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Setting up a Kanban Board in MadCap Flare

If you’re a fan of using Kanban boards – the simplest way of implementing one in MadCap Flare is to use a TOC.  Setting up a Kanban TOC in Flare Create a new TOC and add items corresponding to your workflow (e.g.

Posted in Agile, Automation, Kanban, Lean, MadCap Flare

Generate a MadCap Flare TOC from Excel using VBA

When you are crafting a content specification table of contents, you might want to first  “brainstorm” a TOC using Excel, and then simply export the structure to Flare once you’re done. You can write a short VBA function that does

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Customer specific documentation with MadCap Flare

Are you documenting a product that consists of a bunch of modules? Do customers buy customized products with a unique set of modules? Would you like to deliver customer-specific documentation using MadCap Flare? Keep reading. The idea is to use

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How to add wiki-words to your HTML5 output in MadCap Flare

Would you like to link certain words or phrases to your internal wiki, or perhaps to Wikipedia? Would you like to build your output only once, but still be able differentiate between “internal” and “external” audiences? Keep reading. The idea

Posted in Javascript, MadCap Flare

Adding a feedback button to your Flare HTML5 output

Are you looking for instructions on how to add an e-mail feedback button to the toolbar of your MadCap Flare HTML5 output? And would you like a copy of the relevant URL included in the e-mails you get? Keep reading.

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Keeping track of your Flare topics in Excel using pivot charts

If you are using file tags to keep track of your topics in Flare (e.g. 01 Created, … , 06 Published), and if you need a way to get a quick visual overview of all your files, keep reading. Keeping

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Generating MadCap Flare snippet files using Excel (VBA)

If you have a list of phrases (e.g. a list of STE terms) you would like to quickly add to Flare as snippet files to make good use of Flare’s clever “auto suggest based on snippet” feature, keep reading. The

Posted in Excel, MadCap Flare