Which is more important for a technical communicator? Writing skills or tool skills?
The 'intelligent' answer is both on an equal basis. You can tell this to interviewers; they will nod in agreement. But what exactly is the reality? In companies, it is the tool guys that rule the roost whether it is MS Word, FrameMaker, Robohelp, or Flare, and not the guy with excellent writing skills. If you have average writing skills, but excellent tool skills, you career can go places. You are one of the promising people in the company from a non-technical background.
FrameMaker 7.0 has lot of structured documentation capabilities. You can combine FrameMaker’s powerful features with structured authoring to create a sophisticated workflow.
Structured FrameMaker makes use of a logical structure.
Using Structured FrameMaker you can:
- Automate formatting
- Create, edit, and publish XML-based content
- Reuse content
- Emphasize on writing content, not formattingEnforce required document structures
- Add attributes which give additional information to elements
I recently started using Multilizer 2007 (Localization tool) and I don't understand it properly. There are no tutorials or user manuals available for Multilizer, and the online help is not very good.
Can anybody help me, for my queries as of beginners' level?
Thanks for your time.
I am trying to create an Online help file for a Website with Hindi as language. I am using Robohelp.
Problem: I have some 20 word documents (in hindi format) that I imported in Robohelp. Now, I want to create a Webhelp by integrating all of these. However, every document contains data for one meny Item (Department in our case). If I generate primary layout of these documents, the Webhelp result comes blank.
What do I do? Please Help. I need this little Urgently.
I am in the process of learning Robohelp(Self-learning).I will be using the trial version.Seem to be having some starting trouble.Can my fellow bloggers suggest any Sample links which I can look for reference? I want to be able create an online help .
Can anyone please let me know how can we update ourself with the Epic Editor, photoshop, XML and many more things which are apart of Technical writing stuffs. And would be great help if anyone can give the link from where i can download the books and gain the knowledge of same.