Review: Camtasia For Apple Mac

If you’re a tech writer who uses Apple Mac products, you’ll be delighted to hear that Techsmith have released Camtasia for Mac. This release come s with some lovely features and is a welcome addition to my suite of technical writing tools. Before I forget, you can also get Snagit for free on the site also for Mac.

Using Screencasting To Teach Kids Tech Comms Skills

This is one of Techsmith’s lesser known tools and is ideal for screen-casting, especially in school and other educational scenarios. And they’ve just made it better.

Robohelp or Doc-to-Help – which one is best?

I have a choice. Robohelp or Doc-to-Help? My client has given me permission to use whatever tool I want to do the next batch of tech docs — and they’ll buy the software. No cost to me. Which one should I choose?

Screenshot Tip: How to capture a Region, Desktop, or Webpage

Here is the simplest way to take a screenshot of a region, desktop, an entire webpage and also how to include the hyperlinks if you want to save the webpage as a SWF or PDF. We’re going to use SnagIt as our preferred tool for taking screenshots.

Difference between Screenshots and Screen Dumps

This is the first part in a series of lessons on how to create professional-looking screenshots. We’ll start with the basics and walk you through more advanced techniques, such as blending, merging and adding special effects to your screenshots. What are screenshots? Screenshot play an important part in how we read and understand technical documents. […]

Bing Search Engine Tips

50 tips and tricks to get the most from Bing, the new decision-making engine from Microsoft.