.

The book is still $32, and we are offering a special discount price of $27.20 (15% off) until May 1st. You can order it at http://www.lulu.com/clickstart
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Re: MadCap Flare V9 Certified Developer's Guide

Postby atomdocs on Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:22 pm

Hi Scott, I see that the 9th ed is available (2013 - presumably for Flare 9). Are there plans to update for Flare 10?
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Re: MadCap Flare V9 Certified Developer's Guide

Postby scott on Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:35 pm

Absolutely--thanks for asking!

We give everyone about a month after a release to become certified before we update the test. So, the book will be out in about a month--just in time for MadWorld.
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Re: MadCap Flare V9 Certified Developer's Guide

Postby atomdocs on Sat Mar 22, 2014 6:59 pm

Thanks Scott. Looking forward to the new edition. My goal is to become certified this year.
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Re: New Edition: MadCap Flare Developer's Guide

Postby scott on Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:20 am

Hi everyone,
MadCap Flare V11 Developer's Guide is now available!

This 435+ page book covers Flare V11's new features, including:
* importing Doc-to-Help projects
* inserting YouTube or Vimeo videos
* inserting 3D models and Augmented Reality scenarios
* stitching PDFs
* using the "Top Navigation" HTML5 skin design
* integrating Flare with Git
* using the Quick Launch bar
* creating macros
* adding and customizing keyboard shortcuts

It also includes:
* numerous tips and tricks
* a list of top 10 "gotchas" when converting to Flare from RoboHelp and FrameMaker
* keyboard shortcut references by task and by key
* a guide to Flare file extensions
* a quick task index

It's written for anyone who is new to Flare, migrating from Word, FrameMaker, or Doc-to-Help, or studying for the certification test. It's still only $32, and there are usually coupons available at the site: http://www.lulu.com/clickstart
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Re: New Edition: MadCap Flare Developer's Guide

Postby jbkalla on Mon Apr 20, 2015 12:22 pm

scott wrote:Hi everyone,
MadCap Flare V11 Developer's Guide is now available! ...


Thanks! Purchased! :)
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Re: New Edition: MadCap Flare Developer's Guide

Postby Paulie on Mon Apr 20, 2015 12:54 pm

Thanks. I've been waiting for this! The book has been ordered.
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Re: New Edition: MadCap Flare Developer's Guide

Postby ChoccieMuffin on Wed May 06, 2015 8:07 am

Me too. There are so many things this program can do that I don't know about.
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Re: New Edition: MadCap Flare Developer's Guide

Postby mwmartz on Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:06 am

Great - just ordered it! Been a Flare fan since V3. :-)
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Re: New Edition: MadCap Flare Developer's Guide

Postby Dee Vincent-Day on Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:10 am

Scott,

I would like your book but there appears to be no epub or kindle option. Is there anywhere I can buy an electronic version of the book?


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MadCap Flare 12 Developer's Guide now available

Postby scott on Mon May 09, 2016 9:19 am

Hi everyone,
MadCap Flare 12 Developer's Guide is now available!

This 450 page book covers Flare 12's new features, including:
* Designing responsive layouts
* Applying condition tags to snippets
* Applying condition tags to glossary terms
* Overriding variable definitions in topics and snippets
* Including tracked changes in PDF and Word targets
* Using runtime skins
* Inserting independent page breaks

It also includes:
* numerous tips and tricks
* a list of top 10 "gotchas" when converting to Flare from RoboHelp and FrameMaker
* keyboard shortcut references by task and by key
* a guide to Flare file extensions
* a quick task index

It's written for anyone who is new to Flare, migrating from Word, FrameMaker, or RoboHelp, or Doc-to-Help, or studying for the certification test. It's still only $32 (same price for 10 years), and there are usually coupons available at the site: http://www.lulu.com/clickstart
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Re: New Edition: MadCap Flare Developer's Guide

Postby Perrorist on Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:09 pm

I bought your book, Scott, as it was published in 2016. I found it well-written and useful. However, I found no mention of Top Nav, which I believe was available as a skin at the time. Was it covered and I've missed it?
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Re: New Edition: MadCap Flare Developer's Guide

Postby scott on Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:52 pm

Great--thanks for the positive feedback, too!

Yep, topnav is covered in the Flare 11, Flare 12, and the new Flare 2017 versions of the book. In the v11 book, it's pages 227-230. In the v12 book, it's pages 234-237. In the new version, it's pages 240-243. I'll post about the new version in a few days after MadWorld wraps up.
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