Best Practices When Creating Interactive Video Tutorials

October 21, 2014 @ 4:46 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

=============== EDITOR’S NOTE: in this guest blog, Bernard Aschwanden shares key points and insights the he demonstrated in an October 2014. You will find a link to the recording in the purple paragraph above the first illustration. =============== This session discusses tips to create tutorial videos that enhance the learning experience. I explain the purpose read more…

Adobe Captivate: Highlights of eSeminar on Interactive Video

October 16, 2014 @ 12:52 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

This blog summarizes key points covered in a highly instructive recorded eSeminar, Best Practices when Creating Interactive Video Tutorial. Note, you may view this recorded video by clicking on the TITLE in the previous sentence. This lively session included several key ingredients to creating successful interactive videos via Captivate from Publishing Smarter’s Bernard Aschwanden. Topics read more…

How to place rich media in FrameMaker in under 5 minutes

October 14, 2014 @ 4:39 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Yep, you heard it right! Start the clock right now, and in 5 minutes you could have a richer, more engaging tech doc than you have right now. Read through these instructions to learn how you can place video, interactive simulations, and working 3D images into your docs, and output them to electronic formats that read more…

Human Bionics: More Freedom or Electronic Slavery?

October 10, 2014 @ 7:46 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Guest Blog by Ray Gallon and Neus Lorenzo Why on earth would anyone want a bionic implant? Does the idea raise visions of Cyborgs and Androids? – Science fiction! But wait – do heart valves count? What about implanted ocular lenses after cataract surgery? Artificial hips, cardiac pacemakers, dental implants? If you think about it read more…

FrameMaker 12 & S1000D: Modular Tech Authoring for Defense, Aerospace & Aviation

October 8, 2014 @ 12:31 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

This blog summarizes a highly compelling eSeminar on a FrameMaker S1000D solution from ADG presented by Tammy Halter. You may view the recording by clicking on the title at the end of this sentence: FrameMaker 12 & S1000D: Modular Tech Authoring for Defense, Aerospace & Aviation. Minute Markers for viewing the recording 08:00 overview of read more…

Aerospace Case Study: How FrameMaker 12 found missing commas & dead frogs

October 6, 2014 @ 12:08 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

We recently had a very compelling eSeminar with guest John Smart of Smart SW. This session focused on aspects of an aerospace case study, and various areas where your projects can go awry due to the complexities of the English Language. This blog provides “minute markers” for viewing the recording. You may view “Aerospace Case read more…

FrameMaker XML Migration Strategy, Part 4: Illustrated Easy Conversion Steps

September 29, 2014 @ 5:33 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Guest Blog by Bernard Aschwanden of Publishing Smarter In under 2000 words I plan to teach you how to author (basic) content in DITA and get you familiar with structured FrameMaker as a writer, and also to teach you how to create a (basic) conversion table. In my recorded presentation for Adobe, Bernard Sess 1) Easy Steps read more…

FrameMaker 12: Towards Successful Localization with XML & Other Strategies

September 23, 2014 @ 10:16 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

This guest blog was written by Diana Ballard and Carlotta Bulgarelli of Logos Group Translation. FrameMaker 12 offers an elegant adoption of DITA-XML with the potential for major localization efficiencies. In early September, we opened the translation ‘black-box’ and heard from LOGOS, Multilingual Language Service Solutions Company (www.logos.net). Carlotta Bulgarelli and Diana Ballard from LOGOS read more…

FrameMaker XML Migration Strategy, Part 3: Benefits

September 19, 2014 @ 9:59 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

During our on-going blog series on Migration Strategies using FrameMaker, we also want to touch on BENEFITS of moving to structure … specifically with FrameMaker. Our special guest, Chris Desopoulos, brilliantly demonstrated some of the most potent things you can accomplish in XML structure in his recent session on traversing XML-tree structure with ExtendScript. You read more…

Choosing a Tech Comm Toolkit

September 15, 2014 @ 11:52 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Guest Blog from Matt Sullivan Matt Sullivan shares resources and insights related to his recent webinar on “Choosing the Right Tech Comm Toolkit.” You will find links to his presentation in the body of his blog below. Editor, Maxwell Hoffmann ___________________ The Adobe Technical Communication Suite 5.1 is a great choice for producing tech comm read more…

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