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* ANNOUNCE: Camtasia lets you be everywhere at once!
* SERIOUSLY: Have You Thanked TECHWR-L Sponsors Lately?
* ANNOUNCE: Online-Learning.com -- Courses for Professional Development
* ANNOUNCE: Featured Screen Capture/Screen Recording Software
* ANNOUNCE: Welcome Hyperionics as a New TECHWR-L Annual Sponsor
* ANNOUNCE: INDEXING SKILLS WORKSHOPS FOR TECHNICAL COMMUNICATORS
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ANNOUNCE: Camtasia lets you be everywhere at once!
Even if your staff can't be everywhere at once, Camtasia can. Train by
recording your screen, narrating your video, annotating and sharing
worldwide. Utilize Pack and Show, which makes your movies easily
accessible to your viewers - it converts Camtasia movies into an
executable file so users can easily install the TechSmith codec to view
the movie at the same high resolution you saw when recording the video.
No special software required!
SERIOUSLY: Have You Thanked TECHWR-L Sponsors Lately?
If you haven't taken time lately to drop a
quick email message to TECHWR-L sponsors, you
should. Without the support of TECHWR-L sponsors
and advertisers, TECHWR-L would not be able to
provide this wide range of original content and
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Take five minutes--or less, if you hurry--
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ANNOUNCE: Online-Learning.com -- Courses for Professional Development
We offer courses in Technical Writing, XML Authoring,
XSL Techniques, Usability, and Information Design.
What differentiates our learning experience from the competition?
1. All of our courses are instructor-supported and interactive.
2. We incorporate many elements into your learning
experience^Åfrom live online discussions, to message boards,
to e-mail, etc^Å
3. Our instructors are the first rate; giving full attention to
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4. All courses are University certified.
5. We allow you the freedom to work at your own pace.
ANNOUNCE: Featured Screen Capture/Screen Recording Software
We at Hyperionics (http://www.Hyperionics.com/) are proud to be
the newest sponsor of TECHWR-L. Hyperionics makes the screen-capture
standards HyperSnap-DX and HyperCam.
HyperSnap-DX is, we believe, the most powerful screen capture
utility available today. We capture screens of virtually any type,
including DirectX/3d, Voodoo, Glide, and even most DVD players!
We offer complete customization of both the interface (customizable
toolbars for example) as well as the controls (hotkeys can all be
defined). And HyperSnap-DX has a complete Voice Drive Interface for
hands-free operation! Our new v4.2 release has received the "Designed
for Windows XP" certification from Microsoft (the certification also
included Windows 95, 98, 2000 and NT) and introduces our new Extended
Active Capture technology for Windows XP users.
HyperCam is an easy to use screen recorder that can capture mouse
movement, sounds and screen activity into an AVI file you can embed
into your documents or deliver via the web. You can even put
notations on the recording, excellent for not just telling but
showing users how something works.
ANNOUNCE: Welcome Hyperionics as a New TECHWR-L Annual Sponsor
Join us in welcoming Hyperionics as a new Bronze-level
TECHWR-L Annual Sponsor!
Hyperionics is the maker of the popular HyperSnap-DX and HyperCam screen
capture products. Just-released HyperSnap-DX v4.2 adds an Extended
Window Capture function to the highly-capable screen capture and image
editing tool for Microsoft Windows. For use with Windows XP, the
Extended Window Capture function resizes a window to be much bigger than
the screen before the capture--in one quick step, no auto-scrolling!
Recently-released HyperCam v1.61.02 captures the action from your
Windows screen, saves it to AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved) movie file
format, and supports text annotations, sound, and screen notes (great
for creating automated software demos and software training!).
Hyperionics joins the growing list of TECHWR-L annual sponsors,
These sponsors, along with TECHWR-L monthly sponsors and advertisers,
provide key support that helps make TECHWR-L and all of its services
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please visit the Sponsorships page.
Welcome--and thanks to--Hyperionics as a key TECHWR-L sponsor!
ANNOUNCE: Upcoming INDEXING SKILLS WORKSHOPS FOR TECHNICAL COMMUNICATORS
presented by Lori Lathrop
Seattle workshop: November 16, 2001
Location: Doubletree - Bellevue
Times 8 AM to 4:30 PM
"An index is as important to your documentation as your documentation is
the product." (Lori Lathrop)
The one-day workshop is for writers and editors who need to create usable
indexes for either printed or online documents. Writers will learn to
several productivity tips and techniques in indexing technical
To request a brochure, contact LoriLathrop -at- compuserve -dot- com or call
704-531-0021. You may also download a brochure as a PDF file from the
IndexingSkills Web site (http://www.indexingskills.com).
Lori Lathrop is a Past President of the American Society of Indexers (ASI)
and a Senior Member of the Society for Technical Communication (STC). The
second edition of her book, An Indexer's Guide to the Internet, was
published by Information Today Inc. in 1999, and she is currently writing
Indexing Skills for Technical Communicators, which is based on her
These resources are available at no cost to anyone, posters
or seekers, TECHWR-L subscribers or not. We encourage you to
regularly use these free services.
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