MadCap Software, Inc., a technical communication software company, provides integrated applications for content development, delivery, and management. It offers MadPak Suite, an integrated technical communication tools for authoring and publishing, analysis and reporting, translation management, and multimedia enhancements; MadCap Flare, a content authoring tool for technical writers and documentation specialists to create, manage, and publish content for print and online documentation; MadCap Contributor for reviewing and contributing content to documentation; MadCap Analyzer, an analytic tool for flare projects; MadCap Feedback, a reporting tool that allows content publishers to monitor, a...
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MadCap Software, Inc. Launches New Version of Technical Authoring Software for Modern Multi-Channel Publishing
Mar 16 16
MadCap Software, Inc. announced that MadCap Flare 12 is now available. Flare, MadCap’s software, is the advanced single-source, multi-channel authoring and publishing solution, supporting the ability to publish to a number of devices and formats including print, Web, desktop and mobile. MadCap Flare 12 expands MadCap’s commitment to enabling the delivery of modern online and print documentation in the languages of users’ choice. MadCap Software already offers the only professional authoring and publishing solution that allows customers to take advantage of creating and publishing a responsive HTML5 output with top navigation, which more closely resembles a modern, search engine-optimized, and completely customizable informational website. MadCap Software continues its innovation by building on these capabilities in version 12. The new release now includes a Custom Responsive Layout Editor that puts the power of creating responsive content and output in authors’ hands, without requiring in-depth knowledge of cascading style sheets (CSS) or requiring the assistance of Web development expertise. Additionally, Flare 12 offers new multilingual output functionality, enabling a project to be published in multiple languages—all within the same Web or print output. Complementing these features are several new and enhanced capabilities for empowering content authors with greater efficiency and control. MadCap Flare 12 offers several new features and enhancements for enriching usability and enabling greater authoring efficiency and control. The user interface has been significantly updated to focus on the six targets recommended for modern content: responsive HTML5, Adobe PDF, Microsoft Word, Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA), and EPUB e-book file format. A completely redesigned Style Sheet Editor offers multiple side-by-side medium views (Web, tablet and mobile), more complex selectors, and support for media queries, among other features. Version 12 also delivers a range of snippet enhancements, including the ability to pin snippets, set up snippet groups, apply snippet conditions to individual snippets, and set up snippet variables. Additional features in MadCap Flare 12 include: The ability to preserve tracked changes in Microsoft Word and Adobe PDF output. Support for 64-bit computing to enhance performance. Improved support for high dots-per-inch (DPI) monitors and tablets to leverage advancements in display technology. The ability to insert page breaks independent of HTML elements. Advanced table sorting to provide tables that resemble those in applications, such as Microsoft Excel. Enhancements to the glossary, index sorting, source control, XML Editor, drop-down text, expanding text, and master page functionality in MadCap Flare.