Check out ThunderBird: A Sample DITA Documentation Set to Play With by ditawriter. Here is an excerpt:

Here’s something I think needs to be more widely known: sample DITA files mimicking a professional manual set for a fictitious product called Thunderbird. I’ve been using this example code for a couple of years now in demos and for presentations, and there’s at least one person in every audience…

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Check out Classic content strategy mistake: re-creating old formatting with new tools by Alan Pringle. Here is an excerpt:

This post is part of Scriptorium’s 20th anniversary celebration.

A common content strategy mistake is duplicating the look-and-feel of existing content when you’re implementing new tools and processes.

dog clones

Your content formatting isn’t as cute as these cloned dogs, so don’t duplicate it! (Flickr:

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Check out How to Convert a MadCap Flare Target to a Mobile App by Neil Perlin. Here is an excerpt:

You just got word from management that your company is shifting to a mobile orientation. That means the user documentation has to become mobile too. What do you do? The easy solution is to make your MadCap Flare project responsive. …

The post How to Convert a MadCap Flare Target to a Mobile App…

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Check out A Step-by-Step Guide: How to Publish MadCap Flare Content Directly to Salesforce Knowledge by Jennifer Morse. Here is an excerpt:

When it comes to adopting a single source workflow, MadCap Flare is a powerhouse tool. Content authors rely on Flare to help maximize the reuse of this source content, and to deliver the right content, to the right audience, in …

The post A Step-by-Step Guide: How to Publish MadCap Flare Content…

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Technical writers are people who write in normal, accessible language for a variety of subjects, such as writing how to operate a computer program. Find out why it may be necessary for technical writers to do research with help from a teacher and playwright in this free video on technical writing tips.

Expert: Laura Turner
Bio: Laura Turner received her B.A. in English from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., graduating magna cum laude with honors. Her plays have been seen and heard from Alaska to Tennessee.
Filmmaker: Todd Green

The original video is available here.

Creating Technical Manuals: A Step-by-Step Approach to Writing User-Friendly Instructions — It’s an outdated book in many ways but … The book’s overall thrust is to force us to clarify our thinking about what a product is, what it does, what are its features and benefits, and how can we best express the answers to such crucial questions without leaving our readers more confused than before. In that task, the authors succeed and excel by any measure. Recommended. #Technical #Writing

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Check out How’s your leadership? The self audit by Larry Kunz. Here is an excerpt:

My inspiration for this article is a Twitter conversation with Dr. Deepak Malhotra‏ (@HeadHR_Deepak) after last week’s Power-of-Connection chat session. (#PoCChat takes place on Mondays at 15:00 GMT, and I’d love to have you join us.)

Dr. Malhotra encouraged us to perform self-audits to help…

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