Adobe Technical Communication Products – Next release plan

September 9, 2013 @ 11:30 AM, By kverma

Hello Tech Comm Professionals, Hope you are well! I am sure many of you would have come across the announcement made by Adobe in May of this year, about the Creative products. Since this announcement was made, there has been plenty of lively discussion in the Tech Comm user community as well about the strategy read more…

Adobe Day Oct 20: Ideas “bloom” in City of Roses (Portland)

September 6, 2013 @ 12:55 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

The Adobe Tech Comm Marketing Team is excited to announce a FREE upcoming thought leadership and networking event “Adobe Day @ LavaCon 2013“! This half day event, which includes Continental Breakfast and a networking lunch takes place Sunday morning, October 20th, in Portland Oregon’s downtown Hilton Hotel (the Lavacon conference venue). Registration begins at 8:00 read more…

RoboHelp 10 Featurette Video, part 13: Formatting RH List Numbers from Linked FM Files

September 5, 2013 @ 2:38 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Linking FrameMaker files as source into RoboHelp projects is easy. However, you may hit a glitch if you decide to change fonts for lists; if the CSS style was based on formatting in FrameMaker, you may need an extra step to fix the number’s font when you change fonts for list items. Adobe Certified Expert, read more…

“FrameMaker for Word Users” Round Up: Collected Blogs and videos

September 3, 2013 @ 12:29 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

UPDATE: please note that although this blog was written for FrameMaker 11 before the release of FrameMaker 12, all functional areas are still relevant. There are even more compelling reasons to migrate from Word to the latest FrameMaker 12. Stay tuned for more blogs and updated videos. Some months back we began our “douwriteright” campaign read more…

Back-to-School: Advanced FrameMaker 3-part webinar series

September 2, 2013 @ 4:33 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Our summer school 3-part webinar series on FrameMaker was such a success, that many attendees asked for a “part 2” on more advanced topics. This blog summarizes what you can expect in the 3 episodes we’re delivering in September and October. You can register at: http://adobe.ly/1710Hgh Advanced FrameMaker Sess 1) Beyond Fonts and Numbering September read more…

#writeright 20) FrameMaker & Word: Insert Landscape Pages Next to Numbered Headings

August 28, 2013 @ 12:32 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

In Microsoft Word, there are often problems associated with inserting single column layout or landscape pages within multicolumn layout, if a section break is required in the middle of a multi-level list, or next to a numbered heading. This is not the case with FrameMaker. Word requires section breaks to change page layout; FrameMaker uses read more…

#writeright 19) FrameMaker & Word: Calculate Sidehead Savings

August 27, 2013 @ 12:26 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Our www.douwriteright.com calculator enables you to see savings calculated for FrameMaker advantages over Word. In this video, we “zero out” all categories in the calculator and just enter reasonable values for sideheads on several large projects. We explore how sideheads are commonly created via Tables in Word, and the problems that method leads to. Then read more…

RoboHelp 10 Featurette Videos, part 12: Using FM TOC or IX with Linked FM Files

August 26, 2013 @ 12:18 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

When you LINK FrameMaker source files into a RoboHelp project, you can set the single source layout to use the generated FrameMaker Table of Contents. This is an easy, 2-step process. Adobe Certified Expert Matt Sullivan walks you this logical process. Whenever your source FrameMaker book and TOC is updated, you can captured the updated read more…

Gamification: The Stakes for Content Design [guest blog]

August 23, 2013 @ 12:18 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Regular webinar guest Neus Lorenzo provides us with a highly thought provoking guest blog on how gamification can be applied to content design. Read closely to capture every nuance of Neus’s unique world view and strikingly original examples. A kitten, a ball and a beach … A kitten chasing a ball of yarn; a beach read more…

RoboHelp 10 Featurette Videos, part 11: Publishing to eBook format

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

This is the eight in a series of blogs that cluster together some very brief, but useful “how to” videos on important features in RoboHelp 10. Part 1 of this series focus on navigation links and Part 2 focused on dealing with two types of graphics, Part 3 focused on TOCs and profiles while Part 4 focused on bookmarks and previewing conditional content, Part 5 covered sharing read more…

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