Notes from the Net – March 2015

by Doris Beetem

Adobe Spotlight: Adobe Tech Comm Newsletter

 The Adobe Tech Comm Newsletter summarizes recent resources on Adobe’s Tech Comm Central: http://blogs.adobe.com/techcomm/.

 Tech Comm Central provides information on products such as FrameMaker and RoboHelp and on important technical writing concepts (structured content, agile, DITA, etc.

 This email newsletter includes:

  •  News items—including notes on conferences and events, campaign microsites, and announcements on educational partnerships
  • Webinars and Videos—primarily on FrameMaker and RoboHelp
  • Blogs—from both Adobe personnel and guest bloggers
  • White papers

 A few announcements from the February newsletter:

 Upcoming Webinars:

5-Part Series: Everything you Need to Know About FrameMaker
featuring Bernard Aschwanden of Publishing Smarter

Registration for this 5-Part Series requires an Adobe.com membership login and password.

The series runs from February 27, 2015 – May 14, 2015. The next upcoming sessions are:

  • Session 3: Plan, Write, Publish. Using FrameMaker XML Author
    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM US/Pacific
  •  Session  4: Back to basics. Tips and trips for unstructured FrameMaker
    Tuesday, May 5, 2015 – 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM US/Pacific

I don’t know whether recordings of earlier sessions will be available.

Webinar Recordings:

You can read blog articles about some of these webinars at:

 Latest Videos

 These focus on new enhancements in FrameMaker from the V12.0.3 upgrade

Whitepapers

  1. “Beyond PDF“ Move to Smaller Screens with Adobe FrameMaker 12 by Maxwell Hoffmann
  2. “Reducing Translation and Publishing Costs” by Maxwell Hoffmann
  3. “Database Publishing with Adobe FrameMaker” by Tammy Halter
  4. “Ten Reasons to Structure Your Content” by Scott P. Abel and Emma C. Hamer
  5. “Towards an Agile Authoring Methodology” by Ellis Pratt
  6. “Changing Paradigms in Technology and Communication” by Ray Gallon and Neus Lorenzo