Who is the Basic/Intermediate Flare training for?
This course is for authors starting out with MadCap Flare who wish to use the full range of features. No previous experience of working with Flare or any other Help authoring tool is required, though familiarity with Help authoring concepts is an advantage.
How will I benefit from this Flare training?
After taking the course, you will be confident in creating new Flare projects, and in maintaining your projects in a consistent and efficient way. You will be equipped to publish content in HTML5 and PDF formats, and will have the required knowdledge of CSS to format each of these outputs professionally and appropriately.
Flare training course duration
Face-to face classroom training course: normally 3 days.
Web-based training: normally 4 days
(3 hours of interactive training per day, plus Q&A by email during hands-on practice)
The course duration can be adjusted to suit your specific requirements. For example, if you would like to explore some of the advanced features of MadCap Flare in more detail, or if you would would like to practise some of the new skills with your own project files under the supervision of the trainer, then we would increase the duration by one or more days.
Flare training course outline
- Creating a new Flare project
- Importing content (including existing RoboHelp projects if required)
- Creating and editing topics in Flare
- Working with images and video in Flare
- Creating navigation, including links, Table of Contents, and Index
- Managing styles, skins, and other appearance features
- Efficient single-sourcing, including variables, page layouts, and condition tags
- Publishing content from Flare to Help, Web and Print
Introducing your trainer
Matthew Ellison has over 25 years of experience as a user assistance and eLearning professional in the software industry, and is a qualified teacher (PGCE) and Certified Technical Trainer. He is an Adobe Community Professional, and is also a Certified Instructor for MadCap Flare and EC Software's Help & Manual. Over the past 20 years, Matthew has trained more than 1500 authors how to develop online Help and eLearning. He has also been a popular speaker at conferences on eLearning and user assistance throughout the world since 1997, and has covered a diverse range of topics from context-sensitive Help design to electronic performance support systems.