Category Archives: Madcap Flare

Controlling line length in Flare

One of my pet peeves with online help systems is how often they violate basic rules about line length in text blocks. The rule, simply put, is this: short and long lines are hard to read. Very long lines are impossible to read. The traditional rule in print typography says body text should be two to… Read More »

Customize Flare’s tripane icons

It’s a nice touch to customize the icons used in Flare’s tripane online help. Sometimes small design touches make a noticeable contribution to the polish and professionalism of online help. Besides, the default icons are a hideous lime green and deserve to be replaced. In this post I’ll take you through the steps of finding… Read More »

Better Flare typography thanks to CSS

CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) give you a lot of control over typography on web pages. In this post, I’ll focus on how to change two settings to give your text a more polished and professional look. These settings are available to you in any CSS file, whether you are viewing it in the Editor window… Read More »