So, what are the major new features in Adobe RoboHelp (2015 Release)? First thing you notice is there’s now a ribbon, great for those who love ribbons or thought that pods + menus + toolbars + shortcuts + right-clicks wasn’t
The most important tool for a modern-day technical writer is the computer. Advances in computing power have allowed technical communicators across every industry to create and manage bigger, more complex and more visual projects, whether that is online help systems
Spam; love it or loathe it? This may seem like an odd question. Everybody hates spam don’t they?
As a busy technical writer, I like to work efficiently. This means optimising the use of my keyboard and mouse, for example by using keyboard shortcuts and right-clicks. I find it a little odd that I can remember so many
So it is the time of year that all technical authors have been waiting for. MadCap have released a new version of Flare, number 11. I have to admit that this year I read the new features and I wasn’t
Undoubtedly, one of the most important skills I bring to technical authoring is being precise… to the point of pedantry… and, yes, I’m proud of it! Accuracy is critical. In fact, there’s probably nothing more important for a technical author
A huge part of what makes a technical writer’s documentation successful isn’t just that it is easy to read, but that it is also easy to search and find the information that you are looking for. Searchability nowadays isn’t just
“So, Lynne what do you do for a living?” “Oh, I work as a technical author.” “Really? What’s that?” “I write help guides for software applications.” “You must be very clever. I’m useless with computers!”
“What makes a good technical writer?” … a question frequently asked on Armada’s Technical Writing, RoboHelp, FrameMaker and Flare training courses, particularly those relatively new to technical writing. The answer, of course, cannot be both concise and comprehensive, though below
Social media as we know it has blossomed from the early days of Friendster and Bebo to the ever-present Facebook and Twitter. It’s important for every technical writer to take advantage of tools that can help your output and productivity.