We have greatly expanded our August and September webinar calendar with many exciting guest webinars. This blog gives you a preview of what to expect in some of these exciting sessions, along with registration links embedded in the webinar titles.
Update: All webinars were recorded and can be found on our dedicated website now. Links to the webinars listed here are given below for each webinar.
Top Five Factors to Consider When Choosing Your Tech Comm Toolkit – Session 1
Webinar Date: August 22, 2014
Presenter: Matt Sullivan
Description: Ask any general contractor or construction worker: Does it make sense to use the best tools? Most will tell you that while skill is important, having reliable tools is a big part of getting the job done right. Join Matt Sullivan for a one-hour discussion on how TCS 5 gives you:
- unmatched cross-product integration fueling higher productivity
- user-friendly authoring XML or non-XML – the choice is yours
- any-time any-where publishing with a single click
- ability to make technical documentation engaging and interactive by adding eLearning videos and 3D-models and graphics
- powerful review and collaboration workflows fostering efficiency
- a strong and vibrant user community
- more responsive and knowledgeable customer support
- ‘value for money’ with 54% cost savings rather than buying individual products separately
Easy Steps to Convert Your Content to Structure – Session 1
Webinar Date: August 29, 2014
Presenter: Bernard Aschwanden
Description: Using sample content that is shared with all attendees, Bernard Aschwanden of Publishing Smarter converts documents that contain character, paragraph, and table content marked up with tags, as well as other standard FrameMaker content and creates structured files. This presentation guides you through the general best practices when converting any legacy content. Forget copy and paste. Leverage what you have to create great structured content. Watch, learn, then do it yourself with provided sample files.
Beyond the Wizard: Editing HTML5 layouts in RoboHelp 11 – Session 2
Webinar Date: September 4, 2014
Presenter: Willam van Weelden
Description: This webinar series covers advanced customization you can do with RoboHelp 11 HTML5 layouts, “beyond” the popular “no-code” layout editor that is commonly used. Building on principles from his first session, Willam van Weelden will show you advanced customization that may be accomplished with direct manipulation of HTML and CSS files.
In this session you will learn:
- Changing the dimensions of the logo placeholder in the Responsive layout.
- Changing the sidebar size in the responsive layout.
- Removing the option to resize the sidebar in the responsive layout.
- Changing the height of the heading in the responsive layout.
See also Session 1 of this series: Beyond the Wizard: Editing HTML5 layouts FOR RoboHelp 11 – Session 1
Foolproof Automated, Collaborative Publishing via PADS & FrameMaker Publishing Server (FMPS)
Webinar Date: September 10, 2014
Presenter: Ben Slone and Brad Anderson
Description: Join Ben Slone and Brad Anderson of Finite Matters for this revealing session. The PatternStream Automated Document System PADS is an enterprise application that enables users across the virtual campus to author/edit content and publish application sections of data-driven documents in a browser based environment. Adobe FrameMaker Publishing Server is used as the publishing engine and is tightly integrated as part of the system. Source information can reside databases, BI systems, image files, markup files e.g., XML, HTML, etc., Excel files, word processing files, and other types of information bases. Information can be controlled and published in a distributed manner using desktop, laptop, and mobile devices.
This session will present:
- A web-based authoring/editing system for creating and maintaining content as an information source for data-driven publishing
- FrameMaker Publishing Server working as a publishing engine to create PDF documents in an enterprise environment on demand
- How multiple sources of information can be aggregated, transformed, and published into active PDF files for web and print distribution
- The data-driven publishing concept
Towards Successful Localization with XML & other Strategies
Webinar Date: September 11, 2014
Description: Join our guests from LOGOS Translation for a revealing look at how to increase your success with translation and localization. In this session, you will learn how to get the most out of your localization workflow whether your content is unstructured, structured or if you are planning migration to DITA-XML.
Together, we will explore:
- Localization workflows with industry jargon explained
- Localization best practices
- Business drivers for migration to DITA-XML
- Customer engagement & content optimization strategies
Who should attend? Anyone who creates user content including instructions, training and customer support material destined for a global audience or localization. Also, those who manage a translation workflow, including external partners and in-company and/or in-country language reviewers.
Hacking Structured FrameMaker with ExtendScript
Webinar Date: September 12, 2014
Presenter: Chris Despopoulos
Description: Chris Despopoulos is back, by popular demand! Structured FrameMaker XML is extensible on many levels using common features available w/in this powerful editor. One more area that grants the user “special powers” is ExtendScript. Widely recognized FrameMaker and XML expert Chris Despopoulos will join us from Europe to show several vibrant examples on how you can “go” even further than you could imagine with XML structure in FrameMaker. As with his previous webinar, Chris will have several sample files and scripts that you can download during this live experience for your own hands on.
This session is based on using ExtendScript to “Walk the Structure Tree” – loop through all the elements in your structured document. We’ll explore uses of that basic technique to do things such as:
- Get an array of elements of a certain type
- Find all elements that are missing an ID value
- Search through an EDD for the declaration of a specific element