This is a proud moment for all of us at Adobe, who work passionately on these amazing products and hopefully an inspiration to our customers, who continue to push the limits of what’s possible using our Technologies.
Here’s my favorite quote from Producer Jon Landau:
“One of the great things about what Adobe does with its Suite of products, is they give you everything you need to complete your whole process, from concept to finish”
I hope you enjoy seeing Avatar in the theater and this video, and Thank You for using our Adobe products!
In September, I had the opportunity to travel to the UK to attend and speak at the Technical Communication UK conference, where there were great discussions around the impact Social Media is having on Technical Communication.
When I returned from the conference, I received an invitation to be interviewed by Matthew Ellison for this quarter’s iSTC Communicator Journal on this very topic.
I have asked permission to post the interview here and I thank Marian Newell and her entire team for allowing me to do so. I also thank Matthew Ellison for the opportunity to share my thoughts on the importance for Technical Communicators to embrace Social Media.
Below I have embedded the interview in PDF format. To download the PDF, click Menu and select Download or Share. To display the file in Full Screen mode, click the up-pointing arrow, and the Escape key to exit. Both of these options are highlighted here:
Also highlighted here are the previous and next page navigation buttons, located at the bottom of the embedded PDF:
In fact, one of the questions I see on Twitter from new users is “Are there any Captivate users out there?” so it’s my hope to also use this list as a resource I can point Tweeps to, who are asking these questions.
If you want to add yourself to this list, please leave a message below, including your Full Name and Full Twitter URL address and I will be happy to add you to it. For those just getting started, I have a running list of Twitter best practices HERE.
I was inspired to publish this post by a conversation happening now on
the Technical Communication Professionals
(techcommpros) forum, entitled “Are you on Twitter?” which was started by Paula R. Stern (@writepoint)
from WritePoint Ltd.
One of the most watched eSeminar recordings that I have published is “Twitter for Technical Communicators” and I continue to see more and more Technical Communicators join Twitter, which is extremely exciting considering how passionate I am about this profession and about the need for Technical Communicators to embrace the Social Media revolution.
Having said that, I have decided to compile a list of Technical Communicators on Twitter in order to highlight their work, encourage others to join Twitter, and to follow each other.
I will start with the Twitterers who have listed their usernames on the techcommpros thread. If you want to add yourself to this list, please leave a message below, including your Full Name and Full Twitter URL address and I will be happy to add you to it. For those just getting started, I have a running list of Twitter best practices HERE.
Yesterday (12/3/09) I hosted an exciting eSeminar entitled “Adobe AIR for Technical Communicators” and I would like to thank everyone who participated in the live event, and for those who weren’t able to make it, the recording is now available.
AIR-based Online Help in Adobe Technical Communication Suite 2
If you have Adobe Technical Communications Suite, or the standalone versions of Adobe Captivate 4, RoboHelp 8 or FrameMaker 9, to view the commenting capabilities, simply press F1 to launch the AIR-based Help.
If you don’t have any of these apps, and would like to see the AIR-based Help, you can TestDrive the Suite in the Cloud. To learn more, click HERE.
Finally, I also mentioned and recommended the following two books:
TIP: I typically set my desktop resolution to 1024 x 768 for best recording results, however because I was showing apps, which require high resolution, you will notice some distortion in the demonstration part of the recording. Something you may want to try is to click the “Scroll” button at the bottom left of the Connect Pro window, which will help you zoom in closer and follow the action around the presenter’s mouse. To the right is what the button looks like in all Connect Pro recordings.
Login instructions: Once you register, you will receive a confirmation e-mail, which will include a URL for you to join the Connect Pro room the day of the event. I will conduct a series of audio tests as participants begin to join.
Audio: The audio portion for the eSeminar will be available via your computer speakers ONLY, through Voice over IP (VoIP) and thus no phone number is provided
Description: The Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) platform continues to gain momentum with more than 200+ Million installations in less than two year and on 11/17/09 Adobe announced the availability of the public beta of Adobe AIR 2.0.
On December 15, 2008, eWeek Labs selected AIR as one of the Top 10 Products of the Year. eWEEK Labs staff wrote: “The product that comes closest right now to the true vision of this next-generation Web application is Adobe AIR. Descended from Flash, AIR makes it possible to build powerful and interactive applications that have all of the benefits of both Web and desktop apps …”
In this eSeminar, you will learn the ABCs of Adobe AIR and the reasons why AIR is the ultimate platform for the next generation of Technical Documentation. We will also go over the reasons why leading companies like the New York Times, eBay and TweetDeck are building powerful applications on Adobe AIR. And finally how Adobe is using AIR to deliver cutting edge Web 2.0 Community Help for our Adobe Technical Communication Suite 2 customers.