We have been talking about the potential for using QR Tags since 2009, so it is great to see that MadCap Software has announced Flare version 7 will include QR Tag capabilities. MadCap states: In an online and searchable document, it is easy to include hyperlinks, URLs, etc., for users to access more information, but… Read more »
Tag: Technical Author
We’ve had a number of enquiries recently from clients, which has lead to us having a number of Contract Technical Writing Opportunities on our books. Most of them require working at the client’s offices. For more details see our Technical Author Recruitment page.
Wikis are a great way to create and publish documentation online, but there are many wikis that haven’t worked. They comprise just a few pages of incomplete, out of date information. Why is that? Why do some wikis work and others just fail? Here are six key reasons why: 1. The wiki isn’t managed A… Read more »
In this video clip, Ecademy’s Thomas Power talks about how business leaders will have to switch between “institutional thinking” (closed, selective and controlling) and “network thinking” (open, random and supportive). There’s a similar challenge for technical communicators – between traditional “closed” user documents and collaborative, conversational, “open” online user assistance. Thomas claims: You have to be very… Read more »
We’ve just updated our Web site with the latest dates for the public FrameMaker classroom training courses. These cover the period November 2009 to February 2010.