• Sess 1) Beyond the Wizard: Editing HTML5 Layouts for RoboHelp 11
    Guest Willamm van Weelden joined us from the Netherlands to go beyond the icon-driven wizard, showing how to change and test HTML and CSS directly
  • Sess 2) Using RoboHelp to Promote Clear Thinking
    Beth Tanner and Shelley Bates of Tanner Services Corp sign in from Tennessee to share lessons in strategic thinking
  • Sullivan Sess 1: Top 5 Factors to Consider When Choosing Your Tech Comm Toolkit
    Guest Matt Sullivan broadcasts from beautiful Orange County, California, to guide you through critical factors to ensure that you can select a “future-proof” publishing solution.
  • Bernard Aschwanden Sess 1) Easy Steps to Convert Your Content to Structure
    A highly instructive session from Canada’s Smarter’s Bernard Aschwanden touches on every component required to set up Structured FrameMaker, and then begin a simple conversion process for typical legacy content. Sample files are available upon request.
  • 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 Giordino. 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.
  1. 1. Structured Migration Strategy with FrameMaker, Part 1: Background
  2. 2. Structured Migration Strategy with FrameMaker, Part 2: Specific Steps
  3. 3. Structured Migration Strategy with FrameMaker, Part 3: Benefits
  4. 4. Squeeze FrameMaker to the last drop with ExtendScript
  5. 5. Preview of Late Summer Webinars
  6. 6. Sess 1) Beyond WebHelp: Editing HTML5 layouts in RoboHelp 11
  7. 7. Digital Reality – Escape to a Virtual World or Explore an Augmented     Culture?
  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