software tools

Subject: software tools
From: Joanne Wittenbrook <jwittenbrook -at- ameritech -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2007 09:32:31 -0800 (PST)

I guess it's time to go buy
> Microsoft and Adobe stuff and see if I fare better using tools people
> recognize.
This is a big problem. Lots of recruiters get a list of preferred software packages, write up a job description and focus only on that software. They are cluless as to the real skills for the job. When I got laid off, I had experience in the entire Adobe suite and the Microsoft suite, VB6, Mac and PC, HTML and XML. The real sticking point for me was Robohelp. The 15 years experience was completely eclipsed by one little program.

I kept getting jetisoned for not using robohelp, heck it is an HTML editor. I finally bought a book and downloaded the free 30 day trial. And I worked with it every day for the trial period. So now I know it and I put it on my resume.

Adobe has the same program. You can download fully function trial versions and learn the program. Check Amazon where you can get a good tutorial book and download and learn.

Create HTML or Microsoft Word content and convert to Help file formats or
printed documentation. Features include single source authoring, team authoring,
Web-based technology, and PDF output.

Now shipping: Help &amp; Manual 4 with RoboHelp(r) import! New editor,
full Unicode support. Create help files, web-based help and PDF in up
to 106 languages with Help &amp; Manual:

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