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Quickly learn how to create awesome demo videos

Tweet If you haven’t already caught the wind, Adobe Captivate Getting Started is a multimedia series of articles, tutorials, and instructional videos that put you on the path to accelerated Cp learning. The series includes: 100 short articles/tutorials that would help you get started with Adobe Captivate features 30+ videos and demonstration that explain the procedures […]

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FrameMaker 10: A DITA practitioner’s primer for S1000D

Tweet S1000D is an international standard for technical publications. S1000D was first developed by the European military aerospace industry and is now adopted by countries and industries around the world. S1000D functionality in FrameMaker 10 is implemented using an application pack. Download and install the free Application Pack for S1000D ADOBE® FRAMEMAKER® 10 and you are ready […]

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24 Key RoboHelp Terms

Tweet My colleague, Nandini Gupta, and I have contributed an article explaining 24 key RoboHelp terms to Indus, the newsletter of the India chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (STC). If you’re a new or intermediate-level user of RoboHelp, you’ll surely find it useful. The article also includes links to useful RoboHelp community content. […]

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Localize graphics using Adobe Photoshop CS5

When it comes to translating text, we’re not all that slow. Modern memory translation systems can translate huge quantities of text, accurately and efficiently. Translating images? I don’t think so. Translated screenshots are usually taken by the localization vendors, and is typically a manual activity. It is costly in terms of time and money.

In this blog post, I propose a methodology to leverage data-driven graphics capability of Adobe Photoshop to generate translated screenshots. And because a vast majority of us are technical writers and not graphic designers, I’m also including small tutorial so that you can understand the process from a practical perspective.

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Using TCS3 to implement authoring guidelines for search engine optimization (SEO)

SEO methods use authoring best practices to generate content that is highly relevant to search engines. Presenting highly relevant, quality content enables search engines to easily index your web page and display it prominently in searches. This blog post discusses how you can use authoring tools, such as Adobe® Technical Communication Suite 3 (TCS3) to implement content authoring guidelines for SEO.

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Designing templates in FrameMaker (Part 5)

In this blog post, we will discuss ‘Headings with Text.’ Well, I am aware that (almost) all headings have text, but here we are talking about headings that have some specific text added to them automatically, without you having to type that text…

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Designing templates in FrameMaker (Part 4)

In this detailed blog post series, Asit Pant, a veteran technical communicator and FrameMaker community-member, guides you through the main steps in the process of creating a FrameMaker template. The information in this series is targeted mainly toward creating unstructured templates, but many parts of it also apply to structured templates.

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Designing templates in FrameMaker (Part 3)

In part 3 of this detailed blog post series, Asit Pant, a veteran technical communicator and FrameMaker community-member, explains how you can change the bullet character for your unordered lists…

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Designing templates in FrameMaker (Part 2)

Advanced information about bulleted lists, list building blocks, and sub-bullets…

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Developing ExtendScripts – Part 3

An overview of developing ExtendScripts

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