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Taking Screenshots Right

Posted by Alexander A on December 17, 2016 at 6:41am 0 Comments

We all take pictures of our screen from time to time because it is often the fastest way to show and explain something. And, this is one thing. But, when making screenshots is part of your working process - this is a totally different…


6 Tips For Online Documentation Design

Posted by Alexander A on September 6, 2016 at 9:56am 0 Comments

When you need to create user documentation, one thing you start thinking about is how this documentation will look like. Apparently, you can write great content and describe all the features for users. But what about the style, layout, fonts,…


How to find inspiration

Posted by Mary Higgins on September 2, 2016 at 8:08am 1 Comment

No matter who you are and what you need to do, write a novel, paint a masterpiece or just do calculus…


Learn about in-demand software

Posted by David McMurrey on August 28, 2016 at 10:26am 0 Comments

Inexpensive courses are available at

Courses in FrameMaker, RoboHelp, Madcap Flare, Camtasia, Drupal get you to an intermediate level. -- David A.…


What Would Life be Without Technology?

Posted by Malorie Grebert on August 10, 2016 at 6:28am 0 Comments

Have you ever imagined your life without technology? I bet few people even asked themselves about that. First of all, we need to define what technology is. Most people would say that it’s all electronic devices that surround us and that we use…


How Rotation Scheduling Software Can Help You Achieve Your Goal

Posted by Jay Bor on June 12, 2016 at 4:36am 0 Comments

Studying to be a doctor, nurse or other healthcare professional is hard.  There is a massive amount of information to learn and a huge amount of responsibility to handle once qualified.  Even within the healthcare system there are a variety of…


Free Graphics for Designers - All Different Flavours

Posted by Alexander A on April 30, 2016 at 11:41am 0 Comments

We have decided to turn from Tech to Beauty and blog about something that is not directly related to technical writing or software documention.

We have reviewed seven different resources of free graphics available on the web, going into…


Free tools for technical writers - review in 2 parts

Posted by Alexander A on April 14, 2016 at 3:55am 0 Comments

Hello Technical Writers!

I'd like to share the research we have done recently on various free tools used in the online documentation field. We cover graphics and video editing tools, commenting, surveys, statistics, etc. Take a…


Illustrated Parts Catalogs Authoring...

Posted by Girish Kabbur on March 30, 2016 at 1:38am 0 Comments

Illustrated Parts Catalogue (IPC)

Purpose of IPC:

IPC is a document which gives information about any product, parts and assemblies with the help of illustrations.

Uses of IPC:

IPC is widely used…


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Seeking resources for wanting to switch job fields to Technical Writing

Started by Allison Wright-George in Questions, Opinions, and Thoughts. Last reply by Mark Rudden Jan 26. 1 Reply

Hello All!I would like some suggestions on the best way to gain the education needed to become a technical writer.I have my BS in Journalism-Advertising with a minor in English. I currently work for law enforcement, but I'm wanting to continue my education and hopefully switch to technical writing. However, I have no idea where I should start.I have recently paid for a membership with the Society of Technical Communication (STC) and they have furthering education classes and certifications but…Continue

Tags: switching, jobs, writing, technical, career

HelpNDoc vs Help+Manual

Started by G Bo in Software and Stuff Jan 18. 0 Replies

I am considering the above two applications.I have extensive use in Word and Framemaker.I produce operation manuals, test procedures, reports, white papers among many other things.I would like to output to pdf, online and mobile.I have my peers review my work and anything that could help this would be a bonus.What are peoples experience of these two programs? What are the advantages and disadvantages between the two?I would appreciate any help!Continue

Tags: Help+Manual, HelpNDoc

Text-to-Speech Video Capture Software: Recommendations

Started by Jody Winter in Questions, Opinions, and Thoughts. Last reply by Jody Winter Jan 10. 2 Replies

I am researching ways to deliver e-learning videos as part of our user assistance offering. I want to include commentary but in the past have found recording voiceover time-consuming. Does anyone know of a product that converts text to speech and doesn't sound like a robot?Continue

How to record computer screen

Started by diana gloria in Software and Stuff. Last reply by Ferry Vermeulen Jan 9. 6 Replies

Hey. I think you can try this Screen Recorder. It can record everything on your computer screen.Continue

Open source tools for documentation

Started by Devakar in Software and Stuff. Last reply by Nelson Dawson Jan 8. 1 Reply

Hi Members,I need a information regarding the open source tools which are user friendly to prepare the documentation.Please suggest me as earliest.Thanks in advance.ThanksDevakarContinue

How to make product help?

Started by catherine huang in Questions, Opinions, and Thoughts Jan 5. 0 Replies

Hi, there!I am trying to make a help system integrated into my product software. Once the users log in the product web user interface, he/she could click "HELP" to check the help documents.For the HELP module, I plan to make two versions: online and offline. users could choose to view online or offline documents.I guess the offline version may me a local chm file, but how to convert offline to online. It puzzles me.Plus, any software could help me to make the HELP module in my product? Will…Continue

New to Technical writer.

Started by Mahendhran M in Questions, Opinions, and Thoughts. Last reply by Mahendhran M Jan 4. 13 Replies

Hello,I am currently working as a technical author for Aircraft manuals. This technical writer work is differ from an actual technical writer field like we are following different standards like ATA100, iSpec2200 and manuals/guides also different. I am willing to learn  Technical writing & its standards, types of guides and their structure.Please suggest me :What process do I need to follow?How I can be good at technical writing?What are the books/ links i need to refer?or where i will get…Continue

What's Next after Technical Writer

Started by B. Usha Rani in Software and Stuff Jan 3. 0 Replies

Hello All,   I am a Technical Writer with 9 years of experience. Currently, I am looking for a career transition. When I asked my friends, they are advising me to move into Business Analyst / Proposal Writing or pursue some professional courses such as Project Management. Could anyone provide their suggestions here?Continue

Places to look for a technical writing internship

Started by JJ Seaward in Questions, Opinions, and Thoughts Jan 2. 0 Replies

Hello,I am having a little bit of issues in finding places that would be good for a technical writing internship. So far, the only place that I have reached out to is an electrical engineering firm in Colorado, and have not received an answer.If you guys can give me some ideas of where else to look, that would be extremely helpful! I will be graduating from MSU Denver in the Spring of 2017 with a major in technical communication (emphasis on technical writing & editing), and minoring in…Continue

Tags: career, internship

"Shall" usage in Design doc like high level and low level design doc

Started by Sonia Rajan in Software and Stuff Dec 7, 2016. 0 Replies

Is it wrong to use "Shall" in Design Doc(high level/low level).Shall is used in Requirement doc but can this be used in desig doc?Continue

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