Madcap Flare: How to add Mark of the Web

In this MadCap Flare technical writing tutorial, we look at how to add mark of the web to your WebHelp. Madcap Flare: How to add Mark of the Web If you have problems getting Internet Explorer to run web help pages, added Mark of the Web to your WebHelp files: You can add the Mark of […]

Madcap Flare: How to Improve Search Engine Optimization in WebHelp

In this MadCap Flare technical writing tutorial, we look at how to improve the SEO of your web help content. Madcap Flare: how to improve Search Engine Optimization in WebHelp In Project Organizer, click Targets, then open your target, for example, HTML5. In the Tag Editor, click Advanced. Click the Generate Site map check box. Enter the path to your site map. […]

How to Write Technical Documents in an Agile Software Development Project

How do you document a ‘moving’ feature in Agile? Today it’s blue, tomorrow green. One of the dilemmas for technical writers is trying to document new features between sprints. The upside of Agile is that you get to see something, even a prototype, and can start documenting it in tandem with the sprints. That’s the […]

MadCap Flare: Specifying Toolbar Settings for WebHelp

In this MadCap Flare technical writing tutorial, we look at how to specify toolbar settings for WebHelp. MadCap Flare: Specifying Toolbar Settings for WebHelp You can specify web toolbar settings for some online outputs. This includes determining which buttons are displayed in the toolbar. You can also add custom JavaScript for the toolbar. How to specify […]

Madcap Flare: Specifying Navigation Pane Settings for HTML5 and WebHelp Outputs

In this MadCap Flare technical writing tutorial, we look at how to specify navigation pane settings for HTML 5 and WebHelp output. Madcap: Specifying Navigation Pane Settings for HTML5 & WebHelp You can specify navigation settings for HTML5, WebHelp, WebHelp AIR, or WebHelp Plus output. In general, the navigation pane includes the TOC, Index, Search, Glossary, […]

Where is the Character/Word Count in MS Word?

Want to find out how many characters or words there are in your document? There are two ways to find the Word count: Click the WORDS icon in the status bar at the bottom on the screen. It’s next to the Language setting. In the Review tab, click Word Count in the Proofing. It’s fourth from the left. The Word Count dialog box displays […]

Madcap Flare: Specifying Web Browser Settings For Webhelp Output

In this MadCap Flare technical writing tutorial, we look at how to specify web browser settings for WebHelp. Specifying Web Browser Settings For Webhelp Output Open a Standard or HTML5 Select the WebHelp Setup If you opened an HTML5 skin, select the Setup tab. Select the options that you want to include in the browser output window. Select Browser Default Settings if […]

How to Write an Operations Plan (with Word Template)

Want to write an Operations Guide? This tutorial explains how to write your first operations manual. It helps you get started, suggests how to format the document, create the table of contents and what else you need to include in a sample plan. The Operations Guide Template will help you run your IT environment more efficiently. It […]

MadCap Flare: Changing the Pane Position and Size in WebHelp

In this MadCap Flare technical writing tutorial, we look at how to change the pane position and size in WebHelp. Changing the Pane Position and Size in Webhelp In Flare, you can change the width of the pane in your web help as well as its position. Open a Standard or HTML5 skin and select […]

How to Write ‘Scannable’ Web Content

Need to improve your web content? How much words should I put on a web page? How do I present the material? How do I know that anyone reads it? Research suggests that users don’t read on the web –  they scan. This means that when you are converting documents to the web, you need to […]