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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 4/2006/2006

    Jens-Uwe Heuer: New EU Directive for Machines

    The long wait has at last come to an end. The much talked-about amendment to the EU Directive for Machines 98/37 is now a reality. The new EU  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 4/2006/2006

    Carl-Heinz Gabriel: New ANSI standard for technical documentation

    Suppliers of products to the US market will have to rethink quickly. Until recently they were able to rely on the ANSI standards with regard to safety  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 4/2006/2006

    Dr. Gernot Sander: New Translation Standard DIN EN 15038

    The procedures for the new European standard DIN EN 15038 “Translation Services – Service Requirements” are almost complete. The new form is expected  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 4/2006/2006

    Martin Ley: Aspects of structuring information

    Even editing or content management systems cannot deceive us: Ultimately the readers can only decide about the quality of an information product.  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 4/2006/2006

    Uwe Hentschel: Two worlds that are yet strangers to each other

    No one, it is said, knows a company and its products better than the customers. What is part of day-to-day work in the area of Customer Relationship  [...]

  • tcworld 4/06/2006

    Ian Harris: Search engine marketing in multiple languages

    You can hear the sighs of relief as the website localization project comes to a close or enters maintenance mode. However organized the client and  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 4/2006/2006

    Gertrud Grünwied: How do you see it?

    The Ulm-based software company Wilken made use of the CeBIT 2006 to analyse the usability of its sales and business application. The idea: visitors to  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 4/2006/2006

    Dr. Ulrich Thiele: PDF/A – a small step for mankind

    With every new version of PDF, user wish lists have kept growing. Additional functions keep getting added on and integrated into the format to meet  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 4/2006/2006

    Birgit Wöllbrink: The easy-to-use all-rounder

    The market for translation memory systems continues to be in a state of flux. Thus, at the last annual conference in Wiesbaden, the Canadian firm  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 4/2006/2006

    Uta Hanisch: Using variables

    Heard it already? Your department is going to be assigned to another business segment and it will have a new name. Or, your company is going to be  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 4/2006/2006

    Jens-Uwe Heuer: Drafting contracts

    "I downloaded the contract from the Internet“ - this is what lawyers get to hear often. It betrays the fact how unsuspectingly some managers and  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 4/2006 4/2006/2006

    Ralf Haldimann: What customers really want…

    It is a technical editor’s job to provide the users with a tool to use a product safely and efficiently. Similar to any other tool, this tool should  [...]

  • tcworld 4/06/2006

    Detlef Zühlke, Alexander Bödcher, Kerstin Röse: The impact of globalization on user-interface design

    Did you ever try to use a machine that has been programmed in a foreign language? Or perhaps, even with an unfamiliar character set? Suddenly  [...]

  • tcworld 3/06/2006

    Peter Kreitmeier: From English to Cyrillic to Chinese

    The increasing number of languages that companies need to translate into requires careful planning when preparing translation projects. Thus, choosing  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 3/06/2006

    Steffen-Peter Ballstaedt: Mere visual stimulation or better clarity?

    Digitalisation has revolutionised the creation and editing of graphics, and ushered in new forms of technical communication on the visual plane. In  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 3/2006/2006

    Ralf Robers: Everything from one source

    In the city of Konstanz on the shores of Lake Constance, Siemens AG manufactures equipment for sorting post. Also at the same location, a team of 16  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 3/2006/2006

    Jakob Biesterfeldt: Gaining trust

    FIDUCIA IT AG employs user tests regularly to optimise the usability of their software. Recently, it was also the turn of the corresponding online  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 3/2006/2006

    Jörg Oyen: Adobe discovers the 3rd dimension

    Adobe introduced the fourth version of Acrobat in February. After Elements, Standard and Professional, we now have the 3D-Version. This allows the  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 3/2006/2006

    Johann Olasz: In the footsteps of RoboHelp?

    Flare is the name of a new authoring system for creating online help. Flare has been developed and created by MadCap. Several developers who were  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 206/2006

    Sissi Closs: DITA – a standard for TD?

    The abbreviation DITA stands for “Darwin Information Typing Architecture”, an information architecture based on XML. DITA is not a mere reinvention of  [...]