TechWhirl: Technical Communication Recap for July 27, 2012

Subject: TechWhirl: Technical Communication Recap for July 27, 2012
From: TechWhirl Admin <admin -at- techwhirl -dot- com>
To: Techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2012 10:49:20 -0500

*This week’s update on technical communication and the TechWhirl community
is supported by Platinum sponsor Adobe & Technical Communication Suite
4<http://bit.ly/TryAdobeTCS4>|
http://adobe.ly/scpwfT*



It was a technical communicator’s dream week on the TechWhirl network this
week. If we could award gold medals in grammar debates and tool
discussions, we could form our very own Tech Comm Olympics-like
extravaganza. Lots of wonderfully geeky debates on tools for authoring and
source control, and classic bouts on grammar and syntax questions on the email
discussion list<http://www.techwr-l.com/about-technical-writing-discussion-groups.html>;
tons of news <http://news.techwhirl.com/>; new job
listings<http://jobs.techwhirl.com/>;
the weekly technical communication poll; a new classic on integrated
technical communication, and reviews of the latest and greatest technical
communication tools from Adobe.



John Posada started an epic discussion on the use of “Is or
Are,”<http://www.techwr-l.com/archives/1207/techwhirl-1207-00276.html#.UBKxE7RDzNw>while
Kevin McLaughlin looked for opinions and business case fodder to
answer the question “Is Flare maintenance worth the
price?”<http://www.techwr-l.com/archives/1207/techwhirl-1207-00309.html#.UBKxp7RDzNw>Not
to be outdone, DoughtyTechWriter started a complex but instructive
thread on Global Access to FrameMaker Source
Files<http://www.techwr-l.com/archives/1207/techwhirl-1207-00261.html#.UBKyXbRDzNx>,
which included lessons on source control. All in all, a busy week of chats
and debates, with no cat herding required, and lots of knowledge exchanged.



We were happy to provide first look reviews of Adobe’s new release: Technical
Communication Suite
4<http://techwhirl.com/software/help-authoring/techwhirl-first-look-adobe-technical-communication-suite-4-0/>,
FrameMaker 11<http://techwhirl.com/software/help-authoring/techwhirl-first-look-framemaker-11/>,
and Robohelp 10<http://techwhirl.com/software/techwhirl-first-look-adobe-robohelp-10/>.
Look for more in-depth reviews beginning next week. Since we like to tie
things together, we invite you to participate in this week’s technical
communication poll on when to upgrade
tools<http://techwhirl.com/business/polls/technical-communication-poll-when-to-upgrade-the-tools/>.
We also republished Anna Parker-Richards’ comment-inspiring “Integrated
Technical Communications: A Mapto Better
Understanding”<http://techwhirl.com/business/itc/integrated-technical-communications-a-map-to-better-understanding/>to
fill in the gaps in your summertime reading schedule.



So in between watching your favorite events in the Summer Olympics, you
have quite a reading list to enjoy wading through. Enjoy!



Have a great weekend

-The gang at TechWhirl
In Case You Missed it: This Week @ TechWhirl

*New features and articles on http://TechWhirl.com <http://techwhirl.com/>**
:*


- Tech Writer This Week for July 26, by Craig Cardimon |
http://bit.ly/SVKq45
- Technical Communication Poll: When to Upgrade the Tools |
http://bit.ly/M8CIEx
- TechWhirl First Look: Adobe RoboHelp 10, by Mike McCallister |
http://bit.ly/MFqQ9i
- TechWhirl First Look: Adobe FrameMaker 11, by Jacquie Samuels |
http://bit.ly/Nt6xj3
- TechWhirl First Look: Technical Communication Suite 4, by Connie
Giordano | http://bit.ly/LKEzy7
- Integrated Technical Communications: A Map to Better Understanding, by
Anna Parker Richards | http://bit.ly/QfiuKM



*Tech Comm News on http://News.TechWhirl.com <http://news.techwhirl.com/>:*


- LivePerson Launches LP Insights Text Analytics Solution |
http://bit.ly/Q3fXxD
- Adobe Launches Technical Communication Suite 4 | http://bit.ly/PO40eY
- Kodak and Alfresco Deliver Enhanced Content and Document Management
Services for Business | http://bit.ly/NOOcbR
- Infragistics Debuts MobileAdvantage UI (User Interface) Toolset |
http://bit.ly/NVYCu7
- Concept Searching and Triune Group Increase Search Quality with
Intelligent Search Solution | http://bit.ly/O7rJWf

Social Media and the Chance to Follow TechWhirl:

- Our Google Plus Page – what’s happening behind the scenes |
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http://goo.gl/tDrW7
- Want all this TechWhirl goodness a few characters @ a time |
http://goo.gl/itjDg
- Updates from TechWhirl delivered to your email in box |
http://bit.ly/tjshxU
- Or, try our RSS feed (great on Flipboard) | http://goo.gl/msLzu

SPONSOR-Luv

We want to send a very special “thank you” to our sponsors for their
support.



*Platinum*: Adobe Systems
Incorporated<http://www.runaware.com/clients/adobe/techsuite/>

*Gold: *ComponentOne Software <http://bit.ly/doc-to-help>,* *Madcap
Software<http://www.madcapsoftware.com/products/flare/overview.aspx#whatsnew>
**

*Silver*: Society for Technical Communication (STC)
<http://www.stc.org/>, Vancouver
Island University <http://pr.viu.ca/techcomm/>



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