technical communication recap

TechWhirl: Technical Communication Recap for March 8, 2013

TGIF—it’s been a busy week here at TechWhirl, and we’re ready for a little winding down time, with our technical communication recap. Product reviews, a Fast Five Interview with the folks at MadCap Software, a new technical communication poll, and a curation of the best of the web in technical communication and content management. Continue reading ...

MadCap Flare 9

MadCap Flare 9 In-Depth: Versatility for Complex Help Authoring Projects

I have been beta-testing MadCap Flare 9 as a TechWhirl assignment, but also with an eye for making a software tool choice for a company that has a huge quantity of complex legacy content. To that end, I tested Flare’s conversion capabilities with various documents, help systems, and books, which had been created over a long period of time in a variety of formats. Continue reading ...

Pulling Help Authoring Content into Native Apps

As a consultant in the world of help authoring and documentation for more than 20n years, Neil Perlin knows a thing or two about help authoring. This session at LavaCon 2012 focused on bringing content produced via help authoring into native apps, with eye towards understand the distinction between web apps and native apps. Continue reading ...