Enabling Review and Commenting by Subject Matter Experts

Technical,communication,Adobe,Review,Commenting,robohelp,FrameMaker,Captivate,Acrobat 3D Technical communicators receive content from several contributors, for example, from design, engineering, marketing and support teams. Once the content has been gathered, organized and laid out in the output formats, it needs to be reviewed by the contributors for accuracy and completeness.  Sending source project files and long documents with conditional text and […]

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Public preview of Acrobat 3D Version 8

Acrobat 3D version 8 is a major step towards re-defining what we mean by rich content. Acrobat 3D provides an ability to include 3D objects in technical communication (Technical Communication: Rich Content – getting richer). To quote – "With Acrobat 3D Version 8, design engineering, technical publishing and creative professionals in manufacturing industries such as […]

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Quality is Innovation

Technical,communication,Adobe,Quality,Innovation,Robohelp,FrameMaker,Captivate,Acrobat 3D Often in pursuit of new features, quality takes a hit.  Quality is obviously the most important part of any software application. A feature delivers customer value only when it is stable and can be used consistently.  I believe there are a few aspects of quality we need to pay close attention to in […]

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Single Sourcing in RoboHelp : Part 2

Technical,communication,Adobe,Single sourcing,Robohelp In Adobe RoboHelp 6, we added a number of features for Single Sourcing. Here are a few more examples – 1. Apply Conditional tags on Table rows and columns – With improved support for conditional tags, you can now apply them on table rows and columns. And the usage is very simple, in […]

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Team Authoring

Team authoring is an important requirement for technical communication. Technical communicators are often working in teams and need to collaborate on projects. There are of course several means of collaborating, for example, through e-mails, shared folders, source control repositories and content management systems. Each of these collaboration methods have their positives and limitations. E-Mail E-Mail […]

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My first post

First things first. Let me introduce myself. I am Vivek Jain, Group Product Manager for FrameMaker and RoboHelp. My plan is blog on things related to FrameMaker, RoboHelp and technical communication in general. I intend to be brief in my posts and hopefully, pertinent to the goal of this blog. Not sure how frequently I […]

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