Tech. Communication Symposium in Tokyo reviewed

Subject: Tech. Communication Symposium in Tokyo reviewed
From: Keith Wilkinson <Keith_Wilkinson -at- yokogawa -dot- co -dot- jp>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 01 Sep 2000 19:43:19 +0900

Aug. 31 - Sept. 1 Japan Tech. Communicators Assn. (in Japanese)
There were ten half-day panel discussions covering
* usability, *localization, * usability (3), * web publishing (2),
* DTP (Adobe InDesign), * electronic manuals (2)
There were 28 presentations, coverage included
Web-based manuals (2)/online manuals (2)/multimedia manuals,
Evaluating manuals/easy-to-use manuals/usability testing,
Using common engineering design to cut documentation costs,
Usability of electronic docs (3)/PDF-based revision system,
Designing web-based documents for printability,
Managing large parallel document projects (with groupware etc),
Producing manuals, help etc. from single SGML "database" (2),
Computer-based training/web-based training.

Companies represented in above discussion/presentations included:
Fuji-Xerox, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Sony, NEC, Panasonic, Canon, Yamaha

A large number of contest winners - paper and electronic documentation
winners in industrial and consumer categories - were displayed.

Demonstrated products included Trados translation memory,
VBA macros for TOC and index creation in Word documents (Fujitsu),
Fujitsu Navigware CBT system, SGML to manuals/help (Hitachi),

Comments to mailto:pf2k-wlkn -at- asahi-net -dot- or -dot- jp
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