Content must be kept in sync. Keeping other authors and SMEs up to date can be daunting. Because there are constant changes to content, there is a crucial need for authors to keep “in-sync” with subject matter experts and documentation team members. At the same time, your end users would like to participate in the content generation as well. Powerful new Review and Collaboration workflows using the popular Adobe Acrobat PDF and Adobe AIR Help provide the answer.
Authors are all too familiar with comments from Subject Matter Experts who say, “I wasn’t notified”, “I didn’t have access to the content”, “I didn’t get the email that talked about the revisions”, “I wasn’t at the meeting where you discussed that”. These concerns can be eased with Adobe RoboHelp 9’s Review and Collaboration workflow. It is a great way to save time, money and frustration all around.
In my next blog post, I will share more details on three major workflows:
- Adobe PDF Based Review (Ideal for Author to collaborate with Subject Matter Experts, as SMEs may not have access to the same authoring environment as authors)
- Comments and Comment Moderation found in Adobe AIR Help 2.0 (Ideal for Authors to collaborate with end-user community)
- Track Changes – As the RoboHelp 9 project is worked on, changes are marked and highlighted. There is also a record of who made them and when. (Ideal for Author-to-Author collaboration and multi-author environment.)
Product Manager, RoboHelp