Determining Video Duration in Adobe Captivate 5.0

Tweet In this blog post, Ashu Vashishtha shares a tip on determining the total length of a video along with the break-up of individual slide duration in Adobe Captivate 5. She has been using Adobe Captivate quite extensively of late at her workplace, Cadence Design Systems. In Adobe Captivate 5 (5.0.1), the total duration of […]

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Editing preloaders in Aggregator projects

Tweet You used a preloader in your Aggregator project and saved it on your disk (or published it). Now, you want to use a different preloader or remove it completely from the project, and are not able to figure out how? Read on… Open Adobe Captivate On the Welcome Screen, click Aggregator Project (in the […]

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RoboHelp Server: An introduction

Optimizing the value of user-assistance content is a key technical communicator responsibility. Read on to understand how RoboHelp Server lets you do that with ease…

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Search enhancements in RoboHelp Server 9

Starting with RoboHelp Server 9, authors can continue to leverage strengths of Lucene Search Engine and also retain control over the search results. RoboHelp provides a number of constructs like Synonyms, Stop List and External Keyword Search; using which authors can controls search results for specific words. Read more…

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Convert files to PDF using Adobe Reader X

While you, the technical communicator, can always convert documents and digital assets to PDF using the Adobe PDF Printer that ships with Technical Communication Suite; let us explore an alternate way of creating quality PDFs that your marcomm colleagues can put to good use. “What software would they need to install first?”, you ask. Only Adobe Reader X, which is a free download from Adobe.com…

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Technical illustrations in FrameMaker 10

Tweet In FrameMaker, you can import or create graphics to add illustrations in your document. You can add text boxes, circles, lines, and arrows in the graphics. You can also resize, reshape, and rotate graphics in FrameMaker. You can import a graphic into an anchored or unanchored graphic frame, into a rectangle that serves as […]

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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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What’s new in FrameMaker 10

Tweet Adobe released FrameMaker 10 on January 11, 2011. By now, enthusiastic Framers have read many reviews, checked out the trial version, and made notes of their own fav features. For those who haven’t, here’s a quick list of What’s new in FrameMaker10 articles that’s worth checking: What’s new topic in FrameMaker documentation Blog post […]

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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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