HTML-based help

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I recently discovered that Mozilla offers a help viewer. It’s elegant, fast, and runs only in Firefox or other Mozilla applications. That would be an interesting reversal on the original Browser Wars.

I wish I had written this

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Laura Lemay writes in her blog: You know, I was just the other day thinking that as a knowledge worker, PostScript wasn’t fulfilling all my document workflow needs. And that what I really needed was a Microsoft version of PostScript. Based on XML. Yeah. That’s … Read More

STC next week

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I will be at the STC conference in Seattle next week. Each year, the call for proposals comes out with a due date in August (!!) for the next year’s conference. Each year, I debate whether or not to attend. This year, the prospect of … Read More

Metro, Tube, Underground, El, Subway, PDF Killer?

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News from the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference: Officially unveiled as part of Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates’ kick-off keynote, the new Microsoft document workflow format, code-named ‘Metro,’ sounds from initial explanations like a page-description language meant to compete with Adobe’s PostScript. Microsoft to Pit ‘Metro’ Format … Read More

Democracy. It’s a beautiful thing.

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Each year, the Nominations committee of the Society for Technical Communication (STC) holds elections. The process is well-ordered: The current first vice president runs for president. The current second vice president runs for first vice president. The Nominations committee selects two people to compete for … Read More

Just rewards…

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This year’s WritersUA conference had excellent content, as always, but I wasn’t too happy about its venue, the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas. Joe Welinske has just announced venues for upcoming events, and I am happy to see Palm Springs, California. That should be a … Read More

Angst about Adobe/Macromedia

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Some have suggest that the merged company be renamed. “Macrobe” appears to be the leading contender. There is lots of anxiety about software, especially where the two product lines intersect. Illustrator or Freehand? GoLive or DreamWeaver? I would bet on the tool with better market … Read More