Key Concept Archive

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Inside Out or Outside In

From the company’s perspective, it is important to clearly document and describe how each of the functions and features work. From the users perspective it is important they understand how to use the technology to benefit themselves. The challenge for…

The Art of Minimalism

When is a little too little and when is too much too much? Answering this question can lead to confusion and frustration for writers. If you are feeling this way, you are not alone. But what can the arts teach…

Arbortext for Authoring Workshop: Getting Started With Arbortext Editor

Learn the basics for authoring technical content in Arbortext. Good for anyone new to the toolset or simply curious about it. No experience required. In this hands-on workshop, we will walk through authoring and cover everything from creating a new…

Writing Accessible Technical Documentation

Learn about principles and importance of accessibility and how to apply current standards to your technical documentation. We’ll provide examples using Microsoft Word and explain how a properly formatted source document is the secret to PDF accessibility success. Erin and…

Arbortext 101

Inside Out or Outside In In the first Arbortext Monster Garage book and first ever commercially-available book about Arbortext, Arbortext 101: Best Practices for Configuring, Authoring, Styling, and Publishing with Arbortext, you’ll find advice from a long-time Arbortext user, developer,…

Arbortext 102

Inside Out or Outside In In the second Arbortext Monster Garage book and first ever commercially-available book about Arbortext stylesheets, Arbortext 102: Best Practices for Creating Arbortext Styler Stylesheets, you’ll learn that the best part of the Arbortext product suite…

Top 5 Arbortext Resources

Here's the list of the top 5 resources new Arbortext customers should know about. If you're an Arbortext User, you should know about these resources:Arbortext 101: Best Practices for Configuring, Authoring, Styling, and Publishing with Arbortext: This book gives you everything you…

Using Checklists to Increase Consistency and Productivity in Communications Tasks

Anyone writing, editing, or managing any type of communications for a living is feeling the crunch. There is less time to create and edit; more types and formats of content; more apps, software, and systems to learn. And we expect…