STC Region 1 Going Online workshop

Subject: STC Region 1 Going Online workshop
From: Catherine McNair <cmcnair -at- SPICER -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 1996 17:32:09 -0400

Society for Technical Communication, Southwestern Ontario Chapter (Region 1)
Going Online workshop with Ann Rockley
October 25-26, 1996, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Moving online requires that materials be redesigned, restructured and
rewritten. This two-day workshop goes beyond the basics of designing online
documentation and looks at issues of design, management and tools.

* Analyzing your needs
* How the media affects usage
* What type of online?
Help. Going beyond Help (online documentation). The Internet/Intranet. HTML
vs. Acrobat. SGML. Multimedia.
* Determining if multimedia is appropriate
* Selecting the best media
* Designing your document
* Organizing for retrieval
* Writing for online
* Visuals
* Selecting software tools
Creating an evaluation checklist. Evaluating software tools. The pros and
cons of key products.
* Converting existing documents
* Distribution
CD-ROM, Internet, Intranet...
* Managing your project
* Evaluating the document
* Who should attend
Those responsible for putting information online (moving from existing to
online or creating from scratch). Individuals responsible for determining
the best ways of creating, managing and distributing online materials.

Ann Rockley, President of A. Rockley Consulting Associates, has an
international reputation in the field of online documentation. She has 15
years experience developing manuals and online documentation.

Registration (Friday) 8:00
Workshop 8:30-5:00

STC members $190 Canadian (about $150 U.S.)
Non-members $240 Canadian (about $180 U.S.)
Students $95 Canadian (about $70 U.S.)
Fees include course material, lunch and refreshments.

For more information or to register, contact
Karen Piech, Workshop Co-ordinator
klpiech -at- jeeves -dot- uwaterloo -dot- ca, 519-888-4567, ext. 5072

Please register by October 18, as enrolment is limited.
Catherine McNair
<cmcnair -at- spicer -dot- com>
Technical Writer, Spicer Corporation
President, STC Southwestern Ontario
"I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library."
-- Jorge Luis Borges

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