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    • technische kommunikation 6/2005

      Holger Matthes: Handling Graphics Efficiently

      Technical Documentation does not live by texts alone. Undoubtedly, graphics and illustrations improve the comprehensibility of user instructions and  [...]

    • technische kommunikation 5/2005

      Dieter Gust: Adobe FrameMaker Importing Graphics – Part 1

      The graphics import in Adobe FrameMaker is no worse and no better than several other programmes: pixel formats are imported reasonably well. But the  [...]

    • technische kommunikation 5/2005

      Birgit Wöllbrink: Terminology Work With crossTerm

      The software developer Nero has released a revised version of integrated translation environment "across“ into the market. Version 3.0 has a  [...]

    • technische kommunikation 5/2005

      Robert Schäfer: Standard For The 3rd Dimension

      Engineering and development domains can no longer do away with three dimensional data models – they are here to stay. In technical documentation  [...]

    • 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

      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  [...]

    • 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

      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 2/2005

      Ulrich Thiele: Acrobat Version 7

      Once again, Acrobat customers are in for an upgrade surprise sooner than imagined: Version 7.0 may be already available in the market, much before  [...]

    • technische kommunikation 2/2005

      Ina Forst: HTML 3.2 is Still Clouding the Image

      If JavaHelp was for so long the talk of the town, the disadvantages that came with it were also discussed in almost the same breath. Towards the end  [...]

    • 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 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

      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 6/2004

      Petra Drewer: Portable Translators

      With the EW-G2100, Casio has now come up with a translation tool that weighs just a little more than two bars of chocolate, but contains a whole  [...]

    • technische kommunikation 5/2004

      Holger Matthes: All That Can Be Done With TOC

      The automatic generation of a table of contents forms part of the basic set of tools in any text processor. Even in older versions of Microsoft Word,  [...]

    • technische kommunikation 5/2004

      Dieter Gust: Managing templates

      FrameMaker templates are FrameMaker documents, which can be used as a basis to format other documents. But not all formatting can be transferred, only  [...]

    • technische kommunikation 5/2004

      Uwe Hentschel: Man to machine - Machine to man

      The story of the genesis of computer screens is characterized by an interdisciplinary mix of ideas. With the first "Personal Computer (PC)" as the  [...]