Importing API reference documentation into a MadCap Flare project

Last year, we blogged about creating an API documentation portal using MadCap Flare (see also: Example of API documentation portal using MadCap Flare). Since then, a number of people have contacted us to ask for more details on ways to do this. We’ve put together a video outlining the different approaches and issues. This approach can work with… Read more »

Perfecting the green screen in elearning videos

There are some activities that seem like they always could be improved. One is creating an authoring environment where professional technical communicators and other staff can work together; the other is setting up the best lighting for training videos. This is especially true for videos where chroma-key will be used to remove and replace what was behind the… Read more »

Trends in technical communication – the funny airline safety video

The airline safety video is about actions that could save your life, but it can be very dull and mundane if you’ve flown more than once. So airlines are using the third aspect in good design – emotion – to engage with their audience. The latest video to follow this trend is from Delta Airlines: https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=346&v=Vttuonfu2BM… Read more »

Cool tools for Technical Authors – video equipment

We’re sharing some of the tools we use at Cherryleaf. This time we’ll look at video recording. Video is becoming an important medium in technical communication. In addition to screencast videos (walkthroughs of application screens), software like Camtasia and Captivate enable you to include video of people in your presentations. Doing this creates a more TV-like… Read more »