We’ve been setting our staff the challenge of using some of the popular Help Authoring tools to create online company documents.
We asked them to make some notes on the applications they used. Here are some of the notes relating to MadCap Flare 2017:
“You soon become aware it’s a really powerful tool. Is this actually a CMS?
It’s a breeze to import content. The authoring environment is nice and easy to use. It’s easy to jump into the HTML if you want to. Easy to make global changes. 🙂 You can carry on working in Flare while it’s building the output files.
It complex, though. To make a change to the look and feel, I’d ask myself do I change the skin, the master page, or the stylesheet? When you know where the setting is, you can make lots of tweaks and changes.
The web pages it creates seem to load really quickly. The only downside of publishing is it creates a lot of subfolders. I had to manually create the folders on the website. That took a while to do.”