Adobe STC Summit Interviews 6: Think Global, Reclaim Content Strategy & FrameMaker Saves the Day

July 22, 2013 @ 12:33 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

In this week’s installment of more Thought Leader interview’s from this year’s STC Summit, we cover a variety of topics, ranging from why “tech writers” should reclaim content strategy, why we should focus on business issues, and how important it is to think globally.   Rahel Baile: Reclaiming Content Strategy Rahel Baile reminds of something read more…

Summer school from AdobeTCS: June, July, August highlights

July 15, 2013 @ 10:09 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

We’ve been busy as a hive of bees here at Adobe Tech Comm, making sure that you lazy days of summer aren’t wasted without plenty of thought-provoking and thought leader webinars and videos. We’ve generated a lot of short “TV” style videos as well as highly useful, recorded webinars. June was busting out all over read more…

Adobe Tech Comm “Content Strategy and Tools Survey” launched!

July 15, 2013 @ 6:21 PM, By kverma

Hello Tech Comm Professionals, Hope you are doing well and enjoying your summer (if you are in the northern hemisphere) OR hatching plans to escape the cold (if you are in the southern hemisphere)! On our side, it certainly has been a busy first half of the year for us at Adobe. We have traveled to read more…

#writeright 12) FrameMaker & Word: Workspaces, Catalogs & Designers, Character Tags

July 8, 2013 @ 12:20 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

We’ve expanded the breadth of our #writeright “how to” videos with new topics by guest experts. This week, we posted 3 new videos by veteran FrameMaker expert (and certified expert), Barb Binder. FrameMaker for Word: Work Spaces   Work spaces were introduced in FrameMaker 9. Powerful as they are, for older users, used to the read more…

London calling: Congility conference 2013

July 1, 2013 @ 7:10 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

In yet another guest blog, Adobe partner Jang Graat gives excellent coverage of last week’s Congility conference on the outskirts of London. Variety of themes and issues at Congility conference After the 2-week tekom roadshow I had one week off and then packed my bags again to hit the road for Adobe. This time it read more…

#writeright 11) FrameMaker & Word: Advanced indexing, Lists and prefixes

June 28, 2013 @ 10:34 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

In this collection of recent videos from our “Do You Write Right” campaign we tackle four common challenges that FrameMaker handles quite easily. Each video is 3-4 minutes long, so you can view these bite-sized tutorials at your leisure. FrameMaker for Word: Index entry with page range Index entries are easy in FrameMaker 11: there read more…

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…

TCWorld Roadshow wrapup: Changing the venue without stopping the show

June 18, 2013 @ 4:02 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

In the first 2 weeks of June, a small but devoted team travelled from Helsinki to Paris to spread the word about modern methods in technical communication. The tcworld roadshow took us from countries on the Arctic sea to a country that has beaches on the Mediterranean, from “vodka in the rocks” in a bar read more…

Report from Paris: TCWorld Roadshow with FrameMaker

June 17, 2013 @ 2:25 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

The last event in the tcworld roadshow: Paris. Of course this city is famous for its Eiffel tower – a remarkable feat of engineering, built for the World Exposition in 1889 and expected to last only a couple of years but still standing today. And of course this is supposed to be the city of read more…

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