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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.


  • technische kommunikation 6/2003

    Elisabeth Gräfe: Documentation for 2013

    Only charlatans claim to be able to predict the future. However, all of us would like to know what will happen in the future - not only out of pure  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 6/2003

    Anne Lehrndorfer: Layout

    A good layout is subject to trends and personal feelings. A good layout supports the content and regulates the absorption of information. In case of  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 2/2004

    Heike Streng und Robert Schäfer: Publishing CAD-data

    Using data from CAD-systems for illustrations in technical documentation is all but obvious. Electronic component catalogs or animated service  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 1/2004

    Carl-Otto Bauer: Product Monitoring in the USA

    USA has intensified its conditions for product monitoring of motor vehicles and motor vehicle accessories. This legal initiative has been triggered by  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 2/2004

    Martin Galbierz: Consumer Rights Strengthened

    By 1.5.2004 the rights of the consumer were strengthened by the legislature. By this date the new Act for Instruments and Product safety came into  [...]

  • technische kommuniaktion 2/2004

    Jürgen Mührs: Office-Component Produces XML

    Microsoft has introduced the new office Edition in the autumn of 2003. These are a part of Microsoft Office system that has XML as the standard data  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 2/2004

    Dirk Schmitz: User-Friendliness From the CAD-System

    ASM, DWG, DXF, IGS, PRT, STEP: these are some of the many CAD-Formats. Anyone using these formats as a basis for technical illustrations will soon  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 2/2004

    Milka Vagadayová: Czech

    Language: Czech (cesk+ jazyk; ce+tina) Spoken by: Native language of approximately 10 million people in the Czech Republic. Official language in: the  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 2/2004

    Martin Jung: a + b = ? – Ambiguous Coinage

    Natural languages are teeming with words that have more than one meaning. [...]

  • technische kommunikation 2/2003

    Carl-Heinz Gabriel: Normen und Richtlinien für barrierefreie Produkte

    The concept of barrier-free products is also well known under the term " Design for all". It describes the process of designing and producing products  [...]

  • technische kommuniaktion 1/2003

    Klaus Schubert: Translation assistants - a comparison and evaluation

    Translation environments are the most widely marketed assistants in language technology. They improve the consistency and quality of work and help  [...]

  • multilingual 1/2004

    Núria Riera: Adapting ERP Systems to Local Requirements

    When one focuses on ERP (enterprise resource planning) localization, the first thing that usually comes to mind is the legal aspect of these products.  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 2/2003

    Tilo Ried: Across Companies

    Product information is generated at a number of places in a company. The process of generating and disseminating information runs across the entire  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 1/2003

    Marc Beckers: Ten questions concerning DocBook

    Anyone who is planning to shift his or her technical documentation to XML will have to take DocBook into consideration. As a small aid, we have  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 1/2003

    Marc Achtelig: Built-in software assistants

    Twelve seconds and a maximum of three mouse-clicks are what it takes to get online-help for a problem. If the solution is still not found, most users  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 2/2003

    Tanja Brinkmann: User Information Essential for Living

    The German Law for Equal Rights to the Disabled (Behindertengleichstellungsgesetz, BGG) has been in force since May 2002. This law champions  [...]

  • technische Dokumentation 2/2003

    Ute Mitschke: Talking PDF

    Right since Version 4 of Adobe Acrobat, it has been possible to create structured PDF. Adobe has modified this output format in the current version.  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 1/2003

    Stefan Gemmeke und Jens-Uwe Heuer: Free-lancing versus practicing a trade

    Several amendments in recent years have made the German taxation laws more and more difficult to comprehend. In addition to this, the inadequacies of  [...]