The social network for technical communicators
The social network for technical communicators
Microsoft Word is common and flexible for editing the documents compare with other tools. Created a document by using other technical tools, that makes complicated to non-technical folks while editing. They are not…Continue
We have an urgent opening for Technical Writer at our company C-Sam Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (A MasterCard Company), Vadodara, Gujarat.
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A few years ago, I posted an explanation of how I used Joomla as a publishing platform for technical documentation on a corporate intranet. I continue using Joomla today, but in a different context: now I use it as a web-help…Continue
Hi all, i had read your comment. Now am working as a technical research writer for Writerbay. I am holding a technical degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and i has planned to switch company. can any one guide me about companies need…Continue
We need professional writers. Language – English. Topic – Web Hosting. 4000 characters without space, need informative articles on webhosting. You do the task if it is good enough we pay. No milestone. Payment presently via PayPal, Webmoney and…Continue
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Hi all. I am a nearly complete n00b to technical writing and publishing and though I have a ton of questions, the most pressing one right now deals with page formatting. I work for a company that heretofore has written manuals in Word and do not have the resources currently to get the tools that I think would be ideal to their needs. Until that day, I will be using Scribus, Paint.net, and Diagram Designer for my needs and I have become meh-ok at each. I have, in the past, used In-Design, Quark…Continue
To call adjacent pixels in the field of image processing, which is more common: neighboring pixel or peripheral pixel?Also please let me know if this sort of question is off the objective of this forum.Thank you,Continue
Hi,I am a technical writer in a municipal government setting. I have been writing a number of business processes, some of which contain hyperlinks to other documents (forms, manuals, etc.). The way my document is set up is that I provide a process overview and then a table which lists the process steps.My question is about whether I should hyperlink the references to the other documents both in the process overview and in the process steps, or just the steps. Also, how many times is it…Continue
Looking for some clarification: In a business proposal should I be using the company's legal name throughout? For example, when a company has 'Inc.' as part of their legal name, is it safe to leave the 'Inc.' out? Let's say I'm writing a proposal for My Company, Inc. Can I just enter My Company, Inc., at the beginning of the proposal in the Cover Letter and Executive Summary and then in the rest put My Company? Or can I use the acronym of MCI after I have established it in the beginning of the…Continue
My company currently uses InDesign (with a combination of Photoshop and Illustrator) to create most of our documentation. My manager and I have had some conversations about whether we should or need to make a switch to Framemaker, which seems to be the go-to documentation tool for most companies. What resources do you suggest for getting familiar with Framemaker if you use it (I currently have a free trial but am not finding it easy to navigate)? Does anyone use InDesign? Or different tools…Continue
Hi,I am working on a new project. The training staff would love to have field-level help included. I am currently creating CSH at the page level. The developers are willing to cooperate for field level, but the issue is that we don't want a user to click on a field and have the entire help system/topic for that page come up. What is preferred is a popup or better, a roll-over type of field help.Can this somehow be done in RH10?+ If so how is this done?+If not, are there other tools or options…Continue
Hello!I was wondering if anyone had any leads for volunteer work as a technical writer.I have a MA in Literature from McGill University but my only technical writing experience is writing an instruction guide for a children's math game.I am switching careers from being an editor and proofreader.Thank you!Continue
Hi,I'm a new user to Madcap Flare and I'm facing a problem when copying a project from one machine to another. The size of some images (eps files) is changed (either appear larger or smaller!), consequently the PDF output file generated using my machine is different than the one generated by team leader :(Any suggestions why this is happening?Thank you in advance.Continue
Hello,Question 1:i am wondering what is the rules for omitting articles of words in tech-writings.Sometimes there are nouns written without articles in the use where they should have ones.For instance, I found the following sentence online in which I would add "the" preceding to "accessory inverter":- It is available to select both DCpower from battery and AC 100V from external by accessory inverter.Question 2:Also, rules for deciding using plural or singular form seems confusing.For instance,…Continue
We are looking for an open source forum creation platform for our internal product Q&A. I tried Forumotion, Lefora or Xobor. They seem to be paid (for removing ads and providing additional storage).I am also looking in My BB and ProBoards to see if it works.We may need around 5 to 10 GB of space. Any suggestions will be welcomeContinue
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