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 6/2007

    Francisco Ludovice-Moreira: Technical communication for Europe: Portuguese


  • technische kommunikation 6/2007

    Ulrich Thiele: Mars – new energy for PDF

    For almost 15 years PDF has existed as the universal file exchange format. Only a few other formats that are actively used have a longer history. This  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 6/2007

    Tanja Sieber und Willy Chen: Intelligent products find their errors themselves

    Ontologien – formale Wissensrepräsentationen – ebnen den Weg zu einer effizienteren, intelligenten Erstellung, Verwendung und Wiederverwendung  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 6/2007

    Alexander Kalcher: Usability: photo versus drawing

    Fundamentally, the photo has a very important place as visual medium in technical documentation. Distracting details, problematic illumination and bad  [...]

  • tcworld 6/2007

    By Jörg Siemes: Information Management: A critical factor to reach strategic targets

    Manufacturing industries in Europe have overcome the low and are now on the road to recovery. Order books are full and the last years have seen the  [...]

  • tcworld 6/2007

    Bob Donaldson: Getting to the heart of the matter

    Anyone who is involved with project work has seen the evidence: Projects fail often. They fail in spite of project plans, work breakdown structures,  [...]

  • tcworld 5/2007

    Maxwell Hoffmann: Creating a new language for nutrition

    Is it a lollipop? Is it a warning for an avalanche? Or, is it a calorie? Obviously, there can be many interpretations for this “swirl” image. So what  [...]

  • tcworld 5/2007

    Shirley Yeng: Finding your Chinese localization partner

    The rise of the Chinese economy has brought about a continuous growth of the country’s localization and translation sector. The major driver is the  [...]

  • MultiLingual 5/2007

    Colleen Garton: Managing communication and politics on virtual teams

    One of the biggest differences between traditional and virtual management is in the way we communicate with one another. Experts agree that over 80  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 5/2007

    Michael Neuhäuser: Everything under control?

    Technology being understood differently among various cultures is just one of the many problems which we need to pay attention to in the localization  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 5/2007

    Dr. Markus Nickl: Saying it in a roundabout fashion

    Are Technical Editors ill-mannered people? Certainly not. But any attempt to flavour Technical Documentation with politeness will always be a problem.  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 5/2007

    Marc Achtelig: Create screen-shots easily

    For creating Screen Captures, many developers offer specialised programs. These are not only capable of taking "a snap shot" of certain sections of  [...]

  • MultiLingual 4/2007

    Tom Edwards: Sensitive content issues in Japan

    As the second-largest economy in the world, as one of the most dynamic societies in terms of information technology adaptation, adoption and  [...]

  • MultiLingual, Getting Started Guide South America 5/2007

    Greg Churilov and Florencia Paolillo: The tricky business of Spanish translation

    Over the years, our translation team has experienced the many challenges, pitfalls and amusing ironies inherent in the translation of English  [...]

  • tcworld 4/2007

    Sung Cho: Between traditional values and modern standards

    Most foreigners’ view about Korea is based on how it is portrayed in the media as well as how it appears during international events hosted in the  [...]

  • tcworld 4/2007

    Gabriela Morales: Is there one Spanish for all your needs?

    Similar to any marketing campaigns in different languages, words, images and messages are not the same for different socio-economic and cultural  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 4/2007

    Jörg Oyen: Package for media trailblazers

    Adobe’s Creative Suite is going into the third round. The software developer has produced six different editions, each focusing on a different aspect.  [...]

  • MultiLingual 4/2007

    John Yunker: IKEA: behind the best global retail website

    IKEA ( is one of the world’s most successful retailers, with more than 220 stores spanning 35 countries. Founded in Sweden more than 50  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 4/2007

    Daniela Straub: Balance-taking for a management method

    How can we improve Technical Documentation? How can we instil more efficiency and process optimisation into Technical Editing? What can we change?  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 4/2007

    Marcel Schator: Presumption of conformity with DIN EN 62079

    A primary condition for bringing products into circulation is that they do not cause hazards by compromising safety and health of the actual users and  [...]