Second looks: White Paper on Flexible Interaction Language with UDVs (RoboHelp)

August 29, 2013 @ 12:07 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Adobe Tech Comm periodically posts “in depth” white papers to help you choose strategies, master tools and overcome production challenges. One paper we posted a few months ago merits a second look. This blog touches on some key points you will discover when you download the paper. You may download the white paper by clicking 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…

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…

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…

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