Early ExtendScript Experiences

Simon Bate / Reviews, Tools7 Comments

ExtendScript allows automation of most FrameMaker tasks and, through the ExtendScript Toolkit, allows scripts to use other ExtendScript or ActionScript objects. If our clients were going to be asking for tools that use ExtendScript, I thought I’d take a look at it.

Let the conversation begin

Sarah O'Keefe / Reviews5 Comments

Conversation and Community: The Social Web for Documentation (XML Press, ISBN: 9780982219119) by Anne Gentle provides technical communicators with a roadmap for integrating social media — blogs, wikis, and much more — into their content development efforts. This is critical because, as Anne notes in … Read More

Review of screen capture programs

ScriptoriumTech / Reviews4 Comments

by Sheila Loring Matthew Ellison reviews seven screen capture programs: FullShot, HyperSnap, SnagIt, Madcap Capture, RoboScreen Capture, ScreenHunter (free), and TNT. He also points out what to look for in a screen capture tool and compares features in a handy table. http://www.writersua.com/articles/capturetools/index.html SnagIt lands at … Read More

Pod people and RoboHelp

Sarah O'Keefe / ReviewsLeave a Comment

The RoboHelp reviews keep coming, and they’re getting ugly. DMN Communications says in their podcast that the new release of RoboHelp shows “almost contempt” for RoboHelp users (approximately 12:30 into the podcast). On a more constructive note, the podcasters speculate about the lack of integration … Read More


Sarah O'Keefe / Reviews1 Comment

There’s no such thing as bad publicity, or so the saying goes. But RoboHelp is trying. MonkeyPi weighs in with his, er, unique style. In a lengthy discussion of a recent Adobe webinar on RoboHelp, he says this: But the kicker comes when [Adobe product … Read More