MadCap Flare

Accordion Menu in MadCap Flare – Part Six

This is Part 6 of a series of posts on how to create the following layout, complete with accordion menu and slide-in drill-down menu, in MadCap Flare.

If you missed the previous parts, here are links:

Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four
Part Five

In this post, I’m going to cover a few of the problems I ran into when […]

By |July 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

Accordion Menu in MadCap Flare – Part Five

This is Part 5 of a series of posts on how to create the following layout, complete with accordion menu and slide-in drill-down menu, in MadCap Flare.

If you missed the previous parts, here are links:

Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four

In this post, I’m going to cover the TopicStyles.css and the Target. I’ll also include so that you […]

By |June 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Accordion Menu in MadCap Flare – Part Four

UPDATE – Thanks to Nita Beck for pointing out the WordPress-introduced weirdness in the script in this section. I’ve changed the content so that you can now download the script rather than create it from scratch. I still recommend that you read through this section so that you understand how the script works.

This is Part […]

By |June 12th, 2016|0 Comments

Accordion Menu in MadCap Flare – Part Three

This is Part 3 of a series of posts on how to create the following layout, complete with accordion menu and slide-in drill-down menu, in MadCap Flare.

If you missed the previous parts, see:

Part One
Part Two

In Part 3, we’re mostly going to be looking at how to create the master page for this layout, but before […]

By |June 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Accordion Menu in MadCap Flare – Part Two

This post is the second in a multi-part series of posts that explain how to add a Foundation accordion menu and drill-down menu to a skinless output in MadCap Flare. The output will use a layout that looks like this:

If you missed Part 1, you can see it here:

Part One

Now, back to business.
MadCap Flare and the […]

By |June 1st, 2016|3 Comments

Accordion Menu in MadCap Flare – Part One

Have you ever wished that MadCap Flare could create a HTML5 output that has the good looks of the Top Nav skin, but with the layout of the Tri-Pane and a modern, accordion menu for the table of contents? I know I have, and so have my customers. Several clients have asked “Can’t you make […]

By |May 31st, 2016|0 Comments

Using Flare’s Concept Links to Create ‘See Also’ Lists

It is important that from any topic, the reader can find everything they need to know about that topic and related topics.  Don’t assume they will use search features or contents to find other related topics – guide them there instead.

An easy way to do this in MadCap Flare is to use concept links and […]

By |May 29th, 2016|0 Comments

How to Open All External Links in a New Tab in MadCap Flare

Having external links (links that go to other sites, via a http: link) set to open in a new tab often leads to a better user experience. For example, if your Flare topic contains a process, and in that process there is a link to an external site for more information, you don’t really want users to […]

By |March 12th, 2016|1 Comment

Modifying the Top-Nav Skin for a Custom Flare Layout

One of the problems with Flare 11’s Top-Nav skin is that the menu isn’t really suitable for a long table of contents due to the limited amount of space. That’s led a lot of people, including me, to look at alternative approaches, and in this post, I will look at a solution I used on […]

By |November 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

Change the Slider Left and Right Buttons on the Top Navigation Skin

As an online help interface, I really like Flare 11’s ‘Top Navigation’ skin. It looks modern and doesn’t use frames, but it does have some limitations when it comes to editing the user interface. One of these is the inability to change the slider buttons that allow users to scroll through the slider images. This […]

By |August 28th, 2015|0 Comments

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