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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.


  • 2005

    Daniela Straub und Michael Fritz: Content Management – Strategic Challenge

    The volume of product-related information in companies is increasing by leaps and bounds. The reason is the growing multiplicity of products, software  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 4/2005

    Christian Féneyrol und Jasmin Heinemann: Data Quality as a Factor for Success

    As a contributing factor, data quality has a decisive influence on the further processing, reusability and publication of information in technical  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 4/2005

    Markus Nickl: Correct Use of Signposts

    Orientation during bewildering times – who does not wish for it? But, the technical editor knows from his own, sorrowful experience how difficult it  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 4/2005

    Bernhard Heiny und Rüdiger Tillmann: Smaller Scale – Improved General Survey

    Gas or diesel, automatic transmission or manual gears, basic model or something with more emphasis on comfort, and, above all, the special fittings –  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 5/2005

    Uwe Hentschel: Data Containers Instead of Job Baskets

    After several attempts at reaching a standard data exchange format for the printing and publishing industry, the first version of an XML-based  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 4/2005

    Rachel Herwartz: A Market in the Making

    More and more companies want to use their specific terminologies throughout the enterprise, and even regional associations and suppliers are to be  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 4/2005

    Tanja Sieber: Cloned Test Procedures

    The GM Europe GmbH is involved in the development of diagnostic software and test procedures for the non-American sector of General Motors. Test  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 4/2005

    Christoph Köhler und Clemens Schwender: Rethinking to accommodate a new audience

    The proportion of elderly people in Germany is increasing significantly, as shown by recent statistics. The reasons are stagnant birth rates and  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 4/2005

    Elisabeth Weise: Steps For Efficient Software Documentation

    A well devised documentation process contributes a lot to the quality of software documentation and online help. But, in numerous companies such a  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 4/2005

    Ulrich Thiele: Tips for Upgraders

    Have you finally decided to upgrade to Adobe Acrobat 7.0? Then Adobe will confront you with a new "functionality" that this software giant is set to  [...]

  • 2005

    Michael Fritz und Daniela Straub: Content Management Systems in the Lead

    Companies that have managed to survive the recent economic downturn did so by increasing their productivity, especially through process optimization  [...]

  • MultiLingual Computing & Technology 72/2005

    Tracy Russell: Get Ready to Go International

    There is an old joke in which a traveler stops to ask for directions. The old man scratches his head and says, “Well, if I were you, I wouldn’t start  [...]

  • Multilingual 3/2005

    Angelika Zerfaß: Checking Terminology

    Terminology is the most important basis for translation – nobody will argue about that. Also, that terminology work is one of the most time and  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 3/2005

    Jörg Oyen: Going With the Flow

    It is mostly creative departments of ad agencies that work with Adobe InDesign or QuarkXPress. The use of these design programs is, however, also a  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 3/2005

    Jens-Uwe Heuer: Fleeing From the Global World?

    Globalization and internationalization have resulted in widespread usage of English as the universal language, so that even in the German language,  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 3/2005

    Martin Ley: Simpler Maintenance Thanks to INDeT

    Advanced developments in information technology such as rapid rates of data transfer, multimedia and mobile input and output devices have given wings  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 3/2005

    Markus Nickl: Pitfalls in German Punctuation Usage

    Correct use of punctuation is generally considered to be the special domain of pettifoggers, stickler for rules and chronic smart alecks. Unlike any  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 3/2005

    Edgar Hellfritsch: Cleaned Up And Indigenous

    Technical writers create several documents using Microsoft Office, especially using the text editor Word. The program is no doubt suitable for  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 3/2005

    Eberhard Runzer: Missing Fonts

    Unlike Microsoft Word, Adobe FrameMaker reacts relatively sensitively while opening a document if the fonts are not available on the system. At first  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 3/2005

    Wolfgang Ziegler: Five Methods For Refined Work

    The advent of modular, single source publishing in technical documentation does not automatically solve the problem of version management. Before  [...]