The social network for technical communicators
The social network for technical communicators
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,…Continue
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…Continue
We have a product known as GRAYFOS which helps in increasing the sales as it is a sales force automation software. This product is a SaaS based model which allows you to solve any query regarding marketing and distribution. This product is…Continue
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…Continue
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We have reviewed seven different resources of free graphics available on the web, going into…Continue
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Hi there. This is my first post! I've just recommenced full-time tech author work after the last job ended up being too much project management and not enough writing.Things have changed loads in the past five years, and I have a question about internet links in documentation.I'm writing step-by-step guides for system admins who might download the guide in PDF format from our website. The steps sometimes involve scripts or a series of commands to be run by the sys admin. All the scripts are…Continue
What is the status of producing augmented reality with tech writing tools?I know MadCapFlare does the trick in collaboration with a small firm.Are there other applications that can do the trick?Thanks,BenContinue
I think the Target Audience section should be in the Preface of each document (PDF deliverables), where readers see it right away and will know if it is aimed at them.One of my co-workers wants it placed at the end of the first chapter/section. He feels that if the readers want to know the target audience, they can search for it or will see it in the navigation pane.Opinions? Thanks.Continue
Hello,I've spent the last year in journalism writing for a couple of weekly newspapers in northern New Jersey. I am looking to make the jump from journalist to technical writer and would like some advice on how to do that.Matthew MilsopContinue
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We technical writers have more than our fair share of authoring tool choices.To get the real skinny on best practices, shortcuts, insights, and troubleshooting, it's good to connect with other professionals who use the same tool you do. Use this discussion to give a shout-out to the authoring tool you use, and see who else shares your preference (or woes.)I'll start:Authoring: PTC Arbortext Editor with StylerPublishing: PTC Arbortext Publishing EngineCMS: WindchillContinue
Hi everyone,I really want to know what other technical writers do everyday at your cubical. I want to know what other writer co-work with supervisors or content experts. And I want to know if a very experienced writer has the same typical day like I do? I am a one-year experienced technical writer, and my typical day go like this: Checking email box of 2-4 projects. Most of them are existing documents needed updates for spec change or a new model that similar to the old model. To begin with a…Continue
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