June and July’s Free Adobe Tech Comm Suite E-Seminar Series

June / July is an exciting month for Adobe’s Free Technical Communication Suite 3, FrameMaker 10 and RoboHelp 9 E-Seminars. Below is a list of 6E-Seminars presented in a series, but can also be seen separately. I highly encourage you to sign up for each event.

Keeping up with what’s new in Tech Comm has never been so easy! 

eSeminar 1:

PRODUCT: Adobe RoboHelp 9

TITLE: With Adobe RoboHelp 9, you know how easy it is to create EPUB files for smartphones, eBook readers, tablets, PDF, Adobe AIR and other Help applications. Now see how easy it is to create a RoboHelp project from start to finish.

DESCRIPTION: Join Tom Aldous, Adobe Product Evangelist, for an interactive eSeminar, where Tom will demonstrate how easy it is to work with RoboHelp 9 to create your Help content for various applications. Tom will start with a new project from scratch, and build everything needed to generate EPUB, PDF, Adobe AIR, WebHelp and more output formats. It’s faster and easier than you think!

DATE: 2nd June, 2010 (Thursday)

TIME: 10.00 am PST

REGISTRATION PAGE URL: http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/event/index.cfm?event=detail&id=1774156&loc=en_us

eSeminar 2:

PRODUCT: Adobe Technical Communication Suite 3

TITLE: That Adobe Technical Communications Suite 3 is great “value for money” is common knowledge. But do you know how the seamless integration between the best-in-class components in the suite (especially Adobe FrameMaker 10, Adobe RoboHelp 9 and Adobe Acrobat X Pro) can streamline your technical communication workflows and boost productivity?

DESCRIPTION: Join Tom Aldous, Adobe Product Evangelist, for an interactive eSeminar, where Tom will demonstrate how to leverage your existing content using Adobe Technical Communication Suite 3 to produce gorgeous outputs, including EPUB files for your mobile devices (smartphones, eBook readers, tablets). For those of you authoring DITA XML content, see how you can publish directly from FrameMaker and create all the RoboHelp content for various applications, with a couple of clicks of a mouse.

DATE: 7th June, 2010 (Tuesday)

TIME: 10.00 am PST

REGISTRATION PAGE URL: http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/event/index.cfm?event=detail&id=1774160&loc=en_us

eSeminar 3:

TITLE: Essentials of Topic-Based Authoring

DESCRIPTION: Topic-based authoring is a technique for writing content as discrete, stand-alone pieces (“topics”) that can be combined and reused in different ways. Using a topic-based approach can improve consistency and usability of information, and can make it easier to reuse topics in different contexts. It can also simplify maintenance, speed up the review process, and facilitate shared authoring. You don’t have to use DITA or any other structured technology to get benefits from using a topic-based approach.

Join Tom Aldous, Adobe Product Evangelist, and Linda Urban (www.urbancreations.com), Adobe Partner and a leading industry expert, for an interactive session, where they review the essentials of topic-based authoring, and learn how to get started with developing a topic-based information model that fits your content.

About our expert, Linda Urban: Linda Urban has more than 25 years of experience in designing and developing technical information and instruction. A consultant, she is available to work on projects, and to work with writers and teams to improve the quality of their documentation and training content, focusing on both usefulness and usability.

Linda’s popular workshop, “Topic-Based Authoring: Getting Your Feet Wet”, has been highly praised by both private clients and participants at conferences and workshops in the US, UK, and France. Linda’s company is Linda Urban Communications, LLC, and her website is www.urbancreations.com.

DATE: 9th June, 2011 (Thursday)

TIME: 10.00 am PST to 11.00 am PST

REGISTRATION PAGE URL: http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/event/index.cfm?event=detail&id=1774123&loc=en_us

eSeminar 4:

PRODUCT: Adobe RoboHelp 9

TITLE: Applying Topic-Based Authoring Principles to Your Adobe RoboHelp Content

DESCRIPTION: When you develop content in Adobe RoboHelp, you are already creating modular topics. But writing content in separate topics doesn’t by itself guarantee all the benefits you can get from using a topic-based approach.

At the heart of topic-based authoring is the idea of developing an information model that includes topic types and patterns. Defining these patterns helps you develop and present information in a consistent manner, which improves the usability of your content. Once you have designed your information model, you can implement it in Adobe RoboHelp and apply it as you write.

Join Tom Aldous, Adobe Product Evangelist, and Linda Urban (www.urbancreations.com), Adobe Partner and a leading industry expert, for an interactive session, where they show how to apply topic-based concepts while using Adobe RoboHelp.

About our expert, Linda Urban: Linda Urban has more than 25 years of experience in designing and developing technical information and instruction. A consultant, she is available to work on projects, and to work with writers and teams to improve the quality of their documentation and training content, focusing on both usefulness and usability.

Linda’s popular workshop, “Topic-Based Authoring: Getting Your Feet Wet”, has been highly praised by both private clients and participants at conferences and workshops in the US, UK, and France. Linda’s company is Linda Urban Communications, LLC, and her website is www.urbancreations.com.

DATE: 30th June, 2011 (Thursday)

TIME: 10.00 am PST to 11.00 am PST

REGISTRATION PAGE URL: http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/event/index.cfm?event=detail&id=1774128&loc=en_us

eSeminar 5:

PRODUCT: Adobe FrameMaker 10

TITLE: Topic-Based Authoring in Unstructured Adobe FrameMaker

DESCRIPTION: Topic-based authoring can offer lots of benefits, from improved consistency and usability of information, to the possibility of reuse of topics in different contexts. It can also simplify maintenance, speed up the review process, and facilitate shared authoring.

You can benefit from using topic-based writing techniques even if you are writing in unstructured FrameMaker, and are used to writing linear, book-style documents. The greatest benefits come from defining a topic-based information model and applying it as you write. The key is to define the right model for your content and your users.

Join Tom Aldous, Adobe Product Evangelist, and Linda Urban (www.urbancreations.com), Adobe Partner and a leading industry expert, for an interactive session, where they review how you can leverage topic-based authoring techniques in Adobe FrameMaker.

About our expert, Linda Urban: Linda Urban has more than 25 years of experience in designing and developing technical information and instruction. A consultant, she is available to work on projects, and to work with writers and teams to improve the quality of their documentation and training content, focusing on both usefulness and usability.

Linda’s popular workshop, “Topic-Based Authoring: Getting Your Feet Wet”, has been highly praised by both private clients and participants at conferences and workshops in the US, UK, and France. Linda’s company is Linda Urban Communications, LLC, and her website is www.urbancreations.com.

DATE: 21st July, 2011 (Thursday)

TIME: 10.00 am PST to 11.00 am PST

REGISTRATION PAGE URL: http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/event/index.cfm?event=detail&id=1774150&loc=en_us

 

eSeminar 6:

PRODUCT: Adobe Technical Communication Suite 3

TITLE: Producing Accessible and Usable Documentation with the Adobe Technical Communication Suite

DESCRIPTION: Producing both accessible and usable technical documentation can be a minefield. Karen Mardahl, Technical Writer at GRAS Sound & Vibration in Denmark and AccessAbility SIG Manager for the Society for Technical Communication for the past 5 years, will join Tom Aldous, Evangelist for the Adobe Technical Communication Suite, for an interview where she will discuss both why and how technical documentation can be made more accessible and usable.

DATE: 4th August, 2011 (Thursday)

TIME: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Europe/Edinburgh (9.00 am EST)

REGISTRATION PAGE URL: http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/event/index.cfm?event=detail&id=1775497&loc=en_us