Technical Articles

Here you will find professional articles that have been published in the magazine Opens internal link in current window'technische kommunikation', in the Opens external link in new windowtcworld magazine or in other tekom publications since 1999. Anyone can search the article archive. But only tekom members can read entire articles. You will need your tekom membership number to register.

     

  • technische kommunikation 1/2007

    Christoph Schmolz: Individualised catalogue system for spare parts

    Electronic catalogue systems have already evolved into an important part of product documentation, and are used for providing up to date and  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 1/2007

    Johann Olasz: Faulty error messages

    Whether it is a programming error in a software, an installation that was not done properly, a hardware not connected properly or simply a mistake  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 1/2007

    Natascha Dalügge-Momme: Technical Documentation for Europe: French

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  • Multilingual 8/2006

    Beatriz Bonnet: Spanish for the US: What flavor do we want?

    Much has been said about the size of the Hispanic market in the United States. All one has to do is read the business press and even mainstream  [...]

  • MultiLingual 7/2006

    Paul Trotter: Single-source content management

    More and more businesses are expanding into international markets. A critical success factor for this expansion is high-quality, cost-effective and  [...]

  • MultiLingual 7/2006

    Kristen Giovanis: Managing content in regulated industries

    Global organizations, particularly those in regulated industries, have to juggle a wide range of competing priorities. They must have thorough  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 2006/6

    Marcel Schator: Ten questions concerning the machine guideline

    The Machine Guideline 2006/42/EG, which came into effect on the 29th of June 2006, has ushered in many changes, which all companies working in the  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 6/2006

    Uwe Hentschel: Goodbye Offset!

    Whatever offset printing cannot achieve makes digital printing that much more attractive: smallest of printing volumes at attractive prices,  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 6/2006

    Birgit Bellem: Installation manuals are taboo

    Online help is one of the fixed components of software products. Hence the same ergonomic requirements should apply to it as for the graphic user  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 6/2006

    Marisa Manzin: Technical Documentation for Europe: Italian

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  • technische kommunikation 5/2006

    Tanja Sieber und Matthias Kammerer: Are metadata better data?

    Metadata are being used more and more to control data transformations and manipulation processes in authoring systems. We can easily transpose Abraham  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 5/2006

    Antoine Cassar: Technical documentation for Europe: Malta

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  • technische kommunikation 5/2006

    Ursula Reuther: Good for both structure and content

    Everyone is talking about structured information, reusable text elements and methods for text designing such as functional design or information  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 5/2006

    Petra Thiemann und Dr. Christine Platz: International help

    The internationalisation of online help, and hence the Unicode Standard, which is used for unambiguous representation of characters in different  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 5/2006

    Marc Achtelig: From AuthorIT to XDK

    Many technical writers are still familiar with only a small number of the authoring tools for online help that are actively advertised in the German  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 4/2006

    Frank Peters: XML with OOo

    Where technical documentation is concerned, OpenOffice.org has so far not been able to step out of the shadow of its larger-than-life cousin. This, in  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 5/2006

    Holger Matthes: Always up-to-date – working with text variables

    Technical documentation contains the most varied kinds of information: some of which we cannot always influence directly: Product names keep changing,  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 5/2006

    Gerhard Kirchner: Not just for the big companies

    Extensive database supported product information constitutes a decisive competitive advantage throughout the sector. That is why Product Data  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 5/2006

    Peter Oehmig: Translating with ease and without mistakes

    Wrong translations and meaningless terminology course time and again through the jungle of printed pages. Most of these originate no doubt from  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 5/2006

    Claus Horn: Customized user interfaces

    Technical writers live, so to speak, off the need for explaining technical products, whose operation and range of functions are not self evident to  [...]