Re: Software For Students

Subject: Re: Software For Students
From: "Sharon Burton-Hardin" <sharonburton -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 09:28:29 -0800

I would move to the following:

1) Microsoft Office
2) FrameMaker
3) Adobe Acrobat (full suite)
4) A HAT such as RoboHelp Office or ForeHelp
5) A Web authoring tool
6) A screen capture tool such as SnagIt or PaintShopPro
7) Flow chart program such as Visio

This is more relevant to the tools that the students NEED to know to get a
job. A screen capture program of any sort is very easy to learn and use.
Notice I dropped PageMaker. Hardly anyone uses it for tech docs. Nice to
know but rarely called for. I also dropped Photoshop. Again, nice to know
but we rarely do that level of graphics.

My opinions, I could be wrong.


Sharon Burton-Hardin
Anthrobytes Consulting
Vice-president, Programs of the Inland Empire chapter of the STC

----- Original Message -----
From: "Marie C. Paretti" <mparetti -at- naxs -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Sent: Thursday, 22 February, 2001 8:20 AM
Subject: Software For Students

| 1) Microsoft Office (this one is a given - it's University standard and
| 2) A screen capture tool such as SnagIt or PaintShopPro
| 3) Adobe Acrobat (full suite)
| 4) A Web authoring tool (Dreamweaver's at the top of my list there - and
| we'll also have them work with pure HTML so they understand what they're
| doing).
| 5) A page layout program such as Adobe PageMaker
| 6) Graphics programs such as Visio and Photoshop
| 7) FrameMaker
| 8) A HAT such as RoboHelp Office or ForeHelp (I put this last on the list
| while it's nice, you can create HTML-based Help using Dreamweaver, or
| directly with MS's HTML Help Workshop)

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