Adobe Connect Enterprise Review

Here are some of the new features in Connect Enterprise: Enhanced support for integrated audio conferencing Acrobat Connect Professional now offers enhanced support for accounts with an audio conference bridge installed, to enable synchronized telephonic audio conferences as part of Acrobat Connect Professional meetings. For meetings with international attendees, Acrobat Connect Professional can show multiple […]

Podcasts about technical writing

Check out the excellent Harry Miller’s Technical Writing Blog Podcasts about documentation, technical writing, and technical editing. http://blogs.msdn.com/harrymiller/default.aspx

How to Be a Technical Writer in India

Punita Jasrotia offers advice for anyone considering tech writing as a career in India. Salary expectations range from: “A technical writer today can start with an average salary of about Rs 10,000-14,000 and earn up to Rs 35,000 in 2-3 years. An individual can start at the entry level as a technical communicator, to become a […]

Common errors in technical writing

Intrepid offier notes from a session of the Mumbai chapter of the Society for Technical Communication. The first session was by Gurudutt Kamath, who is probably the most well-known figure in the tech writing community in India. “My interest in attending the session arose cause someone I know was also speaking there, and also because […]

7 FrameMaker Fails

Kohsuke Kawaguchi explains just why FrameMaker is so brain-dead. He explains why not to use FrameMaker and lists some of its problems: No undo stack No color No mouse wheel support Windows 95 UI No keyboard shortcuts Font selection via menu Resizable dialog that doesn’t expand controls.  

How to Optimize PDF Files for Blogs

What’s the best way to optimize your PDFs for blogs and websites? While PDFs have become quite popular on the Web, many PDFs used in web sites are designed for high quality print output and are not optimized for the Web. Even PDFs designed for Web use can have a wait problem, weighed down with excess […]

Web-based training on FrameMaker

“My job involves writing and editing documents. I also coordinate with the graphic designer for layout and look and feel. Can you please let me know details about training for FrameMaker?” Apologies for the delay – I couldn’t find the link I wanted to send to you. Here it is: http://apex.vtc.com/framemaker-7.php Regards, Ivan PS – […]

How to Break into Technical Writing

Allan Hoffman on Monster.com offers some excellent advice for anyone considering a move into Technical Writing. “To some people, any job with the word “writer” in the title looks like it must be a blast — the next best thing to working on episodes of “Desperate Housewives.” If spotting the job title technical writer in […]

How to Create a Drop Cap in MS Word

Want to  insert drop capitals for chapters or paragraphs using Microsoft Office Word 2003 or 2007? To create a drop cap in Word: Select the first letter in the paragraph. Select Drop Cap from the Format menu bar. Choose None, Dropped, or In Margin. Select the type of font, the number of line to drop, and the […]

Recommended Reading on Content Development

You might want to look at Ron Scheer’s approach based on two user-based principles: 1) Making information easy to find, and then 2) Easy to understand and use. Also, take a look at his newsletter. saywhatyoumean.com Heather Martin provides top-notch online copy, print and ezine articles, web search engine optimization content, corporate communications, and much […]