Adobe Offering Free eSeminar for Setting Up Help Projects
EVENT: Adobe eSeminar – Getting it Right from the Start: Setting Up Online Help and Documentation Projects Correctly
WHEN: Tuesday, August 9, 2011, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM US/Pacific
Technical communications tools like RoboHelp make it easy to create large, complex documentation projects without much advance project planning. Technical writers often see that capability as a great way to jump right on and save time on planning the project. However, taking what seems to be a practical, time-saving approach to help development can in fact be detrimental not only to the value of the final project deliverables, but to the budget, the delivery date and even to the morale of the documentation team. If nothing else, consistency will be lacking and additional time may be required to go back and make corrections.
Frustration can be avoided by defining as many settings as possible when the project starts, while there’s still time to think. And, at least when it comes to consistency, it doesn’t take a lot of time or effort, often just a day or two to define a small number of crucial control files and settings.
Adobe is holding a free, interactive online seminar, which will be hosted by Tom Aldous, Adobe Technical Communication Evangelist, and Neil Perlin, an Adobe Partner and an internationally acclaimed Subject Matter Expert in online help and documentation. Adobe promises that by participating in this seminar, you’ll wind up with greater consistency and maintainability within and across your help projects.