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ANNOUNCE: Upcoming Bright Path Solutions training and events
Bright Path Solutions has many training courses and free events coming up.
A few of these are listed below. For details, visit http://www.travelthepath.com/ and follow links to Training or Events.
The Master Series: a FrameMaker 6.0 1-day Specialized (Advanced) Workshop
-March 20th in Research Triangle Park NC ($149)
SkillBuilder Workshop: Working with FrameMaker Variables
-April 11th in Research Triangle Park NC ($35)
Adobe FrameMaker Free Capabilities Overview
-April 12th in Research Triangle Park NC (free)
-April 23th in Research Triangle Park NC (free)
FrameMaker: our original Boot Camp (basics, advanced, and ePublishing)
-April 1-5 in Nashville TN ($1,800 any location)
-May 6-10 in Research Triangle Park NC
-May 20-24 in Pittsburgh PA
-June 10-14 in Research Triangle Park NC
-also coming soon to St. Louis, Las Vegas, and Orlando FL
FrameMaker+SGML: Structured Document Publishing Boot Camp (includes XML)
-June 24-28 in Research Triangle Park NC ($1,800 any location)
-July 15-19 in Las Vegas NV
BRIGHT PATH SOLUTIONS
an Adobe Solution Sales Provider
a WebWorks University site
100 Park Drive, Suite 102
PO Box 14265
Research Triangle Park NC 27709-4265
FAX: 919.558.2183 http://www.travelthepath.com
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SALE: Last chance to buy RHEnterprise, now only $750.00!
I was recently given a copy of RoboHelp Enterprise 2002 by eHelp
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 $750.00
That's $1,149.00 off of the list price. I can take payment through U.S.
Postal Money Order, PayPal, or Visa/MasterCard. Email me at
email -at- davidcastro -dot- com -dot-
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
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
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.
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.
BRIGHT PATH SOLUTIONS
100 Park Drive, Suite 102
Research Triangle Park NC 27709-4265 USA
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