This article gives tips for online help that goes beyond the critical writing skills. It considers issues such as user contribution, interaction, responsive design and software integration.
Recently, I’ve been considering my style of writing style. One of the things most of us are taught when we first become technical authors is that a user/reader shouldn’t be able to tell which technical author wrote the help or
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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
Our client, Staffcare, developed a flexible software solution (also called Staffcare) for managing organisation’s HR, benefits and payroll data. Armada was commissioned to create a full user documentation set for System Administrators comprised of two formats: web-enabled online help PDF user
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
The intention of a technical writer is usually to inform, guide, instruct or perhaps persuade your audience. This requires that the documents you produce are easy to read and interpret by all those who need access to them. They must have
Sometimes, it seems like being involved in technical writing is like acting as a circus performer. Ok, so we don’t have to walk across any tightropes or perform any acrobatics, but we often have to juggle many roles at the
It’s a question we hear sporadically here at Armada on the Technical Writing, RoboHelp, FrameMaker and Flare training courses we run – do we class the profession we’re in as science or art? Are technical authors scientists or artists? Some people