Tag: technical communications

Use the Compare tool in Adobe Acrobat Pro to flag changes

whale breach

Adobe Acrobat Pro is a powerful tool for editing and publishing PDF documents. One of the features I use most often is the Compare Documents feature. This quick and easy process allows me to see at a glance the changes

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STC 2014 Summit

STC Summit Phoenix

I recently returned from the annual Summit of the Society for Technical Communication, a conference attended by hundreds of professionals in the technical communication field. This year the Summit took place in Phoenix, Arizona, one week before the locals told me

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Say It in the Air

Marie DesJardin: Say It in the Air

Sentences can be unruly things, particularly when they attempt to describe technical content. By the time you wedge in all the disclaimers and conditions, you often have cobbled together enough convoluted clauses to make a native speaker cry. The procedure

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Get the Text Out: Winning over Techs by Using Less Text

This article was originally published in the 2013 Q2 issue of the STC IDeaL newsletter.¬† About a year ago, my high-tech company put together a small team to create an eLearning version of the instructor-led classroom training they’d offered for

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Bits & Nybbles Cartoon

During my first tech-writing job, I penned a comic strip for the University of Florida’s otherwise staid data center. The two technical writers in our little group manned the help line, so we got to hear users’ problems in their

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