Webinar: The changing nature of content

You’re welcome to join us on our upcoming free webinar, “The changing nature of content”, which will be held at 7pm (GMT+1) on 24th April 2013.

In recent years, technical communicators have focused on improving User Assistance through new technologies and systems, with the assumption that the nature of the content the tone of voice, the writing style ­ should remain the same. In this free webinar, sponsored and hosted by Adobe, we’ll investigate whether the tried ­and tested writing methods from past decades still make sense today. We’ll look at the reasons why some organisations are “breaking the rules” with the User Assistance they provide.

The registration details will be posted to the Adobe online events Web page in the next few days.

Adobe announces Technical Communication Suite

One of the newsworthy items from last week’s Online Help Conference Europe 2007 was Adobe’s announcement of the Adobe Technical Communication Suite. This suite will contain FrameMaker, RoboHelp, Captivate and Acrobat 3D, and it will cost $1599 (a 56% saving over the full price).

You can upgrade for $643 (less if you are previous 3D user), if you have:

* Any FrameMaker version or any version of MacroMedia or Adobe RoboHelp, RoboHelp Office, RoboHelp Office for .Net or RoboInfo,

* Captivate version 2 or 3.

The suite will be available for purchase in mid – late October.

Adobe news

Adobe has released FrameMaker 8. New features include support for: Unicode; DITA (now built-in, but you’ll need to work out how best to migrate your legacy content); Flash integration. There are also enhancements to: conditional text; filter by attribute; track text edits.

Adobe has also released three patches for RoboHelp 6 and a security patch that applies to Adobe RoboHelp 6 and older versions.

The RoboHelp 6 patches fix these issues:

  • Error, “Internal error encountered, Failed to generate WebHelp.” when you generate a merged project.
  • Generic Windows crash error message when you export Microsoft HTML Help from Adobe RoboHelp 6.
  • When you import a HTML file into RoboHelp, it automatically changes the HTML title tag to match the file name.