7 Principles for Designing Help Topics in the Age of the Web

October 10, 2013 @ 3:14 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

In this blog, our guest, Mark Baker, shares several revealing guidelines from his book “Every Page is Page One.” Now that so many of you are publishing to multiple screens via RoboHelp and Tech Comm Suite, it is time to rethink how we author topics or sections so that any portion of our project may read more…

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

September 4, 2013 @ 6:33 PM, 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/1710Z6W Advanced RoboHelp Sess 1) Advanced tools for Navigation, Graphics 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…

Did you miss RoboHelp 101 “Summer School?”

July 31, 2013 @ 10:50 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

With the busy summer months of June and July, you may have missed our “Summer School” session, which was a 3-part overview of RoboHelp. Our goal was to give you a “20,000 foot view” of the products most important capabilities. Fortunately, all webinars were recorded, and we have placed links in this blog. You can 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…

RoboHelp 10 Featurette Videos, part 4: bookmarks and conditions

July 8, 2013 @ 10:06 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

This is the fourth 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, while Part 3 focused on TOCs and profiles.  This 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…

Adobe STC Summit Interviews 1: eBooks, Storytelling and reaching the Disabled

June 18, 2013 @ 3:13 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

This is the first in our series of video interviews with key thought leaders and bright attendees at the STC Annual Summit in Atlanta. Adobe installed cameras, lights and had the “Content Wrangler” himself to help gather some of the most interesting thought leaders present. We have 40 interviews to share, and will be rolling read more…

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…

Tablet and Mobile Roundup: Compendium of Tech Comm Suite recordings

November 6, 2012 @ 3:56 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Tech Comm Suite 4 with RoboHelp 10 and FrameMaker 11 introduced vastly improved capabilities to publish to tablets and mobile devices with the addition of multiscreen HTML5 output. Now, single-source publishing can swiftly address multiple devices on a customized basis based on media query, profiles and more. AdobeTCS has recently hosted a series of webinars read more…

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