Where is the Character/Word Count in MS Word?

Want to find out how many characters or words there are in your document? There are two ways to find the Word count: Click the WORDS icon in the status bar at the bottom on the screen. It’s next to the Language setting. In the Review tab, click Word Count in the Proofing. It’s fourth from the left. The Word Count dialog box displays […]

Madcap Flare: Specifying Web Browser Settings For Webhelp Output

In this MadCap Flare technical writing tutorial, we look at how to specify web browser settings for WebHelp. Specifying Web Browser Settings For Webhelp Output Open a Standard or HTML5 Select the WebHelp Setup If you opened an HTML5 skin, select the Setup tab. Select the options that you want to include in the browser output window. Select Browser Default Settings if […]

MadCap Flare: Changing the Pane Position and Size in WebHelp

In this MadCap Flare technical writing tutorial, we look at how to change the pane position and size in WebHelp. Changing the Pane Position and Size in Webhelp In Flare, you can change the width of the pane in your web help as well as its position. Open a Standard or HTML5 skin and select […]

11 Examples of REST API Documentation

Looking for examples of API documentation online? Wondering how the big boys write their API documentation so you can get a little inspiration? Me too. //Get the REST API Documentation Tutorial here We’ve being writing a lot of API documents recently for a new client. She asked for examples of how other IT companies publish […]

22 API Document Generation Tools

Want to document your Web and RESTful APIs but don’t know where to start? Me too.  APIs are great but they also need documentation. I did a bit of hunting and compiled this list. It’s in no particular order of preference. I sorted them A-Z. [Get the API Documentation Template here] 21 API Documentation Tools […]

NEW – Quality Assurance Plan Templates (MS Word + Excel)

This week we created a new set of Quality Assurance Plan Templates. I sat templates as we developed more than just the MS Word template, but sample materials, and also seven pretty slick Excel spreadsheets. If you’re involved in tech writing or software testing, I think these templates will be of real value to your Quality […]

How to Write a Customization Guide

The first question is: who are you writing this customisation guide for? As a technical writer, the skill to developing a useful guide is to keep the reader in mind. Who will be reading this customisation guide? What’s the most important thing they need to know? How can I make this more helpful to them? […]