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UA Europe - Training & Consulting
UA Europe - Training & Consulting

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Consulting and development in MadCap Flare

MAD Certified ConsultantUA Europe offers a full range of consultancy and development services for MadCap Flare.

We can save you time and money by:

  • Advising on architectural issues such as number of projects, project structure, global project linking, and source control
  • Ensuring the smooth migration to Flare from other authoring tools
  • Setting up basic project infrastructure including style sheet(s), master page(s), skin, page layouts, conditions, variables, and targets
  • Creating templates and global projects
  • Using advanced CSS and JavaScript to customise skins beyond what is possible within the Flare UI
  • Importing content from other formats such as MS Word

Use the contact form below to let us know your potential requirements, and we will be happy to discuss these with you and to provide a no-obligation quote for the work.

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Two new fixed-priced services for summer 2018

UA Europe is offering, for a limited time only, two new services that provide highly cost-effective quick ways of significantly enhancing your Flare projects.

Fixed fee for each service: £699 GBP (or £1,200 GBP for both services if they are purchased together).

Migrating to Flare 2018

We will ensure the smooth migration of one of your projects to Flare 2018, and help you to understand and fully exploit the important new features in this new release of Flare.

UA Europe will provide:

  • Two hours of web-based training on the new and changed features in Flare 2018. This interactive session will include discussion of how the new features relate to your own specific situation and objectives
  • One day of development time to migrate one of your existing projects to Flare 2018 and provide advice in the form of a written report on taking advantage of new features.

Fixed fee: £699 GBP

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Implementing Directory Topics

UA Europe has recently devised the new concept of a Directory Topic that can be automatically populated with a set of click-able cards containing details of all the Child topics. The Directory topics are implemented using a combination of master page, CSS, Flexbox, and jQuery code.

Here is a screenshot showing how a sample Directory Topic might appear in the published output:

Screenshot showing Directory Topic containing 7 cards with information about the child topics

...and here is how the same topic appears in Flare's XML Editor:

Screenshot showing Directory Topic in XML Editor consisting of a single paragraph of text

Note the following:

  • The automated Directory Topic layout can be applied quickly and easily to all topics that have child topics within the TOC.
  • The descriptions within the cards are sourced automatically from the Descriptions entered within the Topic Properties of the individual child topics. These Descriptions are also used by MadCap Search.
  • The size and layout of the cards are completely responsive, which means that the cards rearrange themselves automatically on different sizes of screen.

UA Europe will help you to implement these Directory Topics within your own Flare project (you are able to specify the required colour and other design aspects of the cards). This service comprises:

  • Initial analysis of your project, and discussion about the required look-and-feel of the cards
  • Custom development of the required files (Master Page for Stem Topics, style sheet, JavaScript file), taking account of your existing project files and your required design of the cards
  • One hour of Web-based handover training
  • One year's technical support by email (relating specifically to the Directory Topics)
  • Ongoing maintenance that guarantees the correct behaviour of the Directory Topics into the next major release of MadCap Flare (including subsequent service releases).

Fixed fee: £699 GBP

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If you have any questions, or would like to discuss your potential consultancy requirements with us, please complete this form.