MadCap Flare Releases

Released: Dec 31, 2020

Updates in 2020 r3


  • Browser Content Display Updated to Use Chromium - MadCap Flare now uses Chromium to display browser content in the application. The much anticipated update replaces the Microsoft Internet Explorer browser and updates all back-end browser display functions, such as logging into Salesforce from Flare to other tasks such as using the HTML5 Skin Editor.

Released: Oct 5, 2020

Updates in 2020 r2


  • Added support for Definition Lists from the UI.
  • Enhanced Lists.
  • Added support for micro content styles.
  • Added support for styled variables.
  • Added support for MadCap Connect for Zendesk Flexible Hierarchy.
  • Added support for Microsoft Azure DevOps source control.
  • Updated jQuery to 3.5.1 for online outputs.
  • Several accessibility improvements have also been included in HTML5 output which are applied via JavaScript at runtime:
    • aria-current="true" attribute applied to the selected TOC entry...

Released: May 4, 2020

Updates in 2020


  • Context-sensitive help (CSH) Identifiers - Associate context-sensitive help identifiers (IDs) with micro content phrases, ideal for field-level or embedded help.
  • Micro Content Conditions - Micro content conditions allow you to show or hide certain content depending on where it is being viewed (e.g., in a topic or as micro content in search results).
  • Additional Enhancements - Additional new enhancements to micro content authoring include the ability to apply conditions to micro content...

Released: Oct 9, 2019

Updates in 2019 r2


A completely redesigned import wizard gives you added control.

  • Import any number of Microsoft Word files simultaneously directly into Flare with a simple drag and drop.
  • New and improved import wizard adds new options and simplified workflow for added control, accuracy and customization of your import.

Improve your documentation and customer satisfaction with business intelligence and data analytics on your output.

  • Easy set up in just minutes.
  • Track usage on any hosted website or...

Released: Apr 3, 2019

Updates in 2019


  • Micro Content Authoring - The future of content involves AI, machine learning and other technologies that allow for the intelligent flow of information. MadCap Flare gives you the ability to go beyond topic-based authoring with built-in micro content authoring. You can now create new machine and AI-ready micro content directly in the Micro Content Editor, or repurpose your existing content, such as a topic or snippet, for use as micro content.
  • Improve your search results - You can now...

Released: Nov 1, 2018

Updates in 2018 r2


  • Source Control Enhancements for Git, Including Branch Merging and Revert Commit Support - You can now merge branches and revert commits you have made in branches.
  • Security Improvements for HTML5 Output - If you are receiving a security message warning when running third-party tools such as Fortify and Veracode to scan your HTML5 output, you can now select an option to exclude some JavaScript files when building your output.
  • jQuery 3.3.1 Support for Online Outputs - The latest jQuery...

Released: May 2, 2018

Updates in 2018


  • New Cloud-based Editing with MadCap Central for Streamlined Contribution and Review - Allow anyone in your organization to contribute and review Flare content using MadCap Central’s new cloud-based editor. Subject matter experts, authors and other non-Flare users can now easily create and review content using an integrated cloud-based workflow.
  • Extend Your Search with Powerful Elasticsearch for HTML5 Output - In addition to MadCap Search and Google Custom Search, you can now add...

Released: Oct 17, 2017

Updates in 2017 r3


  • New Style Inspector to view and edit your CSS properties - A new Style Inspector in the Formatting window pane lets you view and edit the style details for your content (topics, snippets, etc.) in real time, rather than having to edit styles in the stylesheet.
  • UI Enhancements for the Stylesheet Editor, Previews and More - Several new enhancements have been incorporated into the user interface related to styles.
    • Multi-select Properties with Cut, Copy, Paste and Delete.
    • Rename All...

Released: May 8, 2017

Updates in 2017 r2


  • Salesforce Integration - The new plugin allows you to publish content directly to Salesforce using Salesforce Connect and Flare’s Clean XHTML output.
  • Google Search Integration for Custom Search Engine (CSE) - Use Google Search for your HTML5 Top Navigation and skinless outputs, using Custom Search Engine.
  • Faster Compile Times - Significant improvements to the compiler add a 35% boost in average compile times.
  • Top Navigation and User Experience Enhancements - A series of improvements...

Released: Jan 10, 2017

Updates in 2017


  • All-new clean XHTML output.
  • Pin your variables for quick and easy access.
  • Live dynamic preview window for your output including print, HTML5 and more.
  • Associate conditions and file tags to new files.
  • Microsoft Word equations converted to MathML on import.
  • Synchronization of topic title and TOC entries.