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  • Technical writing internship in San Jose, California for summer 2015

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    Tom Johnson
    30 Apr 2015 | 10:42 pm
    If you’re a student interested in a technical writing internship that involves working at 41st Parameter/Experian in San Jose (working closely with me), then check out the posting here. Here’s the description: The Summer Internship Program gives students an opportunity to work at Experian’s Global Fraud & ID organization. Running from late May to August, Continue Reading »
  • A Simple Steps On How To Maintain Your Computer To Run Faster

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    7 Apr 2015 | 4:54 pm
    How To Maintain Your Computer For Faster Speed DEFRAGMENTING YOUR HARD DISK When you save a file, the windows 2000 operating system normally tries to save the file in one location. If the hard disk is reasonable new and plenty of storage space is available, this is not a problem. However, over a period of [...] The post A Simple Steps On How To Maintain Your Computer To Run Faster appeared first on Online MCQ Linux, Online MCQ Oracle, C Programming, C Sharp, BCA Mathematics, Computer Fundamental, Data Communication and Networking, Multiple Choice Question.
  • Now you can add items to Tech Comm on a Map yourself

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    Sarah Maddox
    2 May 2015 | 2:28 am
    A smart colleague showed me how to tweak the data source for Tech Comm on a Map so that I can allow data entry via a form, and moderate each entry before it appears on the map. This means technical writers around the world can add items to the map directly, instead of  asking me to do it via a comment on this blog. Too cool! Would you like to add a conference, society, group, business, or educational course to the map, or some other titbit that technical writers will find interesting? Use this online form to add an item to the map. Any items you add will be saved for moderation, and will…
  • Adobe RoboHelp: Linking Between Merged Projects

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    4 May 2015 | 8:47 am
    by Willam van Weelden   In my last article I introduced you to merged help and showed you how to create merged Microsoft HTML Help (CHM). This week I will show you how to create links to a merged project. Create a Link to a Merged Project from Within a Topic Using RoboHelp, open a topic in one of the merged projects. Select some text and choose Insert > Hyperlink/Popup to open the Hyperlink dialog box. From the Link to drop-down menu, choose Remote Topic.   From the HTML Help file name drop-down menu, choose a CHM…
  • DITA training call for participation

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    Sarah O'Keefe
    1 May 2015 | 6:46 am
    One of the major challenges in implementing DITA projects is training. Although we (and others) offer fabulous live, instructor-led training, there is also a need for asynchronous learning–where can a student go to learn DITA independently? To address this need, Scriptorium … Continue reading → The post DITA training call for participation appeared first on Scriptorium Publishing.
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  • Now you can add items to Tech Comm on a Map yourself

    Sarah Maddox
    2 May 2015 | 2:28 am
    A smart colleague showed me how to tweak the data source for Tech Comm on a Map so that I can allow data entry via a form, and moderate each entry before it appears on the map. This means technical writers around the world can add items to the map directly, instead of  asking me to do it via a comment on this blog. Too cool! Would you like to add a conference, society, group, business, or educational course to the map, or some other titbit that technical writers will find interesting? Use this online form to add an item to the map. Any items you add will be saved for moderation, and will…
  • Novels and fascinating theories

    Sarah Maddox
    18 Apr 2015 | 12:19 am
    A while ago, I stumbled across M Vera Bührmann’s book, Living in Two Worlds, and found it fascinating. My novel, Things Unseen, grew around the ideas in Dr Bührmann’s book. I wonder how often that happens: an interesting theory in psychology, or archaeology, or another discipline, opens the bud of a romantic novel or wakes the sleeping beast of a horror story. Dr Bührmann spent a number of years working with African healers amongst the Xhosa people in South Africa, exploring the ways in which the healers look after the health of their community. These healers are often called…
  • Designing a workshop and workbooks

    Sarah Maddox
    3 Apr 2015 | 1:54 pm
    Over the last couple of months I’ve been presenting workshops on API technical writing in various locations. The workshops last a full day, and consist of lectures alternating with hands-on sessions. During the hands-on sessions, which last an hour, the participants work through learning material and exercises in a workbook. I put quite a bit of thought into the design of the workshop and workbooks. A few people have commented that the resulting structure works well, so I’ve decided to blog about it in the hope other technical writers will find it useful. I’ve run the…
  • Learn about API technical writing in Washington DC

    Sarah Maddox
    20 Feb 2015 | 11:16 am
    Are you a technical writer in or around Washington DC? On Friday March 20th, I’m running a full-day workshop on API technical writing. It’s free, and you’re very welcome to attend. There’s free food too! The workshop is happening under the auspices of the STC Washington, DC – Baltimore Chapter. The content is the same as that of the workshop I ran in Mountain View in January, with a few updates based on feedback from participants. API stands for Application Programming Interface. Developers use APIs to make apps that communicate with other apps and…
  • Delete or remove?

    Sarah Maddox
    13 Feb 2015 | 11:21 pm
    What’s the difference between delete and remove? When should you use the word “delete” on a user interface or in a document, and when “remove”? Here’s an explanation that makes sense to me. Use “delete” when you’re getting rid of the thing entirely – when it’s disappearing from the data store. Use “remove” when you’re subtracting it from a group or a list, but it remains available in the data store. An example is the model of users and groups. Let’s say the user arthurdent belongs to two groups:…
 
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  • Adobe RoboHelp: Linking Between Merged Projects

    IconLogic
    4 May 2015 | 8:47 am
    by Willam van Weelden   In my last article I introduced you to merged help and showed you how to create merged Microsoft HTML Help (CHM). This week I will show you how to create links to a merged project. Create a Link to a Merged Project from Within a Topic Using RoboHelp, open a topic in one of the merged projects. Select some text and choose Insert > Hyperlink/Popup to open the Hyperlink dialog box. From the Link to drop-down menu, choose Remote Topic.   From the HTML Help file name drop-down menu, choose a CHM…
  • Saturday is the Best Day to Build Your LinkedIn Profile!

    IconLogic
    1 May 2015 | 12:10 pm
    What are you doing Saturday? Are you going to build something? A storage shed perhaps? A deck? Face it, there's no way you'll finish either of those projects tomorrow. If you want to build something that matters, and get it done in a day, why not focus on your LinkedIn Profile?  Whether you are in the market for a new job, just starting your career, or are a well-established professional, LinkedIn is one of the most important tools for establishing your online presence.   Good practices from the start help you to "brand" yourself & determine what kind of…
  • eLearning and TechComm: Click, Select, Choose, or Press?

    IconLogic
    28 Apr 2015 | 10:29 am
    by Jennie Ruby Right at a time when flat design has become the rage, removing the three-dimensional look that for 30 years (happy anniversary to Windows this November!) has informed us that "this thing looks like you can poke it in! It must be a button!" people are starting to worry and become uncertain about the clear vocabulary that has helped us to write about software and computers for just as long. In a recent class I had one participant tell me her office has forbidden the word "click" in favor of "select." Another told me that her office had done just the…
  • Adobe Captivate: Object Hyperlinks

    IconLogic
    26 Apr 2015 | 3:14 pm
    by Kevin Siegel Last week I taught you how easy it is add a hyperlink to caption text in Adobe Captivate. This week, let's tackle object hyperlinks. First of all, keep in mind that any interactive object can take a learner to a website. Interactive objects include, but aren't limited to, click boxes, buttons, text entry boxes, and smart shapes (assuming the smart shape is being used as a button).To insert an interactive object, click Interactions on the Main toolbar. In this example, I'm going to use a Button.   With the object selected, go to the Properties Inspector and…
  • Adobe InDesign: Nested Styles

    IconLogic
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:45 pm
    by Mira Rubin   If you've spent any amount of time working with Adobe InDesign, you probably know how to create Paragraph and Character styles. Nested styles take Paragraph styles to a whole new level with complex formatting you can apply with the click of a button. Nested styles are ideal when the paragraphs being formatted follow a consistent pattern such as entries in a catalog, directory, or bibliography. Let's take the example of a contact list, where each entry is a paragraph with the following elements in common: Last name, First name: (Phone Number Exchange) Phone…
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  • Technical writing internship in San Jose, California for summer 2015

    Tom Johnson
    30 Apr 2015 | 10:42 pm
    If you’re a student interested in a technical writing internship that involves working at 41st Parameter/Experian in San Jose (working closely with me), then check out the posting here. Here’s the description: The Summer Internship Program gives students an opportunity to work at Experian’s Global Fraud & ID organization. Running from late May to August, Continue Reading »
  • New series: User-centered documentation

    Tom Johnson
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:40 pm
    I’m starting a new series on my blog about user-centered documentation. If you’re new to my blog, a series is a collection of posts (usually about 10) focused on the same topic. The series format gives me a chance to explore a topic in depth without publishing a monolithic post all at once. Origins of Continue Reading »
  • Final analysis between DITA and Jekyll

    Tom Johnson
    15 Apr 2015 | 1:17 pm
    As the ninth post in this series, I think I’m wrapping it up. This post will contain my final analysis comparing Jekyll with DITA. During this series, I had the misfortune of cutting a tendon in my thumb with a box cutter knife, and so typing has been difficult. I’ve had to wear a cast Continue Reading »
  • Producing PDFs in DITA versus Jekyll

    Tom Johnson
    14 Apr 2015 | 10:17 pm
    In this near final post in my series comparing DITA with Jekyll, I want to explore contrasting ways to produce PDFs. I have other blog posts where I have stated how much I dislike PDFs with technical documentation. The main problem is that even though PDFs go out of date quickly, users hang onto them Continue Reading »
  • Reviewing content in DITA versus Jekyll

    Tom Johnson
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:18 pm
    This is another post in my series comparing DITA against Jekyll. In this post, I want to compare reviewing methods for the two systems. Theoretically, you could review content from both systems in the same way. But you could also take very different approaches to reviewing content as well. How to review content in Jekyll Continue Reading »
 
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  • DITA training call for participation

    Sarah O'Keefe
    1 May 2015 | 6:46 am
    One of the major challenges in implementing DITA projects is training. Although we (and others) offer fabulous live, instructor-led training, there is also a need for asynchronous learning–where can a student go to learn DITA independently? To address this need, Scriptorium … Continue reading → The post DITA training call for participation appeared first on Scriptorium Publishing.
  • Campaigning with your content

    Gretyl Kinsey
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    The recent slate of announcements for candidacy in the 2016 US presidential election got me thinking—how do campaigns relate to content? With every election cycle, candidates start their campaigns earlier, spend more money on them, and distribute them in a … Continue reading → The post Campaigning with your content appeared first on Scriptorium Publishing.
  • Content strategy and the big picture

    Alan Pringle
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:23 am
    What’s the best way to minimize conflict when developing and implementing a new content strategy? Keep everyone focused on the big picture: Conflict is inevitable, especially the unproductive kind. When people take their eyes off the bigger picture and focus … Continue reading → The post Content strategy and the big picture appeared first on Scriptorium Publishing.
  • Content strategy: What’s your exit strategy?

    Gretyl Kinsey
    13 Apr 2015 | 6:46 am
    You’ve probably heard the announcement countless times: “Please locate the nearest emergency exit.” Chances are you ignore these exits most of the time, but you feel safer knowing they’re there. You wouldn’t go to a restaurant or movie theater or … Continue reading → The post Content strategy: What’s your exit strategy? appeared first on Scriptorium Publishing.
  • Webcast: Content Strategy vs. The Undead

    Bill Swallow
    9 Apr 2015 | 12:16 pm
    Implementing a content strategy often involves overcoming significant technological and cultural challenges, but some of these challenges are so scary, so heinous, that they earn a place among the undead because they Just. Won’t. Die! In this webcast, which debuted … Continue reading → The post Webcast: Content Strategy vs. The Undead appeared first on Scriptorium Publishing.
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  • PowerPoint: Apply a template

    Rhonda
    14 Apr 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Microsoft PowerPoint (PPT) doesn’t use templates like Microsoft Word does. You can’t just ‘apply’ an existing template to a deck of PPT slides and assume that all the styles and formatting will automatically update. Sure, you can do things with Master Slides and format painter for individual slides (see the links at the end of the article for some of these techniques), as well as some global things with themes, colors, fonts etc. But if you’re working in an organization and they have dictated that you now have to use a new ‘template’, how do you…
  • ACES 2015: Pittsburgh: Day 3: Friday 28 March

    Rhonda
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:35 pm
    These are my notes from the sessions I attended at the American Copy Editors’ Society (ACES) annual conference (2015: Pittsburgh). They are MY opinion and reflect no-one else’s opinion. Beyond the plain language edit (Claire  Foley,  Tracy Torchetti) 42% Canadians have low literacy skills Aging population affects literacy too (read,  remember, act) Diverse society – immigrants,  English not always first language How are your readers reading? Laptops,  tablets,  phone, background noise,  multitasking,  visual ability, cognitive ability, in stressful situations There is no perfect…
  • ACES 2015: Pittsburgh: Day 2: Friday 27 March

    Rhonda
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:42 pm
    These are my notes from the sessions I attended at the American Copy Editors’ Society (ACES) annual conference (2015: Pittsburgh). They are MY opinion and reflect no-one else’s opinion. Level up: how to get more out of your freelance business (Panel: Erin  Brenner; Laura Poole; Samantha Enslen; Adrienne Montgomerie) Set aside time to work on your business (10%) Be yourself Getting to where you choose to want to be /how you want to work Teach what you know – blogging, podcasts,  mentoring, training, speaking at conferences etc. Break down your income –  direct services versus…
  • ACES 2015: Pittsburgh: Day 1: Thursday 26 March

    Rhonda
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:51 am
    These are my notes from the sessions I attended at the American Copy Editors’ Society (ACES) annual conference (2015: Pittsburgh). They are MY opinion and reflect no-one else’s opinion. Editing in a digital environment (Adrienne Montgomerie, Rachel Stuckey) Digital process AND digital product Digital has changed proofreading. No need to compare a printer’s proof to the manuscript. All is now cold reading and immediate edits. (This session was not what I expected. I expected to learn about apps to edit digitally, and these weren’t touched on at all. Instead, the focus was on…
  • Word: Macro to run multiple wildcard find and replace routines

    Rhonda
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    After some digging around, I’ve found a way to save myself hours of running separate find and replace routines using wildcards in Microsoft Word. The routines I commonly use already save me time, but now I’ve got one macro that runs them all at once — currently 110 of them that are just for replacing an ordinary space with a non-breaking space! I didn’t write the macro — that honor goes to Microsoft Word MVPs Graham Mayor who wrote the initial macro, and Doug Robbins who helped me tweak it to do what I wanted it to do. Details are…
 
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  • Presentations at Technical Communication UK Conference, Autumn 2015

    Ellis Pratt
    30 Apr 2015 | 4:26 am
    Cherryleaf’s Ellis Pratt will be speaking at Technical Communication UK 2015, which will be held between 29th September and 1st October 2015, in Glasgow. Ellis will be speaking twice, about:... [[ For the full article, see http://www.cherryleaf.com/blog.htm]]
  • News roundup

    Ellis Pratt
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:24 am
    Here’s a summary of recent activities: We have a client looking to engage a technical editor for a three month contract. We have a client looking for an undergraduate (or recent graduate) to... [[ For the full article, see http://www.cherryleaf.com/blog.htm]]
  • Atlassian no longer lets users comment on its documentation – good or bad news?

    Ellis Pratt
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:48 am
    Last week, Atlassian sent out this message on Twitter: We’re changing our documentation platform, including closing comments. Read more and learn why http://t.co/PjZVCV1Vze — Atlassian... [[ For the full article, see http://www.cherryleaf.com/blog.htm]]
  • What is technical communication, actually?

    Ellis Pratt
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:40 am
    As a technical communicator, sometimes it can be hard to explain to others what it is you do. In the olden days, it was simpler: you could say you wrote manuals. Then, in more recent times, you could... [[ For the full article, see http://www.cherryleaf.com/blog.htm]]
  • A 2015 book list for Technical Communicators

    Ellis Pratt
    10 Apr 2015 | 12:58 am
    Two years ago, we asked which books should Technical Authors read, and we received some great responses. It’s always worth revisiting this topic, so please let us know what we should add to... [[ For the full article, see http://www.cherryleaf.com/blog.htm]]
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  • Fiddling while the world burns

    Keith
    4 May 2015 | 4:04 pm
    It’s hard not to get discourage when I see stories like this. The Republican-proposed NASA budget guts Earth sciences research in the name of getting NASA back to its “real mission” of space exploration. God help us if one of those bozos gets elected President in 2016. Talk about willful blindness. They’ll still be denying global warming while waves are hitting the steps of the White House. The arguments of Ted Cruz and his Republican compatriots in the House are disingenuous. Their primary motive is not to get NASA back to where it once belonged. It’s to do…
  • And you thought US medicine couldn’t get any worse

    Keith
    4 May 2015 | 3:53 pm
    If you thought US medicine couldn’t get any worse, think again. Now the free market medical system has found yet another way to make money on the back of its patients, and in the meantime, make it harder for ordinary (read the 99%) people to get medical care. Welcome to concierge medicine. It started as a little itch. In a 777 bumping from updraft to updraft above Central America, my forearm pricked. By the time we landed in Miami, I had a complete set of red dots scattered across my body. It’s probably just lice, I thought, remembering the bus I’d shared with a few dozen chickens…
  • That was disappointing

    Keith
    2 May 2015 | 2:29 pm
    Ann Leckie’s first novel, Ancillary Justice, hit the SF field in a big way, winning both Hugo and Nebula awards last year. Because her latest book, Ancillary Sword is nominated for a Hugo this year, I decided to read Ancillary Justice first. I gave up half way through. There are a lot of interesting ideas, but I couldn’t make any sort of an emotional connection with any of the characters. The story never drew me in to the point where I could feel that I was living in the society. It reminds me of C. J. Cherryh’s later work, which is not a good thing,. I haven’t been…
  • More Bad News for U.S. Science

    Keith
    1 May 2015 | 2:25 am
    And the hits just keep on coming. A House panel has proposed a budget that guts NASA’s earth sciences research. These are the programs that study weather, deforestation, crop yields, and so on from space. It’s science that’s vital to many people and a bunch of Neanderthals want it cut because it conflicts with their biblical world view. Jesus wept. There’s no other way to put this, so I’ll be succinct: A passel of anti-science global warming denying GOP representatives have put together a funding authorization bill for NASA that at best cuts more than $300 million from…
  • Teaching Scientists How to Write

    Keith
    29 Apr 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Being able to write well is becoming an essential skill for scientists. Just to name one example of why it’s important, consider grant applications. If the reviewers can’t understand the purpose of the research, they may be unwilling to approve the grant. Now there’s a course that specializes in teaching scientists the basics of clear writing. The students tried not to look sheepish as their professor projected the article on the whiteboard, waiting for their work to be devoured by their classmates. It was the second class for the nine students, all of whom are Ph.D.
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  • Prototyping Animation with Keynote

    23 Apr 2015 | 10:06 am
    Keynote has been spoken about in the past as a great tool for creating wireframes and prototypes, but not much for animation. I love Keynote because it’s fast, free, easy to learn, and it works. Recently Andrew Haskin of Frog Design recreated Google’s Material Design Video in Keynote. I was impressed with his ability to recreate complex animations in what seemed like a very simple program. Using his Keynote file as a guideline, I dug in to the mechanics and mastered animating in Keynote in roughly an hour. Cohen, Andrew
  • Real Marketing In SEO: Building Links For Your Audience

    14 Apr 2015 | 3:48 pm
    You should build links with an audience-first mindset. In other words, every single link you build should be intended for your audience. If you ever find yourself obtaining links you wouldn’t want your audience to find, you’re likely being manipulative — or, at the very, least building worthless links. Dennis, Andrew
  • The Top Ten Worst Graphs

    29 Mar 2015 | 1:35 pm
    With apologies to the authors, we provide the following list of the top ten worst graphs in the scientific literature. As these examples indicate, good scientists can make mistakes.
  • Introducing the Triangle Employment Network

    27 Mar 2015 | 5:13 am
    If you haven't visited the Carolina Chapter's Job Bank and Employment Resources in a while, you're in for a surprise. We have reworked the entire section, making it more useful for job seekers and easier for employers to add or update their information. Sapir, Rick
  • Your Playbook for Demand Validation

    25 Mar 2015 | 11:56 am
    There is no shortage of methods for gathering user data that can generate all sorts of qualitative and quantitative insight throughout the product development lifecycle. However, many of the available techniques were designed by market research firms and may not be optimal for product managers.
 This is especially true in the context of demand validation, which my colleague Steve Cohn of Validately defines as the bridge between the “problem space” and the “solution space.” Simply put, it is the process of going from 0 to 1—beginning with nothing and then identifying and crafting a…
 
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  • Adobe RoboHelp: Linking Between Merged Projects

    IconLogic
    4 May 2015 | 8:47 am
    by Willam van Weelden   In my last article I introduced you to merged help and showed you how to create merged Microsoft HTML Help (CHM). This week I will show you how to create links to a merged project. Create a Link to a Merged Project from Within a Topic Using RoboHelp, open a topic in one of the merged projects. Select some text and choose Insert > Hyperlink/Popup to open the Hyperlink dialog box. From the Link to drop-down menu, choose Remote Topic.   From the HTML Help file name drop-down menu, choose a CHM file. (If your CHM is not in the drop-down, click…
  • Saturday is the Best Day to Build Your LinkedIn Profile!

    IconLogic
    1 May 2015 | 12:10 pm
    What are you doing Saturday? Are you going to build something? A storage shed perhaps? A deck? Face it, there's no way you'll finish either of those projects tomorrow. If you want to build something that matters, and get it done in a day, why not focus on your LinkedIn Profile?  Whether you are in the market for a new job, just starting your career, or are a well-established professional, LinkedIn is one of the most important tools for establishing your online presence.   Good practices from the start help you to "brand" yourself & determine what kind of message you…
  • eLearning and TechComm: Click, Select, Choose, or Press?

    IconLogic
    28 Apr 2015 | 10:29 am
    by Jennie Ruby Right at a time when flat design has become the rage, removing the three-dimensional look that for 30 years (happy anniversary to Windows this November!) has informed us that "this thing looks like you can poke it in! It must be a button!" people are starting to worry and become uncertain about the clear vocabulary that has helped us to write about software and computers for just as long. In a recent class I had one participant tell me her office has forbidden the word "click" in favor of "select." Another told me that her office had done just the…
  • Adobe Captivate: Object Hyperlinks

    IconLogic
    26 Apr 2015 | 3:14 pm
    by Kevin Siegel Last week I taught you how easy it is add a hyperlink to caption text in Adobe Captivate. This week, let's tackle object hyperlinks. First of all, keep in mind that any interactive object can take a learner to a website. Interactive objects include, but aren't limited to, click boxes, buttons, text entry boxes, and smart shapes (assuming the smart shape is being used as a button).To insert an interactive object, click Interactions on the Main toolbar. In this example, I'm going to use a Button.   With the object selected, go to the Properties Inspector and…
  • Adobe InDesign: Nested Styles

    IconLogic
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:45 pm
    by Mira Rubin   If you've spent any amount of time working with Adobe InDesign, you probably know how to create Paragraph and Character styles. Nested styles take Paragraph styles to a whole new level with complex formatting you can apply with the click of a button. Nested styles are ideal when the paragraphs being formatted follow a consistent pattern such as entries in a catalog, directory, or bibliography. Let's take the example of a contact list, where each entry is a paragraph with the following elements in common: Last name, First name: (Phone Number Exchange) Phone Number…
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  • Some unseen side of Rajasthan

    Rahul Karn
    29 Apr 2015 | 6:04 am
    This post doesn't have to do anything with Technical writing in Jaipur or Rajasthan. Enjoy some traditional images of Rajasthan through my lenses. Do not forget to give your feedback.Homemaker in the traditional kitchenVintage Public Transport, still you can see this in many parts of RajasthanCould you Guess? Air cooler of MaharajasChurma cooking in the traditional wayContemporary Vegetable MarketCheque is presented with jaggery
  • Important Questions for Developers, Testers and Technical Writers

    Rahul Karn
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:49 am
    Questions to Ask at Kick-Off Meetings of Software Development/Web Development/Information DevelopmentIn fact what you are going to read below is applicable for planning of development, testing, usability or documentation.1.  Define purpose/vision for the siteWhat is the purpose of the site? What are the goals of the site?2.  Develop goals for the siteHow would you define a successful website for your organization?  What does success look like? How will you know when you have been successful?How would you describe the site?From an organization’s viewpoint?From a user’s…
  • Technical writing institutes, India

    Rahul Karn
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:21 pm
    Technical writing InstitutesIf you are planning to take a technical writing course  and want to compare the institutes. Probably this list will help you.Technical writing course provider in Indiahttp://informationdevelopers.in/ (Premier Technical Writing Trainer in New Delhi area.)http://www.commit.in/ (Mumbai)http://www.ibruk.in/ (Mumbai)http://www.k3infotech.com/ …
  • Mere Yaar Julahe

    Rahul Karn
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:29 pm
    Hi,This article is no where relevent to information Developers. It is just my another side. Poem from my heart and inspired by Gulzarji.Bas u hi!!!मेरे यार जुलाहे ने बुनी एक चादरनरम,करीने से,एक गाठ भी न थी,थी न कोई ससलवटेबेदाग़, थी खुशरंग, मखमली थी वो चादर......ले आया मैंने अपना समझ करननरह था मै, गुस्ताख़ थाहर तार टूट गई ,जुड़ा तो…
  • Difference between Editing and Proofreading

    Rahul Karn
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:20 am
    Difference between Editing and Proofreading This is work from Megha Gola, A student  of ApraDocs Information Developers and employee of Vikash Technical publication, New Delhi. Editing Proofreading It is the first task that should be undertaken after finishing the first draft of a piece of text. It involves checking the text in detail after the editing stage, to detect errors in spelling, punctuation, grammar and format. Editing requires focusing on the content of the text. The key goals are to check that the text:          flows logically   …
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  • Paint word pictures

    Ann Wylie
    2 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    ‘You’ll have your hand on your head with a knot under it’My grandma and namesake, Annie B. Vrana, was an Oklahoma farm woman and one of the most colorful people I’ve known. When she spoke, she painted pictures in your head.In living color Make your message more vivid with colorful language. Image by FuturillaWhat I didn’t know then that I do know now is that word pictures increase understanding. Because Grandma talked in pictures, we could literally “see” what she was saying.Here are some of my favorite Grandmaisms. See how she made concepts concrete…
  • Length matters

    Ann Wylie
    25 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    In B2B emails, longer subject lines work betterYou’ve read it again and again: Subject lines of 50 characters or less outperform longer ones. Turns out that may be wrong, at least for business-to-business emails.Or so says Adestra, a U.K.-based email service provider. It recently analyzed a random sample of more than 1 billion emails to learn what works — and what doesn’t — in subject lines.Among the findings:1. More is more.According to the study, subject lines of:90 characters and more produced the highest response rates.30 characters or less also performed well.30…
  • Reframe the problem

    Ann Wylie
    18 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Break an egg? Make an omeletDon’t you love the way H&R Block reframed tax season as refund season this year? So do I.Are you telling me the other guy makes you break your own eggs? That’s the art of reframing. Image by Diego DiazTake a tip from H&R Block: Got a negative story to tell? Reframe it.How P.T. Barnum reframed a truckload of white salmonListen in as campaign advisor Bruno Gianelli schools White House Communications Director Toby Ziegler, on The West Wing:TOBY Listen, the OMB’s gonna come out with a recommendation for a new way to calculate the poverty…
  • String readers along

    Ann Wylie
    11 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Strings of quotes work when they’re fascinatingWhen does it make sense to load up your story with quotes? When the people you’re quoting are incredibly quotable.You can quote me on that When is overquoting not overquoting? When clever quotes help move the story forward.That’s why The New York Times devoted 23% of its word count to quotes in “David Garth, 84, Dies; Consultant Was an Innovator of Political TV Ads.”On average, the Times devotes 12% of its word count to quotes. That’s according to an analysis we ran of 99 stories in the Dec. 15, 2014, edition…
  • Write by number

    Ann Wylie
    4 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Stop reinventing the wheel, use story templatesI once asked fiber artist Jason Pollen how he could be creative under the constraints of designing textiles on assignment for clients like Chanel and Donna Karan.Mechanical painting Mark Chadwick used remote-control toy cars and power tools to create this painting. He made all decisions — including colors, number of layers, and type of brush — by drawing instructions out of a hat. So … is this art? Science? A parlor trick? Or just a beautiful painting with a compelling story?“There’s a whole universe to explore…
 
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  • Dudeski: An Arcade Skiing Adventure Game–Download for PC

    Happy Raj
    30 Apr 2015 | 11:20 am
    Dudeski is an adventurous arcade game that combines nonstop skiing down the hills and chasing high scores by completing various levels. In the game, the users will be chased by a huge avalanche and they have to move down the hills as quickly as possible in order to save the life of their player. In addition, while passing through different doors, the users will even face several obstacles which they have to avoid in order to survive in the game. In order to overcome the obstacles in your way, you have to simply jump over them. The blue and red doors will verify the progress of the player in…
  • Larva Heroes: Episode 2 Game : Download for PC (Windows 8/7/XP) or Mac

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    26 Apr 2015 | 7:02 am
    Larva Heroes: Episode 2 is an adventurous action packed game of tower defense style in which the basic objective of the gamers is to attack and demolish their enemies, while your opponents are trying to attack and harm you. The users have to help out the team of bold and heroic Larva in order to destroy and defeat masses of zombies, vampires, mummies and many other enemies. The gamers have to travel through various worlds and make a choice between different funny characters used in the game. Every Larva hero features different special capabilities and combat skills. Moreover, the users can…
  • Download Fast & Furious: Legacy for PC (Windows 8/7/XP)

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    15 Apr 2015 | 4:14 am
    Fast & Furious gaming series recently came up with the latest version of the game, namely, Fast & Furious Legacy. This game is majorly based on the series of a popular movie named Fast & Furious.  Fast & Furious Legacy is undoubtedly one of the best racing games available in the market today. The latest version of the game claims to be even more thrilling and adventurous in comparison to the past series of the game. Fast & Furious Legacy enables the users to choose the villain on their own. They can make a choice among the villains featured in the 7 different parts of the…
  • Top 5 Tracking Apps to Find a Stolen or Lost Android Phone/Device

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    6 Apr 2015 | 10:41 am
    Smartphones have now become a necessity for today’s generation. Due to rapid changes in technology, people are now becoming more dependent on their smartphones for personal as well as official use. However, sometimes you might forget your phone somewhere or it might get stolen. In such cases you can make use of various tracking apps to locate your smartphone device. Here we have listed some of the best apps to track lost/ stolen Android devices.   1. Where’s My Droid Where’s My Droid is an amazing tracking application that enables the users to track their mobile phones easily.
  • Top 8 iPhone and iPad Apps for Filmmakers & Movie Production

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    30 Mar 2015 | 11:56 am
    If you are a budding filmmaker or a newbie to the world of film making then you might be looking forward to certain apps that can assist you in recording some good quality videos or films. Filmmakers are now making more use of various iOS devices for film making. Although, the iPhone comes with inbuilt features for editing videos but they are quite a few in number. However, the App Store is fortunately loaded with many handy film making apps that can help filmmakers to capture a perfect shot. So, here we have gathered some of the best iPhone apps for filmmakers, Actors and writers that come…
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  • A Peer Review Process: Publication Delayed Is Not Publication Denied, Mostly!!

    Kalpesh
    1 May 2015 | 2:08 am
     If you are told that your article has been sent for peer review. You got to say Oh Wow!! So, because in the most probable of circumstances,    it has been read and approved by the editorial team and decided to be suitable for the journal. There can be different outcomes of peer review. May vary but can largely be fitted into one of the three categories: Acceptance of work without modification Acceptance of work with suggested modifications Rejection  with invitation to submit after major modifications   You got to be elated when the peer review gives you suggestions to improve your…
  • What Is an Annotated Bibliography? How Is It Useful?

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    22 Apr 2015 | 2:58 am
    Writing the Literature review for PhD has to evolve along with the progress of the research work. The task of writing and expanding the Literature Review ca n become less daunting by keeping an annotated bibliography. Not everyone would know about the meaning of Annotated Bibliography. What is it? Basically, it is a bibliography that acts as a supplement of the titles and publication information and offers selective key details about each book. The purpose of this is surely not a replacement of your detailed notes but surely offer a quick and easy reference point that is a compilation of all…
  • Interdisciplinary Study in Research

    Kalpesh
    15 Apr 2015 | 2:58 am
    A lot of PhD research go beyond the area of study and divert into interdisciplinary area of study. No study is confined only to its specialist area. They do have an impact beyond their periphery into the other fields. It requires some amount of creative thinking to be able to identify the points of intersection. This kind of creative thinking aids to bring in a wider perspective into one’s own thesis. It really enhances the research in a way that adds value to it and adding intellectual value to the work for the purpose of mutual benefit. Interdisciplinary collaboration can be done in many…
  • Dissertation Formatting- a Way of Presentation

    Kalpesh
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:41 pm
    The dissertation is evaluated on the basis of staging, sequential arrangements and proper formatting. No matter how bulky stuff you have set upped in your thesis, but if your presentation or formatting is jumbled, you have lost half of your points. Thus, though formatting sounds simple yet it is basic, important and complex. Formatting criteria of your thesis may be in different demands, according to your aligned university, but there are some basic formatting tips which are dearly applicable – Beginning with the cover page it should contain – “Dissertation topic” along with submitted…
  • The Writers Block: Techniques to Overcome

    Kalpesh
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:22 am
    We sometimes keep sitting in front of the computer for hours together, attempting to write and eventually what we come out with is not very productive output. There are tricks and techniques that could be adopted to come out with most productive writing in the most daunting of situations. Get into Meditation: To get into the mode of writing when you don’t feel up to it, try to meditate and focus on your breathing to get all unwanted thoughts out of your system. Meditation is simple and only requires doing nothing but closing eyes and focusing on breathing for five minutes. Get off the…
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  • Over-clocking Your System

    RedFeather
    1 May 2015 | 8:18 pm
    New Over-clocking record Set Over-clocking just what the heck is it and why would you do it ? The first reason for most over-clocking is speed and of course better performance . Pushing the limits of the manufactures intended usage . But this comes with some risk . 1 ) higher voltage usage 2 ) […]Continue reading... The post Over-clocking Your System appeared first on grep Haxs.
  • Flash Technology Improvements

    RedFeather
    30 Apr 2015 | 7:04 pm
    Flash Apparently INTEL and a few other companies that produce devices using flash are working on a substantial increase in memory size . This method brings it into a 3 – D stature using the capabilities of a staking method . They will be jumping to 3.5 TB and 10 TB . Flash Memory So […]Continue reading... The post Flash Technology Improvements appeared first on grep Haxs.
  • iPhone 5 Wen Production Goes Wrong

    RedFeather
    11 Apr 2015 | 6:34 am
    Or gets Sloppy Imagine you have The iPhone 5 but you run into some issues and either you do not have insurance or the company that holds the insurance tells you even with the insurance it will cost to much to repair. A friend of mine had came by one evening an stated his iPhone […]Continue reading... The post iPhone 5 Wen Production Goes Wrong appeared first on grep Haxs.
  • Google Data Server Direction

    RedFeather
    9 Apr 2015 | 7:59 pm
    Google in Action What is Google up to now well according to venturebeat they have quit secretly rolled out data extension savers for Chrome . But the question is why would they keep it on the semi hush hush ? Well according to venturebeats suggestive nature about the whole subject it would cause everyone using […]Continue reading... The post Google Data Server Direction appeared first on grep Haxs.
  • 4-K Resolution Revolution

    RedFeather
    7 Apr 2015 | 2:39 am
    HD Quality HD Quality is all what we are used to hearing about the High Definition which brought us much clearer pictures and resolution . Well apparently youtube and others like Netflix as well as the producers of smart Televisions have decided to take it to the next level with the use of 4-K . […]Continue reading... The post 4-K Resolution Revolution appeared first on grep Haxs.
 
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  • A Simple Steps On How To Maintain Your Computer To Run Faster

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    7 Apr 2015 | 4:54 pm
    How To Maintain Your Computer For Faster Speed DEFRAGMENTING YOUR HARD DISK When you save a file, the windows 2000 operating system normally tries to save the file in one location. If the hard disk is reasonable new and plenty of storage space is available, this is not a problem. However, over a period of [...] The post A Simple Steps On How To Maintain Your Computer To Run Faster appeared first on Online MCQ Linux, Online MCQ Oracle, C Programming, C Sharp, BCA Mathematics, Computer Fundamental, Data Communication and Networking, Multiple Choice Question.
  • How To Use Windows Help Features – A Simple Guide

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    7 Apr 2015 | 7:49 am
    How To Use Windows Help Features – A Simple Guide Shortcuts to windows keyword is one topic, which you will be requiring often. Let’s access and save this topic under favorites tab for later reference. In the help window, click on index tab. Type shortcuts keys in the type in the keyword to find text [...] The post How To Use Windows Help Features – A Simple Guide appeared first on Online MCQ Linux, Online MCQ Oracle, C Programming, C Sharp, BCA Mathematics, Computer Fundamental, Data Communication and Networking, Multiple Choice Question.
  • How To Use Windows Explorer in Windows 2000

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    6 Apr 2015 | 7:33 pm
    How To Use Windows Explorer in Windows 2000 Files and folders are essential for storing information on the computer. Working on your computer over a period of time,  you accumulate files so fast that searching for them becomes more and more difficult. You will find it necessary to organized your files and folders in a [...] The post How To Use Windows Explorer in Windows 2000 appeared first on Online MCQ Linux, Online MCQ Oracle, C Programming, C Sharp, BCA Mathematics, Computer Fundamental, Data Communication and Networking, Multiple Choice Question.
  • Working With My Computer in Windows 2000

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    6 Apr 2015 | 3:30 am
    Working With My Computer in Windows 2000 My Computer can be viewed either in the Web Page view or in the Classic folder view. By default, My Computer opens in the Web Page view. In this view, a descriptive and hyperlink text appears on the left side of the window. In Classic Folder view, the [...] The post Working With My Computer in Windows 2000 appeared first on Online MCQ Linux, Online MCQ Oracle, C Programming, C Sharp, BCA Mathematics, Computer Fundamental, Data Communication and Networking, Multiple Choice Question.
  • How To Customize Windows 2000 A Step by Step Guide

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    6 Apr 2015 | 12:41 am
    How To Customize Windows 2000 A Step by Step Guide Here you will find few steps on how to customize windows 2000 so that you can use it according to your flexibility. Resolution (Pixels)                                                     Description 600 X 480 Low resolution. This is still standard for older monitors. This resolution is suitable for 14th monitors.In [...] The post How To Customize Windows 2000 A Step by Step Guide appeared first on Online MCQ Linux, Online MCQ Oracle, C Programming, C Sharp, BCA Mathematics, Computer…
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