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Review: Adobe Technical Communications Suite 2017, UI, UX, and Techcomm

Updated: 29 November 2017 Last month I wrote about an article by Linn Vizard that I saw on the Adobe Creative Cloud blog about the Evolution of Buttons in UX Design.  While I thoroughly enjoyed the article for personal reasons, I highlighted the article because UI and UX have become…

Introduction to FrameMaker 2015

Maxwell Hoffmann, Adobe Product Evangelist, takes you on a tour of regular/unstructured document projects in the latest version of FrameMaker, FrameMaker (2015 Release.) Max is Adobe’s Global Product Evangelist for Technical Communications and a former product manager for FrameMaker at Frame Technology. He spent nearly 15 years in the translation…

Review: Adobe TCS5 and FrameMaker 12

This summer I had a chance to sit down with FrameMaker 12, released at the end of last year. I’d been anxious to get some real time with the product after seeing Maxwell Hoffmann do the first public demo of it at TC Camp in January. In fact, several happy…

Review: A Fresh Look at Adobe FrameMaker (Version 11)

I started supporting XML-oriented technical publications teams in the late 1990s. I’ve used nearly all the XML authoring tools out there, and I use several different ones on a regular basis every day for different purposes. Over the last month I’ve had the opportunity to spend some time with Adobe’s…

Podcast posted: Regina Roman, FrameMaker expert turned XML fan

In this podcast, I interview Regina Roman.  No matter how long you know someone or who you think they are, you always learn something new about them. Regina is a 20-year FrameMaker veteran, but her experience as a technical writer goes even farther back. A year or so ago, she did her…

From FrameMaker to FrameMaker, Growing a DITA-Capable Department

Smaller organizations are starting to feel the need for DITA. For small organizations with limited staff resources and smaller budgets, it’s harder to plan and execute the move to DITA from traditional publishing applications and processes. As DITA’s adoption continues to spread to smaller organizations, people continue to ask very…