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New Edition: MadCap Flare 2017: The Definitive Guide

PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 11:17 am
by scott
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

Re: MadCap Flare Certified Test Review + Developer's Guide

PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 9:05 pm
by forfear
cool!

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

Was it output to Word first for the publishers?

Re: MadCap Flare Certified Test Review + Developer's Guide

PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:01 pm
by scott
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.

MadCap Flare Certified Test Review + Developer's Guide V8!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:47 pm
by scott
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

Re: MadCap Flare V9 Certified Developer's Guide

PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:22 pm
by atomdocs
Hi Scott, I see that the 9th ed is available (2013 - presumably for Flare 9). Are there plans to update for Flare 10?

Re: MadCap Flare V9 Certified Developer's Guide

PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:35 pm
by scott
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.

Re: MadCap Flare V9 Certified Developer's Guide

PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 6:59 pm
by atomdocs
Thanks Scott. Looking forward to the new edition. My goal is to become certified this year.

Re: New Edition: MadCap Flare Developer's Guide

PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:20 am
by scott
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

Re: New Edition: MadCap Flare Developer's Guide

PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 12:22 pm
by jbkalla
scott wrote:Hi everyone,
MadCap Flare V11 Developer's Guide is now available! ...


Thanks! Purchased! :)

Re: New Edition: MadCap Flare Developer's Guide

PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 12:54 pm
by Paulie
Thanks. I've been waiting for this! The book has been ordered.

Re: New Edition: MadCap Flare Developer's Guide

PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2015 8:07 am
by ChoccieMuffin
Me too. There are so many things this program can do that I don't know about.

Re: New Edition: MadCap Flare Developer's Guide

PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:06 am
by mwmartz
Great - just ordered it! Been a Flare fan since V3. :-)

Re: New Edition: MadCap Flare Developer's Guide

PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:10 am
by Dee Vincent-Day
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?


Dee

MadCap Flare 12 Developer's Guide now available

PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 9:19 am
by scott
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

Re: New Edition: MadCap Flare Developer's Guide

PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:09 pm
by Perrorist
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?

Re: New Edition: MadCap Flare Developer's Guide

PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:52 pm
by scott
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.

Re: New Edition: MadCap Flare 2017: The Definitive Guide

PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:03 am
by ekaren
I just received my 2019 version. I'm really impressed with the quick delivery of the on-demand printing.

Looking forward to reading about 2019 since I've been out of the loop for a few years.