Towards an Agile authoring methodology: learning from the Lean methodology

June 26, 2013 @ 9:27 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Agile development is a way of managing IT development teams and projects that was introduced around 2001. It is a set of principles that aims to result in more successful projects by breaking a project down into a series of incremental and iterative stages. As Agile has become increasingly popular, technical communicators have needed to read more…

Adobe STC Summit Interviews 2: voice recognition, survey results and for whom do you write?

June 24, 2013 @ 8:49 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

This is the secondin our series of video interviews with key thought leaders and bright attendees at the STC Annual Summit in Atlanta. Adobe installed cameras, lights and had the “Content Wrangler” himself to help gather some of the most interesting thought leaders present. We have 40 interviews to share, and will continue to roll read more…

TRENDS: Crossing Boundaries: Implications for the Content Industries

June 20, 2013 @ 12:49 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

This blog covers major highlights of a white paper recently published for Adobe by Ray Gallon and Neus Lorenzo. Two white papers in this series are available for download:  Crossing Boundaries: Implications for the Content Industries and Changing Paradigms in Technology and Communication. Adobe Tech Comm is holding a series of 5 webinars based on read more…

Preview both FrameMaker 11 and Training Book in one Recording!

March 4, 2013 @ 6:24 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Long time FrameMaker maven and trainer, Barb Binder of Rocky Mountain Training, was our recent webinar guest in a lively session entitled “FrameMaker 11 Classroom in a Book: meet the author, see it on iPad!” In this engaging interview, Barb revealed what led her to write the book in the first place, and the reception read more…

Top 10 viewed webinars of 2012

January 24, 2013 @ 12:19 PM, By Parth Mukherjee

Okay this is the last in the “top 10 of 2012″ series, I promise. The top 10 viewed (live+on-demand views) webinars of 2012 (in no particular order): The FrameMaker 11 launch presentation by Kapil Verma: What’s new in Adobe FrameMaker 11 Future of TechComm series: Designing technical documentation for tablets by Ellis Pratt of Cherryleaf read more…

An Easy “How To” session on Merged Help

December 14, 2012 @ 12:25 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Many people who move into powerful Help Authoring solutions like RoboHelp 10 eventually reach the point where they have perhaps a dozen related Help projects which they wish to deliver as a single package. It is possible to merge multiple Help projects into one seamless library. Lightext Inc.’s Beth Gerber  recently made a guest webinar read more…

JoAnn Hackos on Predicting DITA cost savings

November 19, 2012 @ 12:05 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Our November 19th webinar with Dr. JoAnn Hackos of The Center for Information-Development Management (CIDM) covered an insightful strategy in determining how to accurate predict cost savings with DITA. This issue has been a key “bug-a-boo” with many customers, who know that they need to move to DITA, but who need a compelling business case read more…

Learning from Webinars: Getting from Point A to Point B with Structured Authoring

November 16, 2012 @ 12:15 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

We have a recording of an incredibly dynamic webinar from November 16 that is a “must see.” VASONT and Publishing Smarter joined forces to find a uniquely visual way to cover the many issues and potential barriers that may arise when you decide to migrate to structure authoring. You may view “Structured authoring: getting from read more…

View Flexible Interaction Language Scheme for multi-device publishing via RoboHelp 10

November 15, 2012 @ 12:13 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Our November 9th blog on “3 Key Webinar Recordings to Help set your strategy for 2013” made reference to our recording of a November webinar with Joe Welinske, which focused on how to use on placeholder (UDV) for multiple device gestures when single-source publishing to multiple screens. Specifically, you may have documentation for an app, read more…

3 Key Webinar Recordings to Help set your strategy for 2013

November 9, 2012 @ 4:44 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

[Updated Blog: webinar recording links and additional information added] — Our goal at Adobe Tech Comm is not only to provide meaningful “how to” demos on our product line, but also to share vision and strategy from experienced thought leaders and practitioners from our field. In the month of November, we had 3 especially interesting read more…

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