Posts in Category "Recordings"

Recording: PDF-based Reviews via FrameMaker, Acrobat Pro and Acrobat.com

Earlier this week (1/20/10) I hosted an exciting eSeminar entitled “PDF-based Documentation Reviews 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. tweetmeme_url = ‘http://blogs.adobe.com/rjacquez/2010/01/recording_pdf-based_documenati.html';
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Normally I present alone, but this time, since I was doing a demonstration which involved collaboration from Reviewers via Acrobat.com, I enlisted the help of John Daigle, Edward Martino and Lance Robert, who volunteered to play the role of Reviewers and for that I’d like to thank all three of them, they did a terrific job.

Hope you enjoy this recording and especially the demonstration piece with my three Reviewers.  If you already conduct reviews using this process, or begin doing so, please leave a comment and share your success, I’d love to hear from you.

If you missed PDF-based Documentation Reviews for Technical Communicators (duration: 00:54:36), or want to watch it again, heres’ the recording. Please use your Adobe ID to access the recording.

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.

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Adobe AIR for Technical Communicators: Recording Available

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.  

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Here are some of the topic we covered in the session:

  • Fundamental shift in the way people experience ideas and information
  • Social Media has redefined communication
  • User-generated Content
  • The explosion of Information
  • Meeting Web 2.0 User Experiences
  • Experience Matters more than ever
  • Are we simply delivering content or Captivating Audiences?
  • The need for going beyond Tri-pane Help
  • What Makes an Experience Engaging? A.
    Accessible,
    Collaborative,
    Compelling, Easy to Use,
    Personalized and
    Responsive
  • Bringing Web 2.0 into User Assistance
  • The ABCs of Adobe AIR
  • Adobe AIR Powers the Next Generation of Applications
  • Adobe AIR is the ultimate platform for Technical Documentation
  • Adobe AIR Building Blocks

I spent much of my time demonstrating some of the most compelling Adobe AIR applications and how they relate to Technical Communication. Here are links to these applications:

Finally, I also mentioned and recommended the following two books:


If you missed Adobe AIR for Technical Communicators, or want to watch it again, heres’ the recording. Please use your Adobe ID to access the recording.

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.

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Video: Importing vs. Linking in Adobe RoboHelp 8

One of the most frequently asked questions I get from customers is regarding the differences between Importing FrameMaker and/or Word document versus Dynamically Linking these files in Adobe RoboHelp.  

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As I often do when highlighting a particular feature in one of my Adobe apps, I have put together a short how-to video recording to illustrate the differences. The video is only 14 minutes long and can be launched by clicking HERE.

Hope you like it and thanks for watching it and for using Adobe RoboHelp!

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Twitter for Technical Communicators: Recording now Available

Yesterday (11/03/09) Christie Fidura and I hosted an eSeminar entitled Twitter 101 for Technical Communicators, and I’m happy to report that we had a great turn out and it went very well.  

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I started the eSeminar making a case for why Twitter is the perfect platform for Technical Communicators.  Here are some reasons I listed:

  • Twitter is the perfect platform for you to become an Information Facilitator
  • Twitter gets you closer to your end-users
  • Twitter gives you unbiased feedback about your products and services
  • Twitter enables you to drive traffic to your documentation
  • Twitter can raise your corporate visibility
  • Twitter enables you to follow conferences without being there
  • Twitter is an essential business tool
  • Twitter enables you to discover new information
  • Twitter is Simple: Anyone can follow you and you can follow anyone else
  • Twitter is FUN

I also shared my personal reasons why I use and love Twitter.

If you missed Twitter 101 for Technical Communicators, or want to watch it again, heres’ the recording.

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.

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Recording: Benefits of Adobe eLearning Suite for Captivate users

In preparation for my eSeminar on the Benefits of Adobe eLearning Suite for Adobe Captivate users, I decided to leverage the “wisdom of the crowds” so I sent out this tweet to my followers:

I received quite a few ReTweets and many great replies from Captivate users, who have already embraced the entire Suite. Here are a few that I received and that I used throughout my presentation:

@rjacquez I got ELS because it was a complete package, I could design & edit my courses and each component start to finish in house.8:30 PM Sep 28th from web

@rjacquez CourseBuilder extension and SCORM Packager2:28 PM Sep 28th from TweetDeck in reply to rjacquez

 

@rjacquez I develop corp and ed courses and the complete back and forth functionality was a huge key. + asset creation with ps9:49 AM Sep 28th from TweetDeck in reply to rjacquez

@rjacquez integration is money for me. when i must use other software on a job i notice my productivity dip. best product I own.10:33 AM Sep 28th from TweetDeck in reply to rjacquez

@rjacquez … limitless possibilities, easy to find people with appropriate skills, constant improvement, great engineering team.11:17 AM Sep 28th from TweetDeck in reply to rjacquez

@rjacquez @stevehoward999 I can only repeat and support Steve Howard’s comments on eLearning Suite11:28 AM Sep 28th from TweetDeck

@rjacquez Reasons for ELS: Got everything I need in 1 bundle/license & Price12:12 PM Sep 29th from TweetDeck in reply to rjacquez

@rjacquez 1) Captivate won in our assessment of tools. 2) Got the whole suite because of how much more powerful Cp becomes with other pckgs11:32 AM Sep 28th from TweetDeck in reply to rjacquez

@rjacquez I am buying ELS today!! I’ve been using Captivate for a while, and just need the rest of the suite to make it even better!3:44 PM Sep 29th from web in reply to rjacquez

@rjacquez its so easy to use! you dont need a licsence to view the output…1:27 PM Sep 28th from web in reply to rjacquez

I can’t thank these Tweeps enough for taking the time to reply, and for sharing their top benefits of the eLearning Suite from their Captivate perspective. I highly recommend that you follow them on Twitter as they always share great eLearning insight. To do so, click on their pictures above to go to their respective Twitter pages.

Finally, if you couldn’t make the live eSeminar, the recording is now available.

Click HERE to watch the Benefits of Adobe eLearning Suite for Adobe Captivate users

If you have your own list of benefits, I’d love to hear them. Please leave a comment, or send me a tweet @rjacquez.

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Recording: Maximizing your Adobe Technical Communication Suite 2 Investment

 

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For those who missed the live eSeminar last Friday (8/07/09), on “Maximizing your Adobe Technical Communication Suite 2 Investment,” the recording is now available.

Thank you to everyone who registered and participated in the live event, and congratulations to
Laurin Marden
, who was the lucky winner of the Adobe-branded laptop bag, which I announced on Twitter after the seminar.


Click to watch the recording for “Maximizing your Adobe Technical Communication Suite 2 Investment.


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Recording Now Available: Migrating and Benefiting from Structured Authoring in Adobe FrameMaker 9

 

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For those of you who missed the live eSeminar last Friday (7/24/09), on “Migrating and Benefiting from Structured Authoring in Adobe FrameMaker 9,” the recording is now available.

Thank you to everyone who registered and participated in the live event, and congratulations to
Michael Opsteegh, who was the lucky winner of the Adobe-branded laptop bag, which I announced on Twitter after the seminar.

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Click to watch the recording for “Migrating and Benefiting from Structured Authoring in Adobe FrameMaker 9.

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onDemand Resources for Adobe Captivate 4

 

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Whether you are a brand new user of Adobe Captivate 4, or an existing user exploring the new features and how these can increase productivity, here are two onDemand resources to help you along the way.

Adobe Captivate 4 for New Users

Last Friday, 7/17/09, I hosted a live eSeminar on how to get started using Adobe Captivate 4 for new users, and I’m happy to report that it went well. In case you missed it, you can watch the recording by clicking HERE.

New Features in Adobe Captivate 4

This eSeminar was delivered back on
03/06/09 and to date, it’s one of the most popular recordings. In case you haven’t watched it, and are exploring the new features in version 4, you can click HERE.

Real-time Tips & Tricks on Adobe Captivate 4

If you would like to increase your knowledge on Adobe Captivate and other Adobe applications, please consider following me on Twitter @rjacquez, for real-time tips & tricks, such as these recent tweets:

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Linking FrameMaker 9 Books in RoboHelp 8: Recordings Now Availables

By RJ Jacquez. Follow him on Twitter @rjacquez

I’m happy to report that today’s (05/01/09) live eLearning session on Linking FrameMaker 9 Books in RoboHelp 8 via the Technical Communication Suite 2, went extremely well and I thank everyone who participated!

The complete session is broken up into the following two recordings. It’s highly recommended that you watch both sessions in the right order to get the most out of the session:

Linking FrameMaker 9 Books in RoboHelp 8 via Adobe Technical Communication Suite
(Part 1 of 2)

Lesson 1: Getting Started in RoboHelp

Lesson 2: Linking your first FrameMaker book in RoboHelp

Lesson 3: Understanding the Conversion Process


Linking FrameMaker 9 Books in RoboHelp 8 via Adobe Technical Communication Suite
(Part 2 of 2)

Lesson 4: Mapping Styles

Lesson 5: Working with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)

Lesson 6: Creating a Project Template using the new RoboHelp 8 Scripts


Hope you find these sessions informative and if you have any feedback, please leave a comment.

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Web 2.0 Documentation using Adobe AIR and RoboHelp 8 OnDemand Recording

By RJ Jacquez. Follow him on Twitter @rjacquez

Once again, I’m happy to report that yesterday’s (03/26/09) live eLearning session on Building Web 2.0 User Assistance using Adobe AIR and RoboHelp 8 went extremely well and I thank everyone who participated!

BTW, this session is also applicable to eLearning Professionals, who would like to learn how Adobe AIR and RoboHelp 8 can create powerful Performance Support Systems.

During the session, we went over the following 5 Lessons:

Lesson 1: The ABCs of Adobe AIR and Web 2.0

Lesson 2: Building your first Adobe AIR application in RoboHelp 8

Lesson 3: Customizing AIR RoboHelp Projects

Lesson 4: Understanding Updates, Bookmarking and Commenting

Lesson 5: Using the Adobe Help Viewer to Combine multiple RoboHelp projects using .RHA and XML files

The recording also provides a download of a sample AIR application and also the ability to test the auto-update feature.

I copied and pasted below a few of the comments I received through the chat pod during the session, regarding the question What does Web 2.0 mean to you?

“3D Capabilities”

“Collaboration”

“Interactivity between document and user”

“interactive experience”

“More collaborative tools such as Twitter, podcasts, forums, blogs, wikis”

My point was to make the connection between Web 2.0 and what users are expecting to find in Documentation and here’s what I think the impact Web 2.0 experiences has on Technical Documentation, more on the recording:

Finally, here are some excerpts of some of the feedback I received from those who participated in the live session, I especially like the first one and more specifically the text in bold:


“Excellent session. I was a complete novice about AIR. I’m impressed.”

“Very interesting session showing the future of interactive documentation and online help. RoboHelp 8 is a great update of RoboHelp 7.”

“Presentation was clear, organized, thorough, and blew me away. What a wonderful product! Thank you.”

“Yes, very useful, as it’s a shown up a couple of possibilities that we hadn’t considered, and fixed a couple of misconceptions and confusions.”

“For us, as I suspect for many others, internal review will be our first application, and so has to work. Once we have this successful ‘proof of concept’ we would demonstrate what we can do internally to visiting user groups, and then discuss how they might want this sort of technology implemented on their own sites. It’s clear the AIR help proposition has moved on since I first saw it, and I’d love to use the technology as a driver for updating our Adobe software across the board, perhaps with TCS2.”

“Excellent presentation! Will you be showing this at WritersUA?”


I hope you enjoy the recording, and please take a few minutes to share your thoughts about the recordings and Adobe AIR in Tech Comm in general.  If you are already building AIR applications using RoboHelp, click here to share your experience. 

This same for is available at the end of the recording and you can click on it to launch it and provide feedback.

Click here to launch the Building Web 2.0 User Assistance and EPSS with Adobe AIR and RoboHelp 8 recorded session.

TIP: when you are watching any Acrobat Connect Pro demonstration (including the ones in this 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.

I have already started working on the next eLearning session,
Natively reusing FrameMaker 9 documents in RoboHelp 8 in the Technical Communication Suite 2.”

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