Academic references to Cherryleaf

We found out yesterday that our work has been referenced in another two academic papers ( and, which is (1) pleasant and (2) a surprise.

Preview of next version of Word

For anyone interested in what the next version of Word should look like in a year or so’s time: Pics It’s interesting to see that Microsoft is moving away from File|Edit|View|Insert etc user interface, having a “ribbon” and Write|Insert|Page Layout|References|Review| etc instead. Given File|Edit|View|Insert has been copied by pretty much every… Read more »

FrameMaker 7.2 announced

Adobe has announced FrameMaker 7.2. New features include the ability to use XML schemas instead of DTDs, XSLT capabilities when converting content to or from XML and multiple undo. There’s also new structured templates and a migration guide for structured content conversion.

Scoping documentation projects

I’ve been invited to do a talk on “Documentation project planning and metrics – accurate costing and reporting for technical publications projects.” It’s always interesting to discover all the differnt ways that people tackle this issue. JoAnn Hackos’ method seems to be the most popular method, but scoping can still be seen as an art… Read more »


As we move from summer into autumn, it’s still a surprise to think that there are just 15 weeks to go until those Christmas deadlines.