Monthly Archives: September 2015

How to Create (Stunning) Web Forms

Creating web forms is harder than you’d think. Yes, it looks easy but… Before I forget — try Formstack if you want stunning-looking web forms. So, let’s say you’re designing a form for your company’s website. How can you make sure uses don’t get frustrated, impatient, or annoyed and leave your site? The last thing […]

Web Help: 5 Index Guidelines

Do you provide an index for your online documents? I’m not sure if today’s customers actually want an index. Maybe they prefer to search. Of course, not everyone agrees with me. Lori Lathrop, author of An Indexer’s Guide to the Internet, helps firms index their technical publications for software, manufacturing, and science. She highlights four […]

Madcap Flare: how to improve Search Engine Optimization

Using Madcap Flare to create your WebHelp? Did you know you can add SEO information to the page headers? This improves their results in search engines queries and helps customers find information faster. Want to know how? Follow these steps, grasshopper. Madcap Flare: how to improve Search Engine Optimization In Project Organizer, click Targets, then […]

Madcap Flare: How to Create Variables

Are you using variables in your technical documents? If not, you might be missing out. They save a lot of time and help keep the documents accurate, for example, if you need to change a product name across the entire doc set. If those puppies were hard-coded, you’re in trouble. We use Madcap Flare. The […]

How to Remove the MadCap Logo in WebHelp Output

When creating WebHelp with Madcap Flare, you can add your own logo instead of the default Madcap logo. Here’s how to do it. To remove the MadCap logo and replace it with your own logo: Open the skin want to remove the logo from. Click the Styles On the Tool Item category, click Logo. Click […]

Configuration Guides: How To Document Parameters

So, you want to document the parameters for your new Configuration Management Guide. Where do you start? Here’s a checklist of what you need to capture when documenting parameters in technical documentation: Parameter Name Specify the name of the parameter with consideration to case sensitive naming conventions. Likewise, use the correct format and styling when […]

How to Find Broken Links in Madcap Flare

Tired of all those pesky broken links in your WebHelp projects? Wish they’d go away? Well now you can! If you use MadCap Flare to create your web help, you can run a broken link checker. It’s not perfect. But it will catch most dead links, which is a start. Finding broken links in Madcap […]

Madcap Flare: How to add The Mark of The Web

Using Madcap Flare for WebHelp? If you have problems getting Internet Explorer to run web help pages, added ‘Mark of the Web’ to your WebHelp files. Madcap Flare: How to add Mark of the Web You can add the Mark of the Web to HTML files so they run locally in Internet Explorer. In Project […]