Adobe Tech Comm products continue to be available via CLP/TLP

April 17, 2014 @ 11:27 AM, By kverma

Hello Everyone, Hope you are well. Some of you may have heard about the recent change with Creative Suite 6 being discontinued via CLP/TLP programs for commercial and government (excl. China and Japan government). The question that may have come up in many people’s mind is what does it mean for other Adobe products especially read more…

MathML is XML; Structured Math Authoring for FrameMaker 12

April 8, 2014 @ 12:26 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

We recently hosted a fascinating webinar that focused on FrameMaker 12′s new integration with MathML equation editing via a software editor by Design Science. Autumn Ceullar, of Design Science, gave an excellent overview of what MathML is, what it’s advantages are, and how you can use it effectively within structured FrameMaker 12. (For the record, read more…

FrameMaker 12 Feature Focus 5) Productivity Enhancements

April 7, 2014 @ 12:24 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

FrameMaker 12 introduced many productivity enhancements. This blog will focus on the benefits of four new enhancements: Enhancements to Smart Catalogs Automatically “box” paragraphs with colored backgrounds Single-click to restore last session (remember files and locations) New “Open Files” pod to close or save multiple files at once FrameMaker 12 Smart Catalog enhancements A previous read more…

RoboHelp 11 Solution #4) Integration with eLearning via Captivate 7

April 3, 2014 @ 12:02 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

In the 4th and final session of this 4-part webinar series, Beth Gerber of Lightext Inc., covered how to easily integrate Captivate 7 eLearning materials into RoboHelp 11 projects. FYI — both Captivate 7 and RoboHelp 11 are bundled together in a powerful combo of tools (including FrameMaker 12), Technical Communication Suite 12. We provide read more…

FrameMaker 12 Feature Focus 4): QR codes and Equations

April 1, 2014 @ 12:31 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

FrameMaker 12 gives you several ways to enrich content, but two features are of particular interest: QR codes and MathML equations. This video covers highlights from a brief “how to” webinar we recently presented on this topic. You will find a link to the Webinar Recording at the end of this blog. Benefits of QR codes read more…

3x How to Videos on RoboHelp 11 Responsive Layout Editor

March 31, 2014 @ 12:11 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

One of the most popular features in new RoboHelp 11 is the layout editor for HTML5 Responsive Layout. Unlike Single-Source HTML5 layout (introduced in RoboHelp 10), this new “liquid” layout is a “one size fits” all solution that will literally reflow to fit any screen or browser shape. We recently post 3 very short “how read more…

VIDEO HOW TO: Discover hidden power in 12 NEW FrameMaker 12 templates

March 28, 2014 @ 8:57 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

We recently hosted a webinar that did a deep dive on potent FrameMaker feature combinations that are heavily leveraged in the 12 new templates bundled in English versions of FrameMaker 12. Our guest was Bernard Aschwanden of Publishing Smarter, who developed the templates. This blog summarizes highlights of the recorded webinar, provides you with a read more…

AdobeTCS Calendar Collection: Monthly Resource Roundup

March 26, 2014 @ 12:59 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Approximately every month, our AdobeTCS team pulls together an attractive e-mail calendar that lists all of the assets we have created in the previous month, as well as upcoming events. This blog (which we will update on a monthly basis), gives you links and highlights to all of our previous calendars. You can CLICK ON read more…

FrameMaker 12 Feature Focus 3): FrameMaker XML Author 12

March 24, 2014 @ 12:07 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

When FrameMaker 12 was launched 2 months ago, a BRAND NEW member of the product family was also launched: FrameMaker XML Author 12! For years, FrameMaker users have been requesting a powerful, but less-expensive, “light” version of FrameMaker. This new product, FrameMaker XML Author 12, fits the bill to a “T”. The majority of features read more…

RoboHelp Server Update 9.0.1 is here !

March 23, 2014 @ 8:14 AM, By Vikram Verma

Hello All, Over the past few months, many of our valued partners and customers had reported a few bugs in RoboHelp Server 9. We have been actively listening to the feedback and have fixed some of the critical bugs in RoboHelp Server 9. I am pleased to announce the availability of RoboHelp Server 9.0.1 update. read more…

Adobe Tech Comm products continue to be available via CLP/TLP

April 17, 2014 @ 11:27 AM, By kverma

Hello Everyone, Hope you are well. Some of you may have heard about the recent change with Creative Suite 6 being discontinued via CLP/TLP programs for commercial and government (excl. China and Japan government). The question that may have come up in many people’s mind is what does it mean for other Adobe products especially read more…

Leveraging cloud services for collaboration in RoboHelp 11

February 26, 2014 @ 11:18 AM, By Vikram Verma

  Hello Everyone,   As many of you would know, we released RoboHelp 11 on Jan 14, 2014. In this blog, I will be covering an exciting new feature which allows you to seamlessly connect RoboHelp Resource Manager with the sync folders of popular cloud services such as Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive, or any other read more…

Thursday @ 6:46 PM Introducing native multi-device publishing in FM12 (Part 1) Monday @ 9:00 AM Introducing the new single layout based Responsive HTML5 publishing Friday @ 5:09 PM Introducing FrameMaker XML Author

Introducing native multi-device publishing in FM12 (Part 1)

February 13, 2014 @ 6:46 PM, By kverma

Hello Framers, Today, I wanted to share some information an exciting topic with you and that is how you can take your content in FrameMaker and publish it to multiple formats and for multiple devices. Now, as many of you may know already, it has always been possible to do multi-device publishing from FM. However, read more…

Introducing the new single layout based Responsive HTML5 publishing

February 3, 2014 @ 9:00 AM, By Vikram Verma

Hello Everyone, As I mentioned in my RoboHelp 11 release blog, I am starting a series of blogs which will cover the new features that we have introduced in RoboHelp. In this blog, I will talk about the new Responsive HTML5 workflow that we have introduced in this release. If you recall, in my release read more…

Introducing FrameMaker XML Author

January 31, 2014 @ 5:09 PM, By kverma

Hello Framers, Today, I wanted to tell you about a brand, new product called FrameMaker XML Author, which we launched as part of the recent new release of FrameMaker line of products. FrameMaker XML Author (FMXA) is a fully standards-compliant XML editor, which lets you work with standards like DITA, S1000D or any custom XML read more…

Fix for importing previous version ISF files in RoboHelp 11

January 29, 2014 @ 5:43 AM, By Vikram Verma

Hello All, Recently, we came to know that the ISF files, generated from RoboHelp 10 and earlier, are not getting imported correctly in RoboHelp 11. We have released the fix for the same. For more details on how to apply the fix in your installation, please click here. Vikram Verma        

Fix released for RoboHelp 10 output issues related to Internet Explorer 11

January 24, 2014 @ 10:45 AM, By Vikram Verma

Hello RoboHelp users, I am happy to announce that we have released a fix for the RoboHelp 10 output issues related to Internet Explorer  11. When the WebHelp output for RoboHelp 10 is viewed in Internet Explorer 11, users experience the following issues: Search functionality in WebHelp displays no search results The Webhelp TOC, index, read more…

FrameMaker 12 is here!

January 14, 2014 @ 5:17 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

            Hello Framers, Wish you all a happy new year 2014! Hope you had a relaxing holiday break and are feeling fully recharged to get back into action in the new year! Today, I have some exciting news for you! It is my pleasure to announce the availability of the read more…

Consolidated list of Adobe Tech Comm Product Reviews

January 14, 2014 @ 2:00 PM, By Vikram Verma

Hello All, I wanted to share a consolidated list of Adobe Tech Comm Products reviews so far. I will be adding to this list as more reviews become available. Hopefully, this serves as a useful central resource for those of you looking for expert, neutral opinions on these products. FrameMaker 12 A review published on read more…

A new solution for doing procedures in a “smarter” way and an opportunity to participate in the beta program!

November 22, 2013 @ 9:14 AM, By kverma

Overview of a new solution with the goal of reducing human performance issues during execution of procedures and tasks related to maintenance, operations, servicing etc. This post also talks about how to participate in the beta program of this solution

Adobe Tech Comm products continue to be available via CLP/TLP

April 17, 2014 @ 11:27 AM, By kverma

Hello Everyone, Hope you are well. Some of you may have heard about the recent change with Creative Suite 6 being discontinued via CLP/TLP programs for commercial and government (excl. China and Japan government). The question that may have come up in many people’s mind is what does it mean for other Adobe products especially read more…

Introducing native multi-device publishing in FM12 (Part 1)

February 13, 2014 @ 6:46 PM, By kverma

Hello Framers, Today, I wanted to share some information an exciting topic with you and that is how you can take your content in FrameMaker and publish it to multiple formats and for multiple devices. Now, as many of you may know already, it has always been possible to do multi-device publishing from FM. However, read more…

Introducing FrameMaker XML Author

January 31, 2014 @ 5:09 PM, By kverma

Hello Framers, Today, I wanted to tell you about a brand, new product called FrameMaker XML Author, which we launched as part of the recent new release of FrameMaker line of products. FrameMaker XML Author (FMXA) is a fully standards-compliant XML editor, which lets you work with standards like DITA, S1000D or any custom XML read more…

Fix for importing previous version ISF files in RoboHelp 11

January 29, 2014 @ 5:43 AM, By Vikram Verma

Hello All, Recently, we came to know that the ISF files, generated from RoboHelp 10 and earlier, are not getting imported correctly in RoboHelp 11. We have released the fix for the same. For more details on how to apply the fix in your installation, please click here. Vikram Verma        

Fix released for RoboHelp 10 output issues related to Internet Explorer 11

January 24, 2014 @ 10:45 AM, By Vikram Verma

Hello RoboHelp users, I am happy to announce that we have released a fix for the RoboHelp 10 output issues related to Internet Explorer  11. When the WebHelp output for RoboHelp 10 is viewed in Internet Explorer 11, users experience the following issues: Search functionality in WebHelp displays no search results The Webhelp TOC, index, read more…

FrameMaker 12 is here!

January 14, 2014 @ 5:17 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

            Hello Framers, Wish you all a happy new year 2014! Hope you had a relaxing holiday break and are feeling fully recharged to get back into action in the new year! Today, I have some exciting news for you! It is my pleasure to announce the availability of the read more…

Technical Communication Suite 5 is here !

January 14, 2014 @ 3:10 PM, By Vikram Verma

Hello Everyone, Wish you all, a very happy and prosperous new year 2014! As we begin the New Year, I am pleased to announce the availability of Technical Communication Suite 5, the latest version of the suite. Watch the video below to learn more. This release of Technical Communication Suite has major upgrades to FrameMaker, read more…

Consolidated list of Adobe Tech Comm Product Reviews

January 14, 2014 @ 2:00 PM, By Vikram Verma

Hello All, I wanted to share a consolidated list of Adobe Tech Comm Products reviews so far. I will be adding to this list as more reviews become available. Hopefully, this serves as a useful central resource for those of you looking for expert, neutral opinions on these products. FrameMaker 12 A review published on read more…

RoboHelp 11 is here !

January 14, 2014 @ 2:00 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Hello Everyone, Wish you all, a very happy and prosperous new year 2014! As we begin the New Year, I am pleased to announce the availability of RoboHelp 11, the latest version of RoboHelp product. In this release, we have introduced new innovative workflows and enhanced several existing ones. RoboHelp 11 enables authors to quickly read more…

A new solution for doing procedures in a “smarter” way and an opportunity to participate in the beta program!

November 22, 2013 @ 9:14 AM, By kverma

Overview of a new solution with the goal of reducing human performance issues during execution of procedures and tasks related to maintenance, operations, servicing etc. This post also talks about how to participate in the beta program of this solution

Guest Bloggers

Colum McAndrew
Senior Technical Writer, IDBS
Twitter: @robocolumn
Colum is a Technical Author based in Guildford, UK. A user of Adobe RoboHelp since 1999, he can frequently be found on that product’s support forums offering advice to other users. He also writes the RoboColum(n) technical authoring blog which focuses largely on RoboHelp, RoboHelp Server and other Adobe Technical Communications Suite products.

 

John Daigle
President, Evergreen Online Learning, LLC
Twitter: @hypertexas
A frequent speaker at national online help conferences, John is an Adobe Certified RoboHelp, Captivate and Acrobat Connect Professional Instructor. He has taught RoboHelp since 1992 and Adobe Captivate since it was introduced. His speaking engagements include the STC Manhattan Chapter, STC Summits in Minneapolis, Atlanta, Philadelphia, WritersUA and LavaCon conferences. John is a member of the Society for Technical Communication (Rocky Mountain Chapter) and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from the University of Houston. He began his career in broadcast news as a reporter for the NBC television affiliate in Houston, Texas.

 

Kevin Siegel
Founder & President, IconLogic, Inc.
Twitter: @Kevin_Siegel

Kevin has written more than 100 step-by-step computer training books including Essentials of RoboDemo 5, Essentials of Adobe RoboHelp 9, Essentials of Adobe RoboHelp 8, Essentials of Adobe RoboHelp 7. Kevin spent five years in the U.S. Coast Guard as an award-winning photojournalist and has more than two decades experience as a print publisher, technical writer, instructional designer and eLearning developer. He is a certified technical trainer, has been a classroom instructor for more than 20 years and is a frequent speaker at trade shows and conventions. Kevin holds multiple certifications from companies such as Adobe and the CompTIA.

 

Scott Prentice
Founder & President, Leximation
Twitter: @saprentice

Scott is a specialist in online documentation development and efficient publishing processes. He has spent 19+ years as a technical publications application developer, overlapping with 8 years as a technical writer of user and developer documentation. Extensive design experience gives Scott the ability to creatively solve unique problems on short notice. His specialties include custom web application development, online document interface design, and authoring productivity enhancements. He is also adept at creating innovative solutions that facilitate content localization into many languages.

 

Willam van Weelden
Technical Writer, Centric IT Solutions
Twitter: @WvWeelden

William is a technical writer and a part time Philosophy student at the University of Utrecht. He creates help, demonstrations and commercial documentation using a variety of tools, including Captivate, FrameMaker and RoboHelp. You can visit him at www.wvanweelden.eu

 

Adobe Bloggers

 

Ankur Jain
Product Manager (Technical Communication Suite, RoboHelp, and RoboHelp Server )
Twitter: @ankurjain8

Ankur is responsible for Adobe’s business strategy, product roadmap, and partner and customer relationships for his Technical Communication products. He is a popular speaker at technical communication conferences around the globe. Prior to Adobe, Ankur worked as a Senior Product Manager at Trilogy, where he specialized in solving industry’s toughest problems and delivering business value through relentless innovation and technology-powered business services. Earlier in his consulting role, he served over a half dozen clients in the US and the UK on various strategic initiatives. Ankur holds an MBA and enjoys traveling.

 

Kapil Verma
Senior Product Manager (FrameMaker, FrameMaker Server)
Twitter: @KapilVermaAdobe

Kapil is responsible for the overall FrameMaker product strategy and roadmap, partner ecosystem management, and customer relationships. Prior to Adobe, he worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Co., where he served Fortune 500 technology and telecomm corporations on a variety of strategic topics. Earlier, he worked at Capital One in Virginia, where he developed and shaped marketing strategy.

 

Maxwell Hoffmann
Product Evangelist
Twitter: @maxwellhoffmann

Maxwell has continually worked with FrameMaker software in several capacities for over 20 years. He has provided hands-on sales and customer training to over 1,200 people in North America, Europe, Australia and South America. Maxwell spent the last 15 years in the translation industry, where he managed consulting, DITA/XML migration and multilingual publishing production with FrameMaker, RoboHelp and the most common competitive products. A prolific blogger and white paper author, Maxwell has been a frequent featured speaker at conferences relating to technical communications. He was designated an Adobe Community Expert in 2007 and a 2011 inductee to the Adobe Community Professional program as a recognized expert in FrameMaker. Maxwell has also been designated one of the Top 25 Most Influential Content Strategists for 2010 by MindTouch and LavaCon.

Parth Mukherjee
Product Marketing Manager
Twitter: @parthsm


Parth manages marketing activities for the technical communication products. In his capacity he manages marketing strategy, investments, lead generation and partner relationships. Parth also manages social media and web content for the business. In this capacity, he creates as well as manages web content and technical documentation for Adobe products. Parth holds an MBA in Marketing and has been a branding expert in the consulting services space before joining Adobe.

 

Tom Aldous
Director – Business Development and Evangelism
Twitter: @tmaldous

Tom leads the business development activities for Adobe’s technical communication tools. Before joining Adobe in January 2011, he worked for over 20 years as a managing partner and consultant at an Adobe business partner company called Integrated Technologies, Inc. (InTech). While at InTech, Tom successfully implemented large-scale XML solutions at several Fortune 500 companies.

 

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