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Rapidly prototyping a MadCap Flare project (Part 1)

Rapidly prototyping a MadCap Flare project (Part 1)

Getting from a glint in your (or your company’s or client’s) eye to a finished MadCap Flare project—especially in the absence of legacy or other source content—can take a lot of planning and effort. And when time is money, getting the Flare project set up as quickly as possible is an important business goal. In this article, I describe one of my two favorite techniques for rapidly prototyping a from-scratch Flare project. That technique is mind-mapping. The […]

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Starting up the MFLC? Grab your climbing buddies!

One of my favorite scenes from the movie Finding Nemo is when Marlin and Dory have been traveling the East Australian Current (EAC). Crush, the sea turtle dude, alerts them that “Your exit’s coming up, man!” Marlin asks, “You mean that swirling vortex of terror?” Ever laid back, Crush continues, “First, find your exit buddy. Do you have your exit buddy?” and then introduces “Squirt here (who) is going to give you a rundown of proper exiting […]

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How to show an image cropped in one Flare output but not in another

How to show an image cropped in one Flare output but not in another

I visit the MadCap Software forums practically daily, and recently I ran across this intriguing question: How can one show an image cropped in PDF output but have the whole image appear in online output, without resorting to two images? The forum poster described how, back in his FrameMaker days, he could achieve this result by putting the image in a table anchor, which he would resize as a sort of pseudo-crop. In his PDF output, the image appeared “cropped,” but in […]

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