July 2016

July 2016 | By Karina Lehrner-Mayer 

Five tips for creating documentation that focuses on the user

Software documentation is not about describing each toolbar button and menu option. Smart technical writers help users. Here are some practical tips that let you zoom in on the people you write for, increase the quality of your user assistance and prove your value to the company.read more...

July 2016 | By Birgit Lutzer 

Content that feels good: Addressing the reader’s senses

Soliciting emotions makes technical content, such as sales and training documents, more comprehensible and convincing. What options are available for making technical content more absorbing and to help win over the reader?read more...

July 2016 | By Samiksha Chaudhuri 

"Dare to go as far as your thoughts lead"

An inspirational Indian leader of the 19th century provides modern managers with food for thought and stimulating management guidelines of a different type.read more...

June 2016 | By Andreas Günter 

Instruction manuals by robots

Is technical documentation mature enough for Industry 4.0 or does it put the business model of technical communication at risk? We are experiencing profound changes in our professional lives and some jobs are hanging in the balance.read more...

June 2016 | By Denise Kadilak 

Flare 12: A stronger focus on multilingual output and responsive content

MadCap released its 12th version of Flare in March, just ahead of the 2016 MadWorld conference that was held earlier in April. Here is a summary of the most important new features. read more...

June 2016 | By Jang Graat 

Reviewing the review process

How "live XML documents" revolutionize a rusty, ancient paradigm.  read more...

June 2016 | By Benjamin B. Sargent 

Digital convergence opens new career choices for localization experts

As content continues to gain importance as a business asset, organizations are slowly transforming into global content factories. This trend offers an attractive career opportunity to localization professionals who – with their rich experience in managing complex and diverse content types – hold important skills for new leadership positions. read more...