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…

#writeright 13) FrameMaker & Word: Custom Bulleted Lists & Master Pages

July 25, 2013 @ 11:55 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: Custom Bullets [in depth] Certified FrameMaker trainer, Barb Binder, shows how flexible paragraph prefixes are in FrameMaker. Not only can you craft complex mixed read more…

Content Strategy: A Wicked Problem

July 25, 2013 @ 12:26 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

In this guest blog, European thought leader, Ray Gallon of Culturecom, examines our changing dynamics between Content Creator, User and Shared Content. Read on to find out just how swiftly the sands are shifting beneath out tech comm feet! Guest Blog Post by Ray Gallon Wicked Problem: a problem that is difficult or impossible to read more…

The Intersection of Content Strategy and Tech Comm

July 24, 2013 @ 12:44 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

This week we have a special “guest blog” from Sarah O’Keefe, founder of Scriptorium Publishing. Read on to capture Sarah’s thoughts on how Content Strategy is now intersecting with Tech Comm. Different facets of the same problem Content strategy and technical communication are different facets of the same problem. Content strategy means that you use read more…

RoboHelp 10 Featurette Videos, part 6: “see also” and lean workspaces

July 23, 2013 @ 1:45 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

This is the sixth 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…

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…

RoboHelp 10 Featurette Videos, part 5: sharing resources

July 15, 2013 @ 8:28 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

This is the fifth 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…

Adobe STC Summit Interviews 3: content modeling, problem solvers and “Word Up!”

July 8, 2013 @ 2:40 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 “content modeling” to how to rebrand yourself as a “problem solver” rather than just a “technical writer.”   Jack Molisani: Seek Out Problems and Solve Them LavaCon’s Jack Molisani provides a thought-provoking view read more…

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