MadCap Flare training
Advanced MadCap Flare training – Single sourcing

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Key details

Key details

MadCap Flare training course teaching existing users how to produce multiple outputs, i.e. print and online, from a single Flare project source.

MadCap Flare Single Sourcing training is available on-request only, i.e. one-to-one training or a ‘closed’ course for your group. We don’t currently offer scheduled (public) MadCap Flare courses.

This approach means that we can tailor your training to take into account any existing knowledge you have, and the work you’re going to be doing.

We can host the training at one of our centres, or your venue anywhere in the UK. Whilst attending training at our centres, delegates have the use of a computer running licensed MadCap Flare software to practice the techniques taught. If hosted at your centre, we can provide temporary MadCap Flare licenses for your training computers.

Accredited MadCap Flare training

Armada’s Flare training is MadCap-accredited.

Courses are hosted by Matthew Ellison, a MadCap-Certified Instructor.

Training guide and certificate

Course delegates receive:

  • A comprehensive training guide for MadCap Flare Single Sourcing, to refer to throughout the course, and to use as a refresher back in the work-place.
  • An e-certificate confirming successful completion of a MadCap-accredited Single Sourcing training course. Click here to see an example of the certificate you receive.

After course support

Following MadCap Flare Single Sourcing training, delegates are entitled to 30 days’ email support from their trainer to help with any post-course issues. For further details, see Support.


Delegates should be familiar with the fundamentals of Flare, i.e. have attended Basic and Intermediate MadCap Flare training or have equivalent knowledge.

MadCap Flare version

Training can be based on any version of MadCap Flare to suit you.


General information

General information

Course times

Standard course times are 9.30am–4.30pm.

As we’d be hosting this course for you/your group, there’s usually flexibility to change these to suit you, e.g. start or end 30 minutes earlier or later.


Payment for MadCap Flare training can be made bank transfer or card. View training course payment options.

We accept purchase orders from UK-registered companies.


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Cancellations and postponements

If an on-request Advanced MadCap Flare – Single sourcing course booking is cancelled giving less than 20 working days’ notice, a cancellation fee is payable. View cancellation terms.

If an on-request Advanced MadCap Flare – Single sourcing course booking is postponed giving less than 20 working days’ notice, a postponement fee is payable. View postponement terms.

Terms and conditions

Training course bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.


Expert trainer

Expert trainer

Matthew Ellison

Trainer Matthew Ellison

MadCap Flare courses are hosted by Matthew Ellison.

Matthew has over 30 years’ experience working as a user assistance and eLearning professional in the software industry. Some of this time was spent managing a team of writers and trainers at a UK-based consulting company, before enjoying a period in the US as Director of the WinWriters (now WritersUA) Conference.

Matthew has a B.Sc. in Electronic Engineering and a PGCE. He is a MadCap-Certified Instructor and an expert in many other user assistance tools and technologies. He has also been a part-time lecturer at Portsmouth University for the MA Technical Communication course.

Matthew has been a popular speaker at conferences in Europe and the US for many years. He regularly publishes articles and reviews on user assistance tools and technology.

Course content

Course content

Single-sourcing overview

  • What is single sourcing?
  • Single sourcing features in Flare
  • IDs and classes
  • About the sample project

Importing documents

  • Best practices for importing documents
  • Importing a Word document
  • Importing a FrameMaker document
  • Re-importing documents

TOCs and outlines

  • Linking TOCS and outlines
  • Creating cross references
  • Creating topics for TOCs, indexes and lists

Variables and snippets

  • Using MadCap Analyzer
  • Creating and inserting variables

Creating snippets

  • Condition tags
  • Creating a tag
  • Applying tags to content, topics and folders

Layouts and master pages

  • Creating a page layout
  • Adding running headings
  • Adding system variables
  • Adding pages to a page layout
  • Duplicating a page layout
  • Creating a landscape layout
  • Creating a master page
  • Applying layouts and master pages

Style sheets

  • Applying a style sheet to all topics
  • Formatting headers and footers
  • Using medium types to format content
  • Formatting cross references
  • Automatic page breaks for print


  • Renaming and duplicating a target
  • Configuring online or print targets
  • Creating a publishing destination
  • Publishing a target
  • Batch generating targets

Project linking

  • Creating a new project
  • Importing and re-using topics
  • Importing and re-using layouts and master pages
“Effective, efficient and personable trainer.”

Mary S

“Excellent Flare training, completely tailored to our needs. The entire process, from initial enquiry through to course completion, was very smooth and problem-free, with an extremely knowledgeable instructor. This is the second time I've used Armada Training, and I would have no reservations about recommending them to others.”

Jane B

“The Flare training was an excellent training course, very responsive, useful and with a highly-knowledgeable presenter. We're now inspired to transform our documentation!”

David B

If you’re self-funding your training, you can now pay in staged payments, interest-free, over 12 months.