Free E-Seminar – see how easy it is to create a RoboHelp project from start to finish

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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

DATE / TIME – Thursday, June 2, 2011 10:00 – 11:00 am PST

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!

What Do You Need to Participate?
Online live seminars are scheduled events simulcast over the web via Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro. You’ll need a computer with a browser, Adobe Flash player, and Internet connection. Audio is broadcast through Voice-Over IP via your computer speakers. Access details will be provided once you register.

To register you need your membership login and password. If you need to create a membership, or do not remember your login and password, please go to the membership page.

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Seats are limited and eSeminars are scheduled to change without advanced notice

Does It Matter What Application I Pick?

One of the hardest things I had to deal with as a consultant in my years before joining Adobe System was walking into an enterprise that standardized on a product that was discontinued or just not supported any more.

It’s not just the conversion of content, but the modification of the total workflow and useless tribal knowledge and expertise. Most departments and/or whole enterprises will build an infrastructure to support the applications that they decided to standardize on. I am no spring chicken (48 and counting), so I have seen content and processes change over the years at many different organizations. Sometimes the application purchasing decision makers would not survive their failed choice.

There have been two consents during this time, FrameMaker and RoboHelp. FrameMaker is celebrating its 25th anniversary (my wife and I are also celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary this year). RoboHelp is celebrating its 20th. Any organization that picked these applications has not had to go through the migration nightmare of a failed Software Vendor. The products not only survived, they thrived, evolved and integrated with each other with the release of the Technical Communication Suite.

We have already seen the shuttering of one FrameMaker competitor this year. With these trying economic times would you ever pick a software solution from a vendor that was simpily not financially strong? I encourage you to research Adobe Systems, Inc. Our stock symbol is ADBE.

We are the Company you can count on.

A must read by my first and only FrameMaker teacher

My first and only FrameMaker teacher was Max Hoffmann. My brother and I were in the first few years of building Integrated Technologies, Inc. Although we had a large customer base of Sun Microsystems enterprise adopters and a large pool of UNIX instructors, we wanted to diversify our business, in a way we could leverage our UNIX customer base. FrameMaker was the perfect fit.

One of our customers (do you remember Solomon Brothers?) asked us to not just train their SunOS UNIX System Administrators and Users, but to take on a product they just purchased called FrameMaker. I called Frame Technology and the next thing I knew Max Hoffmann was knocking on our door ready to teach my whole training staff FrameMaker 3.

Max just wrote a great article about 25 years of FrameMaker “Why this product still Rocks after a quarter of a century”. It is a must read. Here is the link

If you have a story about how you used FrameMaker over the years, please let me know where you posted it and I will pass it on. Max I think you are starting a revolution!

Max you are a true FrameMaker Champion!