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

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

UPDATE: please note that although this blog was written for FrameMaker 11 before the release of FrameMaker 12, all functional areas are still relevant. There are even more compelling reasons to migrate from Word to the latest FrameMaker 12. Stay tuned for more blogs and updated videos. Some months back we began our “douwriteright” campaign 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…

Report from Eindhoven: TCWorld Roadshow with FrameMaker

June 13, 2013 @ 4:44 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Another week, another part of Europe. Today the tcworld roadshow landed in Eindhoven. This city was a tiny town when the Philips family started a light bulb factory in 1891. The city is still known as the ‘city of lights’ in the Netherlands. Thanks to the enormous amount of educated workforce that was needed by read more…

#writeright 10) FrameMaker & Word: Automatic Caution/Warning with Reference Pages

April 27, 2013 @ 2:41 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Many forms of tech doc still require CAUTIONs and WARNINGs, which are delineated by special artwork. Most Word users employ artwork that is copied and pasted to achieve the desired look. FrameMaker 11 offers a powerful feature: Reference Pages which contain one instance of the desired CAUTION artwork that is duplicated many times via paragraph read more…

douwriteright 8) FrameMaker and Word: Anchored Frames and Parts Tables linked to 3D Graphics

April 1, 2013 @ 1:43 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

One of the most common complaints I have heard from Microsoft Word users is the amount of time they spend trying to reposition “slippery” graphics that fall off of the page near a page break. With effort, it is possible to create a true anchored frame to control an image somewhat, but the choices for read more…

Do You #WriteRight?

February 6, 2013 @ 10:44 AM, By Parth Mukherjee

“It’s your Word against…my FrameMaker!”  It’s time to write technical content on the leading technical writing tool. There’s so much we could say. But for now, visit: www.DOUWRITERIGHT.com 

JoAnn Hackos on Predicting DITA cost savings

November 19, 2012 @ 12:05 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Our November 19th webinar with Dr. JoAnn Hackos of The Center for Information-Development Management (CIDM) covered an insightful strategy in determining how to accurate predict cost savings with DITA. This issue has been a key “bug-a-boo” with many customers, who know that they need to move to DITA, but who need a compelling business case read more…

Unstructured Authoring Post #1: Rich Graphics control in FrameMaker 11

September 20, 2012 @ 5:19 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

This is our first in a series of parallel blogs covering unstructured FrameMaker 11, to balance blogs written by Kapil Verma which cover the many enhancements to FrameMaker 11 for working with XML and DITA. Increasing importance of dynamic graphics In the last couple of years it become possible to insert video and other forms read more…

FrameMaker 11 w/o XML: why upgrade? Graphics & Anchored Frames

August 24, 2012 @ 8:42 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

If you have had a chance to view the recording of our launch webinar, “What’s new with FrameMaker 11“, you may have noticed a heavy emphasis on DITA and XML. This is the fastest growing segment of our users, but we recognize that many people (a) continue to used FrameMaker w/o XML in unstructured mode read more…

Free Whitepaper: Trends in Technical Illustrations

August 8, 2012 @ 11:12 AM, By Parth Mukherjee

Read the entire whitepaper Executive Summary: The era of Technical Communications 2.0 is here, presenting technical communicators with unprecedented opportunities to expand their roles, increase their internal visibility, and grow the value and reach of every publication they work on. To do this, they must become aware of three top trends that are currently driving read more…

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