Madcap Launches Flare 5.0 and Blaze 2.0

Jun 09, 2009


MadCap Software, a multi-channel content authoring and showcase company for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 and Microsoft XPS, announced the availability of MadCap Flare 5.0 and MadCap Blaze 2.0, featuring robust DITA support. Flare is a native XML multi-channel publishing software for print and online content. The newest versions of Flare and Blaze are the first authoring software products to support transformation and publishing from the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) standard—without requiring Java development or third-party toolkits. MadCap Flare 5.0 and Blaze 2.0 join MadCap Lingo 2.0 in providing DITA support. Flare 5.0 and Blaze 2.0 can import DITA Maps and associated DITA topic files at the same time and transform and publish the content in other traditional outputs, such as Microsoft XPS and Word, Adobe PDF, and FrameMaker, and plain XHTML. Flare and Blaze allow users to mix and match DITA content with other existing content into a single project.