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Structured Writing Part 2: Where to Apply It and Why It Matters

January 23, 2017 Comments

In part one of my series on structured writing, I explained the concept of structured writing at a high level. Structured writing is an approach to writing that focuses on the structure of content. By applying rules to the content, you impose structure to increase consistency....

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Document Translation
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structured content
Structured Writing Part 1: What is Structured Writing?

January 13, 2017 Comments

Structured writing is an approach to creating content that fits into a larger content strategy. It has many different components and can be applied in many different ways, offering numerous benefits and challenges as well. Since this is a wide-ranging topic, I’m going to share my thoughts on structu...

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Document Translation
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structured content
How to Create a Footnote with InDesign CC 2017

January 11, 2017 Comments

In this blog I will share a small, but great improvement Adobe introduced in InDesign CC 2017 for creating footnotes. When InDesign introduced footnotes, the process was to insert them into multi-column text frames and they were always placed in the same column where the footnote reference appeared....

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Document Translation
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InDesign
Word vs. Publisher: Which is better for DTP?

December 08, 2016 Comments

Microsoft's Word and Publisher tools are applications, which are sometimes used for similar tasks, including typing and editing text and placing, cropping, resizing and rotating images. Does this mean we have two MS Office tools serving the same purpose? No it doesn't, Word and Publisher were design...

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Document Translation
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DTP, multilingual documents, desktop publishing, microsoft word, microsoft publisher, desktop publishing tools
Content Strategy: Style Guide

December 05, 2016 Comments

Businesses generate all types of content, from website copy to marketing materials to user documentation. Unless you have a content strategy in place to plan and manage all of your customer-facing content, you could appear like a very fragmented company, which doesn't present a good image to your cu...

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Document Translation
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content strategy, style guide, content style guide, documentation guide, document translation, global content, global content style guide
New Illustrator CC Feature: Adobe Portfolio

November 28, 2016 Comments

Have you heard of the new Illustrator CC feature Adobe Portfolio? Well, you have now! Adobe continues to release many new features and it can be difficult to keep up with all the information and tutorials available to stay "in the know". So in this blog, I will discuss Adobe Portfolio and how I thin...

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Document Translation
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Adobe Portfolio, Adobe programs, Illustrator, Illustrator CC, Adobe, web design, graphic design, multilingual web design

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