Using Madcap Flare with FrameMaker

Andrew Brooke has written a detailed critique of using the XML-based online-help system Madcap Flare with Adobe FrameMaker publishing software to create both online help and technical documentation from a single file. This is known as single-sourcing. The ideal is to write once, then export many subsets of the content into a variety of formats.

Andrew’s review focuses on using Flare with imported FrameMaker files, a task most writers will have to do if they switch to Flare for their online help. Apparently, there are still a few glitches in the process.

Andrew Brooke is a senior member of the Society for Technical Communication in Toronto.


2 Responses to “Using Madcap Flare with FrameMaker”

  1. Esther nadeau Says:


    I would like to have a procedure to output FrameMaker files as HTML anr or CHM from MadCap Flare.



  2. monado Says:

    Esther, your best bet is to try the MadCap web site:

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