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Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2005 02:00:02 -0700 (MST)

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* ANNOUNCE: WritersUA User Assistance Update (NEW)
* TRAINING: Learn FrameMaker -- no travel, no shipping,
low cost
* ANNOUNCE: Usability Testing Subjects Wanted
* ANNOUNCE: Quadralay Ships WebWorks� ePublisher Pro
for FrameMaker



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ANNOUNCE: WritersUA User Assistance Update

WritersUA offers cutting-edge training and information to technical writers involved with software development. Our focus is on software user assistance, encompassing writing, editing, planning, coding, indexing, testing, programming, and localization. We regularly publish articles and news on our web site: www.writersua.com
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PALM SPRINGS CONFERENCE REGISTRATION OPEN
All of the details about the 2006 WritersUA Conference for Software User Assistance are now available. The event takes place in Palm Springs, CA, April 9-12. Educational offerings include 60+ instructional sessions from 45 expert speakers. Register early for single and group discounts. http://www.winwriters.com/ohc06/index.html

RECENT ARTICLES and NEWS
WritersUA Visits STC Chapters
Joe Welinske, President of WritersUA, will be speaking to chapters of the Society for Technical Communication in the coming months: Southeastern Michigan (Jan. 12), Chicago (Jan. 17), Orange County (Feb. 21), Pittsburgh (Mar. 13), and Central Ohio (Mar. 15).

Article: Migrating HTML to XHTML and XML
In the a first installment of a two-part article, Char James-Tanny presents a detailed methodology for moving HTML files to the structure and flexibility of XHTML/XML.
http://www.writersua.com/articles/migrate/index.html

Call for Peer Showcase Presenters for Palm Springs
We are now accepting proposals for the Peer Showcase of the 2006 WritersUA Conference for Software User Assistance.
http://www.writersua.com/ohc06/callpeer.htm

PAST ARTICLES on our web site
When to Use Show-Me Helps and Demos
Tool Review: LinKit! 4.0
Skills and Technologies Survey
Problems in Navigating Online Help
Outsourcing Documentation Development

GET YOUR PERSONAL WRITERSUA UPDATES
Sign up for our monthly email updates and/or link to our RSS feed.
http://www.writersua.com/contact.htm
http://www.writersua.com/RSS/writersua_rss.xml

12/16/05 - 12/22/05
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TRAINING: Learn FrameMaker -- no travel, no shipping, low cost

Scriptorium Publishing now offers FrameMaker workbooks as downloadable (cheaper!) PDF files. Instead of $119 (plus shipping outside the U.S., which is a *substantial* cost), they are $49.95 each and available instantly.

The two workbooks for unstructured FrameMaker, Accelerated Introduction and Template Design, are available now at http://store.scriptorium.com/. The first workbook for the structured interface, Introduction to Authoring, is also ready. The last two structured workbooks will be available in January.

This new option will eliminate shipping delays and costs. Downloads are available 24/7. The digital workbooks are part of our new training initiatives, which also include live, instructor-led, web-based training.

Workbook descriptions:
http://www.scriptorium.com/books/frametrainingseries.html

Workbook excerpt (PDF, 500K):
http://www.scriptorium.com/books/authexcerpt.pdf

Training options table:
http://www.scriptorium.com/training/options.html

Training schedule:
http://www.scriptorium.com/training/schedule.html

12/12/05 - 12/18/05
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ANNOUNCE: Usability Testing Subjects Wanted

Dear TECHWR-Lers:

This coming semester (beginning January 2006) the M.S. in Technical Communication Program at the University of Colorado at Denver will again offer a semester-length course in Usability Testing (at the graduate level). If you have a website or document you wish to have tested by our students, we invite both public and private sector organizations to participate.

We invite such organizations to provide actual documents, websites, electronic media, software, and/or other technology for which they would like user-testing and related comprehensibility evaluations to be performed in our labs.

In past courses we provided valuable usability testing for diverse clients, including (among others) Mortgage 101, AutoCad, TargetSmart, Inc. (specializing in marketing software), for the National Renewable Energy Laboratories (NREL) Website, BioStar (manfacturers of human virus detection equipment), AmazingPlaces.com, and J. D. Edwards Company.

Organizations must also provide monetary support for securing and paying user-test participants and for transcribing audio and/or video data. There is also a nominal participation contribution of US $1000.00 which helps support upgrades in our lab facilities and
scholarships for students enrolled in the program in technical communication.

While it is difficult to provide an exact estimate of your total costs, you should know that historically, it has been *far* lower than the minimum costs for professional usability services in the Denver Colorado area. Past clients have also been impressed with the
professional-level quality of testing done by our students and the opportunity to work with a university community committed to researching the latest methods in usability.

Further details about this program may be found by contacting:

Dr. Filipp Sapienza
Assistant Professor
Technical Communication Program
University of Colorado at Denver
Plaza Building
Suite 102, Room P
Campus Box 176
Denver, Colorado 80217
Phone: 303-556-2778
Email: filipp -dot- sapienza -at- cudenver -dot- edu

12/09/05 - 12/15/05
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ANNOUNCE: Quadralay Ships WebWorks(R) ePublisher Pro for FrameMaker

New product allows users to create customized online-viewable content
directly from Adobe FrameMaker documents

AUSTIN, TEXAS - October 4, 2005 - Quadralay Corporation, the leading
provider of complete electronic publishing solutions, today announced
the immediate availability of its next-generation software solution
for creating online content, WebWorks ePublisher Pro for Adobe(R)
FrameMaker(R).

WebWorks ePublisher Pro is a completely re-engineered, XML-based
version of Quadralay's powerful single-source online publishing
solution and is fully compatible with FrameMaker 7.2, the latest
version of Adobe's enterprise-class authoring and publishing
software.

By unleashing the power of XML, WebWorks ePublisher Pro for
FrameMaker gives users the ability to quickly and easily create
customized content for the Web, intranets, professional online Help
systems, portable devices, enterprise-ready XML, or PDFs. The
software provides greater flexibility and ease of use for Help
authors, technical writers, documentation professionals, and other
content providers wanting to produce content for common online
formats directly from Adobe FrameMaker files.

"Our new product, WebWorks ePublisher Pro for FrameMaker, is
completely compatible with Adobe's recently announced FrameMaker
7.2," says Michael E. Fabry, CEO of Quadralay Corporation. "We are
proud of our commitment to meet the demands of this important user
base with this robust software offering."

The many innovations of WebWorks ePublisher Pro for FrameMaker
include a new user-friendly interface and XML-based processing for
improved performance. The new application also includes an online
content-preview window for visual style development, GUI-based
advanced customizations, and more. In all, the solution streamlines
work and dramatically increases productivity, which saves time and
money.

"WebWorks ePublisher Pro is the premiere solution for FrameMaker
users who publish online content. Quadralay has made terrific
advances in the underlying technology that allow for maximum
flexibility and control. These advances will truly deliver a higher
return on investment for our customers," says Karl Matthews,
FrameMaker Group Product Manager at Adobe.

Pricing and Availability

WebWorks ePublisher Pro for FrameMaker is available for purchase
online at the WebWorks Store at www.webworks.com/store. The software
is priced at US$1,395 for authors, and internationally for US$1,515.

The software can also be bought by contacting Quadralay by phone at
(512) 719-3399, extension 501, or via e-mail at sales -at- webworks -dot- com -dot-
In addition, select resellers sell WebWorks ePublisher Pro.
A listing of resellers is available at www.webworks.com/partners/pindex.aspx.

For a limited time, customers can save $250 when upgrading from any
competitive Help authoring tool.

Contact: VP of Marketing
512-719-3399 ext. 244
marketing -at- webworks -dot- com

Read the full press release here:
http://www.webworks.com/company/pressroom.aspx

11/02/04 - 12/30/05
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