the list, some resources, something for everyone

Subject: the list, some resources, something for everyone
From: Jane Bergen <jbergen1 -at- EARTHLINK -dot- NET>
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 1999 15:07:16 -0600

Ok, folks.... enough is enough. Let's get back to technical
communication, please. Maybe someone (Eric?) can throw out some
examples of real issues instead of the ones we've endured lately. I
think examples would be much appreciated.

In the meantime, for those who are adamantly opposed to picking up a
book or asking a colleague one-on-one, there are indeed newsgroups and
mailing lists for just about every question you might ask, including
how-to questions about specific tools and rules. For example:

Microsoft Word
RoboHelp
Online Help
PageMaker
FrameMaker
grammar
punctuation
HTML

To look up a complete list of newsgroups, by category, go to
www.dejanews.com. For a complete list of mailing lists, go to .

There are also web search engines that allow you to look up topics.
For example, my favorite is www.dogpile.com, which actually uses many
search engines for a mega-search. Other good ones include:

http://www.altavista.com/
http://www.excite.com/
http://guide.infoseek.com/
http://www.yahoo.com/

You can even (surprise, surprise!) look up spelling and computer terms
on the web. A few of those include:

Business reference - http://www.brint.com/

Acronyms and abbreviations:
http://www.ucc.ie/info/net/acronyms/index.html

Computing - http://wombat.doc.ic.ac.uk/

Computer telephony - http://www.geotel.com/glossary.htm

One of the best all around sources for tech writer questions,
including the archives of all past questions asked on this list
(nothing new under the sun, etc....) is our own unbeatable site:
http://www.raycomm.com/techwhirl/

Try these resources first and help ease the level of frustration here.

Thanks,

Jane Bergen


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