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From: TECHWR-L Listowner <admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com>
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Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2009 02:05:10 -0700 (MST)


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Sunday, February 15, 2009
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ANNOUNCE: WritersUA Update

Salary Survey Results
Tools Survey in Progress
Screen Capture Tool Reviews
Conference Discount Deadline
DITA Section Added to Resource Directory
Visits to Vancouver and Portland STC Chapters
News from Author-it, Adobe, SBS Labs, and more

This Month:

Results Available: Salary Survey
Check out the results of the WritersUA Salary Survey. The Survey
provides a look at the factors that contribute to higher salaries
in the software user assistance community.
http://www.writersua.com/surveys/salary09/index.html

Screen Capture Tool Reviews (Updated)
Matthew Ellison has fully updated his popular review of screen
capture tools. The article describes the important attributes of
a capture tool and examines and compares the features of seven
popular products.
http://www.writersua.com/articles/capturetools/index.html

Discount Deadline for Seattle Conference Reduced airfares!
Register by Monday, February 9, for the 2009 WritersUA
Conference for Software User Assistance and receive a $100
discount off the full conference price.
http://www.writersua.com/ohc/
70 sessions, 50 speakers, Certificates, Exhibition, Peer
Showcase, Networking
The Google Chrome Comic & Visual Communication - Scott McCloud
Microsoft 2.0: What to Expect in the Post-Gates Era - Mary Jo
Foley
Magic & Mental Models - Jared Spool

DITA Section Added to Resource Directory
The WritersUA User Assistance Resource Directory has added
information on the Darwin Information Typing Architecture,
including a DITA Overview, Tools, Tutorials, and other Web
Resources.
http://www.writersua.com/resmisc.htm#DITA

Tools Survey in Progress
The WritersUA Tools Survey Survey is in progress. The survey is
designed to provide our community with a guide to the relative
popularity and satisfaction of a number of tools. Please
contribute. The results will be publicly posted.
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=
KDOoo9adavxGoTUAk8I_2big_3d_3d

Visiting STC Chapters in Vancouver and Portland
Joe Welinske, President of WritersUA, will be makings
presentations to:
STC Canada West Coast, Tuesday, Feb. 17:
http://www.stcwestcoast.ca/index.php/site/events/632/
and STC Willamette Valley, Thursday, Feb. 19:
http://www.stcwvc.org/

About WritersUA (WinWriters)
WritersUA specializes in providing quality training and
publications for the community of user assistance professionals.
The world of user assistance comprises a variety of techniques
and technologies to make working with software a better
experience. This includes online Help, wizards, web sites,
printed documentation, and improvements to the application user
interface. Our customers represent a diverse group of technical
writers, software developers, contractors, and consultants.

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UPDATES: Adobe Software for Technical Communicators

Adobe® Technical Communication Suite 2 software
is a complete and integrated solution for authoring,
managing, reviewing, and publishing technical
documentation, help systems, knowledgebases, and
training. Create content once and then publish it to
multiple channels even as an Adobe AIR®
application. Take advantage of the powerful image
processing capabilities in Adobe Photoshop® CS4
and the new roundtrip PDF review workflows.

Adobe® FrameMaker® 9 software is a powerful
authoring and publishing solution for technical
communicators. Take advantage of an intuitive user
interface, unified workflows, and a template-based
authoring environment to simplify content delivery
and conform to organizational requirements for
consistency and branding.

Adobe® RoboHelp® 8 software is a professional
authoring tool for developing help systems,
eLearning content, knowledgebases, and policies
and procedures. Its enhanced editing and layout
capabilities enable you to create engaging
interactive content and to publish to multiple
channels even as an Adobe AIR® application
for an integrated online and offline user
experience.

With Adobe® Captivate® 4 software, you can rapidly
author professional eLearning content with advanced
interactivity, software and scenario simulations,
quizzes, and other engaging experiences no
programming or multimedia skills required. Boost
your productivity with templates and collaboration
workflows. And deliver content virtually anywhere
by publishing to Learning Management Systems and
Adobe Acrobat® Connect Pro
software.

Adobe® Photoshop® CS4 software provides improved
access to its unrivaled power through a more
intuitive user experience, greater editing freedom,
and significant productivity enhancements.

Adobe® Acrobat® 9 Pro Extended software delivers
the richest, most engaging PDF communications
anytime, anywhere and now includes Adobe
Presenter, Adobe LiveCycle® Designer ES, and Adobe
3D Reviewer software.

Adobe® Presenter 7 rapidly creates high-impact
Adobe Flash presentations and eLearning courses
from PowerPoint. With just a few clicks in
PowerPoint, you can transform drab presentations
into engaging Adobe® Flash® multimedia experiences.
Easily add narration, animations, interactivity,
quizzes, and software simulations to eLearning
courses.

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