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Templates for API Documentation

Templates can improve your documentation no matter what your skill level is, and no matter how mature the documentation set. Clarence Cromwell will talk about a set of templates for minimum viable API documentation, including: What is “minimum viable documentation”…

Top 5 Ways to Better Whiteboard Collaboration on Remote Conference Calls

Solving the Whiteboard Problem – Working Remote Like a Pro One of the things that’s hardest for remote teams to adapt to is no longer having access to the collaborative “draw it on the whiteboard” meeting. Drawing something out is…

Using Confluence for External Facing Product Documentation

As a Technical Communicator, we all get this question: What tool do you use to write your technical documentation? Romy has found that her answer surprises most people, who then immediately want to know how they use it and if…

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Liz Fraley shares the top features they use and the their best methods for teaching #XML authoring and single-source #publishing (via the #Arbortext tool suite) When: Wednesday, 11 AM ET/US, 17 June 2020 Dojo Master Liz Fraley, Single-Sourcing Solutions, is…

Arbortext Author and Print

Templates for API Documentation With the Arbortext Author and Print package, you get the full capability of Arbortext Editor plus the ability to create PDF output.  Tens of thousands of authors worldwide use Arbortext Editor to generate product information such…

The Best USB Headsets for Audio and Web Conferencing

Updated: August 2019 If you work remotely, chances are you spend a lot of time on the phone, on web conferences, and virtual meetings. For you to be productive, the other end of the call has to be able to…

DITA Output Doesn’t Have to be Ugly

Traditionally, stylized DITA output has been clunky and code-editor driven. But it doesn’t have to be that way. See how one tool is taking features from other user experiences and bringing them in to a world that has been neglected….

Expanding Horizons: Open Source, Social Coding, and Your Career

Technical Writing is a profession with a bright outlook, and the sun is burning hottest in the open source arena. Remote source control sites like GitHub and BitBucket are new landscapes for technical writers. These sites provide places where you…