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as ads in a newspaper, magazine, or journal underwrite the
costs of those publications).

In this posting, look for the following ...
* STORY: Dan the Tech Writer and his support group (NEW)
* TRAINING: MARCH 2002 ACROBAT TRAINING, PLUS FRAME AND INDEXING
(UPDATE)
* RoboHelp Enterprise 2002 for sale for $899 off list price
* Frame Training: Single-Sourcing / Template Design / FM-to-Acrobat
* ANNOUNCE: 20% off for techwr-lers who document APIs!
* ANNOUNCE: SIGDOC 2002 Call for Papers Deadline
* TRAINING: INDEXING SKILLS WORKSHOP FOR TECHNICAL COMMUNICATORS
* ANNOUNCE: NEW Version! SnagIt 6.0

and at the end you'll find the concluding administrivia with
information about these ads and how to place your own.

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STORY: Dan the Tech Writer and his support group

Hello, my name is Dan, and I'm a technical writer.

Hello, Dan, the support group chorused.

I've been addicted to technical writing for some time now. First, I
started small, with little contract projects here and there . . .
before I knew it, I had a full time job for a software company. I was
just churning out documentation . . .

I knew there was no turning back when I joined the TECHWR-L discussion
list. I enjoyed debating about one or two spaces after the period,
identified with the Deer in Headlights Syndrome, and even spent a lot
of time discussing whether or not I was a writer and if I was indeed
an artist.

Dan cleared his throat and shook his head.

I thought it couldn't get any worse -- then SnagIt came into my life.

The group members nodded their encouragement.

I don't know how I ever accomplished anything before SnagIt! It's
such a time saver - with profiles, I created and stored my most
frequently used settings so I didn't have to constantly change my
configuration. Then with multiple outputs, I could simultaneously
send my capture to as many outputs as I wanted. And, SnagIt offers
more input and output options than any other screen capture program
--input an object, web, text, video, direct x, graphical or program
file!

Not only that, but in SnagIt Studio I added annotation like text, arrows
and clipart, and in the Catalog I easily selected multiple files to save,
convert, print and e-mail in batches!

Dan, spent, flopped into his chair.

A member turned to him and whispered desperately, Is SnagIt really as good
as you say?

Dan nodded weakly. He looked around him and realized that he hadn't
helped at all - every support group member was itching to get to a
computer to download SnagIt.

Inwardly, he smiled. At least if he couldn't help them, he'd enjoy
the company in the SnagIt online forum.

--Find TechSmith and SnagIt at http://www.techsmith.com/twr --

1/1/02-6/30/02
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TRAINING: MARCH 2002 ACROBAT HANDS-ON TRAINING, PLUS FRAMEMAKER AND
INDEXING WORKSHOPS

Bright Path Solutions, an Adobe solution provider and WebWorks University
site, has the following Adobe Acrobat classes scheduled for March 2002.

Adobe Acrobat 5.0 Hands-on Training:
March 11-12, Research Triangle Park NC
March 25-26, Pittsburgh PA

Adobe Acrobat 5.0 Workshop (using student files):
March 13: Research Triangle Park NC


ALSO COMING in MARCH:
The Master Series: a FrameMaker SkillBuilder Workshop
Various US and Canadian locations
$149 (full day plus copy of "The Master Series: FrameMaker 6")

Applied Indexing (best practices; not tool specific):
March 21-22, Research Triangle Park NC


Training descriptions and information:
http://www.travelthepath.com/training/
General training information and discount data:
http://www.travelthepath.com/training/general.shtml
Call for information on NC State program to help job seekers pay for
training.

PLUS -- Currently seeking guinea pigs for roll-out of new FrameMaker+SGML
Structured Document Publishing class. Class will be held in Research
Triangle Park in June 2002. Email me to be placed on the list. Guinea
pigs will have a reduced rate for the class (from $2K down to $995).
Reduced fee only applies to June date.

Contact:
Kay Ethier
BRIGHT PATH SOLUTIONS
100 Park Drive, Suite 102
Research Triangle Park NC 27709-4265 USA
PHONE: 919.244.8559

03/03/02-03/17/02
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RoboHelp Enterprise 2002 for sale for $899 off list price

I was recently given a copy of RoboHelp
Enterprise 2002 by eHelp
(https://www.ehelp.com/products/robohelp/).
However, while this application is really cool
and does some pretty powerful stuff, I use
FrameMaker and WebWorks Publisher to single-source
my work, and I don\'t have time to learn a new
piece of software. Therefore, I am selling my
unopened copy of the software for $1,000.00.
That\'s $899.00 off of the list price. I can
accommodate U.S. postal money orders, PayPal, or
can even set up a way for you to pay with a credit
card, if necessary. If you are interested, email
me at email -at- davidcastro -dot- com -dot-

03/07/02-03/14/02
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FrameMaker Training: Single-Sourcing / Template Design / FM-to-Acrobat

Shlomo Perets, http://www.microtype.com

Chelmsford, MA:
* FrameMaker-to-Acrobat Advanced Techniques - May 23-24

Indianapolis, IN:
* FrameMaker Template Design - May 28-29
* FrameMaker-to-Acrobat Advanced Techniques - May 30-31

Bethesda, MD:
* PDF Expert workshop - June 2
(PDF2002 Conference, pre-conference workshop)
* Single-Sourcing with FrameMaker - June 5
* FrameMaker-to-Acrobat Advanced Techniques - June 6-7
(PDF2002 Conference, post-conference workshop)

Self-study courses (with support/feedback, or course materials only):
* Creating Interactive PDFs using FrameMaker - A/B/C
* Testing PDFs (not FrameMaker-specific)

03/06/02-03/13/02
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ANNOUNCE: 20% off for techwr-lers who document APIs!

Documenting APIs isn't easy, and it's not for everyone.
But it's a highly-sought skill, and one of the best-
paying gigs in our field.

Now you can benefit from 250+ pages of revealing advice
from Manuel Gordon, a veteran writer-programmer who
specializes in documenting APIs. With this revealing
workbook from our popular workshop, you can learn how to
create useful API documentation, with more confidence than
ever. Stop cutting and pasting, and start writing today!

And for the entire month of March, techwr-lers get 20% off.
That's a $14 saving if you order by March 31.

There's nothing else like it on the market.
And our money-back guarantee means there's no risk to you.

For more information or to order your copy today,
visit http://www.gordonandgordon.com/wkb-twl.html

03/05/02-03/12/02
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ANNOUNCE: SIGDOC 2002 Call for Papers Deadline

ACM SIGDOC 2002: connect
October 20-23, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

In an increasingly connected world, documentation cannot be
produced in isolation. Our dependencies on other team members,
and on expertise from related disciplines, require both a broad
understanding and a deep appreciation of our industry and our
place in it. This year^Òs conference will focus on making
connections: with our peers in industry and academe, between
theory and practice, between writing and technology.

April 6th is the deadline for proposals for the conference.
Please send proposals directly to the program chair:

Michael Priestley
mpriestl -at- ca -dot- ibm -dot- com

Read the complete call for papers at:
http://www.acm.org/sigdoc

03/04/02-03/11/02
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TRAINING: INDEXING SKILLS WORKSHOP FOR TECHNICAL COMMUNICATORS
Presented by Lori Lathrop (LoriLathrop -at- compuserve -dot- com /
http://www.indexingskills.com)

"An index is as important to your documentation as your documentation is
to
the product." (Lori Lathrop)

DATE: Friday, April 19, 2002
TIMES: 8 AM to 4:30 PM
LOCATION: Wingate Inn, 5661 Windhover Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
AUDIENCE: 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 apply several productivity tips and techniques in indexing
technical documentation.

NOTE: Registration fees have not increased this year!

EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATIONS ( received by March 28):
$300 (single registration) / $275 (per attendee - group rate for 3-6
registrations)

LATE REGISTRATIONS (subject to availability after March 28):
$335 (single registration) / $325 (per attendee - group rate for 3-6
registrations)

INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS:
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
workshops.

To request a workshop brochure, send an e-mail message to
LoriLathrop -at- compuserve -dot- com
For more information on upcoming workshops and presentations, please see
http://www.indexingskills.com/wkshpsch.html

02/07/02-03/08/02
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