Changing the default templates in Arbortext Editor [On-Line Event]

In this webinar, I’ll show you how you can change the default templates in Arbortext Editor so they are more representative of the content that you actually write.

In the Arbortext Editor File->New dialog, you get the option to choose a Sample or Template for any doctype. These come out of the box, but can be changed. Custom doctypes can also create these to speed writers on their way.

I’ll explain the difference between them and show you how to change them so they fit your information. This webinar assumes you have followed best practices and set up your custom directory according to Arbortext 101.

Make your workflow process simple! Less work is good for everyone!

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Who Are You? (I Really Wanna Know)

“Who is the audience for this project?” runs the risk of a smarty-pants response (“the user”). For a smart answer, take time to define and understand who is reading and using the information you develop.

In this TC Dojo session, we’ll talk about audience analysis: what it is, ways to do it, and how it adds value to projects.

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How to Think Like An Indexer

Indexing is a profession: Learn from the experts! This session had a lot of votes, so we found Lucie Haskins, professional indexer, and found a time when she can come talk!

Here’s what she’s going to talk about:

In the age of rapid fire information exchange, the artful skill of categorizing and organizing content has never been more critical. For Technical Communicators, the complexities are astounding when you consider accessibility from multiple perspectives and then compounded when you factor multi channel delivery. In this TC Dojo we will show you how you can begin to think like an indexer when designing your strategy. How to categorize and organize hierarchies of information and, most importantly, how to craft your indexing from objectivity. This Dojo session will introduce you to the skills that will enable you to create succinct indexes consistently for all of your publications.

  • When: 9 December 2013
  • Audience: All Levels
  • Cost: Free

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