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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…

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HelpNDoc vs Help+Manual

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…See More
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Seeking resources for wanting to switch job fields to Technical Writing

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…See More
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Jody Winter replied to Jody Winter's discussion Text-to-Speech Video Capture Software: Recommendations
"Thanks Nelson. I have seen that page. What I really need is feedback from people who already use some kind of TTS solution."
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Ferry Vermeulen replied to diana gloria's discussion How to record computer screen
"Hi Nelson, Would you mind adding your tool to the comments below my blog post? I can update the post when I have gathered some more tools. Cheers, Ferry"
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Nelson Dawson replied to Devakar's discussion Open source tools for documentation
"I use Drupal. If you are need user friendly software then go with Notepad ++.   Follow below link which has options for you. https://opensource.com/life/14/5/seven-open-source-tools-writing   Thank you, Nelson Dawson"
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Nelson Dawson replied to diana gloria's discussion How to record computer screen
"I use Screenpresso. It captures desktop and records the same to create HD Videos. It allows you to capture entire or part of screen. It records videos in MP4 format and allows changing the format to WebM, OGG and WMV. Drawback would be, it does not…"
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How to make product help?

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…See More
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Ferry Vermeulen replied to diana gloria's discussion How to record computer screen
"However not yet officially published,... I just finished this article called "Tutorial Videos: Top 20 Tips to Create Better, Faster and Easier Video Tutorials Today". It includes a list of available tools as well at the end of the…"
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HelpNDoc vs Help+Manual

Started by G Bo in Software and Stuff on Wednesday. 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

Seeking resources for wanting to switch job fields to Technical Writing

Started by Allison Wright-George in Questions, Opinions, and Thoughts on Monday. 0 Replies

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

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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