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…

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…

London calling: Congility conference 2013

July 1, 2013 @ 7:10 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

In yet another guest blog, Adobe partner Jang Graat gives excellent coverage of last week’s Congility conference on the outskirts of London. Variety of themes and issues at Congility conference After the 2-week tekom roadshow I had one week off and then packed my bags again to hit the road for Adobe. This time it read more…

#writeright 11) FrameMaker & Word: Advanced indexing, Lists and prefixes

June 28, 2013 @ 10:34 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

In this collection of recent videos from our “Do You Write Right” campaign we tackle four common challenges that FrameMaker handles quite easily. Each video is 3-4 minutes long, so you can view these bite-sized tutorials at your leisure. FrameMaker for Word: Index entry with page range Index entries are easy in FrameMaker 11: there read more…

Towards an Agile authoring methodology: learning from the Lean methodology

June 26, 2013 @ 9:27 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Agile development is a way of managing IT development teams and projects that was introduced around 2001. It is a set of principles that aims to result in more successful projects by breaking a project down into a series of incremental and iterative stages. As Agile has become increasingly popular, technical communicators have needed to read more…

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