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Talk at LibreOffice Conference 2012

The slides from my talk “LibreOffice User Documentation: Successes and Challenges” are available from my website in ODP and PDF formats. Presented at the LibreOffice Conference, Berlin, October 2012.

Posted in Conferences, LibreOffice, Tools & technology

Talk at OpenHelp Conference

I presented a talk about LibreOffice documentation at this conference: I did not produce any slides for this talk. My rough notes are here: OpenHelp Talk (PDF).

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Readability Report for on Windows

I haven’t tried this extension to, because I don’t use Windows, but it sounds interesting (if not misused or abused as often happens with “readability” scores). Would like to hear from someone who has used it. The Readability Report

Posted in Tools & technology

Engaging readers in documentation

At the AODC 2010 conference, Sarah Maddox, who works for Atlassian, an agile development environment, spoke on engaging readers in the documentation and the concept of documentation as an emotional experience. Sarah explained the advantages to both the customers and

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Effective Onscreen Editing, 2nd edition

Geoff Hart’s Effective Onscreen Editing is an essential resource for anyone who edits onscreen, regardless of the word processor in use. Geoff’s examples are from Microsoft Word, but most of his recommendations can be translated readily to or other

Posted in Books, Skills, Tools & technology
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