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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.


  • Tagungsband 2004 FP 12/2004

    Angelika Zerfaß: Case Study: Project for the Evaluation of Software Localization Tools

    A globally operating company with multiple development locations is currently conducting a project for the selection and introduction of software  [...]

  • Tagungsband 2004 FV 3/2004

    Christof Schalhorn: “How Do You Document Then Your Documentation?”

    What is Docu-Docu? <br />“Docu-Docu“ means documentation of technical documentation. Docu-Docu becomes necessary mainly where extensive handbooks and  [...]

  • Tagungsband 2004 WS 1/2004

    Daniela Straub: Reducing inefficiencies in the flow of information across the person-to person interface

    Wherever process oriented improvements are involved, they usually adopt a DP-oriented approach. The potential for optimizing the person-to-person  [...]

  • Tagungsband 2004 FP 36/2004

    Sukumar Munshi: Optimised Localisation Processes for Multilingual Content Management

    Business objectives for introducing a content management system <br />Content management systems are considered frequently when documentation costs  [...]

  • Tagungsband 2004 PF 37/2004

    Ingo William: Creating Documents in More Than 40 Languages Automatically

    For most of us, foreign languages play only a subordinate role in daily life. With the continuous march of globalization and the creation of new  [...]

  • Tagungsband 2004 FP 38/2004

    Martin Holzmann: The Specification as Filter for the Selection of an Authoring System

    If a company decides to introduce a new authoring system, it is impossible to avoid creating a specification. So far, so good. But what is the real  [...]

  • Tagungsband 2004 WS 2/2004

    Jochen Fischer: CE compliant general and specific Safety Instructions


  • Tagungsband 2004 FP 26/2004

    Margit Becher: Publishing with XML

    Server-side solutions for dynamically creating documents for various media demand a rather thorough knowledge of programming (for instance, in Java,  [...]

  • Tagungsband 2004 FP 25/2004

    Elmar Baumgart: New in the World of XML: Word 2003 - A Star or a Shooting Star?

    Die XML-Technologie ist eine Basis für SingleSourcing, die führende Experten als Marktstandard einschätzen. Schon heute arbeiten viele  [...]

  • Tagungsband 2004 FP 28/2004

    Gerhard Meier-Wiechert: Creating Technical Documents Under Conditions That are Undergoing a Sea Change

    Bulgaria, Slovenia, Lettland, Canada, China: heating products from Viessmann are used all over the world. And they are delivered in each country with  [...]

  • Tagungsband 2004 PP 2/2004

    Felix Speiser: Structuring Methods and Visualization Effects

    The large number of results obtained from a Google-search on the key words present in the title of this lecture shows the complexity of the material  [...]

  • Tagungsband 2004 WS 6/2004

    Ulrich Thiele: Using Acrobat Efficiently

    Can we imagine a post-Acrobat period? Can we at all recall the time when the PDF-Format was not there? There are alternatives to Word: but none for  [...]

  • Tagungsband 2004 PP 13/2004

    Michael Dietterle und Norbert Klinnert: Handling new challenges in technical documentation

    Handling new challenges in technical documentation at a limited lot or short run production company with an XML-based authoring system<br />As a  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 1/2005

    Jochen Schwarze: A Survival Strategy for Documents

    A comprehensive security analysis of technical documentation could fill volumes. For this reason, the focus of this article is security in terms of  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 1/2005

    Michael Reichmayr: Slovenian

    Language: Slovenia or Slovene (slovenšcina)<br />Speakers: Native tongue of nearly 2.3 million, of which about 1.9 million in the Republic of  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 1/2005

    Marion Tramer: Printable PDF-Documents from Word

    Microsoft-Office is without doubt one of the most widely used software packages. And technical documentation is no exception here. Word is used for  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 1/2005

    Ulrich Thiele: Protecting, Backing-up, Archiving

    It was not very long ago that people smiled patronizingly at anyone who had serious doubts about the safety and durability of electronically created  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 1/2005

    Martin Galbierz: Ten Questions on GPSG

    In May 2004, the Gadget and Product Safety Law – known as Geräte- und Produktsicherheitsgesetz (GPSG) came into force in Germany. An inherent part of  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 1/2005

    Kai Bohn: Statutory Shelf Life

    The technical writer as a “hunter and collector” - surely an apt description for the creation of technical documentation. “Collecting” information  [...]

  • Tagungsband 2004 PP 14/2004

    Rolf Kamphaus und Daniela Dettmann: Terminology Work Beyond Theory

    Terminology is the foundation of any technical language. The more comprehensible and consistent it is constructed and used, the more unambiguous is  [...]