Word To Framemaker Tutorial

Many tech writers have had to convert Word documents into FrameMaker. It is a very unpleasant and painful process! The good news is that Tech Knowledge offer a nice tutorial that explains how to convert documents as quickly and efficiently as possible. “The infamous Word2Frame document describing tips and techniques for converting from Word to […]

DocBook: The Definitive Guide free online

You can now download DocBook: The Definitive Guide by Norman Walsh. You can copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, as spelled out in the book’s legal notice. According to its authors: “This book is designed to be the clear, concise, normative reference to the DocBook DTD. […]

Site Mapping Tool for Information Architects

PowerMapper is an automatic site map creation tool for information architects, information developers, usability analysts and web developers. 25% of the Fortune 100 and major organizations like NASA and MIT use this tool to create their site maps. Multiple Map Styles – draw maps in a range of useful and attractive styles using thumbnails of […]

MS Word File Conversion Issues

Fix conversion issues with Word 2007 by downloading this patch from Microsoft Office site: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/ This 2007 Microsoft Office system update fixes conversion issues that occur with Microsoft Word documents.

MS Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats

You can download the free MS Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats over here: This lets you open, edit, and save documents, workbooks, and presentations in the file formats new to Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007. Microsoft add that, “By installing the Compatibility Pack in addition to Microsoft […]

How to Stop MS Word Crashing By Adding Images Correctly

Microsoft Word crashes for different reasons. One of the most common is related to images. While Microsoft Word lets you import different file formats, it struggles to support some more than others. Another way to look at this is that it has a preference for some more than others. From the testing I’ve done, it […]

Apple Publications Style Guide – free download

You can also get the Apple Publications Style Guide online for free. It’s on their developers site at: http://developer.apple.com

IBM Style Guide – free download

You can now download the IBM Style Guide which covers all areas of the business: hardware, software, mainframe, workstation, and more. “These guidelines are developed and maintained by a committee of technical editors from each IBM Division around the world who ensure that the guidelines address a global audience that uses a wide range of […]

Shortcut to go to the END of a MS Word document

If you want to go directly to the end of a Word document when you open it, Press Ctrl+End when you open the document. If you want to create a little macro that does this automatixcally, add the following lines of code in the Autoopen macro: Sub AutoOpen() Selection.EndKey Unit:=wdStoryEnd Sub Tip: sent to us […]

How to Write Your First Technical Documentation Plan

Preparing a Documentation Plan involves several different activities. Depending on the complexity of the project you may want to change the depth of the plan, but most plans will include: Overview Resource Requirements Schedule Deliverables Documentation Plan for only $3.99 Tip: Documentation plans are also known as Information Development plans. In this article, we’ll look […]