Setting up basic FrameMaker and RoboHelp integration

August 15, 2013 @ 12:19 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Matt Sullivan returns as a guest blogger to share technical details on integrating FrameMaker and RoboHelp in order to publish to multiple output formats. Matt covered many of the principles shared below in a recent webinar; you may view the recording by clicking on it’s title: Exploring TCS Integration Sess 2: FrameMaker > RoboHelp Integration. read more…

RoboHelp 10 Featurette Videos, part 10: Keyboard Shortcuts

August 15, 2013 @ 2:10 AM, 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 read more…

RoboHelp 10 Featurette Videos, part 9: Conditional Text

August 13, 2013 @ 2:00 AM, 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 read more…

CMS Connector between FM11 and CQ 5.5 now available. And it is open source!

August 12, 2013 @ 9:26 AM, By Vikram Verma

Dear Framers, We are happy to announce the availability of CMS connector between FM 11 and CQ 5.5. If you recall, in September 2012, we had released a sample CQ connector with FrameMaker 11, for which Kapil blogged here. The sample connector was based on the new CMS Connector Framework and was open source so read more…

Guest Blog: How do Policies and Procedures intersect with TechComm?

August 12, 2013 @ 8:38 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

In this guest blog, Policies and Procedures expert Raymond Urgo shares highlights from his recent webinar, “P&P Sess 1) Policies & Procedures Communication versus Technical Communication – What’s the Relation?.” You will definitely want to view the webinar recording, but in this brief blog Raymond gives a good overview of the areas where TechCom and read more…

#writeright 15) FrameMaker & Word: Caution Labels, Multiple Style Updates and Templates for Variables

August 2, 2013 @ 12:20 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

We continue our “FrameMaker for Word” series of featurette videos with a deep dive into Word to FrameMaker workflow, how to update formats for multiple paragraph styles in one step and using special templates just for User Variables. FrameMaker for Word: Caution Labels via Paragraph Prefixes and Reference Pages [in depth] Certified Adobe instructor, Barb read more…

Adobe STC Summit Interviews 7: Leadership in TechComm, Teaching TechComm & Copy vs. Content

August 1, 2013 @ 12:03 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 how leadership can be achieved within a TechComm Group, important ingredients required in teaching TechComm and what is the difference between editorial “copy” and intelligent, searchable content.   Neil Perlin: Merging of Mobile read more…

RoboHelp 10 Featurette Videos, part 7: RoboScreenCapture and Multi-level Lists

July 30, 2013 @ 12:30 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

This is the seventh 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 read more…

#writeright 14) FrameMaker & Word: Keyboard Shortcuts and Word to FM workflow

July 29, 2013 @ 12:32 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

We are continuing our series of “guest” #writeright “how to” videos. This week, we posted 3 more new videos by veteran FrameMaker expert (and certified expert), Barb Binder. FrameMaker for Word: Word to FrameMaker workflow [in depth] In this instructive session, Adobe Certified FrameMaker instructor Barb Binder describes 3 ways to get content from Word read more…

Adobe STC Summit Interviews 6: The Hairball of Content & Write Shorter Sentences

July 26, 2013 @ 9:51 AM, 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 TechComm students should learn HTML5, how to unravel the “hairball of content” to why it is so important to just writer shorter sentences.   Ray Gallon: Untangling the Hairball of Content “There read more…

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