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…

Back-to-School: Advanced FrameMaker 3-part webinar series

September 2, 2013 @ 4:33 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Our summer school 3-part webinar series on FrameMaker was such a success, that many attendees asked for a “part 2″ on more advanced topics. This blog summarizes what you can expect in the 3 episodes we’re delivering in September and October. You can register at: http://adobe.ly/1710Hgh Advanced FrameMaker Sess 1) Beyond Fonts and Numbering September read more…

#writeright 18) FrameMaker & Word: How to use the FM vs Word Savings Calculator

August 21, 2013 @ 11:15 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Earlier in the year we created a special microsite aimed at Word Users, or tech comm professionals who have Word as their primary frame of reference. This microsite contains an amazing calculator that can add up just how much of a cash leak you may have if you are using Word for the wrong kind 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…

Setting up basic FrameMaker and RoboHelp integration

August 15, 2013 @ 12:19 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Matt Sullivan returns as a guest blogger to share technical details on integrating FrameMaker and RoboHelp in order to publish to multiple output formats. Matt covered many of the principles shared below in a recent webinar; you may view the recording by clicking on it’s title: Exploring TCS Integration Sess 2: FrameMaker > RoboHelp Integration. 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…

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