Guest Blog: Top 10 reasons to move from Microsoft Word to Adobe FrameMaker

November 27, 2012 @ 4:35 PM, By Parth Mukherjee

We recently assisted a defence customer to transition from MS Word to Adobe FrameMaker 11.  With the transition, several different sized technical publication templates were developed in FrameMaker. Some of the more complex requirements included the capability to have full page graphics from size A4 all the way up to large throw clears (full size read more…

JoAnn Hackos on Predicting DITA cost savings

November 19, 2012 @ 12:05 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Our November 19th webinar with Dr. JoAnn Hackos of The Center for Information-Development Management (CIDM) covered an insightful strategy in determining how to accurate predict cost savings with DITA. This issue has been a key “bug-a-boo” with many customers, who know that they need to move to DITA, but who need a compelling business case read more…

View Flexible Interaction Language Scheme for multi-device publishing via RoboHelp 10

November 15, 2012 @ 12:13 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Our November 9th blog on “3 Key Webinar Recordings to Help set your strategy for 2013” made reference to our recording of a November webinar with Joe Welinske, which focused on how to use on placeholder (UDV) for multiple device gestures when single-source publishing to multiple screens. Specifically, you may have documentation for an app, read more…

A new view on Content Strategy by Joe Gollner

November 8, 2012 @ 3:39 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Adobe Tech Comm recently hosted visionary content strategist Joe Gollner on the topic of “Content Strategies for the Real World.” This blog summarizes key concepts covered in the webinar. You may view a recording of the entire webinar by clicking here. Joe started his discussion with his definition of “The Intelligent Content Imperative”: A Global read more…

Adobe Day speakers share vision at LAVACON Conference

October 12, 2012 @ 2:22 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

The first Saturday in October, Adobe TCS assembled an impressive array of thought leaders and topics to present what was essentially a “demo-free” industry trend overview. This blog gives an overview of key points from presentations, as well as photos to give you a feel for the event. We had a “full house” at the read more…

The Evolution of “Mobile” in TechComm & The Scotch App

September 25, 2012 @ 12:44 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

By Neil Perlin, Hyper/Word Services I was introduced to mobile, in the form of Microsoft Windows CE, in 1998 by Joe Welinske of WritersUA. By late 1999, I was giving conference presentations on mobile app (pre-iPhone) programming, cellular technology, and other bizarre (by tech comm standards) topics. The image below is a page from a read more…

Structured/XML Authoring Post #1: Introducing multi-view XML authoring environment in FrameMaker 11

September 14, 2012 @ 10:51 AM, By kverma

Hello Framers, Hope you are well and you got a chance to give the new version of FrameMaker 11 and FrameMaker Publishing Server 11 a try.  In case you want to learn what’s new in this release, see my detailed blog post from earlier here. Also, I wanted to let you know that you can read more…

Free Whitepaper: Trends in Technical Illustrations

August 8, 2012 @ 11:12 AM, By Parth Mukherjee

Read the entire whitepaper Executive Summary: The era of Technical Communications 2.0 is here, presenting technical communicators with unprecedented opportunities to expand their roles, increase their internal visibility, and grow the value and reach of every publication they work on. To do this, they must become aware of three top trends that are currently driving read more…

Adobe RoboHelp 10 is here!!

July 26, 2012 @ 2:22 PM, By Ankur Jain

It gives me great pleasure to introduce the all new Adobe RoboHelp 10. This release offers dramatic new workflows that make it easier than ever to create, import and deliver content using a familiar, author-friendly environment. RoboHelp 10 enables you to publish socially-enabled content to multiple screens/devices using HTML5, take advantage of the end-to-end workflow read more…

Documenting the God Particle: FrameMaker in the CERN

July 11, 2012 @ 8:55 AM, By Parth Mukherjee

The discovery of the God particle or the Higgs-Boson particle is in the news everywhere. One must wonder how large laboratories maintain detailed documentation regarding experiments and results. CERN has been a long term user of FrameMaker and this is a matter of great pride for us. As Peter Gold mentioned in the FrameMaker User read more…

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