RoboHelp 10 Featurette Videos, part 2: image triggers and captivate videos

May 30, 2013 @ 2:10 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

This is a second in a series of blogs that cluster together some very brief, but useful “how to” videos on important features in RoboHelp 10. The previous blog focused on navigation links like hypertext. Now we move on to a couple of more usefule features. ROBOHELP 10: Image Triggers for dramatic graphic entrance/exit Some read more…

RoboHelp 10 Featurette Videos, part 1: hyperlinks, image maps and drop-downs

May 29, 2013 @ 1:48 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

In our on-going effort to educate and enlighten existing and potential customers on product capabilities, we have been creating a series of “featurette” videos about RoboHelp. This is the first blog to collect links to some of these videos for your convenience. Creating hyperlinks in RoboHelp 10 A new video shows how simple this process read more…

Key highlights from #AdobeDay at #STC13 Summit in Atlanta

May 23, 2013 @ 12:31 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Adobe kicked off the recent Society for Technical Communication Summit (#STC13) Conference in Atlanta with a special half day session of thought leaders called “Adobe Day” (#AdobeDay.) The demo free sessions included individual presentations on specific themes around content, strategy, and an intriguing journey from past to future with one of our key products. The read more…

WYSIWYG = What You “SAY” Is What You Get; New Survey

May 22, 2013 @ 1:31 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Here is why we are conducting a short survey to listen to YOU! At Adobe, we always strive to empower you with best-in-class tools for your technical communication needs. But the process leading to the development of your favorite Adobe Tech Comm tools and the marketing communication for these tools has always been a two-way read more…

Trends: The Changing Nature of Content

April 25, 2013 @ 6:11 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Ellis Pratt of Cherryleaf in the UK made a very compelling presentation on the Changing Nature of Content in a recent webinar with Adobe. There is a webinar recording, and a detailed white paper (authored by Pratt) which you can download on this subject. NOTE: both of the links in the previous sentence will take read more…

douwriteright 9) FrameMaker and Word: “Anyone can” make tables with FrameMaker

April 18, 2013 @ 12:30 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Tables are relatively simple to create with Word, but compared to FrameMaker tables they would not be classified as “sturdy.” For years tables have been one of the strongest features in FrameMaker, in large part due to the degree that customers have “stretched the envelope” with complex, high page count projects that required tables with read more…

douwriteright 7) FrameMaker and Word: Single-sourcing and multi-channel publications

March 28, 2013 @ 12:51 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

FrameMaker 11 has a long history of creating multiple versions of documents or projects to address different audiences, and similar but slightly different product lines. For at least two decades, FrameMaker users have been able to use conditional text control to issue different, custom versions of documents from a single set of “base” source documents. read more…

Part (8) Reasons to upgrade from FM 7.x to FM 11: “Real” support for DITA

March 18, 2013 @ 3:43 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Amongst the many compelling reasons for upgrading from FrameMaker 7.x to FrameMaker 11, real “out-of-the-box” DITA support would surely be near the top of the list. Although FrameMaker 7.x was a competent and potent structured editor in its day, it was developed before most major milestones in DITA development and approval were achieved. A timeline read more…

Part (7) Reasons to upgrade from FM 7.x to FM 11: XML and Structured Editing

March 13, 2013 @ 12:53 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

FrameMaker 11’s structured editing features and XML support have come a long way from the model introduced ten years ago with FrameMaker 7.0. That earlier release of FrameMaker combined two earlier separate products (Regular FrameMaker and FrameMaker+SGML), granting customers a “two-for-one” authoring solution; every copy of FrameMaker 7.x could produce either traditional unstructured documents, or read more…

Part (6) Reasons to upgrade from FM 7.x to FM 11: Book Building

March 11, 2013 @ 12:07 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Book building capabilities for managing multiple project assets (chapters, document content) were one of the prime drivers for many users moving to FrameMaker 7.x ten years ago. Ironically, the powers associated with this feature have increased exponentially with recent releases. For anyone who has to manage multiple chapters in various stages of approval, enhanced hierarchical read more…

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