iPad with Mobile Help App with Dynamic Content

[Guest Post] “Finding Relevant Content Faster with Dynamic Content Filters”, by Robert Desprez

Adobe RoboHelp (2015 release) gives users more control over the content they want to see while saving technical writers much-needed time. In the past, technical writers decided on the type of content that appeared in an online help project. For example, if there were three primary audiences for a project, the writer would write the […]

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[Guest Post] “Promote Clear Thinking via RoboHelp”, by Tanner Corporate Services

Good writing is about clear thinking. Clear thinking is hard work. Most people in business don’t have the time, incentive, or interest to put in the work. Often in business situations, certain “blocks” inhibit the ability for stakeholders and decision-makers to think clearly. Blocks that prevent clear thinking: Misaligned expectations that stem from outdated goals […]

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[Guest Post] “XML Authoring Made Easy, It’s not just for Geeks anymore …”, by Bernard Aschwanden

[Guest blog by FrameMaker XML expert, Bernard Aschwanden of Publishing Smarter] In this session, I simplify the process of authoring XML content. Since I have to use *a* standard for this, I’ll work with DITA content. My goal is to show you that creating, editing, saving, re-opening and publishing DITA content doesn’t have to be […]

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[Guest Post] “Digital Learning: Individual Adaptive Construction or Connected Social Interaction?”, by Ray Gallon & Neus Lorenzo

Editor’s Note: this blog is posted in anticipation of an immersive, highly participative eSeminar on December 4th, Sess 4) Digital Learning: Individual Adaptive Construction or Connected Social Interaction? In the digital era, are we more adapted to Plato or to Aristotle? Plato learned and taught through written simulated dialogues, a type of reasoning based on logic […]

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[Guest Post] “RoboHelp – I Changed My Mind When I Saw it Online”, by Tanner Corporate Services

Editor’s Note: this guest blog is authored by Tanner Corporate Services, who recently delivered 3 thoughtful eSeminars around online Help project issues with RoboHelp. ======================== Has an SME ever said this to you? Maybe another writer has said it, but what about an SME? Maybe in response to something you developed from their print source […]

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[Guest Post] “Human Bionics: More Freedom or Electronic Slavery?”, 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 for a moment, we are already quite a […]

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FrameMaker 12: Towards Successful Localization with XML & Other Strategies

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 […]

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