Adobe Day Oct 20: Ideas “bloom” in City of Roses (Portland)

September 6, 2013 @ 12:55 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

The Adobe Tech Comm Marketing Team is excited to announce a FREE upcoming thought leadership and networking event “Adobe Day @ LavaCon 2013“! This half day event, which includes Continental Breakfast and a networking lunch takes place Sunday morning, October 20th, in Portland Oregon’s downtown Hilton Hotel (the Lavacon conference venue). Registration begins at 8:00 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Adobe STC Summit Interviews 2: voice recognition, survey results and for whom do you write?

June 24, 2013 @ 8:49 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

This is the secondin 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 continue to roll read more…

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