• Sess 2) Beyond the Wizard: Editing HTML5 Layouts for RoboHelp 11
    Willam van Weelden returns for a second session, demonstrating how iterative editing and testing of HTML, viewed with the Chrome Browser can lead to stunning results you can import back into RoboHelp. Sample files are available for your hands-on.
  • Towards Successful Localization via FrameMaker with XML & Other Strategies
    Diana Ballard and Carlotta Bulgarelli joined us from the UK and Italy to demonstrate a stark contrast in cost savings with two case studies; a FrameMaker 7.2 Structured file project and a recent project with XML/DITA produced from FrameMaker 12 which virtually eliminated post-translation DTP costs. A thorough analysis of the entire localization workflow followed.
  • "Walk the Tree" in XML FrameMaker with ExtendScript
    There is far more than meets the eye with what this simple title implies. Globally renowned FrameMaker and XML maven, Chris Despopoulos, joins us from the North coast of Spain to clarify every aspect of XML "trees" with nodes, branches, parents, siblings. Then he shows step by step how you can craft a "one-size-fits-all" ExtendScript that will accomplish potent tasks that could take hours with "naked" FrameMaker. All of the work is done for you! A Pod in the recording will let you download and explore every file that Chris demonstrates.
  • TechWhirl Fast 5: Overcoming Fears for Migrating for XML/DITA for Technical Documentation
    Usually our Tech Comm Evangelist, Maxwell Hoffmann, plays hosts in our own eSeminars. In this event he is the guest for a lively one hour interview with TechWhirl's Al Martine and Connie Giordnno. Not only can you see Maxwell (avoiding eye contact due to highly reflective transitions glasses) but on request he shares the story of 1954’s most popular Bridal Registry "Mad Men" pattern, Starburst by Franciscan. Parallels to changes in Tech Comm ensue.
  • Sess 2: Making Technical Documentation More Interactive
    Matt Sullivan covers how to add dynamic content to your TechDoc to give it "sizzle."
  • ABCs for Building Policy and Procedure in RoboHelp
    Beth Gerber of Lightext Inc. covers best practices for planning out P&P and several ways to leverage power tools in RoboHelp to make your P&P content even more engaging and accessible.
  • Sess 2) Digital Reality: Escape to a Virtual World or Explore an Augmented Culture?
    Ray Gallon and Neus Lorenzo take you on a highly immersive examination of the two sides of digital reality. This session had one of the most active “chat” windows in recent memory!
  • Aerospace Case Study: How FrameMaker 12 Found Missing Commas & Dead Frogs
    Seriously folks, minor mistakes on aerospace or medical instrumentation documentation do matter. Fines can run into the 100s of Millions of US Dollars. John Smart takes us on a light-hearted exploration of the world of Simplified Technical English and how his product, MAXit, combined with FrameMaker, can ensure accuracy and avoid costly fines.
  • Sess 3: Publishing Your Technical Content on Mobile was Never This Easy.
    Join Matt Sullivan for a one-hour discussion on how easy it is to create the formats directly from FrameMaker.
  1. 1. Choosing a Tech Comm Toolkit
  2. 2. FrameMaker XML Migration Strategy, Part 3: Benefits
  3. 3. FrameMaker 12: Towards Successful Localization with XML & Other Strategies
  4. 4. FrameMaker 12 Update Released (FM 12.0.3)
  5. 5. RoboHelp 11 Update Released (RH 11.0.3)
  6. 6. FrameMaker XML Migration Strategy, Part 4: Illustrated Easy Conversion Steps
  7. 7. Adobe Tech Comm Survey 2014 Launched!
  8. 8. Human Bionics: More Freedom or Electronic Slavery?
  1. "Reducing Translation and Publishing Costs" by Maxwell Hoffmann
  2. "The Hitchhikers Guide to XML Authoring" by Chris Despopoulos
  3. "FrameMaker 12 vs. Word 2012 – For Technical Documentation" by Maxwell Hoffmann
  4. "FrameMaker 12 vs. InDesign CS6 – For Technical Documentation" by Maxwell Hoffmann
  5. "Database Publishing with Adobe FrameMaker" by Tammy Halter
  6. "Ten Reasons to Structure Your Content" by Scott P. Abel and Emma C. Hamer
  7. "The Changing Nature of Content" by Ellis Pratt
  8. "Towards an Agile Authoring Methodology" by Ellis Pratt
  9. "Changing Paradigms in Technology and Communication" by Ray Gallon and Neus Lorenzo
  10. "Crossing Boundaries: Implications for the Content Industries" by Ray Gallon and Neus Lorenzo
  11. "Separation of Content and Form" by Tony Self