FrameMaker and DITA: Determine FrameMaker Savings with ROI Calculator

September 16, 2013 @ 12:28 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

FrameMaker 11 can save you a great deal of time and money over seemingly “less expensive” XML solutions, due to the reduced time to create full formatting for all of your outputs. This blog introduces you to a very brief video that walks you through a carefully researched “Return on Investment (ROI) Calculator” that will read more…

“FrameMaker for Word Users” Round Up: Collected Blogs and videos

September 3, 2013 @ 12:29 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Some months back we began our “douwriteright” campaign to make FrameMaker more accessible to Microsoft Word users who have workloads that challenge their current product. Since our blogs have been scattered over many months, this simple blog is a “collection” of resources specific to sharing FrameMaker with people who have Word as a frame of read more…

#writeright 17) FrameMaker & Word: Modify DITA Templates and DITA navtitle

August 20, 2013 @ 12:19 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

We continue our “FrameMaker for Word” series of featurette videos with a look at two types of modifications you can make on DITA topics or other files with structured FrameMaker 11. Adobe Certified Expert Matt Sullivan is the guest presenter in both of the videos listed below. FrameMaker for Word: Modifying Structured Templates for DITA read more…

Did you miss FrameMaker 101 “Summer School?”

August 5, 2013 @ 7:43 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 FrameMaker. As with our RoboHelp 101 Series, our goal was to give you a “20,000 foot view” of the products most important capabilities. FrameMaker was awarded the prestigious CODiE award in 2013 read more…

Adobe STC Summit Interviews 7: Leadership in TechComm, Teaching TechComm & Copy vs. Content

August 1, 2013 @ 12:03 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

In this week’s installment of more Thought Leader interview’s from this year’s STC Summit, we cover a variety of topics, ranging from how leadership can be achieved within a TechComm Group, important ingredients required in teaching TechComm and what is the difference between editorial “copy” and intelligent, searchable content.   Neil Perlin: Merging of Mobile read more…

London calling: Congility conference 2013

July 1, 2013 @ 7:10 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

In yet another guest blog, Adobe partner Jang Graat gives excellent coverage of last week’s Congility conference on the outskirts of London. Variety of themes and issues at Congility conference After the 2-week tekom roadshow I had one week off and then packed my bags again to hit the road for Adobe. This time it 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…

TCWorld Roadshow wrapup: Changing the venue without stopping the show

June 18, 2013 @ 4:02 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

In the first 2 weeks of June, a small but devoted team travelled from Helsinki to Paris to spread the word about modern methods in technical communication. The tcworld roadshow took us from countries on the Arctic sea to a country that has beaches on the Mediterranean, from “vodka in the rocks” in a bar read more…

Report from Paris: TCWorld Roadshow with FrameMaker

June 17, 2013 @ 2:25 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

The last event in the tcworld roadshow: Paris. Of course this city is famous for its Eiffel tower – a remarkable feat of engineering, built for the World Exposition in 1889 and expected to last only a couple of years but still standing today. And of course this is supposed to be the city of read more…

Report from Antwerp: TCWorld Roadshow with FrameMaker

June 14, 2013 @ 12:32 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Traveling to Antwerp is best done by train, as traffic jams can get really crazy on the ring road and the center of town is maze of tiny streets with lots of traffic lights, trams, buses and zebra crossings with slow pedestrians dragging suitcases or holding up their cameras, oblivious of the stress that is read more…

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