As an Asian saying goes, it is better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times. When somebody describes you some concept you can try to imagine each tiny detail, every piece of the whole, each brick in the wall, but there is always a thing that somehow slips your mind.
“Avoiding styles is a hobby for some Word users. They go through 35 mouse clicks in 12 formatting dialog boxes, just to avoid using a style”.
(From the introduction to Getting started with styles by Dian Chapman) Continue reading
Using MadCap Flare, a help authoring tool, can be cool and unbearable at the same time. Those InfoDevs who deal with it on a regular basis will definitely understand what I mean. The more I work with this tool, the more I learn about its capabilities and pitfalls. The work on multiple print outputs and the HTML5 target makes the challenge even more exciting. Previously, I shared some issues I encountered with possible solutions for them (See MadCap Flare: pain points and solutions). In this article, I have prepared another portion of troubles to be considered. So, Ready Steady Go!
MadCap Flare. We, Technical Communicators, use it daily. But do we really use it to its full potential? Or, maybe it has some hidden capabilities or mysterious forces we may have no idea about? Let’s follow this bumpy journey and find out together! Continue reading
No, no, this was by no means a spelling mistake, since a tool I’m going to tell you about is indeed my recent precious discovery. So, Prezi. What is that and why is it cool?
We are all well aware of such leaders in the eLearning authoring industry as Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, Lectora Inspire, and TechSmith Camtasia, but there are plenty of other eLearning authoring tools that can help you blaze a trail in the field. In this post, we’ll dwell on three very different tools worth giving a shot.
I work with the MadCap Flare tool on a regular basis. Namely, with two targets – the HTML 5 Help system and the PDF file. That presupposes that I deal with two outputs, two style sheets, and all my troubles are usually multiplied by two :). In this article, I want to share my pain points as well as possible solutions for them. So, here we go!