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Mini-webinar: Collaborative Review in FrameMaker


In this 35 minute session we explore tools in FrameMaker for collaborative review. Discover how flexible PDF review can be. FrameMaker 12 introduced the ability to continue editing your FM source files while a PDF file is circulated for review. This highly focused session is aimed at FrameMaker users, old and new, who want to run an efficient review cycle that does not require a SW license for remote reviewers.

You will learn the following:

  • How to swiftly import PDF comments, insertions and deletions "in place" into FrameMaker 12 source files
  • Recommended syntax to identify changes marked with highlighter and "text ballon" comments in PDF
  • How to preview FM doc after all changes are accepte
  • Modifying your Author workspace to include MARKER and CONDITIONAL TEXT to ease reading all instructions in embedded comments

About the presenter:  Maxwell Hoffmann is Adobe's Product Evangelist for Tech Comm. With over 20 years experience in tech comm production and 15 concurrent years in translation/localization, Maxwell has trained over 1,200 people in hands-on sessions covering scalable, multi-channel publishing resources. He has focused on publishing solutions "beyond paper" for the past 18 years.


Mini-webinar: Advanced FrameMaker Tables


In this 35 minute session we cover some of the more powerful features related to Tables in FrameMaker. This highly focused session is aimed at FrameMaker users, old and new, who want to make the most out of tables with fewer steps and more automation. This session covers:

  • How to define Table Styles that pre-populate header rows with text
  • When to use which option for resizing table columns
  • Which table cell determines format overrides in straddled areas
  • How to avoid loss of text and xref markers in Table Titles

About the presenter:  Maxwell Hoffmann is Adobe's Product Evangelist for Tech Comm. With over 20 years experience in tech comm production and 15 concurrent years in translation/localization, Maxwell has trained over 1,200 people in hands-on sessions covering scalable, multi-channel publishing resources. He has focused on publishing solutions "beyond paper" for the past 18 years.


Advanced Tips: FrameMaker 12 and Regular Expressions


FrameMaker 12 added regular expression support to FrameMaker's powerful Find/Change interface. Rick Quatro provides a step-by-step overview of regular expression syntax and how to use regular expressions to streamline Find/Change tasks. He also shows how regular expressions can be used in ExtendScript and FrameScript scripts to make them more readable and efficient.

Note: at the end of this recording, a pod will appear in the upper left corner of the meeting window with a highly useful "how to" Regular Expressions Sample document. You will be able to copy Regular Expression from the document into your FrameMaker FIND menu and search for examples in the same document!

You can write regular expressions using the following syntax:

  • Perl default
  • Grep
  • Ergrep

The regular expression replace functionality allows you to replace parts of the search result but based on the result itself. For example, you can use this functionality to change the date format of dates in a document from dd-mm-yyyy to mm-dd-yyyy. This session shows many useful examples, including locating specific words with "or" instead of the UK spelling "our." Watch this lively session to see dynamic examples that will allow you to search for one type of string and replace the same information in a different order. The possibilities are endless!

About our Presenter: Rick Quatro is president of Carmen Publishing Inc. and has been providing FrameMaker support and automation for over 20 years. He is a renowned FrameScript expert that has written thousands of automation scripts for clients all over the world. Rick also provides automated, data-driven publishing solutions for Adobe InDesign.


Managing Information Overload With RoboHelp 11


Most of us face challenges with the amount of information in the workplace. There are solutions in RoboHelp 11 that can be utilized to help our end users deal with these obstacles and get the information they need to do their jobs and service customers. 

This includes strategies such as:

  • utilizing content filters,
  • reusing content for multiple purposes,
  • publishing to multiple channels

... and much more. Watch this session to see various ways that Lightext as employed to reduce "information overload", ranging from content reuse to progressive unfolding of optional instructive steps.

Lightext is a consulting firm that has provided its clients for policy and procedure and training solutions for over 20 years.

About the presenter: Beth Gerber co-owns and operate Lightext, a technical writing and training consulting firm specializing in policy and procedure development and instructional design and delivery for the financial services industry.  Lightext is also an Authorized Adobe Training Center located in Arcadia, California. www.lightext.com


Responsive eLearning without programming - demystified with Adobe Captivate 8


Responsive is what responsive does! Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to get an insight into authoring responsive eLearning without programming. Author once using Adobe Captivate 8 and see the content rearrange itself for the tablet and mobile views. Now you don’t need to worry which device your learner will view your eLearning course on. Use the in-product preview to see the way your project appears on multiple screens, taking the guess work out of your authoring. You will also learn how to choose from a selection of out-of-the-box responsive themes to render differentiated content for multiple devices and finally publish your responsive project to multiple leading LMSs as a single project. Minimize effort, maximize productivity!


How to Choose the Right Component Content Management System for You


Go ahead…Google “content management systems” and you will be overwhelmed with more than 7,800,000 hits.

OK, narrow your search to “component content management systems” – but you still get almost 5,500,000 hits!

So, now where do you turn to research CCMSs? There are so many types of CCMSs on the market, which type do you choose? And once you decide on a type of CCMS, then which specific CCMS is right for you?

In this webinar, Suzanne Mescan of Vasont Systems dovers the following objectives:

  • how to prepare your organization for a CCMS,
  • what to look for when shopping for a CCMS,
  • and where to find a CCMS that best fits your needs.


About our Presenter: Suzanne Mescan is Vasont Systems’ Director of Marketing, with responsibility for the Company’s overall marketing and public relations efforts. For more than 25 years, she has worked in all aspects of the information management and publishing industry, including content management, editorial, art and design, project management, prepress production, printing and binding.


AEM 6 Oak: MongoMK and Queries


We describe the query engine of Oak and how it compares to Jackrabbit 2.x. The session will give pointers on how to analyze query performance and manage custom indexes. In the second part we will talk about MongoMK with a focus on the consistency guarantees provided by the new cluster implementation in AEM.


eLearning Essentials for a Device Rich World


Is mobile learning the next logical leap for online learning? Should you be ramping up your mobile solutions too? We have turned a corner in mobile learning authoring with the availability of easy to use responsive authoring now found in Adobe Captivate 8! Join Dr. Allen Partridge for an introduction to responsive design & authentic learning for mobile devices ―deliver high quality, seamless, responsive & device-aware learning experiences without any programming


Bernard Sess 4) XML Authoring Made Easy, OR It's Not Just For Geeks Anymore


 

Create, edit, or publish XML and DITA with ease is the promise. How? Adobe FrameMaker Author 12 provides a rich and visual interface for creating and publishing content. This presentation explores how the SW works and provides you a quick start to developing your own content, or even modifying content created by others. Adobe FrameMaker reconfigured for the XML geek in all of us.

This lively session covers where resources are located for DITA authoring in FrameMaker, how to optimize your structured workspace, tips for navigation and locating legal insertion points, and a whole lot more. View published output to PDF, HTML5 and discover how to assemble a ditamap, all within FrameMaker.

About our Presenter: Bernard Aschwanden solves documentation based problems and helps companies generate more revenue. He guides clients through the best processes to create, manage, and deliver content. Once content is delivered, he helps socialize the message, understand and act on feedback, and improve the process and workflow. He is the founder of Publishing Smarter, an Associate Fellow of the Society for Technical Communication STC, and the Vice President of STC. Bernard has helped hundreds of companies implement successful solutions. He is focused on publishing better,


Make the shift! From lecture centered teaching to a learner centered experience


One of the ways that technology can help educators is by facilitating more effective teaching strategies. Join Dr. Allen Partridge for this one-hour session designed to give educators strategies and techniques to leverage digital technologies to enhance their teaching opportunities. In this session Dr. Partridge will demonstrate Adobe technologies used for flipping the learning experience and facilitating authentic learning experiences. Attendees will learn how anyone, student, teacher or administrator can easily create online course materials to help educators shift from a lecture centered learning experience, to a learner centered experience.


Sess 4: Next-Generation Review & Collaboration Work-flows in Tech Comm


As tech comm professionals are asked to do more with less, workgroup collaboration and shared reviews can help even out the load. Join Matt Sullivan for a one-hour discussion on both new and existing review and collaboration options in TCS5:

  • The freedom to edit content during shared reviews
  • Approving/rejecting comments from reviews
  • Review on the go with mobile PDF review options
  • New ability to modify source files in FrameMaker while earlier PDF is still under review


About our Presenter: Matt Sullivan is an Adobe Certified Instructor and Adobe Certified Expert in ten different Adobe publishing and e-learning applications, including everything in Technical Communication Suite 5. He teaches online and in-person classes as well as helping companies improve their publishing work flow. Follow Matt on his social media id, mattrsullivan


BEHIND THE SCENES ON GONE GIRL: A PANEL DISCUSSION WITH THE POST-PRODUCTION TEAM


Join Adobe for an exclusive panel discussion with the editorial and post-production team behind the Hollywood thriller Gone Girl, including senior editor and two-time Academy Award winner, Kirk Baxter, ACE. Learn about their pioneering workflow based on 6K files,and discover how they transformed the raw footage into a masterpiece – leveraging the power of Adobe Premiere Pro CC.


Transform Your Webinars into Immersive Content Marketing


Content marketing is a hot topic for good reason: To cut through the noise you attract audiences by giving before you ask something of them. Watch this recording and see why.


Transition from MS Word to DITA and FrameMaker XML Author 12, using Stilo Migrate


This session was the second in a two-part series of eSeminars focused on converting legacy content to DITA. The first session October 2, 2014 looked at converting unstructured FrameMaker to DITA in an accurate and automated fashion.

In this second webinar, we will witness how the Migrate cloud XML conversion service can be used by technical authors and subject matter experts to automate the conversion of MS Word documents to DITA for publishing via FrameMaker, enabling them to:

  • Cut down on manual pre-conversion prep and clean-up tasks
  • Be in complete control of the conversion process
  • Work at their own pace
  • Reduce overall conversion costs

The webinar will feature a live demonstration of Migrate—taking a sample MS Word document, and converting it to DITA – all in real-time, and under the direct control of the technical documentation team. We will demonstrate just how easy, quick and affordable it is to make the move to structured authoring and FrameMaker XML Author 12 using Migrate.

Maxwell Hoffmann, Product Evangelist at Adobe ends the session with a brief demonstration of some of the potent features of the all-new Adobe FrameMaker XML Author 12.

About our Presenters: Les Burnham, CEO -- As the CEO and joint-founder of Stilo International, Les has overseen the development and marketing of SGML/XML content processing technologies and solutions for many years, across industry sectors including publishing, aerospace and defence, high-tech, engineering and government. He initiated the development of the Migrate cloud content conversion service to address the conversion requirements of small and medium enterprises through to large corporations including IBM, Cisco, TIBCO and Varian Medical Systems.

Helen St Denis, Conversion Services Manager -- Helen originally joined Stilo as a technical editor in the documentation team, and now works closely with our Migrate customers, helping to analyze their legacy content, configure dedicated conversion portals and provide training and support on an ongoing basis. Over a period of several years she has helped to convert many thousands of pages from FrameMaker, Word, RoboHelp and InDesign files to DITA and other XML formats.


Tech Challenges Sess 3) Human Bionics: More Freedom or Electronic Slavery?


For more background on this session and how the survey was conducted, you may wish to read the blog at: http://adobe.ly/1xzhnXY
Engineered extensions of the body, such as intelligent prostheses, implants for enhanced perception and automated medical treatments are going to be the norm. They may be seen as part of a desirable future of greater autonomy and freedom, or as instruments of greater dependency and surveillance of citizens.

Issues to be covered include:

  • Before, we used technology to change the environment. Now we use it to change ourselves.
  • If bionics can treat depression effectively, should they be used to induce feelings of happiness?
  • Elective amputation and bionic replacement - it's here, now!
  • An artificial limb connected to your cell phone could be hackable!
  • A bionic hand that can feel - it's here, now!
  • Who is responsible when a thought-controlled device causes unintended harm?
  • Electronic devices will include living tissue, and be grafted, not implanted.

You will want to view the recording of this lively session, in which the "live" chat pod from attendees provides insights and information almost as engaging as what the presenters share with you.

About the Presenters: Ray Gallon is owner of Culturecom, a consultantancy specialized in Business Process Improvement through Communication, and co-founder of The Transformation Society. He has over 20 years' experience in the technical content industries. 

Neus Lorenzo PhD is Inspector of Education in Catalonia Spain and cofounder of The Transformation Society. She is the former head of the Foreign Language Service in the Departament d’Ensenyament, the local Ministry of Education. She has worked as a training adviser at the Council of Europe for Pestalozzi courses, and at the Inspectorate of Education in the Generalitat de Catalunya Catalan government.

 


Regular FrameMaker 12.03: Recent Enhancements


An update was recently released for FrameMaker 12 with some impressive enhancements. This 40 minute session will cover some key improvements for working with regular, unstructured FrameMaker 12 projects with the V12.03 free update:

  • We have also released a brand new Responsive HTML5 layout for publishing to online formats
  • FrameMaker 12 can now publish the content in the reference pages as well for all non-PDF outputs.
  • The non-PDF publishing for large files with many images is now faster with 50% reduction in publishing time.
  • You click a new tick box to insert a TABLE CONTINUATION VARIABLE when inserting a new table
  • You can add a new row at the end by pressing the TAB key in the last cell of the table.
  • You can also drag-and-drop the rows and columns of a table within the table.
  • You can easily navigate in the table cells using right, left, up, and down arrow keys

About the presenter:  Maxwell Hoffmann is Adobe's Product Evangelist for Tech Comm. With over 20 years experience in tech comm production and 15 concurrent years in translation/localization, Maxwell has trained over 1,200 people in hands-on sessions covering scalable, multi-channel publishing resources. He has focused on publishing solutions "beyond paper" for the past 18 years.


Bernard Sess 3) Multi-channel Publishing of DITA Content with the RIGHT Appearance


A step-by-step session in customizing DITA published output via FrameMaker 12

DITA. -- Then you have to deal with the hassle of trying to publish to PDF and online formats through the Open Tool-kit. The BIG problem is in customizing that content to have the look and feel you want for content delivered to any device, and in any major format. This session provides an alternative approach: see how FrameMaker 12 allows you to swiftly customize out-of-box DITA 1.2 templates to attain your own look and feel. You will discover that FrameMaker uses a familiar publishing/formatting model that by-passes the need to master F.O. or DITA Open Tool-kit code. Even if you have no background in DITA or XML, you can swiftly master the techniques shared in this session.

About our Presenter: Bernard Aschwanden solves documentation based problems and helps companies generate more revenue. He guides clients through the best processes to create, manage, and deliver content. Once content is delivered, he helps socialize the message, understand and act on feedback, and improve the process and workflow. He is the founder of Publishing Smarter, an Associate Fellow of the Society for Technical Communication STC, and the Vice President of STC. Bernard has helped hundreds of companies implement successful solutions. He is focused on publishing better,


Get Video To Market Faster Across All Channels


Watch the on-demand webinar to learn how Adobe Experience Manager Assets for video can help you to:

• Streamline workflow across the entire video lifecycle: from review and approval to encoding, authoring, and cross channel delivery

• Leverage adaptive and responsive video players to enhance your mobile offerings

• Get real time feedback on video views and engagement trends


Foolproof Automated, Collaborative Publishing via PADS & FM Publishing Server


The PatternStream Automated Document System PADS is an enterprise application that enables users across the virtual campus to author/edit content and publish application sections of data-driven documents in a browser based environment. Adobe FrameMaker Publishing Server is used as the publishing engine and is tightly integrated as part of the system. Source information can reside databases, BI systems, image files, markup files e.g., XML, HTML, etc., Excel files, word processing files, and other types of information bases. Information can be controlled and published in a distributed manner using desktop, laptop, and mobile devices.

This session showcases:

  • A web-based authoring/editing system for creating and maintaining content as an information source for data-driven publishing
  • FrameMaker Publishing Server working as a publishing engine to create PDF documents in an enterprise environment on demand
  • How multiple sources of information can be aggregated, transformed, and published into active PDF files for web and print distribution
  • The data-driven publishing concept

About our Presenters: Brad Anderson is the Vice President Operations of Finite Matters Ltd. FML. Beginning in 2004, he has specialized in data-driven publishing using the FML PatternStream application. He has provided PatternStream and FrameScript implementation services to a wide range of clients in the private and public sectors. These customers include state, local, and federal government entities, and distribution, manufacturer, financial, and other companies. In addition to his work at FML, Brad owns, monitors, and maintains the Framers email discussion group and originated and conducted the FrameMaker User Conferences.

Ben Slone is the co-founder, President, and CEO of FML. Since 1991 he has focused on development of applications and services to provide data-driven publishing solutions for customers. Both Brad and Ben have worked with Adobe since 1995 and with FrameMaker since 1992.


Sullivan Sess 3: Publishing Your Technical Content on Mobile was Never This Easy


Sess 3: Publishing Your Technical Content on Mobile was Never This Easy

FrameMaker 12 now natively creates the most popular electronic formats! Join Matt Sullivan for a one-hour discussion on how easy it is to create the formats directly from FrameMaker:

  • output to 5 common online formats
  • explore each aspect of the layout editor which controls output look n' feel
  • discover how to add specific headings to a Mobile TOC which may not have been designated for TOC in the original FrameMaker documents
  • the basics for setting up output, including customizing responsive HTML5 skins

About our Presenter: Matt Sullivan is an Adobe Certified Instructor and Adobe Certified Expert in ten different Adobe publishing and e-learning applications, including everything in Technical Communication Suite 5. He teaches online and in-person classes as well as helping companies improve their publishing work flow. Follow Matt on his social media id, mattrsullivan


FrameMaker 12 & S1000D: Modular Tech Authoring for Defense, Aerospace & Aviation


Every day, skilled writers, engineers and illustrators collaborate to deliver operational and maintenance information to support some of the most advanced equipment on the planet.  They use Adobe FrameMaker and the open international specification S1000D to quickly create modular technical content that can be delivered to PDF, HTML and Interactive Electronic Technical Publications on demand. From warships to corporate jets, manufacturers and operators of complex mission critical assets demand stability and quality in their authoring environments to ensure they meet their delivery milestones. Join Tammy as she demonstrates how Adobe FrameMaker 12 and an S1000D enabled CMS can change the way you create, manage and deliver technical data in your organisation, including:

  • Direct revision control and check-out from the Common Source DataBase CSDB
  • Searching for and referencing to other Data Modules in the CSDB
  • Searching for and importing images direct from the CSDB
  • Easy insertion of the Applicability mark-up and building the Applic Ref Block
  • CIR/TIR Insertion into Preliminary Requirements and content of Procedural DMs
  • Previewing of how the content will look when published to an Interactive Electronic Technical Publication IETP

and a whole lot more!

About the Presenter: Tammy Halter is the founder and CEO of Absolute Data Group. Tammy has been a senior technical trainer, support engineer and project manager for numerous SGML and XML software distributors and has held the role of FrameMaker Product Engineer, Asia Pacific & Latin America for Adobe Systems.  With nearly 20 years’ experience in information technology, Tammy has extensive experience in technical publishing, S1000D technical data management and information delivery systems for Defense and Aerospace.  Tammy has previously served in the Royal Australian Navy Fleet Air Arm and worked for leading document management companies prior to founding Absolute Data Group.

 


Brain science debunks webinar presentation myths


Content Marketing is a hot technique to attract and retain customers by creating and curating valuable content.


Bernard Sess 2: Best Practices when Creating Interactive Video Tutorial


Bernard Sess 2: Best Practices when Creating Interactive Video Tutorial

During this presentation, Bernard guides you through reviewing a support topic and developing a storyboard. These ideas are used to created a related video to help users visualize how to perform the task.  Rather than delivering just text, you can provide users with detailed video showcasing specifically how to perform key functions.

Topics covered and demo'd include:

  • Key ingredients of a good storyboard
  • What you mustn't forget about Acronyms in your script
  • Helpful keyboard shortcuts for PowerPoint
  • How FrameMaker can be used for storyboards with "intelligent" page footers
  • WHAT to do while making a recording
  • Why you should avoid slide "pauses" and background music
  • Benefits of making a "silent movie" and adding the audio track later
  • Live demo of following storyboard to create effective software simulation via Adobe Captivate
  • Review over actual Publishing Smarter Case Study: creation of the FrameMaker 12 Reviewer's Guide for Adobe
  • A summary of useful product links are shared at the end of the presentation


About our Presenter: Bernard Aschwanden solves documentation based problems and helps companies generate more revenue. He guides clients through the best processes to create, manage, and deliver content. Once content is delivered, he helps socialize the message, understand and act on feedback, and improve the process and workflow. He is the founder of Publishing Smarter, an Associate Fellow of the Society for Technical Communication STC, and the Vice President of STC. Bernard has helped hundreds of companies implement successful solutions. He is focused on publishing better,


FrameMaker 12 & S1000D: Modular Tech Authoring for Defense, Aerospace & Aviation


Every day, skilled writers, engineers and illustrators collaborate to deliver operational and maintenance information to support some of the most advanced equipment on the planet.  They use Adobe FrameMaker and the open international specification S1000D to quickly create modular technical content that can be delivered to PDF, HTML and Interactive Electronic Technical Publications on demand. From warships to corporate jets, manufacturers and operators of complex mission critical assets demand stability and quality in their authoring environments to ensure they meet their delivery milestones. Join Tammy as she demonstrates how Adobe FrameMaker 12 and an S1000D enabled CMS can change the way you create, manage and deliver technical data in your organisation, including:

  • Direct revision control and check-out from the Common Source DataBase CSDB
  • Searching for and referencing to other Data Modules in the CSDB
  • Searching for and importing images direct from the CSDB
  • Easy insertion of the Applicability mark-up and building the Applic Ref Block
  • CIR/TIR Insertion into Preliminary Requirements and content of Procedural DMs
  • Previewing of how the content will look when published to an Interactive Electronic Technical Publication IETP

and a whole lot more!

About the Presenter: Tammy Halter is the founder and CEO of Absolute Data Group. Tammy has been a senior technical trainer, support engineer and project manager for numerous SGML and XML software distributors and has held the role of FrameMaker Product Engineer, Asia Pacific & Latin America for Adobe Systems.  With nearly 20 years’ experience in information technology, Tammy has extensive experience in technical publishing, S1000D technical data management and information delivery systems for Defense and Aerospace.  Tammy has previously served in the Royal Australian Navy Fleet Air Arm and worked for leading document management companies prior to founding Absolute Data Group.

 


Convert Unstructured FrameMaker to DITA and XML via Stilo Migrate


This webinar is being held in collaboration with Stilo International, leaders in automated content conversion, and will illustrate how the Migrate cloud conversion service enables technical authors and subject matter experts to:

  • Automate the conversion of unstructured FrameMaker documents to DITA

  • Cut down on manual pre-conversion prep and clean-up tasks

  • Be in complete control of the conversion process

  • Work at their own pace

  • Reduce overall conversion costs

The webinar will feature a live demonstration of Migrate—taking a sample unstructured Frame document, and converting it to DITA – all in real-time, and under the direct control of the technical documentation team. Adobe TechComm Evangelist Maxwell Hoffmann uses the converted DITA to demonstrate some of the potent features of the all the all-new Adobe FrameMaker XML Author 12 editor.

About our Presenters: Les Burnham, CEO -- As the CEO and joint-founder of Stilo International, Les has overseen the development and marketing of SGML/XML content processing technologies and solutions for many years, across industry sectors including publishing, aerospace and defence, high-tech, engineering and government. He initiated the development of the Migrate cloud content conversion service to address the conversion requirements of small and medium enterprises through to large corporations including IBM, Cisco, TIBCO and Varian Medical Systems.

Helen St Denis, Conversion Services Manager -- Helen originally joined Stilo as a technical editor in the documentation team, and now works closely with our Migrate customers, helping to analyze their legacy content, configure dedicated conversion portals and provide training and support on an ongoing basis. Over a period of several years she has helped to convert many thousands of pages from FrameMaker, Word, RoboHelp and InDesign files to DITA and other XML formats.


Dynamic Tag Management Cloud Service in AEM


AEM 6 comes with a cloud service for Dynamic Tag Management DTM, Adobe’s recommended way of deploying Adobe Analytics and other solutions of the Marketing Cloud on a website. Learn how to connect even a local AEM instance with the DTM service, and to send any desired usage data to Adobe Analytics.


Aerospace Case Study: How FrameMaker 12 found missing commas & dead frogs


In this age of globalization G11n, documentation is vital to business success. This presentation describes how companies have successfully integrated Simplified English with FrameMaker 12 into their Product Data Management PDM systems, including Teamcenter.

Learn how airlines make FAA maintenance work cards easier to read with FrameMaker12. The presentation reveals how Toyota uses FrameMaker12 as a Poka-Yoke Goof proofer to achieve six sigma quality documentation.

Learn the shocking truth about how the Food and Drug Administration uses a Text Mining to check pharmaceutical compliance documentation and found dead frogs in off-shore processing plant!

About the Presenter: John Smart is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology, College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.
He is the founding partner of Smart Communications, Inc., New York, long-time user of FrameMaker7 to FrameMaker12 XML. His firm uses the Adobe FrameMaker Developers’ Kit FDK to extend the functions of FrameMaker12 for Quality Control, Language Translations, Text Analytics and Simplification. John hails from Australia and delivers his presentations with a global perspective and a healthy dose of Aussie humor.


ABCs for Building Policy and Procedure in RoboHelp


RoboHelp is a fantastic tool for building policy and procedure manuals.  Users love the navigation and search features, as well as the customized interface.  However, it’s important that you establish a solid foundation to ensure your system can be maintained over time, be used by multiple audiences for several purposes training, policies, audits, etc., and become a viable  tool in the workplace.  In this webinar, Beth Gerber from Lightext, a company that specializes in developing policies and procedures for financial institutions and other companies, will share essentials that she has learned over the past 20 years of consulting.

Avoid common pitfalls that cause help systems to become unmanageable and cluttered over time.  Instead, learn strategies to ensure your large help system is sustainable by eliminating duplication.  Learn how to effectively utilize snippets, glossary, topic reuse, drop downs, content filters, etc. to create a library that can be maintained.

Build a system that can be used by multiple audiences for different purposes without  becoming a dumping ground.  Learn how to manage appendixes, job aids, and bulletins other content that can overlap procedures and confuse the end user.

Create a system that will last by utilizing master pages and style sheets that help you standardize content for all audiences.  Learn how to create an ongoing maintenance solution with such tools as “What’s New” pages, tutorials, and an archive history of updates.

About the presenters: Beth Gerber and Pam Harrison co-own and operate Lightext, a technical writing and training consulting firm specializing in policy and procedure development and instructional design and delivery for the financial services industry.  Lightext is also an Authorized Adobe Training Center located in Arcadia, California. www.lightext.com


Free your courses from the confines of a classroom with Adobe Presenter 10


Join us to learn how to create courses and modules for your learners which no longer limit them to learn inside the class. Take advantage of Adobe Presenter 10 to create video lectures – replete with quizzes, games and interactions – and create them in a jiffy, right from your desktop. Let learners use modern day devices such as tablets to access your learning modules which you can publish to HTML5. Create HD videos in a few clicks, regardless of the AV capabilities of your computer. Edit videos in a jiffy using a 3 button interface. Also track content consumption and learner behavior using built in video analytics and LMS support.


Sullivan Sess 2: Making Technical Documentation More Interactive


Sess 2: Making Technical Documentation More Interactive

Good tech comm is about engagement. Whether it’s an interactive training scenario, a video, or embedded 3D, TCS5 handles rich media quickly and easily. Join Matt Sullivan for a one-hour discussion of rich media creation and placement using TCS5 applications. This highly interactive session includes RESOURCE PODS with useful URL links and example files which you can download.

  • Captivate output linked in FrameMaker and RoboHelp projects
  • Creation and placement of Adobe Presenter Video Express output and other video formats you won’t want to miss this one!
  • Placement of U3D for working 3D models in output

About our Presenter: Matt Sullivan is an Adobe Certified Instructor and Adobe Certified Expert in ten different Adobe publishing and e-learning applications, including everything in Technical Communication Suite 5. He teaches online and in-person classes as well as helping companies improve their publishing work flow. Follow Matt on his social media id, mattrsullivan


Drive Mobile App Engagement Long After Launch


Watch the on-demand webinar to learn how Adobe Experience Manager Apps can help you to:

  • Instantly update and manage content without app development skills
  • Quickly customize and reuse content for optimal display on mobile phones and tablets
  • Reach all customer segments faster by building once and deploying across platforms


Best Practices for Content Marketing Webinars


Watch this online session to learn best practices for promoting and delivering webinars in a content marketing framework.


Discover the Difference with Adobe Connect


Is your web conferencing solution meeting all your online collaboration, webinar and training needs? Learn how Adobe Connect compares to WebEx, Lync and GoToMeeting.


Best Practices for Incorporating Multimedia in Webinars


Watch this webinar and learn how multimedia content can improve attention and engagement from your attendees, but only if you use it carefully and correctly.


Tech Challenges Sess 2 Digital Reality: Virtual World Escape or Augmented Culture?


Sess 2 Digital Reality: Escape to a Virtual World or Explore an Augmented Culture?

The combination of virtual reality, game theory and gamification techniques has given impulse to the development of new approaches to many aspects of life, including learning, medicine, and economics. Is this combination leading us to a closed “playground” where fantasy dominates, or can we develop an enriched contextualized culture?

In this highly immersive, "demo-free" session, Ray Gallon and Neus Lorenzo supplement their highly original research with survey results from Adobe TCS Blog readers to determine where "we" all are today in terms of our perception of Digital Reality. Is it more for entertainment and escape? Or for therapeutic and business critical navigation via "information reduction." Watch and find out!

About the Presenters: Ray Gallon is owner of Culturecom, a consultantancy specialized in Business Process Improvement through Communication, and co-founder of The Transformation Society. He has over 20 years' experience in the technical content industries. 

Neus Lorenzo PhD is Inspector of Education in Catalonia Spain and cofounder of The Transformation Society. She is the former head of the Foreign Language Service in the Departament d’Ensenyament, the local Ministry of Education. She has worked as a training adviser at the Council of Europe for Pestalozzi courses, and at the Inspectorate of Education in the Generalitat de Catalunya Catalan government.


Adobe Captivate 8 – One tool for all your eLearning


Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn how to create all the eLearning you want with just one tool – Adobe Captivate 8. Create responsive multi-screen eLearning - HD product demos, software simulations, compliance and soft skills training OR publish your slides to HTML5, add games, quizzes and interactions. Do all of these and a lot more with just one tool.


Ask a Video Pro: What’s New in Creative Cloud for Video


The fall 2014 release of the Creative Cloud video tools will introduce new media and project management features, like Search bins, Consolidate & Transcode, and Multi-project workflows in Premiere Pro; a refreshed user interface across all of the video applications, including support for HiDPI Windows 8.1 and Mac OS displays, and even more streamlined workflows, with new features like Curves, Look hover previews, and powerful Grading Layer Grouping in SpeedGrade. Be among the very first to see these new features and more in this special Ask a Video Pro session live from Amsterdam, presented by Jason Levine.


What’s new in Adobe Captivate 8


Join Dr. Allen Partridge to learn about the new features and enhancements in Adobe Captivate 8. Adobe Captivate 8 reimagines the way mobile learning is crafted. Rapidly author a wide range of mobile-first, responsive eLearning content without programming using an all-new, intuitive UI. Easily preview content for different screen sizes by selecting device layouts on-the-fly. Leverage device-specific capabilities, such as GPS, accelerometer, and gesture support, to deliver mobile learning as it is truly meant to be. Now enrich your courses with new customizable interactions, themes, and smart shapes. Don’t miss it!


Create Video lectures for distance learning, MOOCs, Flipped Classrooms


Join Dr. Allen Partridge for this practical session focused on how to create and package great video lectures for all your eLearning needs. You’ll learn how to quickly and easily create professional quality videos from the comfort of your desk. Learn to attach a social discussion thread to your learning videos and to monitor, moderate and track student contributions to the video lessons. You’ll also learn how to use the Adobe Learner Dashboard to track student’s interactions with your videos.


Strategies to be a Successful Educator in a Digital Era


Join Dr. Allen Partridge for this one-hour session designed to give educators strategies and techniques to leverage digital technologies to enhance their teaching opportunities. Many educators report feeling that they are constantly forced to teach to the middle to focus most of their attention on education for the average students – neglecting both students who excel and students who are falling behind. If we define success for a teacher as reaching all students effectively – perhaps the most important contribution that technology can offer is to provide solutions that can facilitate equal attention to a diverse range of students. In this session Dr. Partridge will demonstrate Adobe technologies used for flipping the learning experience and effectively tracking social and assessment data from students’ technology enabled lessons. Attendees will learn how anyone, student, teacher or administrator can easily create online course materials to help educators shift from a lecture centered learning experience, to a learner centered experience.


"Walk the Tree" in XML FrameMaker with ExtendScript


Structured FrameMaker XML is extensible on many levels using common features available w/in this powerful editor. One more area that grants the user “special powers” is ExtendScript. Widely recognized FrameMaker and XML expert Chris Despopoulos joins us from Europe to show several vibrant examples on how you can "go" even further than you could imagine with XML structure in FrameMaker.

As with his previous webinar, Chris will have several sample files and scripts that you can download from a pod in this webinar recording for your own hands on.

This session is based on using ExtendScript to "Walk the Structure Tree" -- loop through all the elements in your structured document. We'll explore uses of that basic technique to do things such as:

  • Get an array of elements of a certain type
  • Find all elements that are missing an ID value
  • Search through an EDD for the declaration of a specific element
    example: find the "p" element defintion in an EDD

Chris Despopoulos is a long time FrameMaker user and hacker.  He's is happy to share the benefits of ExtendScript!

About our Presenter: Chris Despopoulos worked with early versions of FrameMaker as a tech writer and QA tester at Frame Technology. He has done extensive development with DITA/XML and high end authoring tools besides FrameMaker. Chris has spent most of his professional life as a Tech Writer and Content Developer for complex products, often working in an agile environment. He currently resides and works from the north coast of Spain.


Towards Successful Localization via FrameMaker with XML & other Strategies


In this session, you will learn how to get the most out of your translation/localization workflow whether your content is unstructured, structured or if you are planning migration to DITA-XML.

Together, we will explore:

  • Localization workflows with industry jargon explained
  • Localization best practices
  • Business drivers for migration to DITA-XML
  • Contrasting case study metrics: older structured FM7.2 project vs. DITA/XML from FM12
  • Customer engagement & content optimization strategies


Who should view this session?

Anyone who creates user content including instructions, training and customer support material destined for a global audience or localization. Also, those who manage a translation workflow, including external partners and in-company and/or in-country language reviewers.

About the presenters:  Carlotta Bulgarelli, Manager, Technology Integration Solutions & Support Group, LOGOS. Carlotta has been a localization professional since 1998 and has witnessed how technology and the Internet has transformed the way translation is undertaken.  From early primitive use of fax machines to continuous workflows integrated with Content Management Systems - Carlotta has been part of a pioneering team at LOGOS deploying, developing and integrating CAT tools in diverse client environments as modern localization techniques mature. Today, Carlotta heads the Technology Integration Solutions & Support Group at LOGOS, managing a development team pioneering next generation localization solutions.

Diana Ballard, Account Director, LOGOS. As senior business development manager at LOGOS, Diana has 20 years’ experience in the localization industry. Having previously served as technical publications manager in a fast-paced Japanese manufacturing environment over 6 years, she appreciates the demands of localization from both client and vendor perspectives. Graduating from the University of Liverpool with Joint Honours in languages English major, Diana spent her early career years in management consulting gaining a vital appreciation of how businesses manage improvements across the enterprise.


Delivering Managed Content to your Native Apps


While you may not be in a position to move completely to the use of web technologies and cross-platform development provided by PhoneGap Enterprise, it is still possible to leverage the power of AEM by adding web content directly into your existing native apps. This session will cover in detail how content created with AEM apps can then be integrated with an existing Android app. Once integrated into the native app the AEM content can be updated without any further native development being required and it can communicate with the rest of the native application.


Delivering Personalized Mobile Experiences


Watch this on-demand webinar to learn how Adobe Experience Manager mobile can help you to:

  • Quickly customize and re-use content for optimal display on mobile phones and tablets
  • Synchronize content between websites, mobile sites, and apps with one easy-to-use authoring tool
  • Deliver engaging and personalized experiences across channels with the integration of Adobe Campaign


Sess 2) Beyond the Wizard: Editing HTML5 layouts FOR RoboHelp 11


This webinar series covers advanced customization you can do with RoboHelp 11 HTML5 layouts, "beyond" the popular "no-code" layout editor that is commonly used. Building on principles from his first session, Willam van Weelden will show you advanced customization that may be accomplished with direct manipulation of HTML and CSS files.

Most of the work is accomplished with edits to HTML and CSS via Notepad++ and use of the Chrome browser for previews, before importing tested results back into RoboHelp. Although powerful, this workflow differs markedly from the "no code" approach of the highly visual HTML5 layout editor introduced in RoboHelp 11.

In this session you will learn:

  • Changing the dimensions of the logo placeholder in the Responsive layout.

  • Changing the sidebar size in the responsive layout.

  • Removing the option to resize the sidebar in the responsive layout.

  • Changing the height of the heading in the responsive layout.

Willam has placed all of the files that he uses in this session online. You may download them from the following URL:
https://www.wvanweelden.eu/sites/default/files/attachments/2014-09-04_webinar_files.zip

 

About the presenter:  Willam van Weelden lives and works near Amsterdam and is expert in CSS3 design and the new HTML5 standards. www.wvanweelden.eu


The new Adobe Captivate 8 – With great power comes great ease


Join Dr. Allen Partridge as he takes you through the power packed yet easy to use features in Adobe Captivate 8 which simplifies your eLearning authoring experience. Learn how to deliver high quality, seamless, responsive and device-aware learning experiences sans programming. Choose from a selection of out-of-the-box responsive themes to render customized content for multiple devices. Create award winning simulations, HD videos, interactive modules, games and more with Adobe Captivate 8. Whether you are a trainer, teacher, instructional designer or just someone who wants to create their own eLearning modules – this session is a must attend. Adobe Captivate 8 - minimum effort, maximum ease.


Bernard Sess 1) Easy Steps to Convert Your Content to Structure


Sess 1: Easy Steps to Convert Your Content to Structure

Using sample content that is shared with all attendees, Bernard Aschwanden of Publishing Smarter converts documents that contain character, paragraph, and table content marked up with tags, as well as other standard FrameMaker content and creates structured files. This presentation guides you through the general best practices when converting any legacy content. Forget copy and paste. Leverage what you have to create great structured content.

Watch, learn, then do it yourself with provided sample files.

About our Presenter: Bernard Aschwanden solves documentation based problems and helps companies generate more revenue. He guides clients through the best processes to create, manage, and deliver content. Once content is delivered, he helps socialize the message, understand and act on feedback, and improve the process and workflow. He is the founder of Publishing Smarter, an Associate Fellow of the Society for Technical Communication STC, and the Vice President of STC. Bernard has helped hundreds of companies implement successful solutions. He is focused on publishing better, publishing faster, and publishing smarter.


Deliver Better Digital Experiences with DAM Workflows


Watch the on-demand webinar on Adobe Experience Manager Assets for digital asset management, to learn how to:

  • Work faster with creative pros, external agencies, and marketers with streamlined workflows and project management
  • Manage and retain valuable product information and metadata
  • Transform assets, including video, into rich, dynamic media experiences across multiple channels


Sullivan Sess 1: Top 5 Factors to Consider When Choosing Your Tech Comm Toolkit


Ask any general contractor or construction worker: Does it make sense to use the best tools?

Most will tell you that while skill is important, having reliable tools is a big part of getting the job done right.

Join Matt Sullivan for a one-hour demonstration and discussion on how Tech Comm Suite 5 gives you:

  • user-friendly authoring XML or non-XML – the choice is yours
  • easy ways to embed rich, interactive media
  • repurpose many out-of-the-box, online resources
  • any-time any-where publishing with a single click

About our Presenter: Matt Sullivan is an Adobe Certified Instructor and Adobe Certified Expert in ten different Adobe publishing and e-learning applications, including everything in Technical Communication Suite 5. He teaches online and in-person classes as well as helping companies improve their publishing work flow. Follow Matt on his social media id, mattrsullivan


Sess 2) Using RoboHelp to Promote Clear Thinking


Sess 2 Using RoboHelp to Promote Clear Thinkingl

In this panel discussion, two Tanner staff members will compare and contrast how we use technology in various business situations to highlight an organization's need to improve content. We will show how RoboHelp helps us untangle client content. Shelley Bates and Beth Tanner will co-present. 

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Beth Tanner is Owner and President of Tanner Corporate Services, a 30+ business and technical communications firm specializing in knowledge management for mid-sized and emerging companies. We create and implement structured approaches to documenting, verifying, and presenting the knowledge critical to our clients’ profitability. Over the years Beth has consulted with companies in retail, health care, financial services, and manufacturing. She especially enjoys her work with entrepreneurs. She is an STC Associate Fellow and has served on the STC Board of Directors. In addition to STC, she has been recognized by NAWBO, ASTD, and various community organizations. When not working, she enjoys gardening and hiking in her native state of Tennessee.


Ask A Video Pro: Making the Switch to Premiere Pro


Adobe Premiere Pro and the Creative Cloud video applications offer integrated workflows, industry-leading file format support, a professional editing toolset, and a little bit of Adobe magic to help take your productions to the next level. If you are an editor or filmmaker considering making the switch, or have recently joined Creative Cloud, this seminar is for you. You will learn about:

  • Adobe Premiere Pro and the editing workflow with Adobe’s industry-leading NLE
  • Dynamic Link integration with After Effects
  • How to send audio to Audition
  • Direct Link projects to SpeedGrade


Sparking Creative Catalyst: #20 - Adobe Resources and Programs for Educators


Tacy Trowbridge recaps the conference, discussing resources and programs for educators.


Sparking Creative Catalyst - #19 - Five Minutes Of Fame—Creative Destruction and the Creative Cloud, Sheri German


Sheri German discusses tips and strategies for quick revisions to teacher-created course materials when responding to new software versions and updates.


Sparking Creative Catalyst - #18 - Fishbowl on Assessment, Accreditation and Gamification in Education


Ian Usher, Buckinghamshire County Council; Greg Hodgson, The Wycombe Grange; Kelly Kermode, Eastern High School; Rob Schwartz, Sheridan Technical High School; and Mike Skocko, Valhalla High School Explore the various strategies AELs use to motivate and recognize learning for different audiences—through games, certification, open badge systems, and more. Do these efforts help students better demonstrate what they learn and showcase that learning outside their classroom? Participate in the discussion yourself in a Fishbowl session and help refine the ways AELs can implement such approaches.


Sparking Creative Catalyst: #17 - How a Pen Transformed a Company, David Macy


David Macy will demo Adobe’s first tools for the new creative—Project Mighty and Napoleon. Through natural interface, cloud connectivity, and now new hardware, Adobe is starting the process of creating tools for the next generation of creative. David will share how these tools are not only redefining the playing field for designers, but are also transforming and inspiring an entire company.


Sparking Creative Catalyst: #16 - How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Common Core, Kim Cavenaugh and David Olinger


With the Common Core standards adoption well underway in the US, the question becomes not “if” our students will use creative software to meet the objectives of the Common Core, but “how” teachers and schools can promote solutions that encourage students to be creative. In this session participants will learn strategies for incorporating authentic assessments that use creative software tools from Adobe, see examples that use interactive tools to collect and evaluate student work that is aligned to the Common Core, and share their own experiences in the challenges of meeting the requirements of these new standards.


Sparking Creative Catalyst: #15 - Visualizing Future User Interfaces, Mark Shufflebottom


This session covers how the Bachelor of Interaction Design program at Sheridan College integrated the Adobe After Effects motion-tracking workflow into its projects to visualize how user interfaces and future interaction with technology might look. The session further examines how After Effects can help in the visualization of ideas. It demonstrates how to track motion and send this to Cinema4D, before bringing that footage back to After Effects for final composition.


Sparking Creative Catalyst: #14 - Leading Innovation: Fostering Creativity at Scale - Panel


Watch this panel discussion and hear from innovative leaders from a wide cross-section of industries: education, technology, and business. How do we cultivate creative cultures of innovation within large systems? What does success look like? What are our challenges?


Sparking Creative Catalyst: #13 - 3D Printing in Photoshop CC, Andy Lauta


Product manager Andy Lauta shows how Adobe Photoshop facilitates 3D printing for personalized custom designs and devices.


Sparking Creative Catalyst: #12 - Questions with Tacy Trowbridge and Trevor Bailey


Tacy Trowbridge, Adobe Group Manager Education Programs; Trevor Bailey, Sr. Director, WW Education


Sparking Creative Catalyst: #11 - Tacy Trowbridge—ConnectEd


Tacy Trowbridge discusses Adobe's support of the ConnectEd initiative and opportunities for involvement both as potential grant recipients education mentors/trainers for the new school participants.


Sparking Creative Catalyst: #10 - Trevor Bailey—Creativity For All


Trevor Bailey shares trends about creativity in industry and education and shares Adobe's intention to make creativity accessible to everyone.


Sparking Creative Catalyst: #09 - Five Minutes Of Fame—Flipped Classroom with Adobe Connect, Damien Bruyndonckx


Damien Bruyndonckx shares how Adobe Connect helped him lead a large lecture class on the day a transit problem kept him away from campus. The experience led him on an exploration of the flipped classroom model.


Sparking Creative Catalyst: #08 - Storytelling Boot Camp


Melissa Jones, Adobe and Pip Cleaves, Design | Learn | Empower share the ability to tell your story is essential for any leader and innovator. Want to be a Creative and Innovative Leader? Then you need to be able to tell your story. You need to be able to help others to understand why your cause is so important to you and to them. Help them to see why they should join in Creativity in Education. This hands-on workshop will give you time to build your own narrative, and help you tell your own story and, in doing so, bring others to a common understanding of what drives you to do what you do.


Sparking Creative Catalyst: #07 - Five Minutes Of Fame—Introducing Art Heroes, Kevin McMahon


Join educators everywhere in making a difference for nonprofit organizations by joining the Art Heroes project.


Sparking Creative Catalyst: #06 - The Creative Application of Education, Erik Natzke


Einstein famously said, “Knowledge is limited; but imagination encircles the world.” The knowledge we acquire does empower us. But it isn’t until we find new and imaginative ways to apply this knowledge, that we begin to evolve ourselves. The mechanisms for acquiring knowledge and applying creativity are generally in conflict with one another. One is the systematic absorption of information and the other is a mode of play that often disrupts our progress to shake out discovery and gain a greater understanding of the known body of knowledge. The real trick comes when you can complete the loop and have play inspire learning and vice versa.


Sparking Creative Catalyst: #05 - Students Become Entrepreneurs with Sentinel Design Lab, Cindy Schultz


This session introduces an innovative way for students to become entrepreneurs using Adobe products in the high school classroom and beyond. This program is a unique example of 21st century education at its best: an environment where students work with instructors to shape their own education and become productive members of the community. Students in this program receive experience and training vitally needed in the rapidly expanding digital design market, along with opportunities for critical thinking, collaboration, leadership, entrepreneurship, and problem solving.


Sparking Creative Catalyst: #04 - Teaching Business for Creatives—Best Practices, Renée Human


Learn about a course on business for creatives entitled the Business of Media Informatics taught at Northern Kentucky University. In this course, students learn to launch their professional careers and build and maintain a business. In a field where nearly three-fourths of all media designers and developers freelance at some point, students need to understand and develop key business practices.


Sparking Creative Catalyst: #03 - Social Media Boot Camp, Rachel Luxemburg and Aiman Farooq


Bring your devices to this working session on social media strategies for leaders. Learn how social media can help you affect change in education. Level up your presence and make a difference.


Sparking Creative Catalyst: #02 - Leading Creative Learning: Perspectives from the Field


Panelists: Pip Cleaves, Design | Learn | Empower; Jonathan Blake Huer, Ball State University; Nancy Dick, Lake Washington Institute of Technology; Andy Phelps, Rochester Institute of Technology; and Jeff Larson, Balboa High School. Watch this panel discussion on the challenges faced by leaders in the education space as we work to foster creative cultures of learning. Walk away with some ideas and strategies to help you move forward and step around roadblocks that can await you.


Sparking Creative Catalyst: #01 - Five Minutes Of Fame—Five InDesign Tips in Five Minutes, Linda Dickeson and Drawing—The New Literacy, Michael Gough


Linda Dickeson shares five new things you can do in InDesign that make creating publications easier and faster. Michael Gough discusses how drawing helps you approach problem solving in new ways and makes the case for drawing as a kind of literacy all of us should pursue.


Ask A Video Pro: From Photography to Videography


​Discover the filmmaking tools in Adobe Creative Cloud. This seminar will introduce the workflows and the video production tools included in Adobe Creative Cloud, including Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Media Encoder, and more.


AEM Developer Tools for Eclipse


The AEM Developer Tools for Eclipse is a set of Eclipse plugins aimed at making AEM application development easier, more straight forward and aligned with best-practices. Based on two new project facades - one for OSGi bundles and one for JCR content – it allows seamless and iterative synchronization between Eclipse and AEM instances. It comes with a Content Browser which allows displaying and editing of FileVault-formatted content. Last but not least, it contains a sample, multi-module, maven-based project that can be used for bootstrapping a project setup.


Create legendary eLearning with Adobe Captivate 8


Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn how to create all the eLearning you want with just one tool – Adobe Captivate 8. Create responsive multi-screen eLearning - HD product demos, software simulations, compliance and soft skills training OR publish your slides to HTML5, add games, quizzes and interactions. Do all of these and a lot more with just one tool. This session will be all about creating award-winning eLearning, without any programming.


Sess 1) Beyond the Wizard: Editing HTML5 layouts FOR RoboHelp 11


Although RoboHelp 11 comes with an easy-to-use HTML5 layout editor that requires no exposure to CSS or HTML code, there are times that you may wish to customize the overall placement of icons in default layouts. In this session Willam van Weelden will shows how to remove the Glossary and Index from Responsive HTML5 layouts. This is something that cannot be done from the default editor and it requires you to dive directly into the HTML code of the layout. This powerful technique enables you to publish for mobile using only the panes that you wish displayed.

Most of the work is accomplished with edits to HTML and CSS via Notepad++ and use of the Chrome browser for previews, before importing tested results back into RoboHelp. Although powerful, this workflow differs markedly from the "no code" approach of the highly visual HTML5 layout editor introduced in RoboHelp 11.

In this session you will learn:

  • The different places in a Responsive layout where links to the Glossary and Index are used.
  •  Which actions are required to remove the Glossary and the Index.

For your convenience, Willam van Weelden has placed all of the sample files that he used in this session for download at the following URL:
https://www.wvanweelden.eu/sites/default/files/attachments/2014-08-19_webinar_files.zip
 

About the presenter:  Willam van Weelden lives and works near Amsterdam and is expert in CSS3 design and the new HTML5 standards. www.wvanweelden.eu


Tips and Tricks for Creating Stunning Responsive Courses with Adobe Captivate 8


Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to see a quick demonstration on how to create responsive eLearning courses with ease using Adobe Captivate 8. She will also share some best practices to tweak content for a specific device and use the in-product preview to see how your project will appear on various screens. And finally publish the course as a single project and automatically deliver the most appropriate experience for your learner’s device. Don’t miss it!


Social Component Framework in AEM


The Social Component Framework SCF is available as a featurepack for CQ 5.6.1 and shipped with AEM 6.0. SCF provides a way to build web and mobile applications that use a hybrid of server rendering to allow search engine optimization of content along with client rendering to avoid page refreshes and provide rich in-page experiences. The same template is used for both client and server rendering, providing assurance that the experience is consistent independent of which rendering is used. Well-defined endpoints allow effective caching of pages, templates and json data, and provide clear extensibility patterns for customers to insert their own client and server logic. This session covers how to use and extend SCF, and provide information on the documentation and cookbooks available.


How Webinars Move Customers Through the Sales Cycle


Watch this recording to explore how webinars help move the prospect through next series of toll gates in their decision process and how the content in a webinar should be aligned to match the buyers journey.


FrameMaker 12: Squeezed to the last drop


Out of the box, FrameMaker is a hefty, and capable authoring tool. But with structure e.g. XML and customization, it can become a powerhouse with endless possibilities.

This session will focus on one lone writer's successful efforts to stretch FrameMaker to its limits, to help get large production jobs done in the absence of additional staff.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How customization and structured authoring can serve real needs, significantly improve efficiency, and make it look like you work twice the number of hours.

  • Why FM is unique in its class with regard to extensibility.

  • Basic tips on how to get started with structure and customization.

About the presenter: Russ Ward is a senior technical writer for Spirent Communications in Frederick, MD, a structured technologies developer, and an avid developer of plugins for Adobe FrameMaker. He is also an experienced trainer and speaks periodically at conferences and other peer events.


Best Practices for Content Marketing Webinars


Watch this online session to learn best practices for promoting and delivering webinars in a content marketing framework.


How to use brain science and improve your virtual training


Watch this session to find out how to apply principles from cognitive neuroscience, the field that studies the link between the brain and memory, so you can provide virtual trainings with lasting impact.


Transforming from Web Analytics to Marketing Analytics


Watch the on-demand webinar to see how Adobe Analytics enables marketers and analysts to tell the story of what's happening in their businesses with data by leveraging high-performance, real-time analytics across online and offline marketing channels.
This session will show how you can:

  • Measure, analyze, and optimize integrated data from all online and offline campaigns across multiple channels in one place
  • Quickly identify and optimize paths visitors take across marketing channels to drive conversions
  • Gain critical customer insight with conversion reports showing purchasing metrics, customer loyalty, campaigns, visitor profiles, and more


Reimagine Mobile Shopping Experience


Learn how Adobe Experience Manager for Commerce lets you:

  • Control shopping recommendations based on user profiles through a simple drag-and-drop interface
  • Deliver rich content that is automatically optimized across mobile devices including zoom-and-pan images, 360° spin, and video
  • Personalize mobile shopping experiences by leveraging data and geo-location targeting


Intro to Captivate 8 in Tech Comm Suite 5.0.1


Tech Commm Suite User, rejoice! Adobe has just launched a product upgrade that includes dramatic new versions of Captivate 8 and Presenter 10. All TCS5.0 users qualify for an automatic upgrade to TCS5.01.

This webinar will introduce you to the radically redesigned and improved CAPTIVATE 8. In this session you will become aware of the following enhancements:

  • Responsive Projects: During authoring, you can view the content on stage in different screen sizes and edit the content as appropriate.  Harness the power of mobile devices by enabling gesture support and location-aware features. 
  • Redesigned User Interface: Experience the revamped Toolbar and Welcome screen with an option to view recent projects. Use toggle button to show/hide Timeline, which is hidden by default. Customize Theme colors for your projects using varied options such as swatches and shades.
  • Native support for HTML5 animations: Import HTML5 animations into your Adobe Captivate project without requiring any plug-ins. Place animations exactly where you need them, resize if required, and publish effortlessly in the HTML5 format. 
  • Enhanced HTML5 publishing: Deliver eLearning on-the-go with full support for scalable HTML5, new mobile themes, and play bar. Deliver courses optimized for mobile devices by publishing HTML5 output of your eLearning content.
  • Shared actions enhancements: Drag-and-drop Shared Actions from Library on to Objects. 

About the presenter:  Maxwell Hoffmann is Adobe's product evangelist for Tech Comm. With over 20 years experience in tech comm production and 15 concurrent years in translation/localization, Maxwell has trained over 1,200 people in hands-on sessions covering scalable, multi-channel publishing resources. He has focused on publishing solutions "beyond paper" for the past 18 years.


Stategies for RoboHelp Success: Sess 1) I Didn’t Know RoboHelp Could Do That!


 RoboHelp 11 is a terrific, feature-rich and easy to use product that gives you considerable freedom in how to approach your online publishing projects. Because of this, there are often more than one way to achieve the same goal. In this series, Tanner and Associates will share their rich industry-experience in how to approach solutions with RoboHelp 11 strategically.

Sess 1 I Didn’t Know RoboHelp Could Do That!

In this presentation, Tanner demonstrates how they used merged features, DUCC, and synced assets in the Resource Manager to build two successful complex projects. Shelley Bates is the presenter. The presentation is done as an "anatomy of a project" with highly illustrative slides. Several well known RoboHelp experts in the audience also share useful comments in the chat pod. Be prepared to copy/paste many URLs worth bookmarking!

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Beth Tanner is Owner and President of Tanner Corporate Services, a 30+ business and technical communications firm specializing in knowledge management for mid-sized and emerging companies. We create and implement structured approaches to documenting, verifying, and presenting the knowledge critical to our clients’ profitability. Over the years Beth has consulted with companies in retail, health care, financial services, and manufacturing. She especially enjoys her work with entrepreneurs. She is an STC Associate Fellow and has served on the STC Board of Directors. In addition to STC, she has been recognized by NAWBO, ASTD, and various community organizations. When not working, she enjoys gardening and hiking in her native state of Tennessee.


OAuth Server functionality – Embrace Federation and unleash your REST APIs!


Adobe Experience Manager AEM is implemented to be run in an OSGi environment and is based on REST principles. REST does not have predefined security methods as it is for example with SOAP Web Services so developers define their own. One way to address REST security issues is to leverage OAuth 2. The Web Authorization OAuth protocol allows a user to grant a third-party Web site or application access to the user's protected resources, without necessarily revealing their long-term credentials, or even their identity. OAuth 2 is widely used from major internet players as Google, Facebook, Twitter in order to secure their also REST APIs. This talk will introduce the OAuth 2 framework and the new Granite OAuth server feature.


What’s New in Adobe Presenter 10


Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn about the exciting new features of Adobe Presenter 10. Learn how to create HTML5 courses with gesture support using Adobe Presenter 10 and create HD videos regardless of the AV capabilities of your computer. Take a look at the new simplified editing workflow for videos created using Adobe Presenter. Also learn how to generate detailed reports on learner behavior by enabling video analytics. Register now!


Optimal Design For Multiple Devices using Adobe Captivate 8


In 2013, the sale of smartphones exceeded the sale of traditional phones while the sale of tablets exceeded those of standard PCs. This trend has lead to more clients who want online courses that can be accessed from both mobile and desktop devices. Because the technology is different, developing courses for both devices have unique attributes. The dilemma is - do we develop two separate courses that contain the same material but are published on different devices? Who wants to update the same course twice? So the approach then, is to craft a single course that provides optimal viewing and an effective learning experience across a wide range of devices. Anita Horsley and Karen Blades will present how to develop eLearning/mLearning course that have a professional look and feel, and provide an effective learning environment for students. This presentation is geared toward designers and non-designers alike to improve learning objectives using successful design techniques when publishing to both mobile and desktop devices.


AEM 6.0 Developer Mode


Introducing you to the Developer Mode, new in AEM 6. Marketing and customer added value: Ease customer application development by providing Debugging and Testing tools directly in AEM Authoring Demo Description:

  • Developer Mode is a bridge between authors and developer [Component Tree]

  • Developer Mode is a Debugging Helper [Errors Notifier]

  • Developer Mode is a Test Companion [Application Testing Tool] Hobbes.js AEM Implementation


  • Tech Challenges: Sess 1) Internet of Things ...


    Sess 1 Internet of Things:  Luxury for the Rich or Sustainable Equity for All?

    The multiplication of communicative objects that take decisions without human intervention is not a simple technological phenomenon, but a complex reorganization of social interaction. Will this development enable greater equity throughout the world, or will it widen the digital gap?

    In this lively presentation, Ray Gallon and Neus Lorenzo share surprising results from primary research conducted in an exclusive survey. Find out how you feel about the benefits of human-connected Internet balanced against ethics and privacy concerns.

    About the Presenters: Ray Gallon is owner of Culturecom, a consultantancy specialized in Business Process Improvement through Communication, and co-founder of The Transformation Society. He has over 20 years' experience in the technical content industries. 

    Neus Lorenzo PhD is Inspector of Education in Catalonia Spain and cofounder of The Transformation Society. She is the former head of the Foreign Language Service in the Departament d’Ensenyament, the local Ministry of Education. She has worked as a training adviser at the Council of Europe for Pestalozzi courses, and at the Inspectorate of Education in the Generalitat de Catalunya Catalan government.

     

     


    Design Considerations for Engaging Virtual Learning


    Watch this session and you will learn how 3GS leveraged techniques and approaches from the broadcast media to bring new thinking to the design of training events.


    Efficiently Build Reusable Components


    With the Brackets and Eclipse IDE plugins, the Sightly template language, and the new foundation components, Adobe Experience Manager 6.0 brings a new spin to your component development workflow. Learn why it is critical for your team's efficiency to enable the HTML web developers to be fully integrated to the AEM project, and how this can be made possible. Also learn about the new foundation components, which are built with server-side JavaScript and with Sightly, and how to reuse and extend them. This is a follow up session of "Introduction to Sightly", while we recommend attending both sessions there is no requirement to attend both.


    Flipping the learning paradigm with Adobe Presenter


    Join Dr. Allen Partridge to learn about the fast catching trend in Higher Ed – Flipped Learning. Learn how to easily take your courses online and convert your teaching content into HD videos – which you can enable analytics on and identify students who need course correction. Make better use of valuable class time by flipping your class with Adobe Presenter.


    Public Beta E-seminar: Pixel Perfect PDFs in ColdFusion Splendor


    ColdFusion Splendor now comes with a revamped PDF engine that creates pixel perfect PDFs from HTML. You have to see it to believe it! There are other important CFPDF enhancements to manipulate a PDF such as the digital signature and archive support. Sign up now to learn about all these and more!


    Public Beta E-seminar: Delicious Language Enhancements in ColdFusion Splendor


    ColdFusion Splendor introduces a whole range of language enhancements to make you more productive when using CFML. Splendor introduces full script support, member functions and QueryExecute function to name a few. Sign up now to learn about all these and more!


    Quickly Launch Marketing Campaigns in the Cloud


    Join us for this live webinar and learn about using Adobe Experience Manager in the cloud.

    Find out how you can:
    • Quickly organize, manage, and launch marketing campaigns and digital properties
    • Empower marketers and IT to deliver engaging experiences while reducing time to market
    • Deploy scalable, highly available, and secure digital experiences globally with IT as the trusted advisor


    The new way of developing for AEM 6.0 | Sightly a Beautiful Markup


    Sightly is a new templating engine and language implementation. Sightly endeavors to supersede JSP as scripting language for Apache Sling and CQ/AEM components and strives to clearly separate presentation and logic concerns. Security measures such as XSS prevention are automatically applied. Another major advantage of Sightly is that it is based purely on HTML5, thus allowing 3rd party agencies to focus on design related parts of a CQ/AEM project without CQ/AEM knowledge.


    Ask A Video Pro: After Effects for Editors


    To many video editors, After Effects seems complex and a little intimidating. They'd like to add After Effects to their skill set, but they don't know where to start. If you can learn advanced software like Adobe Premiere Pro, you can definitely handle After Effects. Join us to learn more.


    Recording webcam video for tech comm


    Rich media like a webcam recording is an easy way to increase the interest level and effectiveness of your technical communication.

    Join tech comm video expert Matt Sullivan as he takes you through the essentials of capturing usable content via webcam. Once you’ve created a recording, he’ll show how you can easily import it into applications like FrameMaker, RoboHelp, and Captivate. 

    In this dynamic session, you will learn:

    • The advantages of different video resolutions
    • The basics of proper lighting
    • Options for audio equipment
    • Physical devices to neutralize background images
    • A brief discussion of software available for editing video

    About our Presenter: Matt Sullivan is an Adobe Certified Instructor and Adobe Certified Expert in ten different Adobe publishing and e-learning applications, including everything in the Technical Communication Suite 4. He teaches online and in-person classes as well as helping companies improve their publishing work flow. -- Matt spent years setting up electronic prepress departments for commercial printers prior to the start of his training career. After that,  Matt ran his own Adobe Authorized Training Centers GRAFIX Training, in southern California, managed the training arm of roundpeg, Inc., and co-wrote the definitive FrameMaker 11 reference book, Publishing Fundamentals: Unstructured FrameMaker 11. He has represented Adobe in countless conferences, trained FrameMaker support personnel, presented webinars, and assisted in Adobe pre- and post-sale engagements. To learn more about Matt, and what he does, you can perform a web search on his social media id, mattrsullivan


    Technical Deep Dive of the AEM 6 Platform


    Deep Dive into the AEM 6.0 Platform

      AEM6 comes with a fresh new repository backend designed for improved performance and scalability. This session will provide a deep dive into the new repository architecture and describe the key differences and improvements for developers and operations teams. Topics covered include:
    • Jcontent migration

    • backwards compatibility

    • key deployment scenarios

    • custom search indexes


    Create stunning mobile learning courses with Adobe Captivate


    Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn how to create stunning mobile learning courses with absolutely no programming using Adobe Captivate 8.


    Adobe Captivate 8 - All you need to create everything in eLearning


    Join us to learn how to create all the eLearning you want with just one tool – Adobe Captivate 8. Create product demos, simulations, publish your slides to HTML5, add quizzes and interactions, and a lot more with just one tool.


    What "Model" DITA Specializations Can Teach Us About Information Modeling


    The DITA Open Toolkit download site includes several demo specializations that few people discover and use. In this webinar, DITA maven, Don Day, will use these examples to highlight the role of information modelling that led to each specialization. Don will highlight the key points of how each specialization was created, or how semantics were introduced into the specialization, and a whole lot more.

    In this session you will also learn:

    • The general role of specialization in DITA
    • What are topics and domains in DITA specializations
    • Tips on analyzing and modeling specialized roles for your own information 

    About our Presenter: Don Day is co-founder of the Contelligence Group. He has led enterprise innovation efforts for more than 20 years resulting in multiple patents, official recognition for his contribution to reengineering IBM’s information assets, and designation as an OASIS Distinguished Contributor for his efforts convening and leading the OASIS Darwin Information Typing Architecture DITA Technical Committee. Don provides consulting on strategy, technology, and best practices for optimizing the value and usefulness of unstructured data.


    Technical Overview of the AEM 6 Platform


    Technical overview of the AEM 6 Platform

      In this session we will take a look at the following:
    • JCR Repository reloaded – Performance improvements and new scalability options at one sight.

    • MongoDB in AEM 6

    • Where to store binaries – new DataStore options overview

    • Platform operations made easy

    • The targeted audience for this session are partners and customers; project managers, architects and administrators. We will hold a follow up deep dive session a week after.


    Two Manuals: FrameMaker Single-Sourcing Saves $16K & Cuts L10n Time 50%


    Accompany Marcia on her journey of discovery as she used FrameMaker’s conditional text and variables to single source the user guides for two electrocardiograph models. She will demonstrate the concepts behind single sourcing and show how she applied these concepts in her project. Find out how FrameMaker helped her eliminate redundant editing and indexing, reduce translation costs by 21 percent, and cut language translation time in half.

    About our Presenter: Marcia wrote "Word Up! How to Write Powerful Sentences and Paragraphs And Everything You Build from Them," a #1 best seller on Amazon under Writing Skills. She has run a technical-writing business for … a long time. She has done writing of all kinds for organizations of all kinds, from the Fortune 500 to the just plain fortunate. She taught technical writing in the Engineering School at Cornell University. In the Syracuse University creative-writing program, she studied under Raymond Carver and Tobias Wolff. Her words have landed on billboards, blackboards, birthday cakes, boxes of eggs, and the back of her book. For more, see howtowriteeverything.com.


    Do's & Don’ts of Creating a Responsive Courses with Adobe Captivate 8


    Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to see a quick demonstration on how you can create responsive eLearning courses with ease using Adobe Captivate 8. Learn how you can author content as you always have—content will rearrange itself for the new tablet and mobile views. She will also share some best practices to tweak content for a specific device and use the in-product preview to see how your project will appear on various screens. And finally publish the course as a single project and automatically deliver the most appropriate experience for your learner’s device. Don’t miss it!


    Webinar Strategies Based on the Latest Research


    Watch this webinar and learn webinar strategies that are right for your business.


    Leading Collaborative Virtual Teams


    Watch this webinar to learn how to manage dispersed teams and get results.


    The Hitchhiker’s Guide to XML Authoring, Part 1


     If you’re a technical publications professional, you’ve undoubtedly heard talk about structured documentation, XML, and Structured Adobe® FrameMaker®. You may be thinking about these technologies, and wondering how you can put them to use. This webinar is based on a popular white paper of the same name, by Adobe FrameMaker/XML maven, Chris Despopoulos. The session will provide useful information on:

    • How structured and unstructured documents compare
    • The benefits of structure and XML
    • How Structured FrameMaker fits in
    • Structured authoring environments
    • Converting unstructured documents
    • A brief example of ExtendScript for post-processing legacy files converted to XML
    • Where to go from here

    About the Presenter: Chris Despopoulos worked with early versions of FrameMaker as a tech writer and QA tester at Frame Technology. He has done extensive development with DITA/XML and high end authoring tools besides FrameMaker. Chris has spent most of his professional life as a Tech Writer and Content Developer for complex products, often working in an agile environment. He currently resides and works from the north coast of Spain.


    Adobe Media Optimizer SEM Simulations


    Watch this on-demand webinar to learn about how advertisers can harness the latest engagement data LED and essentially any metric from Adobe Analytics through a bidirectional data flow for SEM predictions and optimization. Search marketers leveraging "big data" collected from Adobe Analytics saw an average of 16% lift in performance and ROI.

      This session will show how you can:
    • Manage predictive tools to adjust campaigns
    • Drive greater return on advertising investments using LED
    • Monitor performance through visualizations in our improved portfolio spotlight


    Create stunning mobile learning courses with Adobe Captivate 8


    Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn how to create stunning mobile learning courses with absolutely no programming using Adobe Captivate 8.


    Introducing Adobe Experience Manager 6.0


    Find out how the next generation of Adobe Experience Manager AEM enables marketers to easily organize and manage the delivery of content and creative assets across all digital marketing channels, including web, mobile, social media, and video.

    Discover how you can:
    • Transform and extend the reach of your digital marketing campaigns to include mobile and social channels
    • Simplify your mobile strategy and discover the benefits of responsive design
    • Deliver rich, personalized media—including video—across all digital channels


    Webinars: More than just Lead Generation


    Watch this webinar and learn how to make them fit your marketing mix.


    RoboHelp 11 Feature Focus: Import Captivate HTML5 Videos


    RESCHEDULED TO MAY 13: RoboHelp 11 has improved integration with the latest version of Captivate 7. Learn how you can not only import SWF files from Captivate projects, but also HTML5 output as well. Attend this video to discover the benefits and applications for this powerful new feature.

    In this session you will learn:

    • How to swiftly create a proof-of-concept Software Simulation
    • Previewing your recording
    • How to publish to both HTML5 and SWF
    • How to insert a Captivate demo as both HTML5 and SWF
    • Various ways to improve the user experience with video via DHTML drop-downs, etc.
    • How to convert a PowerPoint slide deck into a Captivate project and publish to HTML5

    About the presenter:  Maxwell Hoffmann is Adobe's product evangelist for Tech Comm. With over 20 years experience in tech comm production and 15 concurrent years in translation/localization, Maxwell has trained over 1,200 people in hands-on sessions covering scalable, multi-channel publishing resources.


    RoboHelp Shortcuts to Success


    RoboHelp 11 has a streamlined, easy-to-use user interface. But there are a host of keyboard and procedural shortcuts that many average users are not aware of. This session will focus on the 20 or so main shortcuts you will want to master in order to substantially reduce your project turn-around time. Come join us and find out just how much time you can eliminate from your next project!

    About the presenter:  Maxwell Hoffmann is Adobe's product evangelist for Tech Comm. With over 20 years experience in tech comm production and 15 concurrent years in translation/localization, Maxwell has trained over 1,200 people in hands-on sessions covering scalable, multi-channel publishing resources.


    FrameMaker 12: Shortcuts to success


     FrameMaker 12 has dozens of commonly used powerful features. There are also keyboard shortcuts and other procedural shortcuts to substantially reduce your authoring and publishing time. In this session, Adobe Product Evangelist, Maxwell Hoffmann, will walk you through some of the more potent shortcuts you can take to cut your project time at least by 40%. You may be familiar with a few of the shortcuts shared, but certainly not with all of them.

    About the presenter:  Maxwell Hoffmann is Adobe's product evangelist for Tech Comm. With over 20 years experience in tech comm production and 15 concurrent years in translation/localization, Maxwell has trained over 1,200 people in hands-on sessions covering scalable, multi-channel publishing resources.


    How to use brain science to improve your virtual training


    Watch this session to find out how to apply principles from cognitive neuroscience, the field that studies the link between the brain and memory, so you can provide virtual trainings with lasting impact.


    User Interface customisation for AEM6


    The session will walk the audience through ways how to extend AEM 6.0’s user interface. With the new resource merger it is possible to modify every admin console through an overlay to change, delete or add any node or property. In combination with the new client side foundation vocabulary It opens up new ways of customisation of the product. Furthermore AEM provides a broad range of extension points in the new page authoring, to hook in custom implementations in the layered architecture.


    The Power of Personalized Experiences


    Watch this on-demand webinar to learn how Adobe Experience Manager can enable you to:

    • Easily create, manage, and deliver content optimized for multi-channel experiences
    • Manage and deliver rich digital assets across all marketing channels
    • Deliver targeted content through actionable data and social interactions with Adobe Target and Adobe Analytics


    RoboHelp 11 Feature Focus: DHTML for sizzling effects


    RoboHelp 11 provides a variety of ways to progressively disclose graphics, videos, quizzes and more. In this brief video, we re-visit some established RoboHelp features that enable you to achieve dramatic "entrances" for your project elements via DHTML Dynamic HTML. Tune in and let Adobe Product Evangelist, Maxwell Hoffmann, show you how to leverage this these projects to the "max."

    About the presenter:  Maxwell Hoffmann is Adobe's product evangelist for Tech Comm. With over 20 years experience in tech comm production and 15 concurrent years in translation/localization, Maxwell has trained over 1,200 people in hands-on sessions covering scalable, multi-channel publishing resources.


    Ask A Video Pro: How to Build a Successful Corporate Video Business


    Corporate video is exploding with the growth of web platform as the go-to place for video content. Over the past seven years, Mark Draeger has guided Phanta Media to becoming one of Canada’s preeminent video communications companies. Join Mark Drager, Founder of Phanta Media, to learn more about the strategic aspects of building a thriving video business, including a look at the Creative Cloud-driven production pipeline at Phanta.


    Improve App Experiences with Integrated Insights


    Watch this on-demand webinar to learn about:

    • How to measure which campaigns are driving mobile app downloads from the Apple App Store, Google Play, and more
    • Location-based marketing and how to measure and respond to user engagement in mobile apps connected to Apple iBeacons
    • How to easily move from the analysis of user behavior to experience optimization and A/B testing


    Get Management Onboard: Retrofitting Existing Content using RoboHelp


    In this presentation, Beth Tanner outlines the decision stages one client used with his organization's management team to move their procedure library successfully from print to digital and from decentralized development to centralized.

    Different aspects of RoboHelp were important in leading the decision process at each stage. The 5 management decision stages are:

    • technology decision
    • presentation decision
    • format decision
    • ownership decision
    • integration decision

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Beth Tanner is Owner and President of Tanner Corporate Services, a 30+ business and technical communications firm specializing in knowledge management for mid-sized and emerging companies. We create and implement structured approaches to documenting, verifying, and presenting the knowledge critical to our clients’ profitability. Over the years Beth has consulted with companies in retail, health care, financial services, and manufacturing. She especially enjoys her work with entrepreneurs. She is an STC Associate Fellow and has served on the STC Board of Directors. In addition to STC, she has been recognized by NAWBO, ASTD, and various community organizations. When not working, she enjoys gardening and hiking in her native state of Tennessee.


    A new view of FrameMaker 12: "My Student’s Favorite Features"


    Barb Binder of Rocky Mountain Training has been instructing students in all levels of FrameMaker for years. As always, Barb is sometimes surprised at new ways her students discover to use FrameMaker "power" features together. Since FrameMaker 12 was released earlier this year, Barb has had a chance to discover where the product's hot points are in regards to new features with real, everyday people ... her students!

    In this "surprise" webinar, Barb will be sharing innovative ways to use some of FrameMaker 12's features, old and new, together, in innovative ways.

    Some functional areas covered will include:

    • Overview of key features in new templates first sheet—Reference Card, Parts Guide, User Guide
    • Highlights: Corporate colors, object styles, master pages and consistent tagging with 2-character code shortcuts.
    • Focus on:
      • Open Files pod/restore last session :: productivity enhancements
      • Conditional text pod: supremely simplified interface
      • Notes/Caution/Warnings: how to set up the new box background including coverage of need for background color and reference page blocks for padding. 
      • QR Codes: how to set up, why to use, and a demo with actual usage using Barb's iPad app and Reflector

    About our Presenter: Barb Binder is an Adobe Certified Instructor and the owner of Rocky Mountain Training. When she’s not teaching grown-ups how to use Adobe software, she’s at Winter Park teaching kids how to ski. -- She has been an Adobe Certified Instructor since 1997, and is currently certified on FrameMaker, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, InCopy and the Digital Publishing Suite. Her company, Rocky Mountain Training was one of the early adopters of online, interactive training delivery. Students attend classes from locations in North America, South America, Europe and even Australia.


    RoboHelp 11: Stacking the deck and using the Cloak of Invisibility


    RoboHelp 11 has extremely powerful controll over the search results your consumers will achieve. In this session, RoboHelp maven Rick Stone walks you thorugh how to achieve an ambitious goal:

    "Manipulating RoboHelp WebHelp topic content so it ranks higher when certain terms are searched or making it so the topic cannot be found at all"

    In this session, you will learn:

    • How to increase search rankings by placing key words in strategic locations
    • How to associate a key word with a topic
    • How t make a key word invisible to search in supplemental topics
    • .... and a whole lot more!

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Rick Stone is based in Kansas City, MO, where he provides training and consulting on RoboHelp 11, Captivate 7 and other Adobe products. Rick is a frequent presenter and featured speaker at regional and national conferences.


    FrameMaker 12 Feature Focus 5): Customizing Published Output to On-Line Formats


    FrameMaker 12 introduced the dramatic new ability to publish "beyond Print" to 5 dynamic on-line formats. Although the out-of-the-box templates and mappings produce beautiful results, you will probably need to customize your own HTML5 responsive layouts. In this webinar, Adobe Product Evangelist Maxwell Hoffmann will walk you through the simple steps required to achieve hyour own customized look.

    You will learn:

    • how to modify style mappings
    • how to select a custome logo
    • how to make other layout modifications

    About the presenter:  Maxwell Hoffmann is Adobe's product evangelist for Tech Comm. With over 20 years experience in tech comm production and 15 concurrent years in translation/localization, Maxwell has trained over 1,200 people in hands-on sessions covering scalable, multi-channel publishing resources.


    Public Beta E-seminar: Everything about Mobile Application Development and ColdFusion Splendor


    ColdFusion Splendor gives you the power to leverage your existing CFML skills to build enterprise-class mobile applications – both installed apps as well as mobile web applications. Add Mobile Application Development to your skillset by understanding what Splendor offers to you. While there are multiple existing solutions to handle the individual solutions for building, testing, debugging and deploying mobile apps, ColdFusion becomes the unique platform to solve all the challenges associated with the entire workflow of mobile application development. Sign up now to understand the details!

    Presenter: Ram Kulkarni, Senior Computer Scientist, Adobe Systems


    Ask A Video Pro Live from NAB 2014: What's Coming Next in Creative Cloud


    Your film editing and content creation are about to get easier and more exciting, thanks to powerful new features and enhancements coming soon to Creative Cloud. Live from NAB 2014, where Adobe will be previewing the next generation of pro video tools, Jason Levine will share what’s coming, including brand new workflows between some of your favorite apps. Jason will cover all the video applications with a focus on Adobe Premiere Pro CC and After Effects and will answers questions at the end.


    How and why to include webinars your content marketing mix


    Watch this webinar to learn how and why to include webinars in your content marketing plan.


    Engage your virtual audience like never before


    Learn how to elevate online conferences and overcome the disconnect


    MathML is XML; Structured Math Authoring for FrameMaker 12


    This recording will be of interest to anyone who produces content for an enterprise that may eventually require math equations or scientific notaiton. Think you "hate math?" Watch this session to discover just how much "fun" complex equations can be.

    If you’re making the jump to structured authoring, learn about XML-based MathFlow:

    • What does structured math content look like, and where can it be used?
    • What is the difference between the MathFlow Style and Structure Editors?
    • Discover benefits of MathML which range from searchable math content to reduced localization costs even long division can require different presentation in some European markets
    • See a live demonstration, talk to the MathML experts and ask questions
    • .

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Autumn Cuellar is the Associate Product Manager at Design Science, where she works with publishers, engineers, educators, and programmers to implement MathML in XML publishing workflows. Before joining Design Science, Autumn was a researcher at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, developing CellML, an XML language for describing biological models, and associated metadata and ontologies.


    Public Beta E-seminar: ColdFusion Splendor Overview


    With the next major version of ColdFusion in public beta, this session introduces you to all the features of ColdFusion Splendor. Learn how ColdFusion Splendor becomes a unique platform addressing the various challenges of mobile and web application development. Understand how your organization can leverage the various security features to further secure your production environment. Realize how ColdFusion Splendor makes you more effective at your job through the various productivity benefits it has to offer. Sign up now to know more!

    Presenter: Elishia Dvorak, ColdFusion Solutions Consultant, Adobe


    A Recipe for Consistently Engaging Virtual Online Sessions


    Watch this session and learn best practices that will help you launch your own virtual online program successfully.


    RoboHelp 11 Solution #4) Integration with eLearning via Captivate 7


    Demonstration:  Lightext will demonstrate how to output RoboHelp projects with Captivate videos to multiple screens and devices using the new Responsive HTML layout.

    Application:  See how the use of Captivate videos incorporated into your RoboHelp projects can benefit your end user and create credibility with your help systems. 

    About the presenters: Beth Gerber and Pam Harrison co-own and operate Lightext, a technical writing and training consulting firm specializing in policy and procedure development and instructional design and delivery for the financial services industry.  Lightext is also an Authorized Adobe Training Center located in Arcadia, California. www.lightext.com


    FrameMaker 12 Feature Focus 4): QR codes and Equations


    Two fun and creative features introduced with FrameMaker 12 are a the ability to insert QR codes and b simple tool for inserting MathML equations. Product Evangelist will give you a 45 minute overview of these two features in this session. You will learn:

    • various types of QR codes you can insert with a single-pane user interface
    • how to use improved Conditional Text Control tags to hide QR codes for tablet and web output from FrameMaker 12 and how to "show" the QR code for print, PDF and other deliverables
    • how to insert MathML equations in regular or XML files in FrameMaker 12
    • how you can edit the contents of MathML with an easy, visual user interface, or with the "show XML code" view in either structured FrameMaker or the new FrameMaker XML Author product

    ... and much, much more. Let this bite-sized webinar show you how!

    About the presenter:  Maxwell Hoffmann is Adobe's product evangelist for Tech Comm. With over 20 years experience in tech comm production and 15 concurrent years in translation/localization, Maxwell has trained over 1,200 people in hands-on sessions covering scalable, multi-channel publishing resources.


    Meet the eLearning legends; Make your eLearning legendary


    Join Dr. Allen Partridge, Sr. eLearning Evangelist, Adobe Systems, to learn how to get started and create quality eLearning, without programming. In this session he will cover how to create an interactive eLearning course from your existing PowerPoint content, how to jumpstart mLearning and all things HTML5, and how to create studio quality videos from the comfort of your desktop in a few clicks. He will use award winning tools like Adobe Captivate 7 and Adobe Presenter 9 to demonstrate these capabilities.


    RoboHelp 11 Sess 2) New Layout Editor for Responsive Layout


    Let our guest presenters, John Daigle and Willam van Weelden bring clarity to the differences between HTML5 responsive layout and HTML5 single source layouts in RoboHelp 11 in this 2-part series. The latest release of this powerful Help authoring tool provides a way to create one published output for multiple devices via HTML5 responsive layout. 

    In part 2, John Daigle explores the new, icon-driven layout editor in RoboHelp 11 for HTML5 responsive layout. Watch John as he explores and uses virtually every level of this new editor. This new method of controlling layout without CSS code has been drawing rave reviews from earlier webinar attendees. See what all the excitement is about.

    About our Presenters: John teaches and consults Adobe RoboHelp and Adobe Captivate and is based in Evergreen, Colorado www.showmethedemo.com


    FrameMaker 12 Feature Focus 3): FrameMaker XML Author 12


    Let Adobe Product Evangelist Maxwell Hoffmann take you through an exciting overview of one of Adobe's newest products, FRAMEMAKER XML AUTHOR 12. This product works well as an end-to-end XML or DITA authoring solution. FrameMaker XML Author 12 can also be used to create or modify content that will ultimately be shared with team members who have a FULL FrameMaker 12 license

    In this session you will learn:

    • how FrameMaker XML Author 12 differs from the FULL version of FrameMaker

    • simplified user interface that confines your tasks to those necessary

    • how ot use the new Quick Element Toolbar for swiftly inserting the most common XML elements into your content

    • an overview of how FrameMaker XML Author 12 integrates out-of-the-box with DITA OT Open Toolkit

    ... and much, much more. This brief, 45 minute session will show you all you need to know about this dynamic new product.

    About the presenter:  Maxwell Hoffmann is Adobe's product evangelist for Tech Comm. With over 20 years experience in tech comm production and 15 concurrent years in translation/localization, Maxwell has trained over 1,200 people in hands-on sessions covering scalable, multi-channel publishing resources.


    Optimize SEM Campaigns with Real-Time Analytics


    Watch this on-demand webinar to learn about:

    • Best practices to improve modeling of long tail keywords with engagement metrics from Adobe Analytics
    • How to manage portfolio risk by having more revenue-generating keywords
    • How to make better bidding decisions leading to higher ROI, with Adobe Media Optimizer


    RoboHelp 11 Solution #3) Branding Corporate Print Documentation


    This four part series with Policy and Procedure experts, Lightext, covers four areas where new features in RoboHelp 11 provide improved project results. Each session will present presents a challenge and a "real world" example drawn from typical corporate content.

    Solution #3 Branded Print Documentation

    Demonstration:  Lightext will demonstrate how to used the new, improved layout editor to "brand" headers and footers of corporate documentation with enhancements to print pocumentation.

    Application:  See how utilizing Master Pages eliminates manual interface with Word and can keep your online and printed documentation more in sync.

    About the presenters: Beth Gerber and Pam Harrison co-own and operate Lightext, a technical writing and training consulting firm specializing in policy and procedure development and instructional design and delivery for the financial services industry.  Lightext is also an Authorized Adobe Training Center located in Arcadia, California. www.lightext.com



    RoboHelp 11 Sess 1) HTML5 Single Source vs. Responsive Layout


    Let our guest presenters, John Daigle and Willam van Weelden bring clarity to the differences between HTML5 responsive layout and HTML5 single source layouts in RoboHelp 11 in this 2-part series. The latest release of this powerful Help authoring tool provides a way to create one published output for multiple devices via HTML5 responsive layout. 

    In part 1 of ths series, Willam van Weelden will clarify the differences between responsive and single source layout. Watch as Willam uses RoboHelp 11 to generate live, dynamic examples of the advantages to these two methods of achieving layout that fits your destination screen, be it desktop, tablet or mobile device. Willam uses a series of simple, logical slides to intersect the live demo and make concepts crystal clear.

    About our Presenters: John teaches and consults Adobe RoboHelp and Adobe Captivate and is based in Evergreen, Colorado www.showmethedemo.com. Willam van Weelden lives and works near Amsterdam and is expert in CSS3 design and the new HTML5 standards. www.wvanweelden.eu


    FrameMaker 12 Feature Focus 2): 12 New Templates with Hidden Power!


     Bernard Aschwanden of Publishing Smarter is the "man behind the curtain" who developed 12 exciting new unstructured templates for FrameMaker 12. Unlike previous templates, this set is designed to create 3 types of typical projects. When you select "show sample" of any of the 12 templates, the document is filled with logical English text, tables, many index markers, cross-references, and in some cases rich 3D graphics and video. Various built-in conditional text tags are applied to tables, graphics and portions of text in logical ways.

    In addition, Bernard will reveal how templates have sensible examples of graphic object styles, automatically color-boxed paragraph styles and more. With this whirlwind tour, you learn how:

    • how to use existing conditional text expressions to create multi-channel publishing from default template content
    • how to globally update facets of built-in graphics with object property styles
    • how to understand the logic behind default paragraph and character styles
    • how to make maximum use of provided master page styles
    • secrets behind the "notes" paragraph styles

    About the presenter: Bernard Aschwanden is a recognized publishing technologies expert. He is an Adobe Certified Expert, a Certified Technical Trainer, and the author of numerous articles on xml-based publishing and single sourcing. He is the founder and President of Publishing Smarter. Bernard is a Director of the Society for Technical Communication and a past President of the Toronto STC. He is a professor in the continuing education Technical Communications program with Seneca@York, on the advisory board for the Humber College Technical Communications program, and remains active in the STC delivering in-person seminars and online webinars to members around the world. He has helped hundreds of companies implement successful publishing solutions.


    Ask A Video Pro: 10 Tips for a More Efficient Editing Workflow


    Editing is an artistic activity which is defined by practical tasks. Delivering great work is as much about creative vision as it is about keeping organized and working efficiently.

    Using the example of Vincent Laforet’s Mobius, on which he served as senior editor, Vashi Nedomansky will share his top tips for keeping your postproduction workflow moving smoothly, from setting up your projects to best practices for editing, and quick tweaks to audio and color - all within Adobe Premiere Pro.

    About the presenter:
    Vashi Nedomansky was a professional hockey player for 10 years before moving full time into filmmaking and editing. He has edited seven feature films to date, including An American Carol, as well as numerous shorts, commercials and music videos. His current feature film project, “The Grind” is in postproduction. Learn more at http://vashivisuals.com.


    RoboHelp 11 Solution #2) Cloud Based Topic Sharing


    In this four-part series,  Policy and Procedure experts, Lightext, cover four areas where new features in RoboHelp 11 provide improved project results. Each session presents a challenge and a "real world" example drawn from typical corporate content.

    Solution #2 Cloud Based Sharing

    Demonstration:  Lightext will demonstrate this new way of sharing resources between authors and subject matter experts.

    Application:  See how this feature can be utilized in large, interconnected RoboHelp projects to save time and create more consistent content. Realistic customer applicaitons are shared and explained.

    About the presenters: Beth Gerber and Pam Harrison co-own and operate Lightext, a technical writing and training consulting firm specializing in policy and procedure development and instructional design and delivery for the financial services industry.  Lightext is also an Authorized Adobe Training Center located in Arcadia, California.www.lightext.com


    Virtual Tour of Adobe Connect for Rapid eLearning


    In this in-depth virtual tour, you will discover the tools that make quick creation of high-impact training content possible


    Virtual Tour of Adobe Connect for Virtual Classrooms


    In this in-depth tour, you will discover how Adobe Connect web conferencing allows you to develop curriculums that drive results by combining live and self-paced training.


    Create a Winning Content Marketing Webinar Series Strategy


    Don't Just Do One Webinar - Create a Winning Content Strategy with a Thought Leadership Series


    Ask A Pro: 3D Printing and Other New Features in Photoshop CC


    Interested in learning about the newest features in Photoshop CC? Join Adobe experts Stephen Nielson, Adobe Photoshop Product Manager and Andy Lauta, Adobe 3D Printing Product Manager, for a live demonstration and discussion of powerful new features in Photoshop CC including 3D printing, Perspective Warp, Linked Smart Objects, and more. Whether you’re a Photoshop novice or expert, this session will have something for everyone.


    Ask A Video Pro: Optimizing your system for peak performance with After Effects & Adobe Premiere


    Join Todd Kopriva to learn more about optimizing peak performance with After Effects & Premier. Todd gives an interactive demonstration of both products.


    FrameMaker 12 Feature Focus 1): Dramatic UI improvements


    Let Adobe Product Evangelist Maxwell Hoffmann take you on a journey through several areas of related features which have dramatic improvements in FrameMaker 12. We start with the User Interface UI, where a number of time-saving features have been added. Discover the following improvements:

    • consistent icons across all pods and workspaces

    • "remember" last session: open multiple files with page location and zoom remembered

    • new ways to drag and drop files for instant access

    • change FrameMaker 12's look and feel with color and size choices for icons

    ... and much, much more. This 45 minute session will show you all you need to know of just how much FrameMaker 12 has advanced over previous versions in terms of usability. You will find that this area of functionality is reason enough to consider upgrading to the latest and greatest FrameMaker.


    How to get the most out of your DAM Feature Pack?


    The DAM FP2 for AEM 5.6.1 is focused on leveraging the Creative Projects functionality to offer the AEM users a unique way of managing their assets sourcing.

      The session will cover the step-by-step working of a creative project workflow for
    • Creating/Editing/Uploading a shot list

    • Uploading assets against the shot list

    • Reviewing and Approving the uploaded assets

    • The session will also demonstrate the ability of Task surface configuration, Custom Project workflow templates, Product hierarchy creation.


    From Blah to Aha: Engaging Learners in the Virtual Classroom


    As classroom trainers transition to the online virtual classroom, they often deliver boring lectures with an occasional poll or chat thrown in to mix it up. Watch this webinar for tips on how to jazz up your virtual classroom.


    How to deliver immersive content experiences using webinars


    Content Marketing is a hot technique to attract and retain customers by creating and curating valuable content. Watch this webinar to learn why.


    Designing Captivate-ing Games using JavaScript, Advanced Actions, and Variables


    Did you know that you can create interactive games by using Adobe Captivate? Join Sreekanth Chakravarthy, Lead Learning Designer at IBM India, for an interesting session on how to create the classic Snakes and Ladders game by using JavaScript, custom effects and advanced actions provided by Adobe Captivate 7. Also, get some great tips and pointers on how to enhance the logic and create other engaging interactivities and board games.


    Case Study: Transforming the classrooms with Adobe Presenter


    Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh, Adobe eLearning Evangelist, as she shares her experience on how the Government School teachers from Bangalore were able to transform their traditional classrooms to collaborative classrooms with the help of Adobe Presenter. She will also show you how the school teachers were able to convert their PowerPoint presentations into interactive eLearning courses and instructional videos in few simple steps.


    Manage Digital Assets With Ease


    Watch this on-demand webinar to learn how easy it is to use Adobe Experience Manager Digital Asset Management DAM to:

    • Deliver rich, personalized media across all digital channels
    • Connect creative professionals, external agencies, and marketers on one platform
    • Manage and retain valuable metadata


    Learn how to assess print costs and start saving instantly


    A lot of organizations generally do not track their print spends. They may not know which employee or department is printing how much from which applications to which printers. The Assessment Mode in Adobe LeanPrint helps understand the saving potential by providing visibility into the print spends and printing behavior of the whole organization.

    Organizations can then deploy LeanPrint in Savings mode customized according to their needs, which helps in saving on print costs. LeanPrint intelligently reduces consumption of paper and toner when printing from popular applications and browsers, helping them save money and environment without having to reduce their printing!

    Join Akhilesh Ghushe, LeanPrint’s product manager for a live product demo in a 45 min webinar, where he will explain the benefits LeanPrint brings to large organizations, SMEs and individuals.


    A New Generation of Time Saving eLearning Development using Adobe Captivate 7 - Special tips and tricks to make your development process faster, easier, more effective.


    Learn time saving tricks and tips for creating eLearning content using Adobe Captivate. Join Anita Horsley for this special session focused on maximizing your eLearning development efficiency.

    Anita Horsley is a training and development specialist with CALEX Learning Consultants. Previously she was a firefighter, and during that time initiated, developed, and managed the department's health and safety program. For the Oregon State Fire Marshal, Anita founded the eLearning track and implemented and coordinated the eLearning team and the internal training. Anita presents at many industry conferences and online webinars for Adobe, and is the founder and president of CALEX Learning Consultants. Most recently, she published a video tutorial series called "Fast Track to Adobe Captivate 6." Anita holds a master’s degree in education and is an Adobe Certified Expert.


    RoboHelp 11 Solution #1) HTML5 Responsive Layout


    Lightext is a consulting company specializing in policy and procedure and training solutions for organizations.  In each of the four webinars in this series, they will demonstrate one of the new features in RoboHelp 11 and then discuss a business application for utilizing the feature. 


    Solution #1 HTML5 Responsive Layout

    Demonstration:  Utilizing the new Responsive Layout in version 11, Lightext will demonstrate how this feature can be used for distributing user guides, training manuals, job aids, and policy and procedure content across multiple devises while retaining company branding on all outputs. 

    Application: We’ll discuss the importance of creating prototypes for prospective internal and external clients and how this can be an effective tool for gaining executive buy-in and approval.  Creating a prototype using a Responsive Layout can help your company see the benefits of your design and help give you the green light to move forward on initiatives.  Learn how to create a prototype with just the right amount of content and “bells and whistles” and how to promote a quality sample of what you can do.

    About the presenters: Beth Gerber and Pam Harrison co-own and operate Lightext, a technical writing and training consulting firm specializing in policy and procedure development and instructional design and delivery for the financial services industry.  Lightext is also an Authorized Adobe Training Center located in Arcadia, California. www.lightext.com


    Adobe Experience Manager – A Technical Sneak Peek


    Get a peek into what we've been working on for the next generation of Adobe Experience Manager in a technical talk. We will cover the following topics:

    • Project & Tasks
    • Videos in DAM
    • Simplified Component development
    • Composing Mobile Apps


    FrameMaker case study: Building Global Content Collaboration at LSI Corporation


    With the challenges of a globally dispersed team, a wide variety of products, a unique and varied publishing model, and continuous corporate acquisitions and divestitures, LSI Corporation has conquered the issue of global content collaboration within their organization. Learn how they did it in this case study presentation.

    With the challenges of a globally dispersed team, a wide variety of products, a unique and varied publishing model using Adobe FrameMaker, and continuous corporate acquisitions and divestitures, LSI Corporation has conquered the issue of global content collaboration within their organization.

    In this case study presentation, attendees will learn how to:

    • Build and retain a productive global team
    • Enable efficient content collaboration in a dispersed writing group
    • Enforce governance over corporate content assets
    • Improve content quality and consistency across the content base
    • Better respond to their clients’ needs by providing on-demand and custom deliverables
    • Leverage existing technologies while implementing new technologies to improve the content lifecycle
    • Afford resources to implement this new content strategy while still producing and maintaining regular content deliveries

    About our Presenters: Jo'lene Jernberg has been in the technical communications field for over 25 years. She is the Senior Manager of Technical Communications at LSI Corporation where she manages a global team of technical communicators, editors, and graphic artists.

    Suzanne Mescan is Vasont Systems’ Director of Marketing, with responsibility for the Company’s overall marketing and public relations efforts. For more than 25 years, she has worked in all aspects of the information management and publishing industry, including content management, editorial, art and design, project management, prepress production, printing and binding.


    Wow! RoboHelp 11 in just 40 minutes!


    Let Maxwell Hoffmann, Adobe's product evangelist for Tech Comm, show you just some of the most dramatic NEW FEATURES in RoboHelp 11 in a jiffy. This 40 minute session is virtually all demo and no slides.

    Product features covered include:

    • Publish to HTML5 responsive layout
    • Difference between HTML5 Single Source Layout and HTML5 responsive layout
    • New "wizard driven" Layout Editor for responsive layout
    • Improved "branding" print published output via more flexible master pages
      • Page Headers with up to 12 lines of text
      • Easy import of "fancy" Headers/Footers from MS Word
    • Collaborative authoring and review via Dropbox integration
    • Useful list of RoboHelp 12 resources

    Note that later webinars will cover all areas of RoboHelp 12 functionality in further detail.


    The Coolest Adobe Captivate Tips on the Planet


    Too many Adobe Captivate features are hidden and not well known. In this session, Joe Ganci, President at eLearning Joe, will show you many of the Captivate features you need to make the most of this powerful tool. Why is it important to know about those features? Using the layers of sophistication found in some of Captivate’s features means you will save a lot of time, deliver more engaging and personalized learning, and be able to tap into external resources more easily. Joe will also show you some of the Captivate features you need to make the most of this powerful tool, including how combining the use of variables, Advanced Actions, and effects will result in a useful example that you couldn’t create otherwise.


    Wow! FrameMaker 12 in just 35 minutes


    Let Maxwell Hoffmann, Adobe's product evangelist for Tech Comm, show you some of the keyt new featurtes in FrameMaker 12 in a jiffy. This 38-minute session is virtually "all demo" and no slides. The demonstration includes:

    • How to take a simple file created from the new FrameMaker templates pre-populated with English text and swiftly publish to one of 5 on-line formats
    • Discover how publishing to HTML5 responsive layout enables your content to flow, change line breaks, even rescale tables and graphics to fit the device screen you deliver to
    • Enhancements to user interface, including:
      • customize color, darkness and different icons
      • new Quick Element Toolbar for swiftly inserting two types of lists, tables, graphics and more in XML files with no coding necessary
      • A "search" filter in smart catalogs that will let you filter available styles or elements down to a category list or name note
      • Use the "Find/Filter" in pods to filter displayed data and reduce choices e.g. quickly locate all index markers with "aquatic"
    • Improved conditional text control "wizard" to build expressions including parenthesis
    • Insert QR codes in XML or unstructured documents
    • Insert new MathMML equations that create MathMML code that is editable in the XML Code view for XML files. Also works well in unstructured documents
      • Note: traditional, proprietary "FrameMaker equations" are still available
    • Overview of enhancements in DITA and XML to be demo'd in future webinars.

    Later "how to" webinars will cover many areas of functionality in more detail; this session is intended to swiftly acquaint you with product highlights.


    Ask A Video Pro: Crafting the Perfect Image: From Camera to Color Grading


    What used to be done with chemicals and film in a lab can now be done digitally on a laptop. Today's filmmakers need tools and techniques that allow them shape their images with artistry and precision.

    Join Will Read who will use examples from recent projects, to show how:

    • Moving beyond online/offline to simplify your pipeline
    • Best practices for organizing a video project
    • Using Direct Link in an integrated editing/grading workflow
    • Introduction to the SpeedGrade color tools


    What’s New in RoboHelp 11 and Technical Communication Suite 5?


    Join the Adobe Product Management team for an interactive learning session packed with launch presentations, LIVE product demos, tips and tricks and Q&A…as they publicly unveil for the very first time the latest releases of RoboHelp 11 and Technical Communication Suite 5. [This recording was made Feb 6, 2014]

    What will be covered in this session?

    Adobe RoboHelp 11: How can you easily create, manage, and deliver rich, interactive content experiences across screens with a single tool? Find out for yourselves!

    • Experience the power of simplicity with best-in-class mobile publishing – Easily deliver different types of responsive HTML5 output. Generate responsive HTML5 output for a wide range of screens with a single click.
    • Or differentiate your content for various devices with responsive HTML5 publishing. Deliver content to smartphones, tablets, and eBook readers in EPUB 3, KF8, and MOBI formats.
    • Extend your collaboration and review boundaries – Manage assets more efficiently across users and projects with Microsoft™ SharePoint and cloud storage integration. Collaborate smarter with hassle-free topic sharing and PDF-based reviews.
    • Create slick  printed documentation – Attract users with striking printed documentation created with professionally designed and configurable Master Pages. Customize headers and footers to add corporate branding to your documentation. Wow users by embedding rich interactive content in downloadable documents.
    • Do more than ever before – Leverage powerful features, efficient workflows, and native integrations to generate help and policy content that is attractive and brand-compliant, interactive and personalized, search-friendly and socially-enabled.

    Adobe Technical Communication Suite 5: Author. Enrich. Review. Manage. Publish. Reuse. The one-stop solution for all your technical communication needs. Find out for yourselves!

    • Author XML/DITA content intuitively with Adobe FrameMaker 12.
    • Enrich it with demos, quizzes, and videos using Adobe Captivate 7 and Adobe Presenter 9.
    • Collaborate seamlessly via multi-platform PDF-based reviews with Acrobat XI Pro, and integration with CMSs and cloud storage.
    • Deliver virtually anywhere using the best-in-class mobile and desktop publishing capabilities of Adobe RoboHelp 11.


    What’s New in FrameMaker 12? What’s this New Product Adobe FrameMaker XML Author 12?


    Join the Adobe Product Management team for an interactive learning session packed with LIVE product demos and more. Watch them unveil the latest releases of FrameMaker 12 , FrameMaker Publishing Server 12, and introduce a brand new product Adobe FrameMaker XML Author 12.

    Adobe FrameMaker 12: Multichannel multi-device publishing with best-in-class XML/DITA and unstructured authoring

    • Publish anytime, anywhere, to any device natively from within FrameMaker 12: no extra SW req'd – from EPUB and KINDLE to HTML5 responsive layout
    • Best-in-class XML/DITA support – MathML equations, DTD, XSLT 2.0 and XPath2.0 support and more
    •  Smart Catalogs, Conditional Tags with nested parentheses, Regex support, and QR codes 

    Adobe FrameMaker XML Author 12: All the XML/DITA power of Adobe FrameMaker 12. 40% price of FrameMaker. Adobe FrameMaker XML Author 12 software offers best-in-class XML/DITA authoring with complete DTD support that’s simple enough for subject matter experts and powerful enough for experienced users.

    • Author with best-in-class XML/DITA support – MathML equations, DTD, XSLT 2.0 and XPath2.0 support, and DITA enhancements
    • Collaborative review across platforms including mobile devices, while source files are edited – Dropbox support,  integration with Adobe Experience Manager
    • Smart Catalogs, Conditional Tags with nested parentheses, Regex support, and QR codes


    Adobe FrameMaker Publishing Server 12:
    Can an enterprise remotely and automatically schedule, manage and publish content to multiple channels, formats and screens? Find out for yourselves!

    • Publish from anywhere – Multiple users can access publishing services simultaneously using their web browser
    • Schedule publishing tasks to be automatically executed, easy-to-use dashboard based monitoring, publishing task templates and reusable publishing presets, scripting support, shared APIs, and integration with Windows Task Scheduler
    • Publish to multiple screens and formats – Generate responsive HTML5 output for a wide range of screens with a single click or differentiate content for various devices with responsive HTML5 publishing. Deliver content to mobiles devices, tablets, and eBook readers

     


    SharePoint Connector - Setup and Configuration


    Adobe’s SharePoint Connector exposes content via the standard JCR interface, enabling applications to access content that resides in a proprietary repository in a standardized manner, thus, simplifying access to content. In this session we will provide step-by-step guideline on how to setup and configure a Share Connector with CQ/AEM 5.6.0, along with a demo of few examples on:

    • Reading content and metadata from SharePoint
    • Writing files and folders to the SharePoint document libraries
    • Executing queries on the SharePoint system
    • Working with SharePoint Announcements


    Go Mobile with Adobe Captivate 7.0.1


    The new update for Adobe Captivate 7 is loaded with enhancements to help you create stunning mobile learning courses using the HTML5 publish option. Join Suresh Jayaraman, Captivate Engineering Manager and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh, Adobe eLearning Evangelist, as they show you how to use the new mobile themes, create scalable HTML content, optimize the project size for mobile delivery, best practices, and much more. Register now!


    Supercharge Acrobat with eSignatures


    Discover six different methods of eSigning in Acrobat, including Adobe EchoSign integration, that can accelerate your signing process from weeks to hours to give you more time for what really matters. Find out about legal and security aspects, ways to get others to sign and approve your documents, ease-of-use with electronic signatures, and tracking via a central console.


    How to Create Content for Adobe DPS Apps


    Adobe Digital Publishing Suite can be used to create magazine apps, catalog apps, and apps containing corporate content for use on mobile devices. In this webinar, you will learn how easy it is to create interactive content for these apps, directly from InDesign CC.


    Accelerated Web Design Workflows with Adobe's Latest Tools and Services


    Join Chris Converse and Noha Edell as they explore new workflows for bringing your Photoshop design compositions to the web. Learn to make the most of the new Photoshop Generator plug-in, and create ready-to-use web graphics for use in HTML, CSS, Edge Animate, and Edge Reflow. What's more? Chris will share his techniques for creating a responsive web design without writing one line of code inside of Edge Reflow.


    The Perpetual to Subscription-Based Software Evolution


    Like those making software purchase decisions in many organizations, you may be thinking about making the move from buying perpetual software licenses to adopting a subscription-based a.k.a. term-based or SaaS model. And if so, you probably have some questions. Join Adobe and IDC's Amy Konary to learn about things to consider as you evaluate subscription-based licensing. Get some background on the industry's shift to this new model, and discover the potential pros and cons for IT, procurement, and other departments across your organization.


    Adobe LeanPrint: A better alternative to 'not printing at all'


    Most obvious way to save money on printing and saving the environment is of course, not to print at all. However, in today’s scenario, practically it is not possible to ‘not’ print.

    Do you know that in spite of reduction in the number of pages printed due to the prevalent digital workflows, printing still accounts for a considerable part of operational expenses of most organizations, be it a government agency, an enterprise or an educational institution?

    Presenting Adobe LeanPrint, a software-only solution that helps in saving on print costs and reduction in carbon footprint by reducing the consumption of paper & toner/ink used while printing.

    Join Akhilesh Ghushe, Senior Product Manager at Adobe, in a 60-min live webinar to learn about LeanPrint and how to print economically and without hesitation.

    With LeanPrint, reduce your print costs, not your printing.


    A Better Way to Score Webinar Leads


    Watch this webinar and learn how to analyze the behavior of your webinar attendees and the ways that they interact with your content as clues to their interest level.


    The exciting new features and enhancements in Adobe Captivate 7.0.1


    Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh, Adobe eLearning Evangelist, to learn about the new features and enhancements in Adobe Captivate 7.0.1. She will demonstrate the enhancements related to HTML5, Advanced Actions, Variables, Color Swatches, new Millionaire interaction, and a few more enhancements.


    How and why to include webinars in the content marketing mix


    Watch this webinar to learn how and why to include webinars in your content marketing plan.


    Removing the barriers to effective live virtual training


    Watch this webinar and discover how live virtual can provide not only an effective learning experience but can provide many other benefits to the user.


    Creative Cloud for Education Enterprise customers: Overview, Deployment, and Management


    Creativity is essential in every discipline, especially in our content-driven culture. Adobe Creative Cloud brings your entire creative world together in one place, helping you build rich learning experiences that engage and inspire. Learn how Creative Cloud provides access to Adobe desktop apps with new features, as soon as they're available, smart asset storage, collaboration services, and a wealth of online training.


    Creative Cloud for enterprise: Overview, Deployment, and Management


    Creativity is essential in every discipline, especially in our content-driven culture. Adobe Creative Cloud brings your entire creative world together in one place, helping you build rich learning experiences that engage and inspire. Learn how Creative Cloud provides access to Adobe desktop apps with new features, as soon as they're available, smart asset storage, collaboration services, and a wealth of online training.


    Adobe Acrobat Productivity and EchoSign®


    Explore how Adobe Acrobat XI can simplify the work you do every day. From creating PDF files, reviewing and approval documents, and analyzing forms, to protecting documents and providing electronic signatures, Acrobat is the industry-leading, most efficient tool for your projects and tasks. With Acrobat, your teams, students, and staff will be even more productive, and more effective.


    Acrobat—PDF Security


    PDF/A—PDF for Archiving—is an ISO Standard for the long term preservation of digital documents in the PDF format. Given that more and more government agencies are adopting PDF/A, commercial entities who interact with them will need to know how to create and conform existing PDF files.


    Supercharge Acrobat® with eSignatures


    Discover six different methods of eSigning in Acrobat, including Adobe EchoSign® integration, that can accelerate your signing process from weeks to hours to give you more time for what really matters. Find out about legal and security aspects, ways to get others to sign and approve your documents, ease-of-use with electronic sigs, and tracking via a central console.


    What's New in Adobe Illustrator CC


    Meet the most powerful and connected Illustrator ever. With Illustrator CC — part of Creative Cloud — you'll be able to work with type in more powerful ways. Place multiple files at once with full control, and create with a brush made from a photo. Design more easily for the web knowing you can quickly copy and paste automatically generated CSS code.


    What's New in InDesign CC and Digital Publishing Suite


    With InDesign CC—part of Creative Cloud—you can truly create content for any device and deliver it in any way that you need to. Learn about new features for CC, such as performance boosts, 64-bit support, retina display support, and QR code creation. But the most exciting aspect of InDesign CC is that you can create better EPUB files, PDF files, or full-blown apps in conjunction with the Digital Publishing Suite. You'll see how we enable a workflow from start to finish that will have you publishing excellent digital content to an iPad and beyond.


    Promote Your Mobile App


    Your mobile app only will make an impact if your customers can find and download it. Join Adobe and guest speaker Thomas Husson from Forrester Research for a one-hour seminar to learn best practices to promote your mobile app. Discover strategies you can use to increase the awareness and discoverability of your app—both through your own channels and in mobile app stores. Learn from short case studies what leading brands are doing to successfully drive downloads for their apps, and see examples of how they are doing so.


    What's New: Creative Cloud for enterprise Overview and Photoshop CC


    With Photoshop CC—part of Creative Cloud—your creative process becomes seamless, intuitive, and more connected. So much is new in Photoshop CC. Use the all-new Smart Sharpen tools to make details stand out. Turn low-res shots into big, high-res images. Get all the advanced 3D editing and image analysis tools, and more.


    CCE Overview and Photoshop CC webinar


    With Photoshop CC—part of Creative Cloud—your creative process becomes seamless, intuitive, and more connected. So much is new in Photoshop CC. Use the all-new Smart Sharpen tools to make details stand out. Turn low-res shots into big, high-res images. Get all the advanced 3D editing and image analysis tools, and more.


    Shared Actions for Mobile Learning


    Join Lieve Weymeis, Captivate Community Expert and Sarah Gilbert, Mobile Learning Expert as they show you how to build mLearning courses using advanced and shared actions in Adobe Captivate 7. They will share some tips on how to prepare and design content for mobile deployment and steps to build custom navigation for best use on mobile devices. They will also show you how to reduce the file size with advanced and shared actions. Register today!


    The Perpetual to Subscription-Based Sofware Evolution


    Learn about subscription-based licensing and discover what it means for departments across your organization.

    Speakers:
    Amy Konary, Research Vice President Software Licensing and Provisioning, IDC
    Jim Guerard, Vice President, Digital Media Enterprise Solutions


    Crossing Boundaries: Sess 5) End of Job Ethos: Blending professional & private activity


    Full connectivity, anywhere at any time, is changing our perception of the boundaries between professional and private life. Perhaps we are entering an era where terms such as “job, professional life, and private life” will be replaced by a simple, continuous concept such as “activities.”

    This session covers trends and issues which affect us all, including:

    • Holistic view of human activity: not "the three eights" but a continuum of multi-purpose activities
    • Rotating leadership in the digital era: consolidating anchor points in liquid society
    • Cognitive consequences of the "Content economy"
    • Is it work, a hobby or a passion?

    About the presenters: Ray Gallon is owner of Culturecom, a consultancy specializing in technical information design, content strategy, and usability. He has over 20 years’ experience in the technical content industry, having worked with major companies such as IBM, Alcatel, and General Electric Health Care. Previously, Ray was an award-winning radio producer and journalist, and has worked with with broadcasters such as CBC Canada, NPR United States, France Culture, Radio Netherlands International, Deutsche Welle, WDR Cologne, Germany. In the late 80s, Ray was program manager of WNYC-FM, New York Public Radio.

    Neus Lorenzo PhD heads the Foreign Language Service in the Departament d’Ensenyament, the local Ministry of Education in Catalonia Spain, and has worked at the Inspectorate of Education in the Generalitat de Catalunya Catalan government. She has been a trainer and advisor Council of Europe, Anna Lindh Foundation and is currently coordinating the Lifelong Learning Project of the European Union in Catalonia. She has also represented the Spanish autonomies before the education committee of the European Parliament.


    Ask A Video Pro: Bringing Storytelling to Wedding Videos


    Wedding films should do the same as feature films or documentaries do. It’s never just about relaying facts: it’s about finding humanity – the real moments – in every story.- Jawad Mir

    The powerful tools in Adobe Creative Cloud provide wedding and event filmmakers with a complete filmmaking toolset. There is virtually no limit to your creative scope – except for time and budgets. In this session you will learn how to bring storytelling techniques and feature film polish to your projects so that you can deliver great wedding films that stand out from the crowd. Discover how you can do more with Creative Cloud video applications, including:

    • How to organize content with Adobe Bridge CC
    • Building timelines that tell stories in Premiere Pro CC
    • Output to DVD with Encore CS6


    3) EXPLORE TCS4: Create Engaging, Interactive PDFs Using Adobe Captivate and Adobe FrameMaker


    During this dynamicc exploration of another aspect of Tech Comm Suite 4, learn how to:

    • use Adobe Captivate to quickly create interactive eLearning.
    • Then you’ll learn how import the published Captivate content into a print document created with Adobe FrameMaker. From there, you’re just a few clicks away from creating an interactive PDF. But what if you want to maintain the print attributes of the FrameMaker document? The eLearning lessons won’t work should the document be printed.
    • You’ll learn to create conditions that will automatically hide the eLearning lessons and repaginate the document should you need to create a print version of your documentation.
    • Need to create the PDF with the eLearning lessons? No problem. You’ll learn how easy it is to rely on conditions to take care of that for you.

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Kevin Siegel is founder of IconLogic and develops courseware for Adobe RoboHelp and many other Adobe products. He distributes his courseware using the ePUB format and is based near Baltimore, Maryland www.iconlogic.com.


    ANN ROCKLEY: Reaching customers anywhere, anytime and on any device


    Smartphones, eBook readers, and tablets have forever changed the way people access and interact with content. Your customers expect the content you provide them to be adaptive—responding to the device, their location, their situation, and their personalized needs. We can no longer handcraft content for every delivery channel and device; we have to move to a manufacturing model. We need to be able to build information products using well-designed, reusable components in new and interesting ways, producing information products that people find a pleasure to use.

    This session provides an understanding of an intelligent content strategy including:

    • The challenges of multiple device delivery
    • The power of structure
    • How content can adapt to the device capabilities
    • Methodology for supporting adaptive content
      • Content models
      • Metadata
      • Business rules

    About our Presenter: Ann Rockley is CEO of The Rockley Group, Inc. She has an international reputation for developing multichannel content strategies and digital publishing solutions. She has been instrumental in establishing the field in content strategy, content reuse, intelligent content strategies for multichannel delivery, and content management best practices. Rockley is a frequent contributor to trade and industry publications and a keynote speaker at numerous conferences in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.

    Ann led Content Management Professionals, an international organization that fosters the sharing of content management information, best practices, and strategies to a prestigious eContent 100 award in 2005. Known as the "mother" of content strategy, she introduced the concept of content strategy with her best-selling book, "Managing Enterprise Content: A Unified Content Strategy," now in its second edition. Ann was ranked among the top five most influential content strategists in 2010. Ann is also the primary author for DITA 101.

    Ann has a Master of Information Science from the University of Toronto and is a Fellow of the Society for Technical Communication. She can be reached at rockley@rockley.com, www.rockley.com, @arockley.


    This is how I created an interactive eBook!


    Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh, Adobe eLearning Evangelist and DevLearn DemoFest 2013 winner, to learn how she created an Interactive eBook using Adobe InDesign and published using Adobe Digital Publishing Suite. She will also demonstrate how she created the eBook page layouts using Adobe Photoshop, HTML5 animations using Adobe Edge Animate, simulations, quiz questions, and interactions using Adobe Captivate, interactive web pages using Adobe Muse, and HD videos using Adobe Presenter Video Creator; and finally how she embedded them all in the eBook folio. Don’t miss the fun!


    AEM Next Generation - ‘Sneak Peek’


    Get a ‘sneak peek’ into the exciting new capabilities of the next version of Adobe Experience Manager formerly Adobe CQ.

    In this on-demand webinar, learn how you can:

    • Easily launch effective, targeted marketing campaigns
    • Create and deliver mobile apps across multiple devices using a single solution
    • Deliver personalized, rich media across every digital channel


    Stop presenting boring content: new science of presentations


    Psychologists agree that typically, boredom exists at the intersection of participants’ proneness to boredom and their dissatisfaction with available stimuli. Watch this webinar to eliminate the boredom in your presentations.


    Sess 3) Deliver the Goods: Extract Every Bit of Value from FrameMaker via RoboHelp


    Discover how to use FrameMaker to publish content that looked fancy or complex in PDF into radically different formatting and reduced word count for tablets and mobile devices. Suppress superflous content and give your readers dynamic output creating the right content, for the right audience, in the right format, and at the right time.

    This session shows how to include the Captivate video that was created in Sess 2 of this series.

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Bernard Aschwanden is a content strategist, pubs tech expert, and an author, who is also a Director of the Society for Technical Communications. A certified trainer, he teaches content strategy, DITA, content management, minimalism, and topic-based writing. Bernard is an Adobe Certified Expert, a Certified Technical Trainer, and the author of numerous articles on xml-based publishing and single sourcing. He is the founder and President of Publishing Smarter.


    Things you thought you could never do with Advanced Actions and Variables


    Shhhhh! It’s a secret, which will be revealed during this exciting session on Advanced Actions and Variables, where Dr. Pooja Jaisingh will demonstrate how to make the most of this feature in Adobe Captivate 7 and a lot of things that you never knew you could do with Advanced Actions. Register now to secure your seat!


    Sess 2) Bring Procedures & Tasks to Life: Mixing FrameMaker & Captivate for Fun & Profit


    Discover how to use Captivate to create a dynamic software video that you can publish directly in FrameMaker.

    Tips and tricks for users on planning content, creating materials, and best practices with Captivate.

    Discover how insertion of brief "movies" in your published output can substantially reduce page count and translation costs by eliminating hundreds of static screen captures. Achieve goals in minutes that used to take hours.

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Bernard Aschwanden is a content strategist, pubs tech expert, and an author, who is also a Director of the Society for Technical Communications. A certified trainer, he teaches content strategy, DITA, content management, minimalism, and topic-based writing. Bernard is an Adobe Certified Expert, a Certified Technical Trainer, and the author of numerous articles on xml-based publishing and single sourcing. He is the founder and President of Publishing Smarter.


    ADV ROBOHELP 3: Like beads on a string: Structured topic-based authoring in Robohelp


    Topic-based and structured authoring are hot topics in tech comm. Can you do them in RH?

    The answer is yes; the features you need are right in front of you in RH.

    This presentation explains how:

    • It first defines document and topic authoring, explains what “topics” are and how to set standards for creating them, and what to expect as you shift from document to topic authoring.
    • The presentation then defines “structure” and explains how to create structured content in RH using topic type templates, CSS, and table style sheets.
    • The result won’t be the enforced structure of DITA, but it will be structured.
    • At the end of this presentation, attendees will understand the concepts behind topic-based and structured authoring and how to do it in RH.

    The presenter, Neil Perlin, is an internationally known consultant and president of Hyper/Word Services. Neil is a 33-year veteran of tech comm, a 26-year veteran of hypertext, a 21-year veteran of RoboHelp, and has been working with the evolving "mobile" market since 1998. Neil may be followed on Twitter via @NeilEric

     


    Using Unstructured FrameMaker and Adobe Acrobat


    Adobe Acrobat combined with FrameMaker provides potent solutions in several areas, ranging from collaborative PDF review, to publishing an interactive, guided user experience via 3D graphics published to PDF. Discover some of the many ways that you can make your PDF output come alive by combining the strengths of two great products; FrameMaker and Acrobat. About our Presenter: Barb Binder is an Adobe Certified Instructor and the owner of Rocky Mountain Training. When she’s not teaching grown-ups how to use Adobe software, she’s at Winter Park teaching kids how to ski. -- She has been an Adobe Certified Instructor since 1997, and is currently certified on FrameMaker, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, InCopy and the Digital Publishing Suite. Her company, Rocky Mountain Training was one of the early adopters of online, interactive training delivery. Students attend classes from locations in North America, South America, Europe and even Australia.


    Crossing Boundaries: Sess 4) Your Most Important Stakeholder: Your customers


    In the new digital society that we are building, enterprises are identified not only by their products, but also, and perhaps more importantly, by the image that consumers frame of them with their online comments and opinions. A company whose consciousness cannot be raised by its own customers is in peril of losing everything.

    Critical trends covered include:

    • Dematerialization of consumption: from products to connotations.
    • Integrated learning communities at corporate levels: sharing responsibilities for design and outcomes.
    • Harmony and coordination in content strategy: including your clients in the process, ethical demands
    • The customer as product manager

    About the presenters: Ray Gallon is owner of Culturecom, a consultancy specializing in technical information design, content strategy, and usability. He has over 20 years’ experience in the technical content industry, having worked with major companies such as IBM, Alcatel, and General Electric Health Care. Previously, Ray was an award-winning radio producer and journalist, and has worked with with broadcasters such as CBC Canada, NPR United States, France Culture, Radio Netherlands International, Deutsche Welle, WDR Cologne, Germany. In the late 80s, Ray was program manager of WNYC-FM, New York Public Radio.

    Neus Lorenzo PhD heads the Foreign Language Service in the Departament d’Ensenyament, the local Ministry of Education in Catalonia Spain, and has worked at the Inspectorate of Education in the Generalitat de Catalunya Catalan government. She has been a trainer and advisor Council of Europe, Anna Lindh Foundation and is currently coordinating the Lifelong Learning Project of the European Union in Catalonia. She has also represented the Spanish autonomies before the education committee of the European Parliament.


    Tracking Learner Interaction in Video-based Courses with Adobe Presenter 9


    Now-a-days, video is considered the best form of content delivery. There is a video available for almost everything. Even the trainers and educators are adopting this form of content delivery but there are some questions that plague their minds: Are my students watching the videos? Are they watching the videos more than once? How much are my students learning from these videos? Are these videos effective? Do the students have any doubts about the concepts they are being taught in the video? Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh in this interactive session to get answers to all these questions and more.


    Sess 1) Beyond Printed Pages: Enhanced PDF from FrameMaker- Review, Multimedia & More


    With FrameMaker 11 you can go beyond using PDF to represent "paper in pixels." Distribute PDF to reviewers who do not require a SW license to make complex notes and annotations. Import reviewer feedback directly "in place" within FM source files. Also, master the simple steps required to publish dynamic graphics e.g. exploded 3-D diagrams that your users can manipulate in a guided or "free style" experience.

    In this session, Bernard Aschwanden covers a desireable methodology for planning out a publishing project which will be covered across all 3-sessions of this series. In this episode you will see:

    • 3 ways to import content from MS Word and achieve desired formatting
    • Working with structured documents as well as Regular FrameMaker documents
    • A preview of dynamic 3D graphics output to PDF
    • How to accomplish document review via PDF, import comments "in place" into source FrameMaker documents
    • How to locate and manage markers
    • Importing a "video" SW simulation from Captivate

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Bernard Aschwanden is a content strategist, pubs tech expert, and an author, who is also a Director of the Society for Technical Communications. A certified trainer, he teaches content strategy, DITA, content management, minimalism, and topic-based writing. Bernard is an Adobe Certified Expert, a Certified Technical Trainer, and the author of numerous articles on xml-based publishing and single sourcing. He is the founder and President of Publishing Smarter.


    ADV ROBOHELP 2: From one, many: Single sourcing in Robohelp


    Single sourcing can be confusing:

    • Does it mean having one source of content or re-using content in multiple outputs? Or something else?
    • Does it require XML and a CMS or can you single source using RH?

    In fact, RH has been a single sourcing tool since its first release and has continued to expand its capabilities into RH10.

    In this presentation, we’ll look at the options in RH that support single sourcing, including conditionality, snippets and variables, and single source layout creation. We’ll also review the different output formats that RH supports in order to help attendees select the formats that best meet their needs.

    At the end of this presentation, you’ll have a solid understanding of how to use RH as a single source authoring tool.

    The presenter, Neil Perlin, is an internationally known consultant and president of Hyper/Word Services. Neil is a 33-year veteran of tech comm, a 26-year veteran of hypertext, a 21-year veteran of RoboHelp, and has been working with the evolving "mobile" market since 1998.

     


    2) Explore TCS4: FrameMaker to RoboHelp to eBook… Oh My!


    During this session, learn how to use the FrameMaker to RoboHelp to eBook workflow to create both eBooks using both the ePub and Mobi formats. You’ll learn how to:

    • create a mapping sequence that will make quick work out of the often arduous task of creating eBooks out of existing documentation.
    • And using the Adobe Technical Communication Suite, you’ll learn how to maximize the FrameMaker to RoboHelp workflow via single sourcing.
    • Update the FrameMaker source content and update the RoboHelp content in just minutes.

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Kevin Siegel is founder of IconLogic and develops courseware for Adobe RoboHelp and many other Adobe products. He distributes his courseware using the ePUB format and is based near Baltimore, Maryland www.iconlogic.com.


    Make Compelling Commerce Experiences a Revenue Engine


    The retailers that deliver a truly differentiated digital shopping experience stand to win big in an increasingly competitive marketplace. For digital marketers, securing this prize means selecting a content management system which balances an immersive and engaging customer experience with seamless ease of purchasing, operational efficiency, and proven 24/7 delivery of back-end technology.

    View this OnDemand webinar to see how Adobe and Deloitte Digital's solution for experience-driven commerce can help businesses meet this critical need. Learn how to:

    • Combine editorial and direct purchase capability to maximise revenue.
    • Re-visit “search” to create a more intuitive navigation experience.
    • Drive efficiencies through the streamlining of your online retail model.


    Edge Animate — Making it Interactive


    Interactive
    Wednesday, November 6, 2013

    Join Piotr Walczyszyn as he shows us how to add interactions to our web layouts with Edge Animate. We'll explore the visual nature of Edge Animate, and learn to add user interactions with the click of a mouse. Piotr will explain the structure of an Edge Animate composition, and show you how to add actions to both the the timeline, and design elements, to create a rich interactive environment for your users.


    Making the most of Themes in Adobe Captivate 7


    Themes in Adobe Captivate 7 help your project look better with coordinated colors, well-planned layouts for slides, fonts and effects. Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh, as she shows you how to make the most of the preloaded Captivate themes, customize them to suit your requirements, save them as a new theme, and reuse them for other projects.


    Measure Mobile App ROI


    Measuring impact and ROI for mobile apps is a key part of many companies' mobile strategy. Join Adobe and guest speaker Julie Ask from Forrester Research for a one hour seminar to learn best practices on measuring ROI for your tablet or smartphone app. Discover strategies you can use to quantify the impact of your app, what factors you should look at, and how to weigh those with total cost-of-ownership. Learn also from short case studies what leading brands are doing to successfully quantify ROI for their apps, and see examples of how they're doing so.


    ADV ROBOHELP 1: Setting your help hooks: Context sensitivity in Robohelp


    Setting your help hooks: Context sensitivity in Robohelp

    If you use RH to create help for application software, you’re probably going to want that help to be context sensitive help.

    • But what does context sensitivity mean?
    • How do you design it?
    • How do you create it in RH, using which of the two methods that RH offers – the map file/alias file method or the link method?

    At the end of this presentation, you’ll have a solid understanding of the concepts and mechanics involved in working with context sensitive help. This recorded sessions includes detailed slides that delineate challenges and solutions, followed by illustrative example demos in RoboHelp 10.

    The presenter, Neil Perlin, is an internationally known consultant and president of Hyper/Word Services. Neil is a 33-year veteran of tech comm, a 26-year veteran of hypertext, a 21-year veteran of RoboHelp, and has been working with the evolving "mobile" market since 1998. You may view Neil's website at: www.hyperword.com


    1) EXPLORE TCS4: Boring Be Gone! Add Interactive eLearning to Your Help Systems


    Boring Be Gone! Add Interactive eLearning to Your Help Systems
    During this session, learn:

    • ... how to use Adobe Captivate to quickly create interactive eLearning.
    • You’ll learn the value of publishing the Captivate lessons as both HTML5 and SWF.
    • Then you’ll learn how import the published Captivate content into a RoboHelp project.
    • Finally, you’ll learn how to generate Multiscreen HTML 5 content that will leverage either the SWF or HTML content published by Captivate, allowing your Help Content to be consumed by just about any device, anywhere including Windows-based PCs, Mac, and tablets such as the iPad.

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Kevin Siegel is founder of IconLogic and develops courseware for Adobe RoboHelp and many other Adobe products. He distributes his courseware using the ePUB format and is based near Baltimore, Maryland www.iconlogic.com.


    mEnable your existing Adobe Captivate Courses


    Join Damien Bruyndonckx, Captivate Community Expert to learn about the tips tricks and best practices to make your existing Captivate content mobile friendly. The HTML 5 capabilities of Adobe Captivate, makes it possible to access your eLearning courses on mobile devices. That being said, m-Enabeling your content probably requires a bit more work than simply re-publishing it in HTML 5 format. In this session, we will mEnable an existing Captivate project made for the desktop. We will use the HTML 5 tracker to identify the unsupported features of the project and we will discuss how we can replace these features by mobile friendly features. We will also tweak the existing project in order to optimize the learning experience for the mobile devices. At the end of the road, the project will be a bit different than the original project providing a slightly different experience to the desktop and mobile students. Is it acceptable? Do we have to provide the exact same experience to desktop and mobile users? Those are important questions that we will discuss together during the session.


    Trick or Treat; A Halloween eLearning Adventure


    Join Dr. Allen Partridge for holiday eLearning tricks and treats. Costumes Required. Bring a plastic pumpkin to carry home the goodies.


    Adobe LeanPrint: An easier print costs reduction initiative for your organization


    With the budget cuts looming, enterprises, government agencies, educational institutes are all moving towards efficiency improvements and streamlining their processes.

    Office printing, when considered as an avenue of savings, can lead to significant cost reductions without some of the difficult choices like restricting # of pages printed per employee or not allowing color printing. Wondering how to make this happen?

    Join us in a 60- minute webinar, where Akhilesh Ghushe, Senior Product Manager at Adobe, will demonstrate the brand new Adobe LeanPrint. A software-only printing solution, LeanPrint helps you achieve sustainable print cost reductions by using innovative methods to optimize paper and toner usage when printing from popular applications & browsers.


    Crossing Boundaries: Sess 3) Consumers become producers


    Session 3 Consumers become producers

    Human beings have always been both artifact creators, and cultural developers of concepts and meanings that interpret their artifacts collectively. In the world of ubiquitous, time-shifted, liquid content, our consumers often provide the high added value content that completes our own production. Issues addressed include:

    • Social value added by clients in content industries i.e hashtag creation
    • Crowdsourced content, crowd funding and social participation add value sold by enterprises
    • Collective tools: static, dynamic and streaming interactions
    • Content consolidation i.e. Youtube channels are used to define brand image, including personal brands of individuals

    About the presenters: Ray Gallon is owner of Culturecom, a consultancy specializing in technical information design, content strategy, and usability. He has over 20 years’ experience in the technical content industry, having worked with major companies such as IBM, Alcatel, and General Electric Health Care. Previously, Ray was an award-winning radio producer and journalist, and has worked with with broadcasters such as CBC Canada, NPR United States, France Culture, Radio Netherlands International, Deutsche Welle, WDR Cologne, Germany. In the late 80s, Ray was program manager of WNYC-FM, New York Public Radio.

    Neus Lorenzo PhD heads the Foreign Language Service in the Departament d’Ensenyament, the local Ministry of Education in Catalonia Spain, and has worked at the Inspectorate of Education in the Generalitat de Catalunya Catalan government. She has been a trainer and advisor Council of Europe, Anna Lindh Foundation and is currently coordinating the Lifelong Learning Project of the European Union in Catalonia. She has also represented the Spanish autonomies before the education committee of the European Parliament.


    Using Unstructured FrameMaker with Adobe Illustrator


    FrameMaker is tightly integrated with Adobe Illustrator via Tech Comm Suite, which makes a terrific solution for all of your vector graphic challenges. Join FrameMaker maven Barb Binder for a thorough tour of using these two powerful products together to get the best in both text and graphics content.

    When you watch this recording you will learn:

    • How to create fancy/advanced charts and diagrams in minutes
    • How to make the most of existing clipart
    • How to break loose a vector that can be selected as a "hotspot" link from graphic to text in 

    About our Presenter: Barb Binder is an Adobe Certified Instructor and the owner of Rocky Mountain Training. When she’s not teaching grown-ups how to use Adobe software, she’s at Winter Park teaching kids how to ski. -- She has been an Adobe Certified Instructor since 1997, and is currently certified on FrameMaker, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, InCopy and the Digital Publishing Suite. Her company, Rocky Mountain Training was one of the early adopters of online, interactive training delivery. Students attend classes from locations in North America, South America, Europe and even Australia.


    The Power of Student Assessments and Early Intervention


    Leverage collaboration and Early Intervention to track learner performance, identify individuals who need course correction, and track key performance metrics in an intuitive learner dashboard, without investing in an LMS. Don’t miss it!


    Advanced RoboHelp Sess 3) Optimize Search, Keywords, Glossaries and more


    Discover the potent tools at your disposal in RoboHelp 10 that allow you to sculpt search results to provide relevant results to your users. Also find how how and when to use Keywords, Glossaries and related tools. 

    After viewing this recorded webinar, you will know how to:

    • create alternate search terms
    • create an external content search that presents users with an advanced "Google-style" results page with desired content
    • how to create glossarie items
    • how to use the Glossary Hotspot Wizard to create expanding text glossary definitions for all or selected instances
    • Create "see also" links to related topics

    About the Presenter: Maxwell Hoffmann, Adobe's Global Product Evangelist for Tech Comm Suite, has extensive tech comm publishing experience, having worked for a variety of publishing vendors and translation agencies before coming on board with Adobe. He is a former FrameMaker product marketing manager with Frame Technology before Adobe acquired the product, and has trained over 1,200 people in scalable publishing solutions over the years.


    Advanced FrameMaker Sess 3) Format Rules from the EDD for XML


    This session is a continuation of EDD coverage handled by Alan Houser in "FrameMaker 11 and the Power of XML: Sess 1 Approaches to EDD design".

    This session focuses on how you can create context-sensitive formatting and also make relative adjustments to XML elements like indented lists. This session takes a basic, "out-of-the-box" EDD provided with FrameMaker 11 and:

    • examined how child elements are automatically inserted
    • viewed the "simple path" of mapping elements to styles found in the structured template
    • explored the more complex, but versatile path of using Format Rules to control element formatting based on context
    • how to make first or last item in a list automatically format different from other <item> elements without any action on the author's part
    • how to have attributes in parent element determine if list items are numbered or bulleted
    • how to change the default style associated with child elements

    About the Presenter: Maxwell Hoffmann, Adobe's Global Product Evangelist for Tech Comm Suite, has extensive tech comm publishing experience, having worked for a variety of publishing vendors and translation agencies before coming on board with Adobe. He is a former FrameMaker product marketing manager with Frame Technology before Adobe acquired the product, and has trained over 1,200 people in scalable publishing solutions over the years.


    Multiple Decisions Using Advanced Conditional Actions


    Advanced conditional actions take eLearning to the next level by providing complex conditional-based interactive scenarios. Although quiz questions have advanced features, sometimes developers prefer to create their own knowledge check questions. In this demonstration, Anita Horsley will show you how to construct a knowledge check with multiple decisions and consequences using advanced conditional actions. In order to grasp this training, the participant should have a fundamental understanding of variables, actions and advanced standard actions.


    Anchors Away! Everything you didn't know about FrameMaker graphics


    Many of us are familiar with Anchored Frames and Graphics in FrameMaker. Yet few of us have actually used all of the options available. FrameMaker 11 is extremely versatile in the many ways that anchored frames can be both placed and automatically updated, due to the new Object Style properties. In this session you will learn how to:

    • automatically size frames to fit grahic contents
    • how to work with "text wrap around" choices
    • working with unanchored graphics on master pages for special effects
    • tips for anchored frames in tables
    • recommended directory structure to ensure that links to referenced graphics aren't broken
    • how to leverage the power of the "Insets" pod for finding and fixing broken links

    About the Presenter: Maxwell Hoffmann, Adobe's Global Product Evangelist for Tech Comm Suite, has extensive tech comm publishing experience, having worked for a variety of publishing vendors and translation agencies before coming on board with Adobe. He is a former FrameMaker product marketing manager with Frame Technology before Adobe acquired the product, and has trained over 1,200 people in scalable publishing solutions over the years.


    P&P Sess 3) The Policies & Procedures Market Place – Emerging Trends and Predictions


    The players in the Policies & Procedures P&P Marketplace have grown and changed more in the past ten years than the previous 20 years. Learn from P&P thought leader Raymond Urgo, who has observed and studied the P&P marketplace for more than 30 years, the key trends in this market. Understand the sources and causes requiring or influencing new and existing players, roles, and needs for communicating and managing P&P. Topics include the emerging roles for employment, consulting, contracting, technology, and involvement of non-P&P subject-matter experts. Raymond will address where the P&P marketplace was, and is now, while offering his insights and predictions on the consequences, pitfalls, implications, and opportunities for the future.

    In this session, Lightext will follow Urgo's presentation with a brief demonstration of RoboHelp 10, utilizing HTML 5 to create outputs to multiple devices and screens.

    Raymond will be joined by Beth Gerber and Pam Harrison of Lightext, who will provide brief, 7-10 minute demonstrations of which features in RoboHelp 10 are relevant to the challenges Raymond has described. Previous AdobeTCS webinars with Urgo have drawn record attendance. You won't want to miss this series!

    About the presenters: Commonly known as "Mr. P&P", Raymond Urgo holds the honorary rank of fellow in the Society for Technical Communication for his contributions to Policies & Procedures Communication. Urgo, who has observed and studied the P&P marketplace for more than 30 years, provides consulting to a variety of industries through his firm, Urgo & Associates. Urgo's previous webinars with AdobeTCS have drawn record attendance!

    Beth Gerber and Pam Harrison co-own and operate Lightext, a technical writing and training consulting firm specializing in policy and procedure development and instructional design and delivery for the financial services industry.  Lightext is also an Authorized Adobe Training Center located in Arcadia, California. www.lightext.com


    Sess 3) FrameMaker 11 and the Power of XML: Deep dive into XSLT and XPath


    FrameMaker 11 and the Power of XML: Deep dive into XSLT and Path
    This webinar will pick up where our "Sess 2" webinar left off. Together, XSLT and XPath are the W3C-standard languages for manipulating XML documents. In this webinar, In this webinar, Adobe Certified FrameMaker Instructor Alan Houser will provide a technical overview of these languages, demonstrate the new FrameMaker 11 support for these languages within the FrameMaker XML view, and will provide examples of using XSLT and XPath within FrameMaker for searching and transforming XML documents.

    You will learn:

    • How to use XPath to address specific locations in an XML document tree.
    • How to use XSLT and XPath to convert common document structures to HTML.
    • How to use XSLT and XPath to generate HTML tables of contents and resolve cross-references.

    This webinar will include use cases and motivating examples.

    About our presenter: Alan Houser is a Society of Technical Communication Fellow, a former member of the OASIS DITA Technical Committee and a popular presenter at technical communication conferences. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and Master of Arts degree in professional writing from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pa. He may be followed on Twitter as: @arh


    Sess 11) FrameMaker for Word: Time-saving short cuts working with DITA/XML


    To many Word users, DITA and XML can seem intimidating at first glance. All that code! That "structure view" ... parents, childrens, etc. etc. This session will put a spotlight on how to make your instance of DITA or XML in FrameMaker 11 a more focused and rewarding experience. Designed with Word users in mind, the session will include tips on:

    • streamlining workspaces
    • how to best deal with the element catalog
    • top 10 keyboard shortcuts
    • common mistakes to avoid
    • a review of useful resources for self-study and preparation

    About the Presenter: Maxwell Hoffmann, Adobe's Global Product Evangelist for Tech Comm Suite, has extensive tech comm publishing experience, having worked for a variety of publishing vendors and translation agencies before coming on board with Adobe. He is a former FrameMaker product marketing manager with Frame Technology before Adobe acquired the product, and has trained over 1,200 people in scalable publishing solutions over the years.


    Advanced RoboHelp Sess 2) Master Pages and Customized Skins


    Working with new Master Pages, and Customized Skins:
    Master pages may be used to provide essential information for all, or specific topics in your RoboHelp project. In this session you will learn how to:

    • Create a typical master page and apply it to topics
    • How to make typical edits or customization to a master page
    • How to apply "breadcrumbs" to a master page to indicate where you are "in the tree."

    Skins are highly useful to give your project personality or a corporate branded look and feel. Many out-of-the-box projects built in to RoboHelp have an appealing gallery of skins to choose from. In this session you will learn how to:

    • Select and apply a specific skin to a project
    • How to customize that skin with "About" information and specific logos

    About the Presenter: Maxwell Hoffmann, Adobe's Global Product Evangelist for Tech Comm Suite, has extensive tech comm publishing experience, having worked for a variety of publishing vendors and translation agencies before coming on board with Adobe. He is a former FrameMaker product marketing manager with Frame Technology before Adobe acquired the product, and has trained over 1,200 people in scalable publishing solutions over the years.


    Creating Interactive Courses using Raptivity and Captivate


    Join Joe Ganci, eLearning and Captivate Community Expert to learn how eLearning developers can enhance their learners’ experience by using Raptivity and Captivate in conjunction. Learning interactions form an integral part of the eLearning courses. But these interactions have to be wisely chosen so that they augment learning instead of providing mere ornamental value to the course. So as an eLearning developer, there are quite a few considerations when selecting tools for designing interactions. One of the most important factors is whether the interactions produced with that interactivity builder tool will integrate seamlessly with their course authoring tool. In this webinar, Joe will focus on how eLearning developers can use Raptivity interactions to augment their Captivate courses. He will also demonstrate how easy it is to seamlessly integrate Raptivity interactions with Captivate. You will also get to see some interesting example courses created using these tools and how one can leverage the capabilities of both these tools to create interactive and engaging courses rapidly without programming.


    Advanced FrameMaker Sess 2) Beyond Book Building


    September means "back to school", and what better time to dip into some short, advanced training with FrameMaker 11! This 3-part series will touch on 3 areas where many users can benefit from additional training. Join Product Evangelist Maxwell Hoffmann for these informative sessions:

    FrameMaker 11 and Advanced Book Building
    Penetrate the mysteries of books, sub-books, volumes, <$chapnum> and other powerful features of book building. Several powerful features have been added to book building over the last 3 releases of FrameMaker, and you will discover how to unlock their hidden power.

    About the Presenter: Maxwell Hoffmann, Adobe's Global Product Evangelist for Tech Comm Suite, has extensive tech comm publishing experience, having worked for a variety of publishing vendors and translation agencies before coming on board with Adobe. He is a former FrameMaker product marketing manager with Frame Technology before Adobe acquired the product, and has trained over 1,200 people in scalable publishing solutions over the years.


    Let your Students Collaborate and Learn!


    Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh, Adobe eLearning Evangelist, to learn how to use Adobe Presenter 9 to enable collaboration in an eLearning course and assign scores for student participation. You will also see a short demonstration on how students will be able to ask questions, and participate in course discussions, from within the context of the course and how teachers will be able to track and incentivize this participation.


    Gamification 101: Building Fun and Play into your eLearning Courses


    Isn’t it about time you put the fun back into your classes. Why should online courses be dry and dull? Join Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist for this practical overview of ways to add a little play into your online courses. We’ll discuss the guiding concepts behind the gamification movement and explore & demonstrate ways to add these elements in appropriate ways into your courses. We’ll talk about the limitations of these approaches and as always, bring it back to the fundamental teaching objectives for your course.


    Advanced RoboHelp Sess 1) Advanced tools for Navigation, Graphics and more


    Since September is "back to school", what better time to dip into some short, advanced training with RoboHelp 10! This 3-part series will touch on several areas where many users can benefit from additional training. Join Product Evangelist Maxwell Hoffmann for these informative sessions:

    September 24, 2013 - RoboHelp 10 and Advanced tools for Navigation, Graphics and more
    Discover how to add sizzle to your projects with DHTML and many other advanced features that will improve your user experience and knowledge retention. Learn how to master some advanced features you may not have explored yet.

    • Discover how to create hyperlinks within topics
    • Use drag n' drop to create on the fly list hyperlinks to other topics
    • Use DHTML for:
      • Dramatic graphic entrances
      • Expanding text to reveal answers
      • Have drop down text
      • Have drop down text and graphics
      • Have drop down graphics only
      • How to modify DHTML effects


    About the Presenter: Maxwell Hoffmann, Adobe's Global Product Evangelist for Tech Comm Suite, has extensive tech comm publishing experience, having worked for a variety of publishing vendors and translation agencies before coming on board with Adobe. He is a former FrameMaker product marketing manager with Frame Technology before Adobe acquired the product, and has trained over 1,200 people in scalable publishing solutions over the years.


    Reducing your print costs was never so easy


    A lot of printing is done in government agencies, enterprises, universities/schools, small businesses and even by individuals. With spiraling expenses and growing environmental impact, do you know that printing presents a compelling avenue for saving costs and reducing carbon footprint?

    With the recently launched Adobe LeanPrint, organizations and individuals can dramatically reduce print costs without reducing their printing or changing the way they work.

    A software-only printing solution, LeanPrint dramatically reduces print costs using an innovative method to optimize paper and toner/ink usage.  

    Akhilesh Ghushe, Senior Product Manager at Adobe will showcase Adobe LeanPrint in a 60 minute webinar.

    A must attend if you print or want to be an achiever and help your organization save money and environment or even more if you are responsible for managing printing.


    Effortless Video Creation from the Comfort of your Desk


    Dr. Allen Partridge introduces video editing best practices for Adobe Presenter 9 Video Creator and Adobe Presenter Video Express. This amazing tool lets a total novice create incredible high definition personalized videos from the comfort of their desktop. Learn how to easily combine shots of yourself and your screen and how to add professional quality lower third text and intro/outro movies along with rapid shot succession and tons of other great tricks. Dr. Partridge will reveal the secrets that make his videos look great every time, and show you how to do it yourself from the comfort of your own desk. You won’t want to miss this session – chock full of tips and tricks to make your videos look like the pros without any of the time or money traditionally required to create great videos.


    Ten Questions You Should Ask Before You Flip Your Classroom


    Learn from the pioneer of Flipped Learning on how to adapt flipped classrooms - a form of blended learning where students learn at home and practice in class. Quickly and easily create course videos that students can access from home and use class time to do assignments and collaborate with peers and teachers.


    Create Engaging eLearning using Effects in Adobe Captivate 7


    Join Joanne Nichols, Captivate Community Expert, to learn how to use the Effects feature in Adobe Captivate 7 to create engaging eLearning courses. Learn how to use smart shapes to create tabs, page turning interaction, as well as other great ideas and games.


    Crossing Boundaries: Sess 2) Transcending time: Collaboration in the virtual age


    This 5-part series of webinars examines five important phenomena affecting the content industries going forward.

    Session 2 Transcending time: Collaboration in the virtual age

    Working across different time zones has already become part of today’s optimized production methods. This new teamwork model creates unexpected challenges related to complexity, cultural differences, language transference, and international project management. Professionals need to know how cultural concepts of time can be integrated into online collaborative content creation models:

    • Online asynchrony allows handoff and alternation of production roles.
    • Planning at global scale through time zones requires new project manager profiles.
    • In a time-shifted international world, content creation faces the risk of fragmentation, and of unresolved conflicts that can threaten quality.
    • Increased complexity demands more automation, aided by software designed to ensure consistency and continuity, and to keep track of an accelerated reality that is transcending time.

    About the presenters: Ray Gallon is owner of Culturecom, a consultancy specializing in technical information design, content strategy, and usability. He has over 20 years’ experience in the technical content industry, having worked with major companies such as IBM, Alcatel, and General Electric Health Care. Previously, Ray was an award-winning radio producer and journalist, and has worked with with broadcasters such as CBC Canada, NPR United States, France Culture, Radio Netherlands International, Deutsche Welle, WDR Cologne, Germany. In the late 80s, Ray was program manager of WNYC-FM, New York Public Radio.

    Neus Lorenzo PhD heads the Foreign Language Service in the Departament d’Ensenyament, the local Ministry of Education in Catalonia Spain, and has worked at the Inspectorate of Education in the Generalitat de Catalunya Catalan government. She has been a trainer and advisor Council of Europe, Anna Lindh Foundation and is currently coordinating the Lifelong Learning Project of the European Union in Catalonia. She has also represented the Spanish autonomies before the education committee of the European Parliament.


    Advanced FrameMaker Sess 1) Beyond Fonts and Numbering


    FrameMaker 11 and Advanced Template Formatting
    Discover what you can do with the Pagination, Advanced and Table Cell tabs in the Paragraph Designer. Yes, there is a reason to put margins around paragraphs "just in case." Also discover how to add unique flare to paragraph formats. This session covers less visited portions of the Paragraph Designer Pagination, Advanced and Table Cell, as well as how to set up "dictionary" running headers/footers on the master page and modifying master pages to display "in sentence" part numbers from special markers.

    The tips covered in this session especially those keyboard shortcuts will be useful to existing or potential FrameMaker users.

    About the Presenter: Maxwell Hoffmann, Adobe's Global Product Evangelist for Tech Comm Suite, has extensive tech comm publishing experience, having worked for a variety of publishing vendors and translation agencies before coming on board with Adobe. He is a former FrameMaker product marketing manager with Frame Technology before Adobe acquired the product, and has trained over 1,200 people in scalable publishing solutions over the years.


    Sess 2) FrameMaker 11 and the Power of XML: Using FrameMaker XML Code View


    FrameMaker 11 and the Power of XML: Deep dive into XSLT and Path
    This webinar will pick up where the September 16 webinar left off. Together, XSLT and XPath are the W3C-standard languages for manipulating XML documents. In this webinar, In this webinar, Adobe Certified FrameMaker Instructor Alan Houser will provide a technical overview of these languages, demonstrate the new FrameMaker 11 support for these languages within the FrameMaker XML view, and will provide examples of using XSLT and XPath within FrameMaker for searching and transforming XML documents.

    You will learn:

    • How to use XPath to address specific locations in an XML document tree.
    • How to use XSLT and XPath to convert common document structures to HTML.
    • How to use XSLT and XPath to generate HTML tables of contents and resolve cross-references.

    This webinar will include use cases and motivating examples.

    About our presenter: Alan Houser is a Society of Technical Communication Fellow, a former member of the OASIS DITA Technical Committee and a popular presenter at technical communication conferences. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and Master of Arts degree in professional writing from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pa. He may be followed on Twitter as: @arh


    Optimizing the Word to FrameMaker Workflow


    Migration from Microsoft Word to FrameMaker is a very common path for content creators whose worklfow outgrows Word's limitations with high volume or document complexity. Watch FrameMaker expert Barb Binder share her tips on how to manage a migration workflow from Word to FrameMaker, including:

    • Optimizing styles and catalogs in Word before conversion to reduce document touch up
    • Word document artifacts to eliminate or avoid
    • How to grasp fundamentals of FrameMaker publishing in terms that Word users can appreciate and understand
    • How to automate publishing tasks in FrameMaker via intelligent styles that required more manual effort in Word

    After this session you will have a good foundation on how to work with Word and FrameMaker, and when it makes sense to migrate your project content into FrameMaker.

    About our Presenter: Barb Binder is an Adobe Certified Instructor and the owner of Rocky Mountain Training. When she’s not teaching grown-ups how to use Adobe software, she’s at Winter Park teaching kids how to ski. -- She has been an Adobe Certified Instructor since 1997, and is currently certified on FrameMaker, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, InCopy and the Digital Publishing Suite. Her company, Rocky Mountain Training was one of the early adopters of online, interactive training delivery. Students attend classes from locations in North America, South America, Europe and even Australia.


    Best Practices for Adding Text-to-Speech Audio in Adobe Captivate 7


    Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Maanasa Srinivasulu for an exciting session on how to convert plain text to narration in your Adobe Captivate 7 courses. You will learn about the best practices of using Text-to-Speech voices in Adobe Captivate 7 and make them sound natural by using VTML tags. Don’t miss it!


    Create Videos for Flipped Classrooms with Adobe Presenter 9


    So you’ve been reading and hearing about flipped classrooms for quite some time, but not sure how to implement it in your organization. Worry no more! Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh as she takes you through an amazing journey of flipping the classroom with Adobe Presenter Video Creator. You will learn about the fundamental principles behind the flipped classroom, and how to easily migrate your lessons and lectures into online modules. You will also see a short demonstration on how to record video lectures in three simple steps using Presenter Video Creator which will equip you with the technology needs of the flipped classrooms.


    P&P Sess 2) Addressing the Debate of Future Tense in Policies & Procedures Communication


    There is frequent and on-going debate with different rationales on when, why, and how to use future tense in policies and procedures P&P communication. In this webinar, Raymond Urgo, an authority in P&P communication, clarifies different perspectives and rationales in the debate. He advises on situations when the future tense is commonly used, yet inappropriate; and recommends when and how use of the future tense in a suitable manner. Issues addressed will include myths, unconscious writing, tonality, types of audiences, and the role that external command media such as legislation, regulations, and standards plays when communicating an organization’s P&P.

    In this session, Lightext will follows Urgo's presentation with a brief demonstration of relevant RoboHelp features that are helpful in policy and procedure documentation such as snippets, variable text, global search and replace, and glossary terms and hot spots.

    About the presenters: Commonly known as "Mr. P&P", Raymond Urgo holds the honorary rank of fellow in the Society for Technical Communication for his contributions to Policies & Procedures Communication. Urgo, who has observed and studied the P&P marketplace for more than 30 years, provides consulting to a variety of industries through his firm, Urgo & Associates. Urgo's previous webinars with AdobeTCS have drawn record attendance!

    Beth Gerber and Pam Harrison co-own and operate Lightext, a technical writing and training consulting firm specializing in policy and procedure development and instructional design and delivery for the financial services industry.  Lightext is also an Authorized Adobe Training Center located in Arcadia, California. www.lightext.com


    Under the Hood with Structured FrameMaker 11: The EDD and its power


    Much of the hidden power from FrameMaker's optional "structured" user interface for DITA and XML comes from the EDD Element Definition Document. This powerful file drives much of structured document behaviour and formatting. Although other components are required the structapps file, the structured template, this 45 minute webinar will simply focus on what an EDD is, it's purpose, user interface. This session will also include several examples of simple but powerful modifications you can make to an EDD to achieve more automatic results when doing structured editing or component based authoring. Let our Product Evangelist, Maxwell Hoffmann, show you how!

    About the Presenter: Maxwell Hoffmann, Adobe's Global Product Evangelist for Tech Comm Suite, has extensive tech comm publishing experience, having worked for a variety of publishing vendors and translation agencies before coming on board with Adobe. He is a former FrameMaker product marketing manager with Frame Technology before Adobe acquired the product, and has trained over 1,200 people in scalable publishing solutions over the years.


    Starting with eLearning


    In this session, Renaldo Lawrence, Adobe Education Leader, will look at how he uses and plans on using various tools to help engage both students and staff. Renaldo is starting a new job in September at Chiswick High school and part of his job is to ensure each department is using eLearning materials to help enhance their students learning. Besides teaching, Renaldo will work with each department to create content and work with teachers on the delivery of the content to their students. Renaldo says “the important thing for me to do is to help each of the members of staff become engaged with technology”. Even though I know they are using technology he says that he “has ideas which can help engage and push learning forward”. Ideas which include the use of iPad apps, ibooks, Adobe Captivate, and Adobe Presenter.


    FrameMaker for Word: Calculate your hidden cash leaks!


    Are you part of that segment of Word users who have stretched the product almost beyond it's limits with high volume, complexity and a host of document elements that require manual page breaks? If so, you may not be aware of how much additional manual labor your company is paying for by not using FrameMaker. This 50-minute "mini-webinar" starts a bit early on the day before the USA Labor Day holiday so you can have something new to think about while driving towards holiday pleasures.

    Product Evangelist Maxwell Hoffmann will alternatively use the calculator and also do "90 second" demos of some of the features unique to FrameMaker that can save you 100s of hours each year. Although the session will be recorded, if you attend "live", you can challenge the calculator by suggesting actual metrics from your own workload.

    In this recording you will see:

    • How to make radical changes to an 89 page table with graphics in every row within seconds
    • How to swiftly create or remove sideheads or marginal text with no tables, padded paragraphs or other workarounds common in Word
    • How to insert and remove landscape pages adjacent to complicated paragraph number streams, with no "broken numbers," because FrameMaker uses master pages instead of section breaks
    • ... and how all of this swiftly adds up tangible savings through our free calculator, which can be found at http://www.douwriteright.com/savings_calculator.aspx

    About the Presenter: Maxwell Hoffmann, Adobe's Global Product Evangelist for Tech Comm Suite, has extensive tech comm publishing experience, having worked for a variety of publishing vendors and translation agencies before coming on board with Adobe. He is a former FrameMaker product marketing manager with Frame Technology before Adobe acquired the product, and has trained over 1,200 people in scalable publishing solutions over the years.


    Exploring RoboHelp: Frames and Framesets


    RoboHelp allows you to split your Help screen into regions known as frames. With this techique, you can choose to have topics appear in whichever frame you prefer. One common use of frames is to create an online test that may display questions in one frame and then display answers in yet another frame.

    Another RoboHelp feature, framesets, control how frames look and also which frames contain topics. In this brief "end of the week" webinar, we cover highlights of key commands and tools used to work with frames and framesets together to create an effective online Quiz in RoboHelp.

    Project example files used in this session were drawn from Kevin A. Siegel's excellent self-study book, Adobe RoboHelp 10: The Essentials. The website from which you order the book contains many useful project files like those used in this webinar.

    About the Presenter: Maxwell Hoffmann, Adobe's Global Product Evangelist for Tech Comm Suite, has extensive tech comm publishing experience, having worked for a variety of publishing vendors and translation agencies before coming on board with Adobe. He is a former FrameMaker product marketing manager with Frame Technology before Adobe acquired the product, and has trained over 1,200 people in scalable publishing solutions over the years.


    Sess 10) FrameMaker for Word Users: Working with diff rich GFX formats


    Word users, learn how to engage and retain users with documentation that is more dynamic via video, 3D graphics and audio. Discover how FrameMaker 11 gives you easy to use tools for importing rich graphics that have intelligence and a guided user experience when publishing to PDF. Turn what was previously a static "paper" experience into a dynamic, customer retaining achievement.

    In this recorded webinar you will learn:

    • The options you have for dynamic video with imported *mp4 graphics that will run in PDF
    • Navigation controls available to imported *swf files createdin Captivate
    • The expanded navigation and cue points available with imported *FLV animations
    • Indiviual links and automatic linked table of parts, animations or views from a U3D 3-D diagram, created in 2 mouse cliks

    About the Presenter: Maxwell Hoffmann, Adobe's Global Product Evangelist for Tech Comm Suite, has extensive tech comm publishing experience, having worked for a variety of publishing vendors and translation agencies before coming on board with Adobe. He is a former FrameMaker product marketing manager with Frame Technology before Adobe acquired the product, and has trained over 1,200 people in scalable publishing solutions over the years.


    FrameMaker 11 and the Power of XML: Sess 1) Approaches to EDD design


    The FrameMaker Element Definition Document EDD provides a simpler option for formatting SGML and XML documents than the complex, obscure FOSI or XSL-FO. In this webinar, Adobe Certified FrameMaker Instructor Alan Houser will highlight the common approaches to EDD design, and demonstrate the rich capabilities of Adobe FrameMaker for generating PDF documents from XML.

     You will learn:

    • The three major approaches to EDD design, how to use each, and when each is appropriate.
    • How to use your existing unstructured FrameMaker template in your formatting rules.
    • How to leverage document structure with context-dependent formatting rules.
    • How to re-use formatting rules with format change lists.

    This webinar will include use cases and motivating examples.
    About our presenter: Alan Houser is a Society of Technical Communication Fellow, a former member of the OASIS DITA Technical Committee and a popular presenter at technical communication conferences. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and Master of Arts degree in professional writing from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pa. He may be followed on Twitter as: @arh


    Prepare and Share Advanced Actions


    Adobe Captivate 7 now offers the much awaited possibility to reuse advanced actions, not only in another project but also within a single project. Join Lieve Weymeis, Captivate Community Expert, for this webinar to learn how to prepare those 'shared' actions: logic, variables, labeling, parameters for standard and conditional actions. We will explore the new interface of the Advanced Actions dialog box, with its hidden new filter possibilities in the dropdown lists. Be sure to grab a lot of practical tips about the work flows for sharing within a project or between projects.


    I didn't know that FrameMaker could do that!


    Some of FrameMaker's long established features aren't demo'd very often. As a result, even veteran users sometimes forget about really cool solutions you can accomplish with most versions of the product. In this 45-minute session, product evangelist Maxwell Hoffmann will fly through a series of simple but potent features you can use in combination with one another to achieve astonishing results.

    After this webinar you will have learned:

    • Creative uses for Find and Replace by Pasting
    • How to insert tables with "finished" header rows
    • Quick tips on creating properly sized Reference Page artwork to bracket paragraphs
    • How to create cross reference formats that point to 3 targets
    • ... and a whole lot more

    Amaze your friends and relatives with your new found knowledge! Be sure to attend this "summer school" session to find out just how much you can accomplish with FrameMaker 11 in an extremely brief period of time.

    About the Presenter: Maxwell Hoffmann, Adobe's Global Product Evangelist for Tech Comm Suite, has extensive tech comm publishing experience, having worked for a variety of publishing vendors and translation agencies before coming on board with Adobe. He is a former FrameMaker product marketing manager with Frame Technology before Adobe acquired the product, and has trained over 1,200 people in scalable publishing solutions over the years.


    Advanced & Shared Actions in Adobe Captivate 7 for Intermediate Users


    Learn to go the next step in interactive course creation with the session on Advanced and Shared Action Scripting. You’ll see practical examples of scripts that can be used to help you create your projects more quickly and learn the fundamental principles of writing Conditional Advanced & Shared Actions. Join Dr. Allen Partridge for this informative and empowering session.


    Working with the Learning Analytics Dashboard in Adobe Presenter


    Join Dr. Allen Partridge for this live interactive session on working with the new Learning analytics dashboard in Adobe Presenter. You’ll learn how to set up in course discussions, questions and collaboration and get a detailed explanation of how to work with the resulting data from your students. You’ll learn how to easily identify students who are succeeding and those who need assistance and learn the ways to use the dashboard to easily notify your learners and communicate with them about their progress.


    Introduction to Advanced and Shared Actions in Captivate 7


    Complex interactivity in Adobe Captivate is a snap with Advanced Actions and Shared Advanced Actions. Join Dr. Allen Partridge for this introduction to Advanced & Shared Actions in Adobe Captivate 7 for total Beginners and learn how to easily add complex logic to your Adobe Captivate Courses.


    Exploring TCS Integration Sess 5: Creating e-books


    Adobe Technical Communication Suite 4 gives you all the tools you need to produce EPUB and Kindle e-book formats. Join us as veteran online trainer and Adobe Certified Instructor Matt Sullivan builds upon his earlier FrameMaker > RoboHelp webinar to discuss output of both DITA and unstructured content. He will draw upon live projects to show how FrameMaker can use RoboHelp or FrameMaker Publishing Server to process content into EPUB and Kindle files, easily the two most significant e-book formats. Watch as Matt explains:

    • Setting up cover images and meta content
    • Mapping unstructured content to allow for logical e-book navigation
    • Proper setup for converting index markers
    • Mapping DITA files for e-book output
    • Using the EPUBCHECK validator, and validating output
    • Image conversion options

    About our presenter:
    Matt Sullivan is an Adobe Certified Instructor and Adobe Certified Expert in ten different Adobe publishing and e-learning applications, including everything in the Technical Communication Suite 4. He teaches online and in-person classes as well as helping companies improve their publishing workflow.
    Matt spent years setting up electronic prepress departments for commercial printers prior to the start of his training career. After that,  Matt ran his own Adobe Authorized Training Centers GRAFIX Training, in southern California, managed the training arm of roundpeg, Inc., and co-wrote the definitive FrameMaker 11 reference book, Publishing Fundamentals: Unstructured FrameMaker 11. He has represented Adobe in countless conferences, trained FrameMaker support personnel, presented webinars, and assisted in Adobe pre- and post-sale engagements. To learn more about Matt, and what he does, you can perform a web search on his social media id, mattrsullivan.
     


    Dramatically reduce print costs with Adobe LeanPrint


    In this economic scenario where budget cuts are looming, do you know that printing presents a compelling avenue for saving costs?

    And even if you have adopted various methodologies to reduce print costs, there is still scope to save more, no matter whether you have an MPS or do self-managed printing. Akhilesh Ghushe, Senior Product Manager at Adobe will showcase Adobe LeanPrint Enterprise Edition in a 60 minute webinar.

    A software only printing solution, LeanPrint dramatically reduces print costs using an innovative method to optimize paper and toner/ink usage.  

    A must attend if you want to be an achiever and help your organization save money, even more if you are responsible for managing printing.


    Top Ten Features of a Content Management System You Can’t Live Without


    Join Adobe and Vasont Systems as they discuss the importance of a component content management system for technical communications and its relationship with Adobe FrameMaker. This educational webinar will highlight the ten critical features of a CCMS and the benefits they provide. 

    As a bonus, they will show a live demonstration the tight integration between FrameMaker and the Vasont CCMS.
    In this webinar, you will learn:

    • The key features that a component content management system CCMS should have
    • Why these key features matter to a writer
    • How writers can make the most of their content using a CCMS and FrameMaker
    • How to insert conrefs and other elements within a FrameMaker DITA or XML document

    About the Presenters: Suzanne Mescan is Vasont Systems’ Vice President of Marketing, with responsibility for the Company’s overall marketing and public relations efforts. For more than 25 years, she has worked in all aspects of the information management and publishing industry, including content management, editorial, art and design, project management, prepress production, printing and binding.  She was also a contributing author for the book, Virtual Collaborative Writing in the Workplace: Computer-Mediated Communication Technologies and Processes by Beth L. Hewett and Charlotte Robidoux Eds.. Suzanne earned a BS in Marketing from The Pennsylvania State University.

    Bill Burns joined Vasont Systems in 2012 as a Senior Content Analyst after spending eight years supporting XML component content-management efforts at Hewlett-Packard Company. Prior to that time, he worked as a technical consultant and manager at Lionbridge Technologies and as a regional director at Scriptorium Publishing. Bill has worked for 18 years in the technical-communications industry, conducting XML business analysis and stand-up training, developing single-source processes, and promoting component content management. He has presented at WritersUA, Online Help Europe, regional and international STC conferences, and ACM SIGDOC. Bill is a coauthor of The WebWorks Publisher Cookbook: Transforming Your FrameMaker Files to HTML and Online Help and a contributing author of Technical Writing 101: A Real-World Guide to Planning and Writing Technical Documentation. He has an MA in English from Boise State University.


    Tips and tricks on ColdFusion 10 installer and hotfix installer


    Learn all details about the hotfix installer introduced in ColdFusion 10. This session will also discuss various installation tips and tricks including the silent install option.

    Presenter: Krishna Reddy


    Exploring TCS Integration Sess 4: Placing Captivate & Rich Media into FrameMaker


    Put video into your printed documentation?! Yep, sounds pretty silly, until you think about it…Increasingly, PDF is considered the "print" output, and PDF has some terrific rich media capability. Join us as veteran online trainer and Adobe Certified Instructor Matt Sullivan shows you how to create documents that behave like no other print documents you've ever seen.

    You'll learn to:

    • Embed Captivate content into your FrameMaker documents
    • Place MP4 and other video formats, including video player skins and appropriate static images posters that invite your PDF users to click
    • Place 3D images from popular CAD/CAM applications to create working 3D models in PDF output
    • Work with conditional text to create seamless paper output to go along with your killer PDF interactive file

    About our presenter:
    Matt Sullivan is an Adobe Certified Instructor and Adobe Certified Expert in ten different Adobe publishing and e-learning applications, including everything in the Technical Communication Suite 4. He teaches online and in-person classes as well as helping companies improve their publishing workflow.
    Matt spent years setting up electronic prepress departments for commercial printers prior to the start of his training career. After that,  Matt ran his own Adobe Authorized Training Centers GRAFIX Training, in southern California, managed the training arm of roundpeg, Inc., and co-wrote the definitive FrameMaker 11 reference book, Publishing Fundamentals: Unstructured FrameMaker 11. He has represented Adobe in countless conferences, trained FrameMaker support personnel, presented webinars, and assisted in Adobe pre- and post-sale engagements. To learn more about Matt, and what he does, you can perform a web search on his social media id, mattrsullivan.


    It's All About Structure! Why Structured Content Is Increasingly Becoming A Necessity, Not An Option, presented by Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler


    Structured content. XML. Content reuse. Single-sourcing. We've been talking about these techniques, standards and approaches in the technical communication arena for years. And yet, many organizations still aren't producing semantically-enriched, machine-readable, consistently structured content.

    But, that's got to change. Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, explores the many reasons why we must adopt a structured XML, single-source approach to creating, managing and delivering content if we are to succeed in the global, mobile world in which we live. His presentation focuses on 9 specific reasons for using structured content, and results from his most recent Technical Content Benchmark Survey. Be prepared for surprising statistics.

    About the presenter: Scott Abel is a content management strategist and social media choreographer with strengths in helping organizations improve the way they author, maintain, publish and archive their information assets.


    Support to create easy to use REST WebServices in ColdFusion 10


    You have heard of REST as a buzzword and as an architecture best suited for developing web applications. Now it’s time to take a dive into this new world full of possibilities. With ColdFusion 10 natively providing the support for REST, let us explore what REST is all about, its core principles and how to develop an application which is faster, more scalable and secure, within minutes using components that you already know of.
    In this session we will cover: • REST – What, why & when • Developing RESTful services using ColdFusion

    Presenter: Paul Nibin


    Making of an Award-winning Interactive eBook


    Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh, Adobe eLearning Evangelist and mLearning DemoFest 2013 winner, to learn how she created an Interactive eBook using Adobe InDesign and published using Adobe Digital Publishing Suite. She will also demonstrate how she created HTML5 animations using Adobe Edge Animate, simulations and interactions using Adobe Captivate, and HD videos using Adobe Presenter Video Creator and finally how she embedded them all in the eBook folio. Don’t miss the fun!


    What’s New in Adobe Presenter 9 -- For India Audience


    Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh, Adobe eLearning Evangelist, as she demonstrates some of the new and enhanced features in Adobe Presenter 9. Learn how to use the new audio workflow and filters, add a drag and drop question, use scenario templates, enable in-course collaboration and learning analytics, and use the new learning interactions in Adobe Presenter 9. Don’t miss it!


    What’s New in Adobe Presenter 9


    Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh, Adobe eLearning Evangelist, as she demonstrates some of the new and enhanced features in Adobe Presenter 9. Learn how to use the new audio workflow and filters, add a drag and drop question, use scenario templates, enable in-course collaboration and learning analytics, and use the new learning interactions in Adobe Presenter 9. Don’t miss it!


    P&P Sess 1) Policies & Procedures Communication versus Technical Communication – What’s the Relation?


    Learn the similarities, differences, and compatibilities between two communication specialties and where knowledge and skills sets are transferable or non-transferrable. Understand how the perceived value between these communication specialties may differ; and therefore, how to position and sell these specialties as an investment accordingly for a successful participation and outcome. Raymond Urgo, who holds the honorary rank of fellow in the Society for Technical Communication for his contributions to Policies & Procedures Communication, will discuss where P&P Communication and Technical Communication are in marketplace and how each specialty can benefit the other.

    In this session, Lightext follows Urgo's presentation with a brief demonstration of RoboHelp 10, utilizing features such as drop down HTML, popups, and multiple TOCs  to address different audiences and needs in a single project.

    About the presenters: Commonly known as "Mr. P&P", Raymond Urgo holds the honorary rank of fellow in the Society for Technical Communication for his contributions to Policies & Procedures Communication. Urgo, who has observed and studied the P&P marketplace for more than 30 years, provides consulting to a variety of industries through his firm, Urgo & Associates. Urgo's previous webinars with AdobeTCS have drawn record attendance!

    Beth Gerber and Pam Harrison co-own and operate Lightext, a technical writing and training consulting firm specializing in policy and procedure development and instructional design and delivery for the financial services industry.  Lightext is also an Authorized Adobe Training Center located in Arcadia, California. www.lightext.com

    Note: the audio quality is corrected and improved about 12 minutes into this webinar. You will be able to understand all of the audio, but quality improves considerable as mentioned above. Also note that the RoboHelp demo begins at the 42 minute point.


    I didn't know that RoboHelp 10 could do that!


    RoboHelp has changed dramatically through the last few releases. You may be familiar with an older version and not be aware of how potent some features are when used in combination with one another. In this "surprise" 45-minute webinar, Product Evangelist Maxwell Hoffmann will show you some useful applications with RoboHelp that you may not have thought of. The focus this time is on how to use various forms of navigation, DHTML and hyperlinks together with snippets and other content re-use features.

    Be sure to view this webinar session to help spark your own imagination in how you can use RoboHelp 10 in new and dynamic ways.

    About the Presenter: Maxwell Hoffmann, Adobe's Global Product Evangelist for Tech Comm Suite, has extensive tech comm publishing experience, having worked for a variety of publishing vendors and translation agencies before coming on board with Adobe. He is a former FrameMaker product marketing manager with Frame Technology before Adobe acquired the product, and has trained over 1,200 people in scalable publishing solutions over the years.


    Driving Demand with Digital Events


    Watch this webinar and learn how driving demand is top of mind for marketing and sales but getting the attention and engaging audiences has never been more competitive in the digital landscape.


    Exploring TCS Integration Sess 3: Captivate > RoboHelp Integration


    Add zing to your online help! Whether in software simulations or recorded video demonstrations, video can be a powerful alternative to long, drawn out explanations of procedures. Join us as veteran online trainer and Adobe Certified Instructor Matt Sullivan shows how to easily place and manage Adobe Captivate content inside of a RoboHelp online help project. You will:

    • Learn to launch Captivate from within RoboHelp to record or update content
    • Explore the options for placing existing Captivate published content into your RoboHelp topics
    • Discuss appropriate output options based on target devices including
      • PC
      • Mobile Android
      • Mobile iOS
    • Gain understanding of the Flash, MP4, and HTML5 output options

    At the end of the session you will be able to place your own projects into RoboHelp topics and the basic options related to choosing appropriate publishing options.

    About our presenter:
    Matt Sullivan is an Adobe Certified Instructor and Adobe Certified Expert in ten different Adobe publishing and e-learning applications, including everything in the Technical Communication Suite 4. He teaches online and in-person classes as well as helping companies improve their publishing workflow.
    Matt spent years setting up electronic prepress departments for commercial printers prior to the start of his training career. After that,  Matt ran his own Adobe Authorized Training Centers GRAFIX Training, in southern California, managed the training arm of roundpeg, Inc., and co-wrote the definitive FrameMaker 11 reference book, Publishing Fundamentals: Unstructured FrameMaker 11. He has represented Adobe in countless conferences, trained FrameMaker support personnel, presented webinars, and assisted in Adobe pre- and post-sale engagements. To learn more about Matt, and what he does, you can perform a web search on his social media id, mattrsullivan.
     


    Introduction of Job Handling and Offloading


    Job handling is the underlying infrastructure for features like replication and workflow processing. This is a technical introduction of the advanced job handling features. We will discuss the new discovery module alongside with the improved job processing API and the new features. Building on top of the job handling and discovery, the offloading framework focuses on distributing jobs among non-clustered instances. We will have a closer look into how offloading extends the distributed job handling. Then we look at how it's used for the current implementation of workflow offloading and how one can use it in its own project. Presenters: 1. Carsten Ziegeler, Senior Developer 2. Marc Pfaff, Lead Developer


    FrameMaker 101: Session 3) Intro to Structured FrameMaker


    Discover the astonishing amount of validated DITA you can create w/in structured FrameMaker "out-of-the-box" from predefined templates and structured applications. See context-sensitive formatting, and other benefits of structured documents. The session will include:

    • How to use 3 views to edit XML: a WYSIWYG view b Author view and c XML code view
    • Use Intelliprompt to insert or wrap valid elements
    • Recommended uses for attributes
    • Smart Paste to insert unstructured data into DITA topics
    • How to use Intelliprompt when inserting <element> as code in XML code view ... and more

    Although we can't cover everything in this session, the extensive exploration of the product will give you a realistic sense of just how powerful FrameMaker 11 really is, and how you can cut time and unnecessary expenses from your publishing projects. Watch our calendar for an upcoming September 2013 session on "under the hood with Structure" which will explore the EDD.

    About the Presenter: Maxwell Hoffmann, Adobe's Global Product Evangelist for Tech Comm Suite, has extensive tech comm publishing experience, having worked for a variety of publishing vendors and translation agencies before coming on board with Adobe. He is a former FrameMaker product marketing manager with Frame Technology before Adobe acquired the product, and has trained over 1,200 people in scalable publishing solutions over the years. During his 15 years in the translation industry, he had approximately one million "pages" of documentation or Help content cross his screen during post-translation reconstruction.


    Interactivity using Actions: Basics and Advanced – Part 9


    Adding interactivity to an eLearning course improves the engagement level with the learners. Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh in a multi-part series session to learn about the basics of Actions and Advanced Actions in Adobe Captivate. In these sessions, she will be showcasing some real-life eLearning examples to explain the concepts better.


    Create HTML5 Courses with Adobe Captivate 7


    Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn how to create interactive eLearning content and publish it to mobile devices, including iPad, using the HTML5 publish option in Adobe Captivate 7. Send scoring data from these courses to leading Tin Can-, SCORM- and AICC-compliant LMSs and track learner progress. Also learn about the different publishing/embedding options for Adobe Captivate 7 courses to create apps and eBooks for devices.


    Designing Templates in FrameMaker 11


    Template design in FrameMaker is intuitive, easy-to-grasp, yet produces potent results, even in the early stages of a project. Whether you are working with unstructured FrameMaker, or you plan to use existing paragraph and character styles to incorporate into a structured DITA project, you can benefit from this session. Watch seasoned FrameMaker maven Barb Binder explain concepts like:

    • Planning for logical paragraph, character, table and graphic object styles
    • Time-saving steps in page layout replicating and modifying master pages
    • Internal document content re-use from Reference Pages
    • Advanced template "extras" like user variables, cross-references and more
    • Tips for managing externally referenced graphics for logos and similar data

    After this session you will have a good grounding in the fundamentals for planning a template, and also "borrowing" design elements from existing documents.

    About our Presenter: Barb Binder is an Adobe Certified Instructor and the owner of Rocky Mountain Training. When she’s not teaching grown-ups how to use Adobe software, she’s at Winter Park teaching kids how to ski. -- She has been an Adobe Certified Instructor since 1997, and is currently certified on FrameMaker, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, InCopy and the Digital Publishing Suite. Her company, Rocky Mountain Training was one of the early adopters of online, interactive training delivery. Students attend classes from locations in North America, South America, Europe and even Australia.


    RoboHelp 101, Sess 3) Single-source layouts, multi-channel publishing and collaborative review


    Move beyond traditional WebHelp or other formats like *.chm with multi-screen HTML5 output to multiple devices. Discover how single-source HTML5 profiles allow media query to determine which version to serve up on a tablet or mobile device, and also how you can automatically have different versions of your content display on different devices. Perhaps your Help documentation requires different definitions for gestures like "click mouse" for desktop or "pinch to zoom" on iOS.

    Find out how you can swiftly modify an existing out-of-the-box layout with our new, visual layout editor to modify appropriate CSS. The session will include:

    • Controlling profiles for different devices
    • How to publish to ePub and both Kindle formats simultaneously
    • Methods for previewing your content on a topic or project basis before final publication
    • Creating collaborative review based on selected portions from the TOC, or based on approval/draft status, or files modified in a certain timeframe
    • How to import PDF review comments and annotations "in place" in your RoboHelp source files to avoid last minute errors.
    • ... and much, much more.

    About the Presenter: Maxwell Hoffmann, Adobe's Global Product Evangelist for Tech Comm Suite, has extensive tech comm publishing experience, having worked for a variety of publishing vendors and translation agencies before coming on board with Adobe. He is a former FrameMaker product marketing manager with Frame Technology before Adobe acquired the product, and has trained over 1,200 people in scalable publishing solutions over the years. During his 15 years in the translation industry, he had approximately one million "pages" of documentation or Help content cross his screen during post-translation reconstruction.


    Security Best Practices for ColdFusion


    We will discuss general guidelines about securing ColdFusion server and writing CFML applications. This e-seminar will also highlight some of the important sections of the lockdown guide. We will then discuss about recent important security hot-fixes and importance of keeping the servers fully patches. We will discuss how some of the recent attacks could have been prevented.

    Presenter: Shilpi Khariwal


    Save on print costs and optimize printing with Adobe LeanPrint


    In this economic scenario where budget cuts are looming, do you know that printing presents a compelling avenue for saving costs?

    And even if you have adopted various methodologies to reduce print costs, there is still scope to save more, no matter whether you have an MPS or do self-managed printing. Akhilesh Ghushe, Senior Product Manager at Adobe will showcase Adobe LeanPrint Enterprise Edition in a 60 minute webinar.

    A software only printing solution, LeanPrint dramatically reduces print costs using an innovative method to optimize paper and toner/ink usage.  

    A must attend if you want to be an achiever and help your organization save money, even more if you are responsible for managing printing.


    Exploring TCS Integration Sess 2: FrameMaker > RoboHelp Integration


    Sess 2: FrameMaker > RoboHelp Integration
    Need to publish your FrameMaker content to online and mobile formats? FrameMaker 11, as part of the Technical Communication Suite 4 is your ideal choice.  Join us as veteran online trainer and Adobe Certified Instructor Matt Sullivan shows you how to rapidly link and map your FrameMaker content into RoboHelp 10, and then output to nearly any online format. Once your initial setup is complete, Matt will show you how to keep your content in sync, and manage your workflow. You will learn to:

    • Link FrameMaker content to RoboHelp
    • Make use of FrameMaker generated files TOC, IX, Glossary in your RoboHelp output
    • Map FrameMaker content into appropriate RoboHelp structures, including
      • Tables
      • Lists
      • Headings
      • Cross-references
      • Graphics
    • Process FrameMaker conditional text as RoboHelp Conditional Build Tags for better control of online content
    • Manually adjust your conversion CSS to control and customize your conversion.
    • At the end of this session you will be able to create a working FrameMaker to RoboHelp conversion project, which can then be modified per your organization's HTML formatting requirements.

    About our presenter:
    Matt Sullivan is an Adobe Certified Instructor and Adobe Certified Expert in ten different Adobe publishing and e-learning applications, including everything in the Technical Communication Suite 4. He teaches online and in-person classes as well as helping companies improve their publishing workflow.
    Matt spent years setting up electronic prepress departments for commercial printers prior to the start of his training career. After that,  Matt ran his own Adobe Authorized Training Centers GRAFIX Training, in southern California, managed the training arm of roundpeg, Inc., and co-wrote the definitive FrameMaker 11 reference book, Publishing Fundamentals: Unstructured FrameMaker 11. He has represented Adobe in countless conferences, trained FrameMaker support personnel, presented webinars, and assisted in Adobe pre- and post-sale engagements. To learn more about Matt, and what he does, you can perform a web search on his social media id, mattrsullivan.


    Creative Cloud for Web Designers/Developers


    Creative Cloud for Web Designers/Developers


    Ask A Pro Creative Cloud for Video Pros


    Creative Cloud for Video Pros


    Ask A Pro: Using Edge Animate and Creative Cloud to for responsive web design


    Using Edge Animate and Creative Cloud to for responsive web design


    Crossing Boundaries: Sess 1) Transcending space: Ubiquitous knowledge


    This 5-part series of webinars examines five important phenomena affecting the content industries going forward. They offer a look at where our industries are going and how we can adapt to those trends.

    Session 1  Transcending space: Ubiquitous knowledge

    Paradoxically, while mobile devices are proliferating, our habits are becoming ever more sedentary; Internet is not only a communication tool but a creator of new spaces that we occupy without moving. In this new virtual universe, space has different dimensions and constraints, which users are learning to understand for personal and professional development:

    • An individual’s address moves with him or her, creating de-territorialized digital nomads. Content is available everywhere, on any device.
    • Information flow and communicative interaction can be mapped and interpreted in big data for better audience targeting.
    • Augmented reality is not only widening the scope of our information, it is also reshaping objects, redefining their relationship in space, and reframing their cultural meaning.
    • Boundaries between physical space and virtual space are disappearing to create what might be a blended hybrid future reality in 3D.

     About the presenters: Ray Gallon is owner of Culturecom, a consultancy specializing in technical information design, content strategy, and usability. He has over 20 years’ experience in the technical content industry, having worked with major companies such as IBM, Alcatel, and General Electric Health Care. Previously, Ray was an award-winning radio producer and journalist, and has worked with with broadcasters such as CBC Canada, NPR United States, France Culture, Radio Netherlands International, Deutsche Welle, WDR Cologne, Germany. In the late 80s, Ray was program manager of WNYC-FM, New York Public Radio.

    Neus Lorenzo PhD heads the Foreign Language Service in the Departament d’Ensenyament, the local Ministry of Education in Catalonia Spain, and has worked at the Inspectorate of Education in the Generalitat de Catalunya Catalan government. She has been a trainer and advisor Council of Europe, Anna Lindh Foundation and is currently coordinating the Lifelong Learning Project of the European Union in Catalonia. She has also represented the Spanish autonomies before the education committee of the European Parliament.


    Learner Intervention & Course Collaboration in eLearning


    Tracking your quiz results is wonderful, but what about the role of real, live, important and thought provoking discussion. Why should conversation be missing from our eLearning? It doesn’t need to be. Join Dr. Allen Partridge as he demonstrates simple methods that you can use to integrate effective and immediate learner communication, questions, conversations and even track those contributions as the instructor using Adobe eLearning tools. You won’t want to miss this amazing session. Register for Free today!


    Sess 9) FrameMaker for Word Users: DITA for beginners: workspaces, built-in DITA 1.2 structures and 3 edit views


    FrameMaker has been a full-fledged DITA authoring/editing solution for quite some time, and is a logical progression for MS Word users. Not only is it easy to convert Word documents to regular FrameMaker files, a relatively painless method can convert such files to DITA/XML files. This session focuses on how DITA or structured editing workspaces can be customized to make the transition easier for Word users. Discover how built-in DITA support creates "fill-in-the-blank" topics and why there are 3 markedly different ways to view and edit DITA. This session will help you determine if FrameMaker is the right path to DITA for you if you are outgrowing MS Word.

    About the Presenter: Maxwell Hoffmann, Adobe's Global Product Evangelist for Tech Comm Suite, has extensive tech comm publishing experience, having worked for a variety of publishing vendors and translation agencies before coming on board with Adobe. He is a former FrameMaker product marketing manager with Frame Technology before Adobe acquired the product, and has trained over 1,200 people in scalable publishing solutions over the years.


    What’s New in Adobe Captivate 7


    Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn about the exciting new features and enhancements in Adobe Captivate 7. During this demonstration, you will learn how to use the new interactions, drag-and-drop, HTML5 enhancements, shared advanced actions, accessibility enhancements, system audio, equation editor, and more. Register today!


    Exploring TCS Integration Sess 1: DITA to PDF via FrameMaker & FM Publishing Server


    Sess 1: DITA in FrameMaker > PDF
    FrameMaker 11 is a complete DITA authoring and publishing solution. With built-in support for DITA 1.2, you can open XML files directly, edit as needed and save back to your DITA .xml source files. In addition, FrameMaker is recognized as one of the easiest and best options for DITA output to PDF. Join us as veteran online trainer and Adobe Certified Instructor Matt Sullivan presents this straightforward walkthrough of FrameMaker's DITA PDF publishing workflow. Matt will cover topics including:

    • The differences between ditamap and FrameMaker binary formats
    • Proper usage of FrameMaker nested books and flat file books
    • Accessing the default FrameMaker DITA template files to brand your PDF output
    • A discussion of FrameMaker Publishing Server for scheduling regular builds of your output.

    At the end of this session you will be comfortable creating basic DITA files, as well as making changes to those files and outputting them to PDF.
    About our presenter:
    Matt Sullivan is an Adobe Certified Instructor and Adobe Certified Expert in ten different Adobe publishing and e-learning applications, including everything in the Technical Communication Suite 4. He teaches online and in-person classes as well as helping companies improve their publishing workflow.
    Matt spent years setting up electronic prepress departments for commercial printers prior to the start of his training career. After that,  Matt ran his own Adobe Authorized Training Centers GRAFIX Training, in southern California, managed the training arm of roundpeg, Inc., and co-wrote the definitive FrameMaker 11 reference book, Publishing Fundamentals: Unstructured FrameMaker 11. He has represented Adobe in countless conferences, trained FrameMaker support personnel, presented webinars, and assisted in Adobe pre- and post-sale engagements. To learn more about Matt, and what he does, you can perform a web search on his social media id, mattrsullivan.


    RoboHelp 101, Sess 2) Links, dynamic data, multimedia and multiple versions


    Discover how to make your projects come alive, with guided navigation and a more engaging experience for your customers. Help control search results, plant relevant links and find out how to collapse a series of images into "pop-up" images in a list. The session will include:

    • working with hyperlinks, bookmarks and Dynamic HTML for drop-downs
    • Image maps for hotspots in screen captures and ways to control display of multiple images
    • conditional build tags and expressions for multiple versions
    • UDVs user defined variables for changing product names, contact info, etc.
    • Snippets and resource manager for shared information: change once, update all instances

    This is the second installment of a 3-session series on RoboHelp to give you a cohesive product overview on workflow, essential features and useful 'how to's." This series is designed for new comers to RoboHelp 10, or those who may have used earlier versions and wish to become reacquainted with this powerful HAAT tool for creating WebHelp, online Policies and Procedures, and single-source publishing to multiple screens, tablets and mobile devices via HTML5! Although we can't cover everything in this 3-part series, the extensive exploration of the product will give you a realistic sense of just how powerful RoboHelp 10 really is, and how you can use it reduce time and expense on delivering your projects to more people and in more ways than you are capable of right now.

    About the Presenter: Maxwell Hoffmann, Adobe's Global Product Evangelist for Tech Comm Suite, has extensive tech comm publishing experience, having worked for a variety of publishing vendors and translation agencies before coming on board with Adobe. He is a former FrameMaker product marketing manager with Frame Technology before Adobe acquired the product, and has trained over 1,200 people in scalable publishing solutions over the years. During his 15 years in the translation industry, he had approximately one million "pages" of documentation or Help content cross his screen during post-translation reconstruction.


    FRAMEMAKER 101: Sess 2) Books, Tables, Xrefs and Collaborative Review


    Session 2 FrameMaker Tables, Rich Media Graphics, references, hyperlinks, book building and collaborative review

    Improve navigation in published PDF via hyperlinked cross references, generated TOCs and Indices for starters. Master multiple ways to position and control anchored frames and page layout. The session will include:

    • achieve potent results from imported rich media like video or 3D graphics
    • discover the full power of leveraging table styles that remember key paragraph styles
    • manage large, multi-file projects with FrameMaker books; exclude portions not ready for publication
    • Generate PDF for collaborative review; import comments and annotations "in place" into source FrameMaker files

    FrameMaker was awarded the prestigious CODiE award in 2013 for "Best Solution for Integrating Content Into the Workflow." This series of webinars will give you a good idea why FrameMaker was so honored, covering a range a wide range of relevant product functions. -- Discover how many powerful things you can do "out-of-the-box" with FrameMaker, including immediate creation of DitaMaps and DITA topics and concepts. You don't even have to know what DITA is to accomplish this successfully.

    About the Presenter: Maxwell Hoffmann, Adobe's Global Product Evangelist for Tech Comm Suite, has extensive tech comm publishing experience, having worked for a variety of publishing vendors and translation agencies before coming on board with Adobe. He is a former FrameMaker product marketing manager with Frame Technology before Adobe acquired the product, and has trained over 1,200 people in scalable publishing solutions over the years.

     


    Ortus DataBoss : Building Dynamic ColdFusion ORM Administrators


    Ortus DataBoss is an application that will help you manage CFML Object Relational Mapper ORM objects without the need of writing administrative code for them; thus a Dynamic Administrator. DataBoss will talk to the underlying ORM engine Hibernate and get all the necessary information to manage all the ORM entities and its relationships in that specific CFML application DataBoss has been deployed to. DataBoss will accelerate your project development by giving you first hand knoweledge about your entity structures, data, relationships and also help you administrate their data content for you. DataBoss can also influence the UI by adding non-intrusive metadata to your ORM entities so it can produce labels, help text, textareas, passwords, rich text editors, data pickers and much more. In this session we will introduce to you the power of dynamic scaffolding via DataBoss and also showcase via ColdFusion Builder extensions how to reverse engineer a Database, build ORM entities and then let DataBoss manage its data and relationships.

    Presenter: Luis Majano


    Creating Interactive and Scenario-based Learning with Adobe Presenter


    Adobe Presenter is widely known for its ease of use to create eLearning courses from PowerPoint slides. Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish as they show you how you can take it a step further and add engaging interactions to your courses. They will also show you how you can easily transform your slides to scenario-based courses using Adobe Presenter.


    What’s New in Adobe Captivate 7 -- For India Audience


    Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn about the exciting new features and enhancements in Adobe Captivate 7. During this demonstration, you will learn how to use the new interactions, drag-and-drop, HTML5 enhancements, shared advanced actions, accessibility enhancements, system audio, equation editor, and more.


    Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Adobe Captivate Development Workflow


    Adobe Captivate developers require an extensive set of tools and techniques in their arsenal in order to utilize the intricacies of the full environment effectively. Anita Horsley will guide you through techniques to optimize your Adobe Captivate workflow. She’ll discuss ways of setting up Captivate for faster, easier development, some best practices, and even several tips and tricks that aren’t in books! Anita will walk you through various tools, tips, tricks, techniques, and approaches towards development that might make your life a little easier so you’ll get more done in less time.


    Interactivity using Actions: Basics and Advanced – Part 8


    Adding interactivity to an eLearning course improves the engagement level with the learners. Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh in a multi-part series to learn about the basics of Actions and Advanced Actions in Adobe Captivate 6. In these sessions, we will be showcasing some real-life eLearning examples to explain the concepts better.


    Ask A Pro: Creative Cloud for Web Designers/Developers


    In this session Evangelist Paul Trani will take you through how Creative Cloud helps both web designers and developers work faster and smarter than ever before when building content for the modern, responsive web. Learn how to collaborate and share files as well as new ways to work with web fonts. See the latest in Photoshop, Illustrator and Reflow when creating web content, as well as discover the latest in Edge Tools and Services. A session not to be missed.


    Explore the New Adobe Captivate 7


    Join Dr. Allen Partridge as he takes you through the exciting new features in Adobe Captivate 7. Adobe Captivate 7 software offers you enhanced support for HTML5-based eLearning content and also lets you create courses that meet accessibility standards. Add more interactivity to your courses with drag-and-drop modules, YouTube video streaming and in-course web browsing. Record system audio along with narration. Generate reusable advanced action templates. Import GIFT format questions to create quizzes in a jiffy. Now also publish to Tin Can-compliant LMSs.


    FRAMEMAKER 101: Sess 1) FrameMaker Template, author/edit basics and workflow overview


    FrameMaker was awarded the prestigious CODiE award in 2013 for "Best Solution for Integrating Content Into the Workflow." This series of webinars will give you a good idea why FrameMaker was so honored, covering a range a wide range of relevant product functions.

    Session 1  FrameMaker Template, author/edit basics and workflow overview

    This seesion will cover a basic FrameMaker workflow and orient you to the most commonly used tools. Discover an "X-ray" view of FrameMaker document structure, including master pages, reference pages, and the commonly used body page. The session will also cover:

    • style catalogs for paragraphs, characters, tables and graphic object styles
    • simple auto numbering and paragraph prefixes with discreet styles
    • how to speed up common editing tasks
    • locating and correcting unwanted format overrides
    • creating documents from scratch, or modifying content imported from MS Word
    • Where and when automatic hyperlinks are inserted for you

    About the Presenter: Maxwell Hoffmann, Adobe's Global Product Evangelist for Tech Comm Suite, has extensive tech comm publishing experience, having worked for a variety of publishing vendors and translation agencies before coming on board with Adobe. He is a former FrameMaker product marketing manager with Frame Technology before Adobe acquired the product, and has trained over 1,200 people in scalable publishing solutions over the years. During his 15 years in the translation industry, he had approximately one million "pages" of documentation or Help content cross his screen during post-translation reconstruction.


    Drag and Drop Extravaganza


    Learn how to make the most of drag and drop questions in Adobe Captivate. Join Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist as he demonstrates and discusses the fundamental concepts in interactivity and engagement for your eLearning courses. We’ll explore many examples of drag and drop for all different kinds of eLearning applications.


    Create Your First eLearning Course


    New to online course development? Never built an eLearning course in Adobe Captivate before? Never fear, we are here to help. Join Adobe eLearning Evangelist, Dr. Allen Partridge for a discussion and demonstration of how to build beautiful interactive eLearning courses quickly using Adobe Captivate.


    RoboHelp 101, Sess 1) Getting Started and Product Overview


    A 3-session series on RoboHelp to give you a cohesive product overview on workflow, essential features and useful 'how to's." This series is designed for new comers to RoboHelp 10, or those who may have used earlier versions and wish to become reacquainted with this powerful HAAT tool for creating WebHelp, online Policies and Procedures, and single-source publishing to multiple screens, tablets and mobile devices via HTML5!

    Session 1  Getting Started and Product Overview

    Basic workflow and overview of how to use existing projects as an end-user will be covered first. Then the session dives into recommended workspaces controlling panels, locations of most frequently used menus and essential tools. The session will also cover:

    • creating new styles and mapping existing styles to imported content
    • importing or linking FrameMaker or Word source files
    • adding graphics
    • Editing content and creating new topics
    • Exploring projects and layouts provided out-of-the-box with RoboHelp

    About the Presenter: Maxwell Hoffmann, Adobe's Global Product Evangelist for Tech Comm Suite, has extensive tech comm publishing experience, having worked for a variety of publishing vendors and translation agencies before coming on board with Adobe. He is a former FrameMaker product marketing manager with Frame Technology before Adobe acquired the product, and has trained over 1,200 people in scalable publishing solutions over the years.

     


    Exploring RoboHelp: TOC, Index and Glossaries [30 minutes]


    In this 30 minute webinar, we will explore 3 more relatedfeatures in RoboHelp 10: Tables of Contents TOCs, Indices and Glossaries. These 3 features improve navigation, help move important information within view and are extremely simple to create.

    This session will show you how to:

    • How to create an automatic or manual TOC
    • How to associate different TOCs with different publishedoutput
    • Simple techniques for creating a Glossary
    • How to create a comprehensive or simple Index
    • Brief advice on when an Index may be helpful in WebHelp or other published RoboHelp output

    Join this brief, dynamic session to see just how far you can go with improved navigation in your HELP or P&P projects; "you can do it too!"

    About the Presenter: Maxwell Hoffmann, Adobe's Global Product Evangelist for Tech Comm Suite, has extensive tech comm publishing experience, having worked for a variety of publishing vendors and translation agencies before coming on board with Adobe. He is a former FrameMaker product marketing manager with Frame Technology before Adobe acquired the product, and has trained over 1,200 people in scalable publishing solutions over the years.


    Using Advanced Features in Unstructured FrameMaker 11


    Ironically, some of the most powerful and advanced features in FrameMaker 11 are the easiest to use! Join this session to view FrameMaker expert, Barb Binder, sharing a detailed tour of such powerful features as:

    • Creating and managing cross-references
    • Generated lists for books like TOCs and Indices
    • "Intelligent" page running headers/footers from system variables
    • Advanced features in tables and table styles
    • Powerful uses of the reference page
    • How to have page layout master pages automatically change with key paragraph styles

    You will find this tour well worth it, and realize just how much you can accomplish with FrameMaker after a very short "ramp up" time.

    About our Presenter: Barb Binder is an Adobe Certified Instructor and the owner of Rocky Mountain Training. When she’s not teaching grown-ups how to use Adobe software, she’s at Winter Park teaching kids how to ski. -- She has been an Adobe Certified Instructor since 1997, and is currently certified on FrameMaker, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, InCopy and the Digital Publishing Suite. Her company, Rocky Mountain Training was one of the early adopters of online, interactive training delivery. Students attend classes from locations in North America, South America, Europe and even Australia.


    Understanding Accessibility Standards for eLearning


    Learn how to quickly and effectively build Accessibility compliant interactive courses in Adobe Captivate. Join Adobe Accessibility Specialist, Greg Pisocky & Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist for this deep dive explanation of accessibility in eLearning courses. Whether you are developing training for government, education or a commercial organization, you are very likely to face stringent organizational requirements and growing legal demands to ensure that your eLearning content is 100% accessible. Learn how to create your projects in Captivate, deliver them to either online or mobile learners, and deliver accessibility compliant courses to your organization’s accessibility officer that will easily meet standards and guidelines.


    Developing Large Quizzes in Adobe Captivate from Quiz Databases


    Join Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist for this discussion and demonstration of methods for working with an established quiz database to rapidly create beautiful, interactive and effective quizzes using Adobe Captivate.


    Exploring RoboHelp: Bookmarks, Hyperlinks and Image Triggers [30 minutes]


    In this 30 minute webinar, we will explore 3 related features in RoboHelp 10: hyperlinks, book marks and image triggers. All 3 of these features improve navigation for your users and are extremely simple to create.

    This session will show you how to:

    • Use bookmarks to add subsections to your TOCs
    • Use bookmarks to create simple "jumps" to key sections in long topic text below you
    • An easy way to create hyperlinks with a simple drag n' drop
    • How to use image triggers to let simple icons make more complex images or screen captures "make an entrance"

    Join this brief, dynamic session to see just how far you can go with improved navigation in your HELP or P&P projects; "you can do it too!"

    About the Presenter: Maxwell Hoffmann, Adobe's Global Product Evangelist for Tech Comm Suite, has extensive tech comm publishing experience, having worked for a variety of publishing vendors and translation agencies before coming on board with Adobe. He is a former FrameMaker product marketing manager with Frame Technology before Adobe acquired the product, and has trained over 1,200 people in scalable publishing solutions over the years.


    Sess 8) FrameMaker for Word Users: Dynamic Links; Cross-References in text and Hot Spots in Graphics


    Discover how FrameMaker's long history with hyperlinks, cross-references and dynamic data has been extended even further with "reverse" cross references from graphics to related text: "hot spots." Also discover how a couple clicks of a mouse can generate a table of hyperlinked parts/views/animations derived from imported 3D graphics. Review over traditional cross-references will not only cover how to master xref formats, but how to target only a portion of a numbered paragraph title or heading.

    About the Presenter: Maxwell Hoffmann, Adobe's Global Product Evangelist for Tech Comm Suite, has extensive tech comm publishing experience, having worked for a variety of publishing vendors and translation agencies before coming on board with Adobe. He is a former FrameMaker product marketing manager with Frame Technology before Adobe acquired the product, and has trained over 1,200 people in scalable publishing solutions over the years.

     


    Interactive eLearning and Adobe Captivate 7


    Interactions add life to eLearning courses by making it engaging for the learners. It helps learners actively participate in the course and hence improves learning and retention. Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh as she shows you how to transform the drab content screens to interactive eLearning courses in a few simple steps with the brand now Adobe Captivate 7. She will also demonstrate how you can easily publish these courses to HTML5 and/or apps for mobile consumption. Don’t miss it!


    Advanced Autonumbering in FrameMaker


    Autonumbered paragraphs have long been known as one of FrameMaker's strongest basic features. Often described as "bullet proof", numbered sequences for headings, Tables, Figures and more are capable of even more sophistication than you might be aware. Many existing or potential FrameMaker users haven't had time for a "deep dive" into some simple formulas for intelligent autonumbering that make your documents appear to almost have "artificial intelligence."

    Although this session is in unstructured FrameMaker, principles can apply to structured FM templates; it will show you how to:

    • Set up numbered lists that will reset the first item to "1" if preceded by a certain level of Heading
    • Base autonumbering on book component numbers
    • Base autonumbering on section numbers
    • Use multiple counters in an autonumber format
    • Control or reset numbering at the book level

    View this dynamic session to see just how far you can go with sophisticated numbered paragraphs that "do all the thinking for you."

    About the Presenter: Maxwell Hoffmann, Adobe's Global Product Evangelist for Tech Comm Suite, has extensive tech comm publishing experience, having worked for a variety of publishing vendors and translation agencies before coming on board with Adobe. He is a former FrameMaker product marketing manager with Frame Technology before Adobe acquired the product, and has trained over 1,200 people in scalable publishing solutions over the years.


    Unstructured To XML Series Part 1: Analyzing Your Unstructured Document – Preprocess Steps


    Reviews over importance of being able to open files that will be converted to Structured FrameMaker 10 and eventually XML. The basic process is open a document in FrameMaker, run a conversion table, then save it as XML. This session focuses on different roles in the process and the importance of document analysis. Issues with graphics are also covered.

    About the presenter: Tom Aldous was Adobe's Product Evangelist for Tech Comm in 2011 during the original recording of this dynamic webinar.


    Unstructured To XML Series Part 2: Creating A FrameMaker Conversion Table – Session 1


    In this session, Tom Aldous covers the first part of key steps to creating an effective conversion table and testing initial results. The webinar includes steps for achieving automatic wrapping of elements, rule syntax and character restrictions found in XML. Although this “classic” episode uses FrameMaker 10, the basic processes and steps are the same for FrameMaker 11. This webinar also includes sample files and corrective scripts that you can download for your own hands-on.

    About the presenter: Tom Aldous was Adobe's Product Evangelist for Tech Comm in 2011 during the original recording of this dynamic webinar.


    Unstructured To XML Series Part 3: Creating A FrameMaker Conversion Table – Session 2


    This “session 2” on creating conversion tables dives deeper into issues for making conversion tables that will make the process as automatic as possible. Once again, downloadable files are available from this recording to allow you to follow along with your own hands on. Although this “classic” episode uses FrameMaker 10, the basic processes and steps are the same for FrameMaker 11.

    About the presenter: Tom Aldous was Adobe's Product Evangelist for Tech Comm in 2011 during the original recording of this dynamic webinar.


    Unstructured To XML Series Part 4: Element Definition Document (EDD) – Home Grown or a Standard Structure


    In this “classic” session, Tom Aldous covers the heart and soul of a structured application in FrameMaker, the EDD. Among other things, this special file provides content structure, format rules, auto insertion instructions and special attribute handling instructions. Issues like “inclusions” and “exlusions” are covered. A sample structured application is available for download, enabling you to have your own hands-on following Tom’s lead. Although this “classic” episode uses FrameMaker 10, the basic processes and steps are the same for FrameMaker 11. Fortunately, FrameMaker 11 provides even more DITA solutions an application than were available with FrameMaker 10 at the time this webinar was recorded.

    About the presenter: Tom Aldous was Adobe's Product Evangelist for Tech Comm in 2011 during the original recording of this dynamic webinar.


    Unstructured To XML Series Part 5: Creating your Structured Template from an Unstructured One


    In this “classic” session, Tom Aldous covers the logical steps to create a structured template which controls most of the formatting for DITA or XML in structured FrameMaker. Although this “classic” episode uses FrameMaker 10, the basic processes and steps are the same for FrameMaker 11.

    About the presenter: Tom Aldous was Adobe's Product Evangelist for Tech Comm in 2011 during the original recording of this dynamic webinar.


    Unstructured To XML Series Part 6: Structured Applications and What is Necessary / How to Create


    In this “classic” session Tom Aldous focuses Part 6 on what comprises the Structured Applications in FrameMaker and how they are created. Although FrameMaker provides several highly useful Structured Applications, this deep dive covers all components involved, and what exactly happens when FrameMaker opens structured files. Components covered include the structured FrameMaker template, DTD and Schema, ReadWriteRules, DocTypes and more. Although this “classic” episode uses FrameMaker 10, the basic processes and steps are the same for FrameMaker 11.

    About the presenter: Tom Aldous was Adobe's Product Evangelist for Tech Comm in 2011 during the original recording of this dynamic webinar.


    Unstructured To XML Series Part 7: Save As XML, Now What?


    In the final episode in the “classic” series, Tom Aldous covers how to “bring it all together” now that you’ve got true XML files with the automated insertion of elements during authoring that you desire. Discover how it is possible to achieve “hybrid” publishing, mixing unstructured FrameMaker files with XML files in a FrameMaker book. This can be an ideal solution during a “transitional” workflow, in which the customer is migrating to structure. Also see how rich media like 3D graphics or video may be inserted in portions of your book. A strategic view of how XML can lower your documentation costs is also covered. Although this “classic” episode uses FrameMaker 10, the basic processes and steps are the same for FrameMaker 11.

    About the presenter: Tom Aldous was Adobe's Product Evangelist for Tech Comm in 2011 during the original recording of this dynamic webinar.


    HYPERWRITE Sess 5) Thoughts on the future of Help systems


    Help systems have evolved dramatically since their invention in the 1980s, and continue to morph into an array of user assistance deliverables. In this Webinar, we take a look back at the history and future of Help in software user interfaces, before looking ahead to what user assistance may look like in the next decade. Will online Help systems, perhaps delivered with eInk, be commonly found in consumer goods such as fridges, lawn mowers and food mixers? Will augmented reality result in engineering drawings and documentation becoming closely inter-related? Will video usurp text as the primary medium for Help delivery? Will software tools write their own manuals? These interesting questions are explored in this recorded session and many of our assumptions are challenged in positive and thought-provoking ways.

    About the Presenter: Based in Melbourne, Australia, Dr Tony Self @hyperwrite has over 30 years of experience as a technical communicator. For over 20 years, Tony has worked in the areas of online help systems, computer-based training, and XML documents. In 1993, he founded HyperWrite, a company providing training and consultancy in structured authoring, Help systems, DITA, and technology strategy. Tony completed his PhD in semantic mark-up languages in 2011, and his book The DITA Style Guide was published in the same year. He is a member of the OASIS DITA Technical Committee and chair of the DITA Help Subcommittee, is an adjunct teaching fellow at Swinburne University, and is the Director of Training for TCTrainNet, a training initiative of tekom, the German professional association for technical communicators.


    Exploring RoboHelp: Dynamic "boilerplate" with Snippets and UDVs (Variables)


    Reusable content is a huge timesaver with any HAAT or publishing system: discover how RoboHelp employs "snippets" subtopics or tracts of text and UDVs User Defined Variables to leverage this technique. Simple drag n' drop allow you to plant globally "update-able" lists, cautions, warnings. You may also do the reverse by selecting sections of legacy data in your project and moving it into a new snippet.

    Discover strategies for using UDVs variables to cover changeable data like product names, versions, office locations, etc. Again, a simple drag n' drop may be used by beginners or simple keyboard shortcuts for more advanced users. With these techniques you can swiftly customize your RoboHelp project to publish multiple versions for external or internal audiences.

    About the Presenter: Maxwell Hoffmann, Adobe's Global Product Evangelist for Tech Comm Suite, has extensive tech comm publishing experience, having worked for a variety of publishing vendors and translation agencies before coming on board with Adobe. He is a former FrameMaker product marketing manager with Frame Technology before Adobe acquired the product, and has trained over 1,200 people in scalable publishing solutions over the years.


    HYPERWRITE Sess 4) 10 Acronyms Changing the World of Technical Communication


    In order to WOOO, technical communicators must shift from a WYSIWYG to a WYSIOO philosophy. And in a globalised world, XLIFF is becoming a lynchpin for L10N, but sometimes I18N can be accomplished through STE. RSS is proving to be useful for purposes other than textual content, but technical communicators may find developments in SWF creation more fun. For technical illustrations, SVG offers advantages not only for creators of diagrams, but for users of documentation. While initially XUL and XAML may seem to be something for programmers to dream about, technical communicators will find that these technologies will cause screen capture techniques to change from raster to vector. And we haven’t even touched on ISO 26514, S1000D and DITA yet! Time to STOP! In this Webinar, the bewildering acronyms that have an immediate and specific relevance to the technical communication world will be explained, and the significance of the ideas, methodologies, technologies and standards behind them revealed.

    About the Presenter: Based in Melbourne, Australia, Dr Tony Self @hyperwrite has over 30 years of experience as a technical communicator. For over 20 years, Tony has worked in the areas of online help systems, computer-based training, and XML documents. In 1993, he founded HyperWrite, a company providing training and consultancy in structured authoring, Help systems, DITA, and technology strategy. Tony completed his PhD in semantic mark-up languages in 2011, and his book The DITA Style Guide was published in the same year. He is a member of the OASIS DITA Technical Committee and chair of the DITA Help Subcommittee, is an adjunct teaching fellow at Swinburne University, and is the Director of Training for TCTrainNet, a training initiative of tekom, the German professional association for technical communicators.


    Beyond Help: Aggregating content with RoboHelp


    RoboHelp 10 is an ideal solultion for publishing to multiple devices: HTML5 output expands publishing to a variety of tablets with "device aware" layouts. But RoboHelp is also an ideal authoring tool for collecting and aggregating content from a variety of common file formats.

    In the webinar see how to:

    • import or link files from Word
    • import or link files from FrameMaker
    • import legacy files from formats like PDF

    Many people producing policies and procedures or help desk sites must capture critical information from many legacy files. This brief webinar will show you examples of just how easy it is to bring files in from multiple formats into a simple RoboHelp project. Naturally, you can still author topics "from scratch" within RoboHelp itself, or combine those new topics with the legacy source file data mentioned above.

    Join our special guest, RoboHelp expert Willam van Weelden, for this dynamic presentation, which will be filled with many short, simple, live examples. Willam van Weelden is from Amsterdam and expert in CSS3 design and the new HTML5 standards. www.wvanweelden.eu


    FrameMaker 11 for Word Users: Sess 7) FrameMaker for Word Users: "Bullet-proof" autonumbered lists and headings


    One long-standing complaint amongst Word users has been fragile auto-numbers. This feature is one of FrameMaker's greatest strengths. View this recorded webinar to discover how a simple building blocks will create "bullet-proof" numbering schemes, b how you can easily "borrow" existing numbering schemes from existing templates and c how you can use the paragraph "numbering" feature for other purposes e.g. "prefix" text for CAUTIONs or WARNINGs.

    About the Presenter: Maxwell Hoffmann, Adobe's Global Product Evangelist for Tech Comm Suite, has extensive tech comm publishing experience, having worked for a variety of publishing vendors and translation agencies before coming on board with Adobe. He is a former FrameMaker product marketing manager with Frame Technology before Adobe acquired the product, and has trained over 1,200 people in scalable publishing solutions over the years.


    Adobe FrameMaker for Unstructured Layout (compared to Word & InDesign)


    Are a technical writer, trying to determine which software will work best to lay out  your specific projects? If so, this seminar is for you.

    Join us for a 60-minute overview of unstructured layout using Adobe FrameMaker 11. Your guest presenter and Adobe Certified Instructor, Barb Binder, will help you to understand the strengths and weaknesses of Adobe FrameMaker, Word and InDesign for different workflow. A feature check-off list is used to indicate which products are better suited for certain types of projects.

    About our Presenter: Barb Binder is an Adobe Certified Instructor and the owner of Rocky Mountain Training. When she’s not teaching grown-ups how to use Adobe software, she’s at Winter Park teaching kids how to ski. -- She has been an Adobe Certified Instructor since 1997, and is currently certified on FrameMaker, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, InCopy and the Digital Publishing Suite. Her company, Rocky Mountain Training was one of the early adopters of online, interactive training delivery. Students attend classes from locations in North America, South America, Europe and even Australia.


    Interactivity using Actions: Basics and Advanced – Part 7


    Adding interactivity to an eLearning course improves the engagement level with the learners. Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish in multi-part series to learn about the basics of Actions and Advanced Actions in Adobe Captivate 6. In these sessions, we will be showcasing some real-life eLearning examples to explain the concepts better.


    Towards an Agile authoring methodology: learning from the Lean methodology


    Agile development is a way of managing IT development teams and projects that was introduced around 2001. It is a set of principles that aims to result in more successful projects by breaking a project down into a series of incremental and iterative stages. As Agile has become increasingly popular, technical communicators have needed to learn how they can work effectively within these projects.

    In this session, thought leader Ellis Pratt will share key highlights from a White Paper he has written on this topic. The session covers topics that include:

    • Features of Agile
    • Agile's affect on writing
    • Learning from Lean
    • Writing in an Agile environment
    • Load leveling
    • Minimize the need for rework

    Slides and notices in the recording will give you the link to the white paper itself.

    About the presentor: Ellis is Director and Help Strategist at Cherryleaf, a technical writing services and training company based near London, in the United Kingdom. He has over fifteen years’ experience working in the field of documentation, has a BA in Business Studies, and is an Associate of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. Ranked the most influential blogger on technical communication in Europe, Ellis is also an author and editor of two books: ‘How to Write Instructions’ and ‘Trends in Technical Communication’.


    Flip the Classroom with Adobe Presenter Video Creator!


    So you’ve been reading and hearing about flipped classrooms for quite some time, but not sure how implement it in your organization. Worry no more! Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh as she takes you through an amazing journey of flipping the classroom with Adobe Presenter Video Creator. You will learn about the fundamental principles behind the flipped classroom, and how to easily migrate your lessons and lectures into online modules. You will also see a short demonstration on how to record video lectures in three simple steps using Presenter Video Creator which will equip you with the technology needs of the flipped classrooms.


    HYPERWRITE Sess 3) Separation of Content and Form


    Fundamental to structured authoring is the concept of the separation of content from presentation and delivery. The way a piece of text looks during authoring is irrelevant. The formatting and presentation are post-authoring considerations, and activities possibly not performed by a technical writer. The more content and form are separated, the greater the opportunity to re-use that content in different forms, such as paper, Web, mobile, synthetic voice, and eBook.

    In this session, presenter Tony Self uses a simple yet effective, highly visual approach to drive home key concepts about separating form from content. His methodology goes far beyond style sheets for paper vs the web. You will find this session a real eye-opener.

    About the Presenter: Based in Melbourne, Australia, Dr Tony Self @hyperwrite has over 30 years of experience as a technical communicator. For over 20 years, Tony has worked in the areas of online help systems, computer-based training, and XML documents. In 1993, he founded HyperWrite, a company providing training and consultancy in structured authoring, Help systems, DITA, and technology strategy. Tony completed his PhD in semantic mark-up languages in 2011, and his book The DITA Style Guide was published in the same year. He is a member of the OASIS DITA Technical Committee and chair of the DITA Help Subcommittee, is an adjunct teaching fellow at Swinburne University, and is the Director of Training for TCTrainNet, a training initiative of tekom, the German professional association for technical communicators.


    Creating Adobe Presenter courses for iPad


    Adobe Presenter converts your PowerPoint Presentations into exciting eLearning. Now you can also access these courses on your iPad using the Presenter Mobile App. Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh for a step-by-step demonstration on creating an engaging mLearning course in Adobe Presenter for best viewing experience in Presenter Mobile App.


    Introducing an Integrated Solution for Authoring, Publishing, and Managing DITA with FrameMaker and "DITAToo" DITA CMS


    DITAToo is a DITA Content Management System DITA CMS that lets you easily and cost-effectively automate and facilitate many DITA-related tasks. Features that DITAToo provides include full text and metadata-based search, automatic conversion from MS Word to DITA, link management, topic reuse tracking, maps assembly, publishing, translation management, version control, and much more. Now DITAToo DITA CMS is tightly integrated with Adobe FrameMaker 11. You can access the DITAToo content repository and work with files from within the FrameMaker user interface. This gives you an out-of-the-box integrated solution where you use FrameMaker for DITA authoring and publishing and DITAToo for managing DITA.

    In this webinar, among other things, you'll see how to:
    -    Automatically convert an MS Word document to DITA and upload the converted content to the DITAToo content repository
    -    Access the DITAToo content repository from within Adobe FrameMaker
    -    Move and rename files and folders in the DITAToo content repository and let DITAToo automatically update cross-references
    -    Create new DITA topics and update existing topics in the DITAToo content repository using FrameMaker
    -    Publish and manage conditional content variations

    About the Presenter: Alex Masycheff is a co-founder and CEO of Intuillion Ltd., the developer of DITAToo DITA CMS. Before founding Intuillion Ltd , Alex worked in the technical communication and content management industry for over 17 years as information architect, content management consultant, CMS implementation manager, and product manager. He was leading the implementation of XML-based solutions at many companies, including Kodak, General Electric, Siemens, and RADVision.


    Database Publishing with FrameMaker 11 – When your print color catalogue is too important to give up


    A classic customer tale – The company has taken the leap to move their product data into an online stores system, so that their customers can order their products online. Even though customers are ordering online, they still expect to receive their 600 color page, 12,000 product catalogue in print.

    Marketing Team requirements:

    • Must re-use content from their proprietary stores system for the print catalogue
    • Desire to have the print catalogue produced automatically
    • Must be able to produce high quality color PDF’s for print publishing

    Desktop Publishing Team requirements:

    • System must be able to be easy for desktop publishing staff to use.
    • Multiple users normally four must be able to work on the catalogue at the same time during catalogue preparation.
    • User may need to tweak content, styles and advertising randomly, just before they go to print.
    • Must be able to generate accurate Catalogue and Section level TOC’s based on last second changes.
    • Must be able to generate an accurate Parts Index for the entire Catalogue.

    Re-using the data that comes out of the stores database Tammy demonstrates how conversion of database fields into useful, well-formed XML allows Adobe Framemaker 11 to do what it does best, produce a robust 600 page catalogue ready for print.

    About the Presenter: Tammy Halter is the founder and sole Director of Absolute Data Group, with over 17 years experience in the information technology field; including SGML/XML publishing, S1000D Interactive Electronic Technical Manual IETM  and IETP delivery, combined with document management experience with various solution companies. Tammy has been a technical trainer, support engineer and project manager for several SGML software Distributors over the years, and was the Frame Product Engineer, Asia Pacific & Latin America for Adobe


    Optimizing your RoboHelp content for best SEO results


    RoboHelp 10 swiftly creates beautiful WebHelp, HTML5 or other types of web and Help files. In nearly all cases, your users are going to use search to locate desired content. In some cases, your RoboHelp published results may allow search to go outside of your files and bring up results from other website. Obviously, you would not want information from a competitor’s website to appear at the top of the list. Search Engine Optimization SEO is a high priority for the success of your projects.

    Fortunately, RoboHelp 10 provides a number of easy-to-use tools to help refine and control the search experience for your users. In this session you will see live examples on how to use a variety of tools and techniques, including:

    •    Metadata menu to define search keywords
    •    Linguistic synonyms
    •    Stop lists

    Join our special guest, RoboHelp expert Willam van Weelden, for this dynamic presentation, which will be filled with many short, simple, live examples. Willam van Weelden is from Amsterdam and expert in CSS3 design and the new HTML5 standards. www.wvanweelden.eu


    HYPERWRITE Sess 2) The importance of metadata


    Partly due to the advent of XML, many parts of the documentation process can now be automated. And one of the keys to accurate “processing” and “transforming” of text is metadata. Metadata is data about data. Information that describes or classifies information. Even if we've never used the term "metadata" before, we've actually know it well. An index is metadata. It helps describes the information, but it is not part of the core information itself. When we look deeper, we find metadata in document styling, in semantic mark-up, in SEO, in translation, in content management systems, and even in file names. By improving our knowledge and application of metadata, we can raise the quality of our documents.

    About the Presenter: Based in Melbourne, Australia, Dr Tony Self @hyperwrite has over 30 years of experience as a technical communicator. For over 20 years, Tony has worked in the areas of online help systems, computer-based training, and XML documents. In 1993, he founded HyperWrite, a company providing training and consultancy in structured authoring, Help systems, DITA, and technology strategy. Tony completed his PhD in semantic mark-up languages in 2011, and his book The DITA Style Guide was published in the same year. He is a member of the OASIS DITA Technical Committee and chair of the DITA Help Subcommittee, is an adjunct teaching fellow at Swinburne University, and is the Director of Training for TCTrainNet, a training initiative of tekom, the German professional association for technical communicators.


    Session 1) Introductie in FrameMaker (in het Nederlands/Dutch)


    Same webinar 3 times: in Dutch, German, then English on same day -- 

    When writing technical documentation, users of Microsoft Word will eventually reach the boundaries of what this word processor can do in real life. When manuals get too bulky and contain too many images, Word is almost impossible to handle and often causes unforeseen problems. In this webinar, Jang F.M. Graat bio below shows why he has exclusively used Adobe FrameMaker in the past 10 years . FrameMaker 11 offers so much more than can be expected of a simple word processor. The key functions of the program are clearly explained. After this webinar, you will have a sound basis to decide whether FrameMaker can help solve your documentation problems.

    Session 1 Introductie in FrameMaker in het Nederlands [webinar in Dutch]
    Bij het schrijven van technische documentatie komen gebruikers van Microsoft Word vroeg of laat aan de grenzen van wat deze tekstverwerker in de praktijk kan. Wanneer de handleidingen te groot worden en teveel afbeeldingen bevatten, is het bijna niet meer te hanteren en kunnen vaak onverwachte problemen opduiken. In dit webinar laat Jang F.M. Graat bio in het Engels zie onder zien waarom hij sinds ruim 10 jaar alleen nog maar met Adobe FrameMaker werkt. Het programma biedt veel meer mogelijkheden dan men van een eenvoudige tekstverwerker kan verwachten. De belangrijkste functies van het programma worden helder uitgelegd. Na dit webinar heeft U een goede basis om te kunnen besluiten of FrameMaker uw documentatieproblemen kan helpen oplossen.

    About the Presenter, Jang F.M. Graat: After studying Physics, Psychology and Philosophy, Jang has worked as technical author, consultant and trainer more than 25 years. He has seen many business domains and industries and traveled around the globe many times. He has his own consulting company based in Amsterdam. He is fluent in Dutch, English, German and French and plans to give multi-lingual webinars like this more often in the future.


    Session 3) Introduction to FrameMaker (in English)


    Same webinar 3 times: in Dutch, German, then English were delivered on same day -- 

    Session 3 Introduction to FrameMaker in English -
    When writing technical documentation, users of Microsoft Word will eventually reach the boundaries of what this word processor can do in real life. When manuals get too bulky and contain too many images, Word is almost impossible to handle and often causes unforeseen problems. In this webinar, Jang F.M. Graat bio below shows why he has exclusively used Adobe FrameMaker
    in the past 10 years. FrameMaker 11 offers so much more than can be expected of a simple word processor. The key functions of the program are clearly explained. After this viewing this recorded webinar, you will have a sound basis to decide whether FrameMaker can help solve your documentation problems.

    About the Presenter, Jang F.M. Graat: After studying Physics, Psychology and Philosophy, Jang has worked as technical author, consultant and trainer more than 25 years. He has seen many business domains and industries and traveled around the globe many times. He has his own consulting company based in Amsterdam. He is fluent in Dutch, English, German and French and plans to give multi-lingual webinars like this more often in the future.



    Interactivity using Actions: Basics and Advanced – Part 6


    Adding interactivity to an eLearning course improves the engagement level with the learners. Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh in multi-part series to learn about the basics of Actions and Advanced Actions in Adobe Captivate 6. In these sessions, we will be showcasing some real-life eLearning examples to explain the concepts better.


    New Trends: The changing nature of content


    In recent years, technical communicators have focused on improving User Assistance through new technologies and systems, with the assumption that the nature of the content, the tone of voice, the writing style should remain the same. In this webinar, though leader Ellis Pratt will cover highlights of a new white paper on this topic; we’ll investigate whether the tried-and-tested writing methods from past decades still make sense today. We’ll look at the reasons why some organizations are “breaking the rules” with the User Assistance they provide.

    Topics covered include:

    • Traditional approach to tech doc and the Tech Writer's relationship with the reader
    • Why change? The weakness with the current approach
    • Removing waste from user documentation
    • Using psychology as well as technology to provide effective User Assistance
    • The context where content is used
    • How can software help us make this change


    About the presentor: Ellis is Director and Help Strategist at Cherryleaf, a technical writing services and training company based near London, in the United Kingdom. He has over fifteen years’ experience working in the field of documentation, has a BA in Business Studies, and is an Associate of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. Ranked the most influential blogger on technical communication in Europe, Ellis is also an author and editor of two books: ‘How to Write Instructions’ and ‘Trends in Technical Communication’.


    Giving effective Feedbacks through Advanced Quizzing options in Adobe Captivate


    Giving effective feedback to the learners is very important in the learning process, and Adobe Captivate makes this easier through Advanced Answer options. Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh when they take you through a journey of feedback options for the Question Slides in Adobe Captivate.


    How to Optimize content for a smooth migration into XML or DITA


    Some of us are familiar with the basic steps involved in converting unstructured docs into XML. Most of us, however, are not fully aware of what should be removed from or modified in content before conversion takes place. In this webinar, long time doc conversion and FrameMaker maven Scott Prentice will cover a host of issues you may have never thought of before.

    Many times documents have a murky history; they may have originated in Microsoft Word some years ago and still contain artifacts that came from OLE or review and track changes. Even more subtle document artifacts may lurk within unstructured FrameMaker documents created by well-meaning, but inexperienced authors, from years ago.

    This session will give you a clear picture on how to approach this challenge and ensure that your content is conversion ready. Scott may also be previewing a prototype of a new plug-in tool he's developed to further automate the product.

    About the author: Scott Prentice is familar to many FrameMaker users due to his many useful tools he's developed for his company, Leximation. A frequent answer man in a variety of forums as well as an in-demand panelist at conferences, Scott is the "go to guy" on many technical issues relevant to your workflow.


    Drag till you Drop! Making eLearning fun with Drag & Drop Interaction - Part 2


    Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish, Adobe eLearning Evangelists, as they take your through a journey of making your courses interactive in a fun way. They will share different variations of using drag and drop interactions for different types of scenarios. So, sit back and watch as they share different examples of adding Drag and Drop interaction to your eLearning courses.


    Sess 1) Adobe Tech Comm Suite: what "else" is in it for me?


    Ask most people what Tech Comm Suite is composed of, and they will probably answer FrameMaker and RoboHelp. But there are 4 other products that add great value to this potent, integrated collection of software. This introductory webinar will touch on some of the great features found in the following components of Tech Comm Suite:

    • Captivate, for creating motion screen captures, software simulation and step-by-step eLearning modules
    • Acrobat XI Pro, for a collaborative review, b creating “intelligent” forms, c outputting “intelligent” 3D graphics, and more
    • Illustrator, for creating and editing “best of breed” vector graphics
    • Adobe Presenter, for effortless video creation; a create videos on your desktop from webcam and video feeds and b convert PowerPoint slides into rich, interactive video presentations.


    This webinar will give you but a sample of the powerful capabilities that Tech Comm Suite has to offer beyond the well-known capabilities of FrameMaker 11 and RoboHelp 10 to publish to tablets and mobile devices via HTML5 output. Part 2 and Part 3 of this series will include more in-depth example demos.

    Join presenter Maxwell Hoffmann, Adobe's Global Product Evangelist for Tech Comm Suite, who has extensive tech comm publishing experience, having worked for a variety of publishing vendors and translation agencies before coming on board with Adobe. He is a former FrameMaker product marketing manager with Frame Technology before Adobe acquired the product, and has trained over 1,200 people in scalable publishing solutions over the years.
     


    FrameMaker ExtendScript: One End-User's success story


    Many have heard of the power of FrameMaker 11's ExtendScript, but not that many people have experienced it's potential and power for themselves. Long time FrameMaker user, Chris Despopoulos, has had extensive experience with ExtendScript, from a strictly practical basis. As an in-demand Tech Writer and developer, he has frequently worked on projects involving document conversion and other issues that can lead to countless, tedious manual processes. Like:

    • Finding and removing all blank paragraphs
    • Universally locating and removing manually entered bullets and tabs in "lists"
    • Globally changing the position of all anchored frames

    The ExtendScript Toolkit in FrameMaker 11 enables even end-users to develop simple scripts that take care of challenges bigger than these in mere seconds. Chris uses only  a few slides to summarize key points, but the bulk of his presentation is practical, live demonstrations. This recorded webinar also has a downloadable file with several sample scripts that you  to try out for yourself. Just download the winzip file from the "Files" pod. This session proved to be a highly engaging and educational session on a rarely covered aspect of FrameMaker 11.

    About the Presenter: Chris Despopoulos worked with early versions of FrameMaker as a tech writer and QA tester at Frame Technology. He has done extensive development with DITA/XML and high end authoring tools besides FrameMaker. Chris has spent most of his professional life as a Tech Writer and Content Developer for complex products, often working in an agile environment. He currently resides and works from the north coast of Spain.


    FrameMaker 11 for Word Users: Sess 6) customized workspaces and Quick Edits in FrameMaker


    Every product has its frustrations; one commonly associated with Word is the number of times that you must “drill down” several levels to get to a desired menu. FrameMaker has approached this challenge in a unique way with “workspaces,” which present the most commonly used menus associated with particular tasks.

    Users benefit greatly from their ability to customize workspaces by docking and placing collapsed or expanded menus where they wish to find them. Even without customization, FrameMaker will gradually reduce the choices available as you move into highly specific tasks, like editing DITA in the XML Code View. If you work with contractors or team members who only occasionally assist with FrameMaker projects, you can greatly reduce the learning curve by creating customized workspaces with very limited choices.

    Quick edits refers to a number of convenient short cuts that will display choices e.g. paragraph styles, conditional tags, DITA elements in a vertical catalog adjacent to your current insertion point. Mastering this feature enables you to author complex content even more quickly.

    Whether you are a Word user contemplating a move to FrameMaker, or a veteran FrameMaker users still using an older version, you may benefit greatly from this session. Join presenter Maxwell Hoffmann, Adobe's Global Product Evangelist for Tech Comm Suite, who has extensive tech comm publishing experience, having worked for a variety of publishing vendors and translation agencies before coming on board with Adobe. He is a former FrameMaker product marketing manager with Frame Technology before Adobe acquired the product, and has trained over 1,200 people in scalable publishing solutions over the years.


    Developing Quarantine: An example of eLearning soft skills scenario training


    Alien invasion, bizarre POW camps in the Arizona desert & demystifying soft skills scenario training all go hand in hand as Dr. Allen Partridge gives practical, repeatable, code-complete examples from this crazy cool new best practice demo of soft skills training from Adobe & the eLearning Brothers. You won’t want to miss this very special workshop – note the elongated time, to allow for a deeper dive.


    Leveraging the Power of Two Industry Leaders: Acrolinx and FrameMaker


    In our previous eSeminar, “The Evolution of Technical Communication Processes”, we talked about the next megatrend on the horizon.  Now it’s time to apply these concepts firsthand and fully realize the power of information quality control within one of the most powerful desktop publishing environments available today. Witness a powerful demonstration of how Acrolinx can enhance FrameMaker content far beyond where you thought it could go!

    Content is king, as we all know, but many of those in the technical writing industry lack the means to truly prioritize their content. As a result, errors can escape the notice of even the most well-intentioned writers and editors. With Acrolinx, we’ll show you how to tighten your writing skills and nip these problems in the bud – from basic spelling and grammar errors, to more industry-specific problems like the use of deprecated terminology, branding violations, and ambiguous/superfluous phrases and vocabulary.  We’ll also show you how Acrolinx optimizes content reuse for purposes of consistency and localization/translation.

    About the Presenter: Thomas Aldous is Senior Vice President of Global Operations at Acrolinx. A former director of Sales and Evangelism for Tech Comm Suite with Adobe, Tom has well over 20 years experience in high level consulting implimenting publishing solutions built around XML, DITA, FrameMaker and other products.


    Focused Highlights of Standard (unstructured) FrameMaker 11


    In this webinar, participants will see live demonstrations of some of the most interesting new features in FrameMaker 11, including object styles, image hotspots, video options, and smart insert functions. FYI – This session may be of particular interest to Microsoft Word users whose workflow has outgrown their product due to increased volume or complexity.

    In this dynamic session, you will learn the following, among other things:

    • See how to hyperlink a portion of a graphic to relevant text
    • See how to add cues that will jump to desired locations w/in an embedded video
    • Insert styles, conditions, variables and more with “smart insert”

    About the Presenters: Matt Sullivan focuses on online training and Adobe’s technical communication and online training technologies. Matt’s background in digital prepress prepared him for his current job, helping companies and individuals produce content using both the Adobe Technical Communication Suite and Adobe Creative Suite. He regularly trains groups in all related applications and also consults in document conversion and template design for both structured and unstructured documents. He is an Adobe beta tester and regular Adobe representative at industry conferences.


    Adobe TCS: Blending Captivate with RoboHelp


    There’s more to Adobe Tech Comm Suite than just RoboHelp and FrameMaker; there is also Captivate! This dynamic, almost “self-training” eLearning tool is a tremendous “value add” to the suite for both products previously mentioned. This webinar will focus on the many ways in which Captivate videos or screen simulations can be integrated with RoboHelp. You may pause during the creation of a RoboHelp project to initiate a Captivate movie for inclusion in that project. You may also import previous saved Captivate projects into RoboHelp for step-by-step learning. RoboHelp and Captivate expert Rick Stone of Show Me Solutions will show you how.

    About the presenter: Rick Stone is the instructor and co-owner of ShowMe Solutions, based in Kansas City, Missouri. Rick became an Adobe® Certified Instructor for the Adobe® RoboHelp HTML™ and Adobe® Captivate™ products after first being a long time power user. Rick is well known among the user communities and is also recognized as an Adobe Community Expert for both products. He is also recognized as a Microsoft Help MVP as well as a member of the Adobe® Captivate™ Advisory Board.

     


    From 'Just PPT' to 'Wow eLearning' with new Adobe Presenter 8 Update


    Converting PowerPoint Presentations to eLearning is a need that we all have, and Adobe Presenter makes it a complete solution as a plug-in for powerpoint. Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn the key features of latest Adobe Presenter update to take the PowerPoint Presentation to next level by adding Media and assessment capabilities of Adobe Presenter.


    Interactivity using Actions: Basics and Advanced – Part 4


    Adding interactivity to an eLearning course improves the engagement level with the learners. Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh in multi-part series to learn about the basics of Actions and Advanced Actions in Adobe Captivate 6. In these sessions, we will be showcasing some real-life eLearning examples to explain the concepts better.


    Interactivity using Actions: Basics and Advanced - Part 5


    Adding interactivity to an eLearning course improves the engagement level with the learners. Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish in multi-part series to learn about the basics of Actions and Advanced Actions in Adobe Captivate 6. In these sessions, we will be showcasing some real-life eLearning examples to explain the concepts better.


    HYPERWRITE Sess 1) Topic-based Information Development


    Topic-based, modular information development is a technique, rather than a technology. The change in writing technique from document-centric to topic-based can be a challenge for many technical writers. The biggest challenge when moving to topic-based paradigms such as DITA has proven to be the "major change in the document-centric mindset" required. The important changes in technical writing practice include the separation of content and form, using modular information units, document assembly, context-neutral writing, map and manifest files, and document assembly.

    This webinar will cover:

    • Influences on technical communication approaches
    • What topic-based information development is
    • The different skills required for good topic-based writing
    • The role of semantics in single-source topic-based approaches


    About the Presenter: Based in Melbourne, Australia, Dr Tony Self @hyperwrite has over 30 years of experience as a technical communicator. For over 20 years, Tony has worked in the areas of online help systems, computer-based training, and XML documents. In 1993, he founded HyperWrite, a company providing training and consultancy in structured authoring, Help systems, DITA, and technology strategy. Tony completed his PhD in semantic mark-up languages in 2011, and his book The DITA Style Guide was published in the same year. He is a member of the OASIS DITA Technical Committee and chair of the DITA Help Subcommittee, is an adjunct teaching fellow at Swinburne University, and is the Director of Training for TCTrainNet, a training initiative of tekom, the German professional association for technical communicators.


    The Evolution of Technical Communication Processes


    Former Adobe Product Evangelist, Thomas Aldous, now Sr. Vice President, shares his perspective on where content is going. Having worked with DITA/XML and FrameMaker for years, Tom now has expanded his vision into how to optimize content and make it more useable. In his own words:

    "In the couple of decades that I have been involved in the Technical Communications industry, there has been a very interesting migration of processes and workflows.

    At first, simply creating our content in a word processor was a huge productivity enhancer. We then evolved further by creating our content in standardized templates in a desktop publishing system. Lately, consumers have adopted and adapted to a mobile content interactive experience using their new tablets and smart phones.

    Single sourcing content to these multiple devices in an automated fashion is the current "holy grail", but which approach is best? The current question that is begging to be asked is, so what is next?"

    Knowing Tom, we can expect some highly original examples, images and useful metaphors for workflows that you probably have never thought of before. Be sure to attend this event, which is a precursor to an actual live demonstration of a dynamic solution, later in April.

    About the Presenter: Thomas Aldous is Senior Vice President of Global Operations at Acrolinx. A former director of Sales and Evangelism for Tech Comm Suite with Adobe, Tom has well over 20 years experience in high level consulting implementing publishing solutions built around XML, DITA, FrameMaker and other products.


    How to deliver an S1000D IETM for iPad with Adobe FrameMaker, RoboHelp and Absolute Data Group’s R4i Suite


    Get ready for a deep dive into this topic with real projects and software illustrating all solution concepts. This session is a Real USER Demonstration of FrameMaker 11 interacting with the R4i CSDB for the Authoring and Validation process, before publishing from the Common Source DataBase to an S1000D IETM which will then be opened in RoboHelp to output as a fully functional HTML IETM and iPad IETM.

    Demonstration includes real content:

    • S1000D Data Module DM management within a CSDB
    • Checking a DM out into FrameMaker 11 and updating content
    • Inserting a graphic & refdm via the CSDB’s R4i Cross Reference Manager
    • Saving the file and checking in to the CSDB
    • Load Media Generator & select Output Templates
    • Create the HTML IETM
    • Copy files into RobHelp Project directory including graphics
    • Open RoboHelp Project
    •  Import all documents into Project
    • Add TOC entry to Project
    • From RoboHelp generate:
      • HTML Help and demonstrate capability
      • iPad IETM and demonstrate capability

    About the Presenter: Tammy Halter is the founder and sole Director of Absolute Data Group, with over 17 years experience in the info technology field; including SGML/XML publishing, S1000D Interactive Electronic Technical Manual IETM  and IETP delivery, combined with doc management experience with various solution companies. Tammy has been a technical trainer, support engineer and project manager for several SGML software Distributors over the years, and was the Frame Product Engineer, Asia Pacific & Latin America for Adobe Systems in 1997.


    Enterprise ColdFusion - Technical and Business metric monitoring & analysis


    As a platform known for nurturing rapid development, ColdFusion often spreads through an organization. As any technology spreads, it's important to keep up best practices like monitoring and continuous server analysis. FusionReactor and FusionAnalytics are two third-party tools from Enterprise vendor Intergral which can assist in the full circle of gathering knowledge and deploying that back into the development cycle. The forthcoming FusionReactor v5 offers real user experience monitoring with full-stack DB, page generation, network transfer and browser rendering metrics. Unlike many contemporary monitoring solutions, it sits within the JVM for deep metric gathering and with unique features like Crash Protection and recovery, can often prevent a server's failure before it's too late. Whilst FusionReactor takes care of the "right now", FusionAnalytics simplifies deep-dive root-cause analysis, long-term trending and SLA reporting at the click of a button. With the release of FusionReactor v5, organizations will also be able to monitor business data through transaction metrics. Enterprises serious about their platform will use the tools to empower their DevOps teams with a combination of technical and business metric information. This session will run through some of the benefits a ColdFusion platform monitored by FusionReactor and analyzed with FusionAnalytics can offer the enterprise marketplace


    FrameMaker 11 for Word Users: Sess 5) Managing styles, catalogs and format overrides for text, tables and graphics


    By popular demand, we continue our series of FrameMaker 11 power features that are ideal for Word users, by covering the powerful tools for managing styles and catalogs. This webinar will also be of high interest to FrameMaker users with older versions e.g. FM 7.

    When working with unstructured documents, one of the biggest challenges is maintaining style conformance, and either avoiding or correcting format overrides. FrameMaker is unique in that it provides separate catalogs for a paragraphs b character styles c tables styles and d object styles [graphic objects and anchored frames]. In this webinar you will learn how to:

    • Locate and eliminate unwanted styles in all categories
    • How to create custom displays that only present the styles you wish available during certain times
    • Globally updating Table styles, including margins, rules and shading
    • How to globally update Object Styles, which change anchored frame positioning and display or positioning of graphic objects
    • How to swiftly import any category of catalogs from one document into another or an entire Book

    The addition of Object Styles for global update control over graphics and anchored frames tremendously increases your control over document integrity. Attend this webinar and find out just how far you can go!

    About the Presenter: Maxwell Hoffmann, Adobe's Global Product Evangelist for Tech Comm Suite, has extensive tech comm publishing experience, having worked for a variety of publishing vendors and translation agencies before coming on board with Adobe. He is a former FrameMaker product marketing manager with Frame Technology before Adobe acquired the product, and has trained over 1,200 people in scalable publishing solutions over the years.


    What’s New in Adobe Captivate 6 Update


    Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish as they take you through an interesting tour of the new features introduced in the exclusive update for subscription and ASA customers. During this session, learn how to use the Adobe Captivate App Packager to add HTML5 animations and package your courses as an app. Also learn how to create custom drag-and-drop interactions using Captivate, record system audio, author in right-to-left languages, add new interactions to your courses like Jigsaw, Hourglass, and Hangman, and much more.


    Tech Comm Suite "out of the box" publishing HTML5 to Tablets via RoboHelp


    Several past webinars have focused on the mechanics of setting up a custom project with your desired layout and features in RoboHelp 10 for publishing to multiscreen HTML5 for tablets and other devices.In this webinar, we spent some time showing just how much you can do via Tech Comm Suite, when publishing from FrameMaker source files, with absolutely no set up at all!

    When Adobe Tech Comm Suite is installed, special RoboHelp default project files are installed within FrameMaker, allowing you to get decent HTML5 output with the "publish" function, based on styles established in FrameMaker. Although you may wish to customize these built-in files, or build your own RoboHelp project to guide layout and formatting, this webinar will show you:

    • How styles are auto mapped "out of the box" with the DEFAULT RoboHelp project in FrameMaker
    • Some document types you may wish to avoid
    • How to make allowances for templates defined for paper and PDF when using defaults to publish to HTML5 for tablets.

    In a nutshell, "you can do it too!"

    About the Presenter: Maxwell Hoffmann, Adobe's Global Product Evangelist for Tech Comm Suite, has extensive tech comm publishing experience, having worked for a variety of publishing vendors and translation agencies before coming on board with Adobe. He is a former FrameMaker product marketing manager with Frame Technology before Adobe acquired the product, and has trained over 1,200 people in scalable publishing solutions over the years.


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    FrameMaker 11 Classroom in a Book: meet the author, see it on iPad!


    Have you heard the news? Adobe FrameMaker 11 Classroom in a Book is now available from Adobe Press. This workbook is designed to help novice and intermediate-level users get up to speed quickly on FrameMaker 11. In addition to helping you develop document design and book management skills, this book provides the best way to avoid the common pitfalls that accompany the “I know Word, therefore I already know FrameMaker” mindset.

    In this recorded webinar, you will have to opportunity to meet the author, Adobe Certified Instructor Barb Binder of Rocky Mountain Training. She brings 20 years of FrameMaker training to the table, and she can’t wait to show you her book, and to demonstrate some of the easy, yet powerful FrameMaker 11 features. Barb answers a variety of questions about how and why she wrote the book. The last portion of her presentation is a tour of her eBook on an iPad, and she shares several "live" training examples from the book in FrameMaker 11, so you can see first hand just how useful her guidance is.
     

    About the Presenter: Barb Binder is an Adobe Certified Instructor and the owner of Rocky Mountain Training. When she’s not teaching grown-ups how to use Adobe software, she’s at Winter Park teaching kids how to ski. -- She has been an Adobe Certified Instructor since 1997, and is currently certified on FrameMaker, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, InCopy and the Digital Publishing Suite. Her company, Rocky Mountain Training was one of the early adopters of online, interactive training delivery. Students attend classes from locations in North America, South America, Europe and even Australia.


    Become the Superstar of your University’s Online Course Catalog


    Are you teaching at a college or university that is rapidly adopting online courses? Do you want to enhance your traditional classroom experience with more online course materials? Are you one of the thousands moving to mostly online teaching? Join Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist as he demonstrates and discusses the fundamental concepts in interactivity and engagement for your eLearning courses. You’ll learn to use Adobe Presenter 8 & the new Video Creator to take the course materials you’ve got, and create amazing interactive experiences your students will love.


    Drag till you Drop! Making eLearning fun with Drag and Drop Interaction - Part 1


    Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish, Adobe eLearning Evangelists, as they take your through a journey of making your courses interactive in a fun way. They will share different variations of using drag and drop interactions for different types of scenarios. So, sit back and watch as they share different examples of adding Drag and Drop interaction to your eLearning courses.


    FrameMaker 11 for Word Users: Sess 4) FrameMaker for Word Users: Books, multiple versions from single source files, TOC/IX and Xrefs


    Discover how "unstructured" FrameMaker 11 can end "growing pains" and production headaches that occur when your workload and production scale outgrows the bandwidth Word was designed for.

    Session 4 FrameMaker for Word Users: Books, multiple versions from single source files, TOC/IX and Xrefs
    Divide and conquer: segregate your project via chapters or sections in hierarchical books to control what will and won't print during draft stage. Discover conditional text, user variables and other tools for making multiple versions from single-sourcing. Tech Comm Product Evangelist, Maxwell Hoffmann covers all of this and more.



    Interactivity using Actions: Basics and Advanced – Part 3


    Adding interactivity to an eLearning course improves the engagement level with the learners. Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh in multi-part series to learn about the basics of Actions and Advanced Actions in Adobe Captivate 6. In these sessions, we will be showcasing some real-life eLearning examples to explain the concepts better.


    Creating HTML5 Courses from Adobe Captivate


    HTML5 is becoming a popular format for distributing learning content. With HTML5 publishing capability in Adobe Captivate, now anyone can easily create content for iPad in very less time. Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh on a journey of creating courses for iDevices in HTML5 format.


    Advanced Quizzing in Adobe Captivate 6


    Assessment and Tracking is an integral part of any eLearning content, Adobe Captivate 6 has improved Quizzing capabilities to do decision-based branching to Branch-aware quizzing. Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaising to learn various techniques used in creating smart branching with the course using the advanced capacities of Adobe Captivate 6.


    Globalization Series: Session 2) Optimizing unstructured FrameMaker documents for translation/localization


    For FrameMaker users, there are a number of steps that can improve both workflow and document quality for translation. This two-part series will cover two areas where simple steps can make a difference.

    Session 2 Optimizing unstructured FrameMaker documents for translation/localization

    Since a sizeable portion of FrameMaker users continue to create unstructured documents, this session will focus on simple steps to clean up such documents for optimized translation. In this session you will learn:

    == Hidden trouble-spots in tables and other confining containers

    == One simple step in document review that can eliminate hours of unwanted project time

    == Alternatives to text layers in graphics

    == The top page layout "design traps" to avoid that can lead to costly, post-translation format fixes

    In this session Adobe Product Evangelist, Maxwell Hoffmann, uses his background in translation/localization to help you determine simple steps you can take to make your unstructured FrameMaker document structure more "nimble" for the translation process. Many principles shared are universal in nature and would apply to documents authored by other products as well.


    FrameMaker 11 for Word Users: Sess 3) Page layout, anchored frames and rich graphics


    Discover how "unstructured" FrameMaker 11 can end "growing pains" and production headaches that occur when your workload and production scale outgrows the bandwidth Word was designed for.

    Session 3 FrameMaker for Word Users: Page layout, anchored frames and rich graphics
    Tech Comm Product Evangelist, Maxwell Hoffmann will walk you through how master pages are created and managed, versatile options for globally changing how certain graphics are positioned and how to instantly generate hyperlinked tables of parts, views or animations from 3D diagrams and rich media graphics.


    Dramatically reduce your print costs and improve productivity with Adobe® LeanPrint


    Every organization faces the following challenges in today’s economic scenario –

    • Reducing operating expenses and thereby increasing profit margins
    • Reducing carbon footprint and becoming more green

    Of course, there are multiple ways to address these and we all do it in our own way. Adobe is trying to help organizations address these challenges by doing what Adobe does best, i.e. make software.

    Join Akhilesh Ghushe, Senior Product Manager at Adobe for a 60 minute webinar, as he demonstrates Adobe LeanPrint, a new product from Adobe’s portfolio, and how it can help you and your organization save money and become more green.

    What is LeanPrint? “Adobe® LeanPrint is a software-only, print management solution that dramatically reduces print costs by using an innovative method to optimize paper and toner usage when printing from popular applications and browsers. Conveniently deploy, manage, and track with a cloud-based or on-premise dashboard. Monitor all print jobs and costs, and analyse paper and toner savings achieved with Adobe LeanPrint usage to identify ways to save more.”


    Introduction to CSS in RoboHelp


    RoboHelp's cascading style sheet CSS editor offers a powerful, flexible way to format content in your projects. For example, if you format all the subheads in a project one at a time using the formatting toolbar, then have to reformat them one at a time for a font change, you'll love being able to reformat them all at once with a dozen mouse clicks by using styles. This power applies to any RoboHelp project output, and is crucial if you want to go mobile or use the HTML5 outputs in RoboHelp 10.

    Some find CSS to be arcane and mysterious. What is a <div> anyway? And more… This webinar answers these questions. You'll get:

    • An overview of CSS concepts, new concepts like absolute vs. relative size units, and trends like CSS2 vs. CSS3 and media queries.
    • A light overview of CSS coding.
    • A review of the eight style categories offered by the RoboHelp 10 style editor.
    • A review of why bulleted and numbered lists in old projects may break when opened in RoboHelp 8, 9, or 10, and what to do about it.

    About the presenter: Neil is an internationally known consultant, strategist, developer, and trainer for online content in all forms from traditional online help to mobile. Neil is a long-time RoboHelp consultant and trainer, and is certified in other help authoring tools and the Viziapps app development platform. He provides these services through Hyper/Word Services www.hyperword.com. He is an STC Fellow and the founder and manager of the Bleeding Edge stem at the STC summit. You can reach him at nperlin@nperlin.cnc.net.


    A practical demonstration of the Top 10 Reasons to move from MS Word to Adobe FrameMaker 11


    You have read the article, now see Adobe FrameMaker 11 in action, and see the benefits of why FrameMaker should be your first choice, when MS Word has reached its functional limit. Tammy will walk you through the top 10 features highlighted in the article, based on actual customer feedback:

    • Reliable Styles

    • Robust Numbering

    • Large File handling

    • Image Display options

    • Robust and customizable TOC, LOF, LOT

    • Complex and customizable numbering

    • Automatic update of referenced material links

    • Customizable Warning, Caution, Note symbols as part of style

    • Drag’n’drop capability at File and Book level

    • Easy insertion and management of Amendment Numbering

    ... plus a few more …

    About the Presenter:
    Tammy Halter is the founder and sole Director of Absolute Data Group, with over 17 years experience in the information technology field; including SGML/XML publishing, S1000D Interactive Electronic Technical Manual IETM  and IETP delivery, combined with document management experience with various solution companies. Tammy has been a technical trainer, support engineer and project manager for several SGML software Distributors over the years, and was the Frame Product Engineer, Asia Pacific & Latin America for Adobe Systems in 1997. Tammy is a winner of numerous awards in the industry and a speaker at several industry programs.


    FrameMaker 11 for Word Users: Sess 2) Tables, tabs, global cautions and warnings


    Discover how "unstructured" FrameMaker 11 can end "growing pains" and production headaches that occur when your workload and production scale outgrows the bandwidth Word was designed for.

    Session 2 FrameMaker for Word Users: Tables, tabs, global cautions and warnings
    Learn how to define and globally update specific table styles that control placement, margins, ruling and shading. Also discover the best techniques for globally updated caution or warning boxes which include artwork. Tech Comm Product Evangelist, Maxwell Hoffmann will show you how to leverage powerful features on Reference Pages, with referenced text and graphics and more.


    FrameMaker 11 for Word Users: Sess 1) Converting Word docs to FrameMaker


    Discover how "unstructured" FrameMaker 11 can end "growing pains" and production headaches that occur when your workload and production scale outgrows the bandwidth Word was designed for.

    Session 1 Converting Word docs to FrameMaker
    Basic steps for converting Word files to FrameMaker are relatively simple, but best practices can save you hours of corrective reformatting and make documents more nimble for editing and language translation. Tech Comm Product Evangelist, Maxwell Hoffmann shares powerful time savers, including how to convert embedded graphics into referenced graphics and template management.


    Interactivity using Actions: Basics and Advanced – Part 2


    Adding interactivity to an eLearning course improves the engagement level with the learners. Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish in multi-part series to learn about the basics of Actions and Advanced Actions in Adobe Captivate 6. In these sessions, we will be showcasing some real-life eLearning examples to explain the concepts better.


    Create Drag & Drop Questions in Your Online Courses


    Join Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist for this discussion and demonstration of quiz creation using Drag & Drop Questions to tackle a variety of assessment scenarios in your eLearning. Learn the fundamental concepts behind drag and drop mechanics in eLearning and join the discussion of best practices for adding these questions to your courses.


    Cognitive Design for UA Series: Session 3: Integrated Learning: Building Customer Loyalty


    This 3-part webinar looks at users as learners, and applies ideas from cognitive development theory to the design and execution of user assistance. The practical illustrations in these seminars are based on using DITA structures.

    Session 3: Integrated Learning: Building Customer Loyalty

    The results of collective know-how from crowd sourcing, social media and related techniques can be used to create learning materials that are, themselves, circulated to widen the community:

    • How we can profit from what happens at the top of the cognitive spiral
    • Creating communities of knowledge - it's not just technology
    • Generating learning objects from the crowd SCORM, etc. - reuse with high added value.

    About our Presentor: Ray Gallon, owner of Culturecom, a content consultancy, has practiced communication over three decades in many forms. Before technical communications, he worked in radio journalism; he is a frequent speaker on technical communications issues, and is currently a board member of the Society for Technical Communication STC.


    Teaching and Learning with Adobe Captivate 6


    When you Google 'Captivate 6', the first hit you come to features this quote - "Adobe Captivate 6 software is the industry-leading elearning authoring software for rapidly creating and maintaining interactive eLearning content." A bold statement but what does that mean in the real world? What makes one eLearning authoring tool more 'industry-leading' than another?

    This week's presenter, Dave Dunbar, will suggest that is comes down to versatility, in that many of today's educational gadgets, gizmos and applications are simply one trick ponies, with very limited shelf lives.

    David will demonstrate how a number of different teaching and learning methods can be facilitated using this authoring software, providing solutions in so many different areas of education, and not just eLearning. The letters of the word Captivate will be used to help illustrate these points -

    Case Studies

    Activities

    Presentations

    Tutorials

    Independent Learning

    Visiting Speakers

    Assignments

    Tests

    ELearning


    Finalyser: PlugIn- and ExtendScript-Collection for FrameMaker 11


    In this "how to" webinar, SQUIDDS will explain how easy is to use the PlugIn and ExtendScript Collection Finalyser for Adobe FrameMaker 11. With this Tool you can transfer documents and books in separate directories or assign graphic objects a background. In the webinar SQUIDDS will show, how Finalyser works:

    Book transfer

    • Different ways to transfer your book
       
    • Transfer retain directory structure of all components in the target directory
    • Transfer 1 target directory each for book/chapter, text insets and graphics
    • Explain and show of the transfer dialogs

    Creating backgrounds for graphic objects

    • How to define the configuration
       
    • Insert the graphic object
    • Assign a background to selected graphic object within an anchored frame
    • Assign a background to all graphic objects within an anchored frame

    Presenter: Georg Eck Owner and Managing Director of SQUIDDS ek is an expert in all phases of technical documentation, including solutions with licenses and tools like FINALYSER for an automated process and terminology checking. He has designed workflows to create 3D image integration, DITA and unstructered technical documentation with FrameMaker, as well as database publishing for part lists and web-based online Help.


    Cognitive Design for UA Series: Session 2: Empowering User/Learners Through Cognitive Development


    This 3-part webinar looks at users as learners, and applies ideas from cognitive development theory to the design and execution of user assistance. The practical illustrations in these seminars are based on using DITA structures.

    Session 2: Empowering User/Learners Through Cognitive Development
    Think of user assistance as a learning experience meant to empower users through the acquisition of basic concepts; we tech communicators also benefit from cognitive development methodologies:

    • How cognition works - the cognitive spiral
    • Nemetics approach to creating Kanban information
    • How to seamlessly integrate concepts into DITA task topics

    About our Presentor: Ray Gallon, owner of Culturecom, a content consultancy, has practiced communication over three decades in many forms. Before technical communications, he worked in radio journalism; he is a frequent speaker on technical communications issues, and is currently a board member of the Society for Technical Communication STC.


    Interactivity using Actions: Basics and Advanced – Part 1


    Adding interactivity in an eLearning course improves the engagement level with the learners. Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaising in Multi-Part series to learn the basics of Actions and Advanced Actions in Adobe Captivate 6. In these sessions, we will learn using various examples that can be used in every eLearning courses.


    Think outside box Sess 2) Demos of live examples showing benefits of custom structure


    Although FrameMaker 11 works as an excellent XML or DITA authoring solution, conforming to "standards," there are many customers that can benefit from customized structure. Fortunately, FrameMaker gives users the option of creating "pure" DITA document structure, or XML structure customized to more closely meet their needs. There are a number of reasons for considering customized XML structure:

    • purposed based labels for elements can dramatically reduce the learning curve
    • specific industry or corporate content doesn't always fit nicely with the "box" of a generic standard
    • it certainly does make sense to keep standards in mind, and to design customization as close to standards as possible, so migration to the standard structure is simpler, if required in the future.


    Session 2 Hybrid publishing: mixing XML structure with unstructured content
    The second session will extend customized structure in FrameMaker into multi-document publishing. Discover how and when it can be a good idea to combine XML documents with unstructured files. This workflow can be beneficial for corporations undergoing a step-by-step migration who need immediate publishing results.

    About the presenter: Dustin Vaughn is a Consultant in the Print and Publications business unit at Adobe Systems. His expertise is in the Adobe Tech


    Think outside standards box: Sess 1) Considerations for choosing custom or standard XML structure


    Although FrameMaker 11 works as an excellent XML or DITA authoring solution, conforming to "standards," there are many customers that can benefit from customized structure. Fortunately, FrameMaker gives users the option of creating "pure" DITA document structure, or XML structure customized to more closely meet their needs. There are a number of reasons for considering customized XML structure:

    • purposed based labels for elements can dramatically reduce the learning curve
    • specific industry or corporate content doesn't always fit nicely with the "box" of a generic standard
    • it certainly does make sense to keep standards in mind, and to design customization as close to standards as possible, so migration to the standard structure is simpler, if required in the future.

    Session 1 Considerations for choosing custom or standard structure
    This session will shows actual examples of improved publishing processes that result from intelligent customization of XML structure. Customization may be obvious in element display, or may involve clever, automated insertion of elements based on meta-data.

    About the presenter: Dustin Vaughn is a Consultant in the Print and Publications business unit at Adobe Systems. His expertise is in the Adobe Tech


    Making of the Best Soft Skills eLearning Course!


    Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh, eLearning DemoFest 2012 winner for Best Soft Skills Course, as she shares the secrets of creating an award-winning scenario-based course. She will be taking you through the entire journey of creating the Captivate Customer Service Team Training course from content acquisition, analysis, storyboarding, graphic design, audio recording and editing, to course integration.


    Globalization Series: Session 1) Using PDF Collaborative Review with FrameMaker for In-Country-Review (ICR)


    For FrameMaker users, there are a number of steps that can improve both workflow and document quality for translation. This two-part series will cover two areas where simple steps can make a difference.

    Session 1 Using PDF Collaborative Review with FrameMaker for In-Country-Review ICR

    ICR can potentially be one of the biggest headaches in a translation project. Let ENLASO show you the ideal way to use FrameMaker’s PDF review capabilities for maximum benefit. In this session you will learn:

    • Basic guidelines for setting up ICR and selecting appropriate staff
    • How to create PDF docs from FrameMaker that can be annotated with Free Acrobat Reader, or collaboratively in an Acrobat.com “cloud”
    • What the preferred annotation editing tools are in Acrobat to make change requests crystal clear collaboratively during a shared review.

    Join the experts from ENLASO to determine the simple steps you can take to move through a more economical review cycle and how to avoid unnecessary “clean up” expenses after translation. ENLASO Corporation is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company, offering full-service language translation and localization solutions for many industries, from medical and life sciences to eLearning and training. ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Judith Soloduk, Senior Localization Strategist at ENLASO, is a seventeen-year veteran of the localization industry and has held positions on both the production and sales fronts of the industry.


    Social Networking Communications & eLearning: Tweeting in Adobe Captivate Course Modules


    As the web evolves it's impossible to ignore the ever rising tide of social networking. The ability to micro-message, inquire, post & share our ideas, thoughts and questions in virtually every context has given rise to expectations that within our eLearning modules, students and teachers should be able to communicate effortlessly. Advancements to the Adobe Captivate Twitter Widget are designed to facilitate this sort of immediacy within your courses by leveraging the Adobe Captivate Course Companion to send instant, context relevant messages from inside Adobe Captivate course modules between educators and learners & even between students & their peers. Join Dr. Allen Partridge for a walk-through of this social media learning innovation, in order to learn how you can introduce social networking into your own courses.


    Cognitive Design for UA Series: Session 1) Users become learners


    This 3-part webinar looks at users as learners, and applies ideas from cognitive development theory to the design and execution of user assistance. The practical illustrations in these seminars are based on using DITA structures.

    Session 1: Users Become Learners
    To be effective, user assistance needs to help users learn principles that they can transfer from one use case to another:

    • From minimalism to Kanban information
    • User assistance as a subsystem
    • Real-world example of embedded, progressively disclosed UA, using DITA.

    About our Presentor: Ray Gallon, owner of Culturecom, a content consultancy, has practiced communication over three decades in many forms. Before technical communications, he worked in radio journalism; he is a frequent speaker on technical communications issues, and is currently a board member of the Society for Technical Communication STC.


    DITA SPECIALIZATION SERIES: Session 2) DITA Specialization: live, dynamic examples


    Topic-based and structured authoring offer many advantages, especially with DITA. Many people feel that they must adhere to the "standard" definition of DITA. While this can be the best route in some instances, there are tremendous advantages in DITA Specialization, which can automate a variety of tasks associated with document structure and formatting. Benefits of DITA Specialization can be magnified by the number of target languages that you translate into. This 2-part series will cover first the strategy and planning phases, then show actual live examples of DITA Customization.

    Session 2 DITA Specialization: live, dynamic examples

    This second session will focus on actual working examples of specialized DITA in FrameMaker 11. You will see live documents with relatively simple specialization that enables a variety of transformations to occur automatically. This recorded session also includes downloadable files which you can use for your own hands-on.

    Your "take-aways" from this series will be a determining if DITA Specialization is right for you and b how to actually accomplish it. Join Adobe's Tom Aldous, Director, Global TechComm Business Development and Product Evangelism, as he guides us on this fascinating technical journey. Before joining Adobe, Tom spent over 20 years as a consultant, frequently specializing in complex DITA and XML projects which required specialization for industries ranging from nuclear power to financial.


    Practical Uses for Adobe Presenter 8: Part 5: Simple Lecture Capture – Adding Audio to PowerPoint


    Join Adobe eLearning Evangelist, Dr. Allen Partridge for a discussion and demonstration of fundamental lecture capture – adding audio – to your PowerPoint slide decks using Adobe Presenter 8. Learn how easy it is to add your audio and bring those PowerPoint decks to life.


    Louder, Faster, Funnier: Humor & Learning


    Funny is Money! At least that's the perspective of many in the entertainment industry, but is comedy a viable tool in educational content, specifically within eLearning? What issues are introduced when eLearning modules depend on humor and what kinds of humor are most and least effective? Join Dr. Allen Partridge for a tongue in cheek examination of laughter and learning. We'll explore the latest ideas & research on humor in learning and look for special applications and exceptions that apply to online learning. You'll probably laugh, and you might even learn something.


    DITA SPECIALIZATION SERIES: Session 1) Modeling DITA Specialization


    Topic-based and structured authoring offer many advantages, especially with DITA. Many people feel that they must adhere to the "standard" definition of DITA. While this can be the best route in some instances, there are tremendous advantages in DITA Specialization, which can automate a variety of tasks associated with document structure and formatting. Benefits of DITA Specialization can be magnified by the number of target languages that you translate into. This 2-part series will cover first the strategy and planning phases, then show actual live examples of DITA Customization.

    Session 1 Modeling DITA Specialization


    In this session, we examine the process of analyzing your DITA needs and determining where specialization is most appropriate and potentially the most powerful. Find out how to analyze your content and build the right road map before beginning the specialization process.

    Your "take-aways" from this series will be a determining if DITA Specialization is right for you and b how to actually accomplish it. Join Adobe's Tom Aldous, Director, Global TechComm Business Development and Product Evangelism, as he guides us on this fascinating technical journey. Before joining Adobe, Tom spent over 20 years as a consultant, frequently specializing in complex DITA and XML projects which required specialization for industries ranging from nuclear power to financial.


    Session (2) Book building, hyperlinks, tables & more in FrameMaker 11


    Session 2 Book building, hyperlinks, tables & more in FrameMaker 11
    Discover the power of book building, with the ability to make links across documents, and from graphic objects to text. Use special pods to monitor embedded info in index markers, referenced graphics and more. Discover just how easy it is to customize ordering of elements in TOCs, Indices, List of Tables and more. Find out how table formats may be saved with specific paragraph styles assigned to columns.

    About the presenter: Maxwell Hoffmann, Adobe’s Global Product Evangelist for Tech Comm Suite, will draw from years in the translation industry, where he frequently published projects in both Word and FrameMaker.


    Session (1) Page Layout, formatting and rich media in FrameMaker 11


    Now, more than ever before, FrameMaker can be the next logical “step up” for a segment of Microsoft Word users. Although it is possible to achieve powerful results with Word when enough time and effort is applied, there is a tipping point in which your workload may have “outgrown” Word’s bandwidth and capabilities. This 2-part series will focus on the “unstructured” mode of authoring in FrameMaker for generic yet powerful tech comm content. This series will cover:

    • how to swiftly modifying or creating templates
    • handle pagination exceptions without the use of section breaks
    • granular control over placement of tables and anchored frames
    • and a whole lot more

    Session 1 Page Layout, formatting & rich media in FrameMaker 11
    Find out how to use templates that ensure consistent results between all users. See the simple use of page header/footer tools that go far beyond “Quick Parts.” Locate and correct format overrides. Create automatic parts list tables hyperlinked to 3D graphics.


    About the presenter: Maxwell Hoffmann, Adobe’s Global Product Evangelist for Tech Comm Suite, will draw from years in the translation industry, where he frequently published projects in both Word and FrameMaker.


    Merged Help Magic with RoboHelp


     Learn how to easily and expertly create merged webhelp systems in RoboHelp 10. Lightext will demystify the process of merging multiple help projects into one seamless online library. In this session you will learn what a merged help system is and why you may want to create one. Lightext will walk through building a merged help system and show samples of libraries that have already been created. This webinar will cover:

    • Creating a parent project
    •  Merging the child subordinate projects into the parent project
    • Setting up the first page redirect
    • Creating links between projects
    • Creating the merged webhelp output
    • Testing the output
    • Developing topics for an instructional project including, What's New, Helpful Hints, and Revision pages.
    • Managing the merged help system
    Presenters: This eSeminar is features Beth Gerber, President of Lightext, Inc. Lightext is a technical writing and training consulting firm specializing in policy and procedure development and instructional design and delivery for the financial services industry. Lightext is also an Authorized Adobe Training Center located in Arcadia, California. www.lightext.com


    Practical Uses for Adobe Presenter 8: Part 4: Adding Assessments to your PowerPoint based eLearning


    Join Vish, Adobe eLearning Evangelist for this discussion and demonstration of quiz creation and editing in Adobe Presenter 8. Learn to Add and Modify quizzes, report quiz scores to Learning Management Systems and to integrate the quiz creation style with the look and feel of your PowerPoint themes.


    Practical Uses for Adobe Captivate 6: Part 4: Working with Simple Buttons and Actions


    Learn how to make the most of simple interactive buttons in Adobe Captivate 6 in this introduction to interaction and Advanced Actions. Join Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist as he demonstrates and discusses the fundamental concepts in interactivity and engagement for your eLearning courses. You’ll learn to get deeper control of your projects with Captivate’s Advanced Actions and how to connect those actions to your interactions.


    Mobile Goes Global


    Back in the day, just a few years ago, content strategy was an in-country affair and the distribution focus was mainly the desktop web. Well, not anymore. These days, even the smallest company is shipping globally at FCS. In addition, much of the world consumes content on a mobile device, not on a computer. Put it all together and you can see the imperative to deliver multi-lingual content on mobile devices. Are you ready?

    In this webinar, Val Swisher will discuss the specific challenges facing global mobile content. She will articulate the issues many companies are grappling with as they roll out content to mobile devices around the world. Val will also provide guidelines and a framework for thinking through how to globalize your content for presentation on mobile devices worldwide.


    Making the most of Learning Interactions in Adobe Captivate 6


    Adobe Captivate 6 allows you to add out-of-the-box learning interactions like accordions, tabs, timeline, process circle, glossary, and many more such exciting interactions. Join Sara Henderson, as she shares some of the best practices of using these interactions in your eLearning courses. She will also show you some nifty examples on how and where to use these interactions in the course. Don’t miss it!


    Planning Your Global Content Strategy


    You’re taking the plunge into content strategy. You are busy auditing your content, modeling it, and coming up with recommendations. Well, hold on a minute! Have you thought about your entire customer base? Yes, I mean all of those customers who are in other markets outside of your geography? Content strategy doesn’t end when you reach your country’s borders. Taking your strategy all the way through localization and translation is a critical and often overlooked part of the overall process. In this session, Val Swisher will help you understand what a global strategy is and why it’s important. We will discuss ways to think about your content strategically so you can grow from your source market to other markets around the world.


    Ask A Pro: Adobe Edge Tools & Services Crash Course


    The online world is changing thanks to new web technologies and the proliferation of devices and internet connections. So how can you stay on top of these new technologies and create compelling content for this new, modern web?

    Adobe allows you to stay in the forefront by launching Adobe Edge Tools & Services. In this session, Adobe Evangelist, Paul Trani will demonstrate all you need to know about these powerful tools and services. Everything from Edge Animate, Edge Code, Edge Inspect, PhoneGap Build, and even a sneak of Edge Reflow, among many others. An onDemand session not to be missed for anyone interested in creating web content.


    Ask A Pro: Illustrator CS6 -- Ask A CS Pro with Rufus Deuchler


    Come see how you can be creative anywhere with Illustrator, Ideas and Adobe Creative Cloud, and then get a deep dive into the new ImageTrace feature in Illustrator CS6. Join Rufus Deuchler, worldwide design evangelist for Adobe, shares his techniques for creating on the go in Adobe Ideas and then polishing those designs in Illustrator CS6.

    And in the second part of this session, Rufus will show you how to get your best results when vectorizing raster images with Illustrator’s Image Trace.


    Ask A Pro: Streamlined DPS, Single Edition workflow


    On September 19, Adobe announced that Creative Cloud members would be able to submit an unlimited number of single-issue iPad apps to the Apple App Store using Digital Publishing Suite, Single Edition, as part of their membership! Please join DPS Evangelist Colin Fleming in this exciting Ask a CS Pro session as he demonstrates the new, streamlined DPS, Single Edition workflow.


    Ask A Pro: Using EDGE Animate to Design Interactive Websites with Adobe Agency Partner Terralever


    Join this session as Adobe Product Manager Sarah Hunt, shows Adobe EDGE tools now available in Adobe Creative Cloud, including Edge Animate, to create interactive content using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, followed by guest presenters from Terralever, Adobe Agency Partner and renowned digital marketing agency. Terralever SVP of Interactive Production, David Foster, and Creative Director, Craig Budwitz will show their contest winning HTML5 work for the Children's Miracle Network, presenting their process from concept to completion. You'll learn about the tools used throughout the project and can ask your questions. This session is appropriate for anyone looking to expand their approach to creative design and development as well as anyone looking to understand uses for Edge Animate.


    Ask A Pro: Adobe Muse – Adding and styling engaging, interactive elements


    Join Adobe Muse Group Product Manager Dani Beaumont as she shows you how to engage your audiences by adding and styling interactive elements, such as lightboxes, tooltips, contact forms, and slide shows, to your Adobe Muse web sites. Next, you’ll learn how easy it is to embed YouTube and Vimeo videos, Google Maps, Facebook like buttons, and more.


    Session 5) RoboHelp 10 Help productivity features and context-sensitive help (CSH) for mobile apps


    Session 5 RoboHelp 10 Help productivity features and context-sensitive help CSH for mobile apps
    November 28: “There’s an app for that!” Now, RoboHelp 10 extends it Help publishing capabilities to context sensitive help and embedded apps for certain tablet devices. Find out how.

    Presenter: Maxwell Hoffmann is Adobe’s Product Evangelist for Tech Comm Suite. A former product manager for FrameMaker at Frame Technology prior to product acquisition by Adobe, Hoffmann also spent a dozen years doing multi-lingual production in the language translation industry. Hoffmann has also provided face-to-face, hands-on training to over 1,200 people in scalable authoring solutions. He has also managed “high page count” projects in DITA, XML and most common authoring tools as well as FrameMaker and RoboHelp.


    Publishing Policies and Procedures for Multiple Channels, Formats and Screens


    Having procedures, training guides and user manuals available on multiple devices is becoming a business objective in many corporations. We’ll take sample procedures and describe best practices for creating content that will be output to multiple devices and at the same time, learn how RoboHelp 10 provides an easy solution for making this possible. Join the experts from Lightext.com, Beth Gerber and Pam Harrison, for guidelines in effectively using RoboHelp 10 in this versatile workflow.


    Adopting DITA to Reduce Costs and Increase Productivity--Backing up your Claims


    When managers develop business cases to support a move to the OASIS DITA Standard, they must estimate a Return on Investment ROI. Decision-makers require that the investment required in tools, training, and process change be recouped within a reasonably short time span, often one to two years, at least for the cost of tools acquisition and implementation. Business cases often include predictions of decreased costs for translation and increased productivity from reductions in formatting activities and the direct reuse of standard content rather than through duplication or cut-and-paste. After implementation, managers are charged with comparing their predictions to the actual cost reductions to prove that they have achieved their goals and to predict future savings.

    Dr. JoAnn Hackos reports on the results of the 2012 CIDM Center for Information-Development Management business survey. The survey asks manager what predictions they included in their business cases for DITA adoption, whether those predictions were accurate, and whether they have continued to experience reduced costs and increased productivity. The results of the 2012 survey are compared with the results of the 2010 survey. Dr. Hackos presents several case studies that provide examples of cost reduction and productivity increases experienced by CIDM members.

    Dr. JoAnn Hackos, is the President of Comtech Services, Inc. and the Director of The Center for Information-Development Management CIDM.


    Structured authoring: getting from point A to point B


    This webinar will highlight the challenges, risks, and top techniques to assure successful XML adoption within your company and help you to quantify your ROI and business case for your organization’s leadership. The challenge: companies with existing unstructured content that plan to migrate to XML structured content formats often struggle with the details of how to accomplish the migration. 

    Attendees will learn about:

    • Full CMS integration with both XML/DITA authored content AND pre-existing unstructured FrameMaker content, and how to manage such mixed content to best effect.
    • How to achieve the lowest total cost of output with CMS control of translation, re-use optimization and integrated workflow capabilities
    • How to master robust yet flexible output/publishing options with ADOBE TCS publishing suite.

    Our guest speakers: Jacquie Samuels is an Information Architect, Senior Information Developer, and CMS Consultant. She also has an extensive background in technical writing and editing and is AIIM certified in SharePoint and has a certificate of Information Management from the University of Toronto. Suzanne Mescan, Vice President of Marketing for Vasont Systems, has more than 25 years of experience in all aspects of the information management and publishing industry. Suzanne has authored numerous articles about content management for industry publications and has delivered presentations to a variety of professional organizations.

     


    Employing a Flexible Interaction Language Scheme with User Defined Variables (UDVs)


    User Assistance UA professionals are often faced with situations where software applications need to support multiple computing devices, multiple input mechanisms and many human interactions at the same time. This means that the majority of mainstream customers are going to need help from us to learn the language of touch, hand gestures, voice, and more.

    When it comes to writing procedures we all need to make an important decision. Do we want to use a generic set of verbs that support all the different types of interactions designed into our software? Or, do we want to customize the content for specific types of interactions?

    If you decide to customize your verbs for multiple interaction types, then you definitely want to take advantage of User Defined Variables UDVs in RoboHelp 10. Adding UDVs into your procedure steps automates the process of adjusting verb choices for different interaction types. Even if you are currently only using generic verbs, you may want to use UDVs. That way if you change your approach in the future it will be easy to add support for multiple interaction types. UDVs have many uses in RoboHelp projects. You may already be using them for brand names or user interface terms. This webinar by UA expert Joe Welinske describes how to use UDVs for specifying interaction types.


    Session 4) Using new RoboHelp 10 features to make content more searchable


    Session 4  Using new RoboHelp 10 features to make content more searchable
    November 14: Discover how new enhancements within RoboHelp 10 and Tech Comm Suite give you tighter control over your customer’s search experience. Ensure that search queries will be accurate and relevant.

    Presenter: Maxwell Hoffmann is Adobe’s Product Evangelist for Tech Comm Suite. A former product manager for FrameMaker at Frame Technology prior to product acquisition by Adobe, Hoffmann also spent a dozen years doing multi-lingual production in the language translation industry. Hoffmann has also provided face-to-face, hands-on training to over 1,200 people in scalable authoring solutions. He has also managed “high page count” projects in DITA, XML and most common authoring tools as well as FrameMaker and RoboHelp.


    Presenter and Captivate: Together at Last!


    This year, Adobe Captivate 6 and Adobe Presenter 8 were both released. Used individually, they are both great tools for creating eLearning. Together, they are more than the sum of their parts. In fact, when used together, you can capitalize on the strengths of both. But how? What are the best ways to ensure success? Joe Ganci, eLearning expert lo these many years, and an expert in both Captivate and Presenter, will guide you through the steps that will get you up and running quickly. He will also give you a few choice tips you may find difficult to find elsewhere. Come with your questions too. Joe will do his best to answer them.


    Practical Uses for Adobe Presenter 8: Part 3: Mixing PowerPoint & Application Capture


    Learn to add Adobe Captivate style application captures to your Adobe Presenter 8 courses in this discussion and demonstration. Join Dr. Allen Partridge as he walks you through the technique and rationale behind integrating your PowerPoint presentation with interactive application captures all created with the new Adobe Presenter 8.


    Audio Editing Basics for eLearning Designers


    Adding audio to your eLearning courses brings the courses to life. It also leaves you with a lot of real estate space on the screen, as you can get rid of the Onscreen Text and utilize the space for adding graphics, animations, and videos to explain the content better. Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish to explore the capabilities of Adobe Audition CS6 for audio recording and editing. They will also show you the Audition roundtripping feature in Adobe Captivate 6.


    Practical Uses for Adobe Captivate 6: Part 2: Creating Video Demos


    Video demonstrations have growing use in the video savvy web and mobile world of education and training today.  Join Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist for a discussion and demonstration of the amazing new MP4 video workflows in Adobe Captivate 6.  Learn to Zoom and Pan, work with transitions, layer various media and captions and work with audio in your project.


    It's All About Structure! Why Structured Content Is Increasingly Becoming A Necessity, Not An Option


    Structured content. XML. Content reuse. Single-sourcing. We've been talking about these techniques, standards and approaches for years. And yet, many organizations still aren't producing semantically-enriched, machine-readable, consistently structured content. But, that's got to change. Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, will explore the many reasons why we must adopt a structured XML, single-source approach to creating, managing and delivering content if we are to succeed in the global, mobile world in which we live.

    Speaker Profile:

    Scott Abel, aka The Content Wrangler, is an internationally-recognized technical communication professional and content management strategist whose strengths lie in helping global organizations improve the way they author, maintain, and deliver information. In addition to his popular business blog, TheContentWrangler.com, an online resource for content professionals with an interest in content management, content standards and content technologies, Scott maintains several online communities on Facebook and Linkedin, and is a popular and influential technology blogger on Twitter. He also manages the social networking activities for several software and services firms in the high technology and digital mobile publishing arenas.


    Creating courses for Presenter Mobile App using Adobe Presenter 8


    Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh on a journey to create eLearning courses for your iPad using Adobe Presenter 8. In this session, learn how to create a course in Adobe Presenter 8, host it on Adobe Connect, and view it in Presenter Mobile App, step-by-step. Also learn about the best practices, do’s and don'ts of using the features and creating a good experience in iPad.


    Content Strategies for the Real World


    There is a lot of talk these days about content strategy. Recent discussions on content strategy have been stressing considerations such as addressing the mobile user and leveraging content as a strategic marketing resource. These are all important and beneficial points. An effective content strategy will factor in a wide range of considerations in order to equip an organization to engage customers on any channel and at any point in the relationship lifecycle.

    This presentation will take a look at a number of real-world examples of how content strategies have been framed and implemented in a number of industry sectors. Examples will be used to demonstrate the elements that a practical content strategy must contain if it is going to have a beneficial and long-standing impact for organizations and their customers. Join Joe Gollner, leading industry expert and consultant with Gnostyx.com, for guidance through the many significant issues that must be addressed to achieve these goals.


    Session 3) Publishing unstructured or XML content from FrameMaker 11 to tablets


    Session 3 Publishing unstructured or XML content from FrameMaker 11 to tablets and productivity enhancements
    October 30: Regardless of whether you author regular unstructured content, or DITA/XML in FrameMaker 11, now Tech Comm Suite 4 allows a few mouse clicks to publish your content to HTML4 multiscreen, ePub2, ePub3 or both Kindle formats.

    Presenter: Maxwell Hoffmann is Adobe’s Product Evangelist for Tech Comm Suite. A former product manager for FrameMaker at Frame Technology prior to product acquisition by Adobe, Hoffmann also spent a dozen years doing multi-lingual production in the language translation industry. Hoffmann has also provided face-to-face, hands-on training to over 1,200 people in scalable authoring solutions. He has also managed “high page count” projects in DITA, XML and most common authoring tools as well as FrameMaker and RoboHelp.


    From Drab to Fab! An eLearning Makeover Using Workflows and Customizable Objects


    You do your best to make the most visually pleasing eLearning you can -- but, let's face it, your strengths are in eLearning and instructional design, not graphic design or copywriting. Fortunately, Adobe Captivate gives you the ability to collaborate with others, leverage powerful workflows with tools like Photoshop and MS Word, and customize objects.

    Join Linda Mahnken, Adobe Captivate Enthusiast, as she demonstrates an "eLearning make-over" case study of how she approached her company's creative department for help in making a new eLearning course more visually appealing and in line with the company voice. The result was fabulous! The creative team was able to mock up templates for different types of slides in Photoshop that she was able to either import into Captivate or set up as customizable objects, including branded buttons and correct/incorrect quiz captions. She also used an unsung Captivate document workflow to make her collaboration with the copywriters a snap! Bonus: once she had the customizable objects and styles set up for that eLearning, she has been able to re-use them in additional eLearning projects. Huge time saver!

    Whether you are a one-person eLearning department or you collaborate with a team, this session showcases how using workflows, styles, and customizable objects can save you time and create a more visually appealing and consistent course. This is not a step-by-step "how to" session, but is an overview of what's possible for taking eLearning from drab to fab.


    Practical Uses for Adobe Captivate 6: Part 1: Application Simulation & Software Training


    Creating realistic and useful simulations of software applications for training can present a significant challenge. Join Adobe eLearning Evangelist, Dr. Allen Partridge for a discussion and demonstration of the industry leading tool for software capture and simulation.  Learn how to create and customize basic application simulations with Adobe Captivate 6.


    Practical Uses for Adobe Presenter 8: Part 2: Create Rapid Training Courses with Pizzazz


    Join Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist for a discussion and demonstration of the powerful and simple tools in Adobe Presenter 8 for Rapid eLearning Authoring. Learn how, why and when to integrate characters, how to add interest and enhance engagement with smart learning interactions and how to work with the Presenter 8 eLearning Templates to rapidly create sensational looking, branded and customized eLearning courses.


    Streamlining the Approval Process of Policies and Procedures via RoboHelp


    Obtaining approvals on policy and procedures can be a painstaking and complex process.  Using the Content Review tool, which has been improved in RoboHelp Version 10, learn how this process can be simplified and managed.  In this webinar, Lightext will demonstrate strategies for:

    •  Handling multiple reviews

    • Tracking reviewers' edits

    • Techniques for shortening the approval process

    • Providing the reviewer with a webhelp to .chm sample

    • Simultaneously managing content that is being developed, out for review, and approved for publishing

    Presenters: his eSeminar is hosted by Beth Gerber, President of Lightext, Inc. Lightext is a technical writing and training consulting firm specializing in policy and procedure development and instructional design and delivery for the financial services industry.  Lightext is also an Authorized Adobe Training Center located in Arcadia, California. www.lightext.com


    End-to-End Microsoft SharePoint integration with Adobe RoboHelp 10


    Microsoft SharePoint is a growing platform for multi-author teams who need to keep their content synchronized. A growing share of SharePoint users now access their content from mobile devices and tablets. Adobe RoboHelp 10 provides an easy way to publish Multiscreen HTML5 directly to a SharePoint site to facilitate those devices. At the same time, the workflow provides version and source control integration between RoboHelp and SharePoint. This allows for files to be checked in and out. Authors can also publish native SharePoint files .aspx directly to a SharePoint site from within RoboHelp.

    In this eSeminar you will learn how to:

    • Publish native Microsoft SharePoint .aspx format directly to a document library.
    • Reuse shared assets from a common repository on a shared location using RoboHelp’s Resource Manager
    • Use SharePoint as your source control tool with Check-in, Check-Out of files and keeping a history of your topic content all from a convenient toolbar right within RoboHelp.
    • Improve the Search Experience by taking advantage of both SharePoint and RoboHelp’s search capabilities.
    • Use SharePoint to facilitate RoboHelp’s PDF Review and Collaboration workflow to keep authors and subject matter experts in sync.
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    Presenters: This eSeminar is hosted by Adobe Certified RoboHelp Instructor John Daigle. John teaches and consults Adobe RoboHelp and Adobe Captivate and is based in Evergreen, Colorado. www.showmethedemo.com.


    My First eLearning Course with Adobe Presenter 8


    Adobe Presenter 8 is very easy-to-use rapid authoring tool which helps you transform your boring presentations to interactive and trackable eLearning content. Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish, Adobe eLearning Evangelists, as they take you through a journey of creating an interactive eLearning course from scratch to finish using the all-new features of Adobe Presenter 8. Don’t miss it!


    Practical Uses for Adobe Presenter 8: Part 1: Video Lecture Capture & Knowledge Sharing


    Join Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist for a practical discussion and demonstration of basic uses of Adobe Presenter 8 Video Creator for knowledge sharing and lecture capture.  Learn why Adobe Presenter 8 is the latest sensation in personalized video creation, and see for yourself how you can revolutionize training & education efforts in your organization with minimal investment.


    Session 2) Multichannel, multiscreen publishing workflow using RoboHelp and Tech Comm Suite


    Session 2 Multichannel, multiscreen publishing workflow using RoboHelp and Tech Comm Suite
    October 11: RoboHelp 10’s new ability to publish to HTML5 multiscreen enables swift single source publishing to tablets and mobile devices as well as desktop HTML. Discover how much more flexible your Help output can be.


    Presenter: Maxwell Hoffmann is Adobe’s Product Evangelist for Tech Comm Suite. A former product manager for FrameMaker at Frame Technology prior to product acquisition by Adobe, Hoffmann also spent a dozen years doing multi-lingual production in the language translation industry. Hoffmann has also provided face-to-face, hands-on training to over 1,200 people in scalable authoring solutions. He has also managed “high page count” projects in DITA, XML and most common authoring tools as well as FrameMaker and RoboHelp.


    Lilybiri’s favourite: shapes to trigger advanced actions


    The new smart shapes in Captivate 6 are really game changers, not only because they double as text containers and rollover shapes but especially because they can be used as buttons with all functionalities, including triggering advanced actions.

    In this webinar you’ll learn

    • About the difference between those shape buttons and normal buttons
    • How shape buttons can be used on Master slides or timed for the rest of the project and how to choose for either method
    • How they can be used on question slides
    • How to create custom toggle buttons using shapes
    • Tips and tricks


    From Sage on the Stage to Guide on the Side


    Practical Advice for Educators who want to instantly create fantastic online resources from their lectures and slide decks.  Join Dr. Allen Partridge for a discussion and demonstration of practical tips to capture your lectures, economize their length and distribution and make them available to your students.


    Adobe Captivate 6 for Beginners or How to Create and Publish Your First Course Module


    Just downloaded Adobe Captivate 6 and want that perfect starter tutorial?  Looking for more info before you launch your first course module? Join Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist for this handy introduction to creating your first course module in Adobe Captivate 6.  Aimed at beginners, this session will guide you through the basic steps of course creation, demonstrate how to add your own content to a project and integrate quizzes.  You will learn to publish your content and even get a good sense of how to deploy it to a learning management system.


    eLearning Made Easy with Adobe Presenter 8


    Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish to learn how to rapidly create eLearning courses with trackable quizzes using the all new Adobe Presenter 8. They will also show you how to convert your slides into interactive training content using out-of-the-box assets such as actors, scenes, layouts, and learning interactions.


    Debugging XSLT with FrameMaker 11


    In this presentation, hear Lynne Price of Text Structure Consulting illustrate how a developer can use new FrameMaker 11 features to test and maintain XSLT code. The speaker will use an XSLT advanced run to transform all files in a test suite and examine the results using XPath to find particular structures, make changes, and repeat the process until correct results are produced.


    Session1) Collaborative Review Workflow for FrameMaker 11 and RoboHelp 10 using Acrobat.com


    TOPICS
    Session1  Collaborative Review Workflow for FrameMaker 11 and RoboHelp 10 using Acrobat.com “cloud”
    September 28: Discover how a team can collaborate on review, requiring no license. Comments and annotations may be imported  “in place” into FrameMaker 11 or RoboHelp 10 via Tech Comm Suite 4

    Session 2 Multichannel, multiscreen publishing workflow using RoboHelp and Tech Comm Suite
    October 11: RoboHelp 10’s new ability to publish to HTML5 multiscreen enables swift single source publishing to tablets and mobile devices as well as desktop HTML. Discover how much more flexible your Help output can be.

    Session 3 Publishing unstructured or XML content from FrameMaker 11 to tablets and productivity enhancements
    October 30: Regardless of whether you author regular unstructured content, or DITA/XML in FrameMaker 11, now Tech Comm Suite 4 allows a few mouse clicks to publish your content to HTML4 multiscreen, ePub2, ePub3 or both Kindle formats.

    Session 4  Using new RoboHelp 10 features to make content more searchable
    November 14: Discover how new enhancements within RoboHelp 10 and Tech Comm Suite give you tighter control over your customer’s search experience. Ensure that search queries will be accurate and relevant.

    Session 5 RoboHelp 10 Help productivity features and context-sensitive help CSH for mobile apps
    November 28: “There’s an app for that!” Now, RoboHelp 10 extends it Help publishing capabilities to context sensitive help and embedded apps for certain tablet devices. Find out how.

    Presenter: Maxwell Hoffmann is Adobe’s Product Evangelist for Tech Comm Suite. A former product manager for FrameMaker at Frame Technology prior to product acquisition by Adobe, Hoffmann also spent a dozen years doing multi-lingual production in the language translation industry. Hoffmann has also provided face-to-face, hands-on training to over 1,200 people in scalable authoring solutions. He has also managed “high page count” projects in DITA, XML and most common authoring tools as well as FrameMaker and RoboHelp.


    Part 1: Taking Advantage of RoboHelp 10 Authoring Enhancements for Policy and Procedure Development


    Watch Part 1 of a 3-part series to learn about updates to the authoring environment in RoboHelp 10 related to improvements in developing policy and procedure as well as training content. Relevant product improvements include css enhancements, reusable content, revised templates and more. Join the experts from Lightext.com, Beth Gerber and Pam Harrison, for guidelines on using recently released RoboHelp 10 in the most effective manner for this important work. Live demos of RoboHelp 10 features using actual projects are shared. Although the focus is on Policies & Procedures, the workflow and features used are applicable to all industries and most tech comm projects.


    Multi-screen Help Authoring


    For the last thirty years or so the designers of personal computing software have had a fairly consistent canvas with which to work. Viewing screens for most computers have been in a range of approximately 10-14 diagonal inches. Screen resolutions in the past twenty years have been fairly static as well. It was possible to deliver our user experience in one presentation flavor. The UI would scale automatically from desktop to laptop and even to netbook. UA designers enjoyed not having to worry very much about how our information would look and feel on different displays.

    This has changed quickly and dramatically. The Smartphone storm kicked off by the iPhone created enormous demand for devices with dimensions of less than three inches on a side. Similarly, Apple’s launch of iOS sparked a furious drive by software developers to create applications to fit this new form factor. Whether we are doing Help for native OS apps or presenting content in a mobile browser, we need to address the wide and growing fragmentation of devices.

    One possible solution lies with multiscreen authoring for a responsive design. HTML 5, partnered with CSS3 and JavaScript, offers a way to single-source our content in an intelligent and scalable way. Products like RoboHelp 10 include support for this as well as conditional text and user-defined variables.

    Join Joe Welinske in this session which will introduce the concept of responsive design and multiscreen authoring. It will include demonstrations of how to craft your content to support varying screen dimensions and user interaction types like touch and hand gestures.


    Create Professional Videos with Adobe Presenter 8


    Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn how to create professional looking videos right at your desktop without specialized equipment or training. In this session, you will learn how to use Adobe Presenter 8 to easily record and edit your video with crop, trim, pan, and zoom, and automatically adjust the brightness and sharpness of the video.


    Creating a Knowledge Sharing Community & Culture with Adobe Presenter 8 Video Creator


    Join Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist for a discussion and demonstration centered on knowledge sharing in your organization.  Business communication today is growing increasingly dependent on clean, well-produced video content, and corporate culture has sent forth a clarion call to leverage internal knowledge in order to cut costs and protect the business process understanding resident in virtually every knowledge worker. This is sometimes a stark contrast to a prevailing knowledge hoarding culture.  How can your organization facilitate both the cultural changes needed and the technological innovation required to move from knowledge protection to knowledge sharing within the group?  Dr. Partridge will discuss the issues and demonstrate the technologies.  You’ll learn how you can spearhead the knowledge revolution in your organization.


    Advanced Actions for Dummies using Adobe Captivate 6


    Join Anita Horsley, Captivate Community Expert, to learn how to make eLearning more engaging using Advanced Actions in Adobe Captivate.

    Ever wondered how to allow users to click on any button, in any order, before they can advance in the course? This could be the case if you have multiple lessons that jump to other slides and return to the Topics Menu each time or you may simply have multiple objects on one slide that the user must click on before advancing. The webinar will demonstrate simple step-by-step instructions on how to create and apply Conditional Advanced Actions in Adobe Captivate.


    Lightbox Me Baby: The Power of Groups and Advanced Actions in Adobe Captivate 6


    In this one hour introductory session on grouping and Advanced Actions within Adobe Captivate 6, Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist will demonstrate the process of creating, grouping, and manipulating through Advanced Actions elements in a lightbox window.  Learn to make your projects shine with attractive popover lightbox windows, and how to control the elements in those windows individually or as a group using behind the scenes actions to guide and facilitate your learners.


    Become an eBOOK Publisher for eReaders, Desktop, Mobile and Tablet Devices


    Technical documentation teams are now moving Policies and Procedures project content from the desktop to mobile devices and tablets. Adobe RoboHelp 10 supports the new ePub 3 and ePub 2.0.1 as well as the Kindle Fire KF8 formats. The publishing targets are eBook readers such as Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble's, Nook, etc. as well as tablets users Apple iPad, Samsung Galaxy, BlackBerry Playbook, etc. and even smartphones such as Motorola's Droid and Samsung's Galaxy S series.

    In this eSeminar you will learn how to:

    • Prepare an existing RoboHelp project for generating to many devices using the new eBook Single Source Layout.
    • Optimize content maximum compatibility to adapt and accommodate a growing number of eBook readers and mobile devices.
    • Create an eBook Single Source Layout for ePub 3 and Kindle Book.
    • Enter Meta Information including publisher and copyright info as well as a Cover Image.
    • Validate the content in accordance with requirements of the Apple Store.
    •  

    Presenters: This eSeminar is hosted by Adobe Certified RoboHelp Instructor John Daigle and his guest, Kevin Siegel. John teaches and consults Adobe RoboHelp and Adobe Captivate and is based in Evergreen, Colorado www.showmethedemo.com. Kevin Siegel is founder of IconLogic and develops courseware for Adobe RoboHelp and many other Adobe products. He distributes his courseware using the ePUB format and is based near Baltimore, Maryland www.iconlogic.com.


    First Look at the Enhanced Multi-SCO Packager!


    Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn about the new enhancements in Multi-SCO Packager in Adobe eLearning Suite 6. Watch as they combine content created from products within the eLearning Suite, like Adobe Captivate 6, Flash Professional CS6, Dreamweaver CS6, and Adobe Presenter 8 and then publish the course to SCORM 2004 LMSs, and track module-specific results effortlessly.


    Flipping the College Classroom with Adobe Presenter 8 Video Creator


    Join Dr. Allen Partridge, veteran College Professor for this fascinating demonstration and discussion of flipping the college classroom.  Participants will learn the fundamental principles behind the flipped classroom, the advantages of the constructivist approach, and how to easily migrate their lessons & lectures into online modules that students can use to investigate and research the principle topics. Includes demonstrations of Adobe Presenter 8 aimed specifically at supporting the technology needs of the flipped classroom.


    Maintaining XSLT code as a structured FrameMaker document


    This webinar describes a structured FrameMaker application for editing XSLT. While the document window appears to show actual XSLT code, the structure of the edited document is an easily-understood variation of that used in the final XML output. Features of this editing structure include:

    1 Names of various constructs variables, templates, modes, and so forth can be entered once and referenced multiple times as cross-references. To change a name therefore, a user need only change the typed occurrence and update cross-references; there is no need to search for all the individual occurrence.

    2 The user can navigate through multiple files with generated lists of elements such as named templates and calls to those templates. Index markers can be used to generate an index into the code.

    3 Elements in the structured document spare the user the need to remember details of XSLT syntax such as the names of the different axes and the order of the arguments to various functions. Color is used to visually identify matching parentheses and help prevent some syntax errors.

    Once a document is complete, the user saves it as XML using an application that uses XSLT itself to change from the editing structure into actual XSLT code. Furthermore, existing XSLT code can be brought into this environment by opening it using an application that converts XSLT to the editing structure.

    In addition to demonstrating a productive environment for maintaining XSLT transforms or stylesheets, this application illustrates:

    1 A practical application of the XSLT features Tom Aldous described in his recent 5-part series of presentations on XSLT in FrameMaker

    2 How useful FrameMaker 11 can be for producing XML

    3 A situation in which there is more information in a FrameMaker structured document than the corresponding XML


    Multiscreen HTML5 for multi-device publishing with Adobe RoboHelp 10


    With Multiscreen HTML5 Single Source Layouts and the new Screen Layout Editor, you can deliver content to almost any device and screen size. From iPhones to Android smartphones like Galaxy, tablets like iPad  and Kindle Fire to desktop computers, Adobe RoboHelp 10 has you covered! Support for modern HTML5 output and CSS3 means authors are no longer limited to the old-fashioned and restrictive frame-based "tri-pane" window. Convenient common screen sizes for many devices are ready-to-use. Each screen size can be mapped to a different screen layout so that the appearance of the content is right for the device.

    In this eSeminar you will learn how to:

    • Choose Screen Profiles to accommodate the particular screen sizes you are targeting Mobile, Tablet, Desktop, etc.
    • Take your existing project and generate "batch" output for many screen sizes using the new Multiscreen HTML5 Single Source Layout.
    • Select from the Screen Layout “Gallery” of prepared layouts.
    • Customize the look and feel as well as the structure of your content using the Screen Layout Editor.
    • Optimize the output so that the content adjusts and adapts to different screen sizes.
    •  

    Presenters:

    This webinar is hosted by Adobe Certified RoboHelp Instructor John Daigle and his guest, Willam van Weelden. John teaches and consults Adobe RoboHelp and Adobe Captivate and is based in Evergreen, Colorado www.showmethedemo.com. Willam van Weelden is from Amsterdam and expert in CSS3 design and the new HTML5 standards. www.wvanweelden.eu


    High Definition Screencasts with Adobe Captivate 6


    Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish to learn how to easily create high-quality screencasts with the new capture-as-a-video workflow. In this session, you will learn how to edit video, and add transitions, pan and zoom, smart shapes, audio, and captions. You will also see how to insert a talking head or another video in a picture-in-picture format and publish the video to YouTube with a single click.


    Key Trends in Software User Assistance (Part Two) - Emerging Paradigms and Opportunities


    Adobe is proud to present the second part of this two part webinar series watch Part 1 here on Trends in Software User Assistance UA. In this series UA expert Joe Welinske, discusses the current and future issues associated with software user assistance. This webinar will focus on the emerging paradigms in information technology and user assistance. These include comprehensive support strategies, integration with Agile methodologies, emerging opportunities in technical writing, editing simulations and videocasts, supporting mobile devices, and search engine optimization. These trends address some of the key questions currently being asked by technical communicators and content strategists who work with help content.


    Three Simple Steps to Create Professional Videos


    Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn how to create professional looking videos right at your desktop without specialized equipment or training. In this session, you will learn how to use Adobe Presenter 8 to easily record and edit your video with crop, trim, pan, and zoom, and automatically adjust the brightness and sharpness of the video.


    Create Professional Videos with a Minimal Budget


    Join Adobe eLearning Evangelist, Dr. Allen Partridge for a very hands on session explaining how to create professional quality video productions from the comfort of your desk.  Dr. Partridge will create examples live and give you his top tips to guarantee success when building your arsenal of video tutorials, marketing materials and more.


    What’s new in Adobe Technical Communication Suite 4


    Adobe® Technical Communication Suite 4 is a powerful, integrated toolkit with single-source authoring, rich multimedia integration, and multichannel, multiscreen HTML5 publishing capabilities. Create XML/DITA content natively with Adobe FrameMaker® 11. Publish virtually anywhere using Adobe RoboHelp® 10. Deliver engaging, interactive content with graphics, demos, and more using Adobe Illustrator® CS6, Adobe Captivate® 6, and Adobe Presenter 8. Rapidly collaborate with review-capable PDF documents.

    Join Ankur Jain, Senior Product Manager at Adobe, for an interactive webinar where Ankur will take you through the amazing new capabilities in Adobe Technical Communication Suite 4.

    • Work faster with cross-product integration
    •   Easily author and enrich XML/DIT A content
    • Publish to multiple channels, formats, and screens using multiscreen HTM L5
    • Increase enterprise productivity


    Go Mobile with Adobe Captivate 6


    Join Josh Cavalier along with Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn how to create eLearning content for mobile devices using Adobe Captivate, publish it to HTML5 format, and deliver on iOS and Android devices. You will also learn how to send scoring data for your HTML5 courses to leading SCORM- and AICC-compliant LMSs and track learner progress.


    What’s new in Adobe RoboHelp 10


    Adobe RoboHelp 10 software is an easy-to-use authoring and multichannel, multiscreen HTML5 publishing solution. Deliver content to iPad and other tablets, smartphones, and desktops using output formats such as multiscreen HTML5, WebHelp, CHM, Adobe® AIR® Help, PDF, eBook, and native mobile apps. Work in multi-author environments using next-generation collaboration and review features. Personalize and optimize content for relevance and search. Easily develop context-sensitive help with usability enhancements.

    Join Ankur Jain, Senior Product Manager at Adobe, for an interactive webinar where Ankur will take you through the amazing new capabilities in Adobe RoboHelp 10.

    • Publish to multiple channels, formats, and screens using multiscreen HTML5
    • Easily author help, policy and procedure and knowledgebase content
    • Personalize, optimize, and socially enable content
    • Efficiently collaborate and rapidly review


    What is new in Adobe eLearning Suite 6


    Adobe® eLearning Suite 6 software is an integrated toolbox for creating eLearning and HTML5-based mLearning content. Get the best tools for application simulation, product demos, digital imaging, rich animations, and audio production. Accelerate development with rapid prototyping, roundtripping workflows, and out-of-the-box assets like actors and smart interactions. Publish to SCORM- and AICC-compliant LMSs and easily track SWF, PDF, and HTML5 content.


    What is new in Adobe Presenter 8


    Adobe® Presenter 8 software helps you communicate more effectively with engaging videos and interactive presentations created in PowerPoint. Minimize the time, effort, and cost of producing and editing videos by doing it yourself at your desktop without specialized equipment or training. Add quizzes and out-of-the-box assets, deliver content to the web, video sharing sites, desktops, and mobile devices, including iPads*, and track using integration with LMSs.


    Bring your eLearning Courses to Life with Adobe Captivate 6 and Adobe Presenter 8


    Join Bryan Jones, author of the Assets eLearning Blog and President of eLearningArt. Bryan will show you how you can use the new character images included in Adobe Captivate 6 and Adobe Presenter 8 to design better eLearning courses. This session will deliver five hands-on methods that you can use to rapidly build better courses.


    What’s New in Adobe eLearning Suite 6


    Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn what’s new and exciting in Adobe eLearning Suite 6.

    Adobe eLearning Suite 6 software offers best-in-class tools for application simulations, product demos, digital imaging, rich animations, and audio production. Now you can create HTML5-based mLearning content and deliver it to mobile devices and liven up courses with actors, themes, and smart interactions. You can also combine multiple modules, including pre-test and post-test quizzes, into a single course, publish to leading LMSs, and track SWF, PDF, and HTML5 content.


    Revamped scheduled tasks in ColdFusion 10


    The scheduling task management has been completely revamped in ColdFusion 10. We'll cover new aspects like conditionals, ranges, triggers, chaining, priority, grouping, and more. You'll see examples of how the new scheduling services in ColdFusion 10 will make you re-think how you use cron jobs in your applications.


    Securing applications with ColdFusion 10 security enhancements


    The session will include best practices for writing secure applications. It will discuss the new APIs and features added in ColdFusion 10. We will do hands on/Examples of each category. The session will also include brief about hot-fix installer and Secure profile features. We will end with discussing some of the configurations which can help largely protect an application.

    Shilpi Khariwal shilpik@adobe.com


    What’s new in Adobe FrameMaker 11


    Adobe FrameMaker 11 software is a best-in-class authoring and publishing solution with one of the lowest transition costs and highest ROI for migration to XML. Use the new XML Code View to natively author structured content. Collaborate with PDF-based roundtrip reviews. Manage content with out-of-the-box CMS integration. Publish to multiple channels, formats, and screens via HTML5 using Adobe FrameMaker Publishing Server 11 or Adobe Technical Communication Suite 4.

    Join Kapil Verma, Senior Product Manager at Adobe, for an interactive webinar where Kapil will take you through the amazing new capabilities in Adobe FrameMaker 11.

    • Easily author XML/DITA content
    • Increase enterprise productivity
    • Do even more with rich multimedia
    • Publish to multiple channels, formats, and screens


    Future of TechComm – Content Accessibility Webinar Series - Part 3


    The future of TechComm is rapidly changing. It’s going to be a complex – but exciting time. And Adobe is committed to help you succeed and prosper in it. As a first step we bring to you a host of thought-leadership content from a list of well-known thought-leader and speakers.

    As businesses grow and become increasingly global, they must cater to a larger and more diverse set of content consumers. And therefore, creating great content has to be complimented with the ability to deliver the content in the format, style and location preferred by users. This makes ‘accessibility’ a cornerstone of successful content strategy. Adobe is excited to host Char James Tanny, a content accessibility thought-leader, author and speaker, for a three webinar series that includes:

    • Part I: Making Sense of Accessibility - standards, legal issues, and myths 19th June 10-11AM PST
    • Part II: Creating an Accessible Layout - document structures, colors, and using custom style sheets 17th July, 10-11AM PST
    • Parth III: Developing Accessible Content - tips on grammar, paragraph and sentence length, alternate text, and more 31st July, 10-11AM PST


    What’s New in Adobe Captivate 6


    Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish, Adobe eLearning Evangelists to learn more about the new release of Adobe Captivate 6 - the industry leading rapid eLearning authoring software tool.

    Adobe Captivate 6 helps users author and deliver HTML5-based eLearning content to virtually any device. They can create HD product demos with a new capture-as-a-video workflow and liven up courses with actors, themes, smart shapes, and interactive elements. Quizzing is now much easier and more effective with pre-tests, audio responses, and remediation.


    Personify Your Presentations with Adobe Presenter 8


    Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish to learn what’s new and exciting in Adobe Presenter 8.

    Adobe Presenter 8 helps you convert slides into interactive training content using out-of-the-box assets such as actors and learning interactions. You can minimize the time, effort, and cost of producing and editing videos by doing it yourself, at your desktop without specialized equipment or training. You can also add quizzes to your courses, deliver content to video sharing sites, desktops, and mobile devices, and track learner’s progress using integration with LMSs.


    Let’s Explore the Advanced Quizzing Options with Adobe Captivate


    Creating quizzes with Adobe Captivate is a simple task, but there are a lot of advanced options available to take your quizzes to the next level. Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish to explore these advanced quizzing options available with Adobe Captivate.


    At last, LMS & Scorm Integration without the Headache


    Join eLearning Evangelist, Dr. Allen Partridge for an amazing introduction to the simple, elegant, and above all effective new tools for LMS integration with SCORM compliant Learning Management Systems found in Adobe Captivate.  Tired of fighting constantly with SCORM and LMS? You won’t want to miss this demonstration and discussion of the genuine solutions available now in Adobe Captivate.


    High Definition Video for Application Simulation, Screencasting & Everything Else


    Join eLearning Evangelist Dr. Allen Partridge for a demonstration of High Definition Video creation and editing in Adobe Captivate.  See why Captivate is the industry leader in Application Capture and Simulation and learn how Captivate can make a huge difference for your entire organization when it comes to creating awesome videos, incredibly fast.


    "So, what were the right answers, anyway?" Using Advanced Actions and Variables for Quizzing


    Have you ever taken a quiz, passed with 80%, but wondered about the 20% you got wrong and why? In many quizzes, as soon as a learner passes a quiz, the course ends and the learner may never find out what the right answers were on the ones they missed -- a serious missed learning opportunity for the curious and the conscientious. This session shows one method to quickly and elegantly show the user which questions he answered incorrectly and what the correct answer is. Get ready for a dive into conditional variables and a handy tool in the quiz panel you may have overlooked in the past: triggering an advanced action based on a correct or incorrect answer.

    About the Instructor: Linda Mahnken has worked in the eLearning instructional design field for over 10 years and is passionate about learning new theories, exploring new technologies, creating engaging content, and helping people learn. She earned a master's degree in instructional technologies and has applied her knowledge to solve training challenges in a wide range of sectors including corporate training, university level cyber courses, and K-12 educational software. Currently, she holds the title of Sr. eLearning Instructional Designer and is intrigued by training that uses avatars, social media, games, and mobile devices.


    Find Out How to Write XSLT Statements for XML to XML Transformations - Part 5


    One of the advantages of using XML as a source file format is that it’s application-independent. Some of the other advantages include easy reusability and language translation cost reductions.

    Did you know that the biggest advantage of XML is that you can transform your source content with very quick and easy-to-write XSLT statements? FrameMaker can apply an XSLT transform on ‘Open’ and ‘Save’. The possibilities are endless if you know the basics of “how to” write XSLT for XML to XML transforms. You can use attributes to automatically apply Conditional Tag processing instructions. You can build TOC’s at the top of each chapter without having to do it manually with cross references. And there are several other uses. 

    The problem earlier used to be that you either had to have an XSLT developer on staff or outsource the requirement. With your imagination, creativity and the knowledge gathered through this webinar series – the possibilities are endless.

    Join Tom Aldous, Director of Business Development and Evangelism for Adobe’s Tech Comm business, for an interactive and engaging webinar – the 1st / 2nd/ 3rd / 4th /5th webinar in a 5-part series . Tom will start off with the basics as a foundation. And soon enough, Tom will be having you building your own XSL transforms to resolve complex and time-consuming issues, automate processes and multiply productivity.


    Find Out How to Write XSLT Statements for XML to XML Transformations - Part 4


    One of the advantages of using XML as a source file format is that it’s application-independent. Some of the other advantages include easy reusability and language translation cost reductions.

    Did you know that the biggest advantage of XML is that you can transform your source content with very quick and easy-to-write XSLT statements? FrameMaker can apply an XSLT transform on ‘Open’ and ‘Save’. The possibilities are endless if you know the basics of “how to” write XSLT for XML to XML transforms. You can use attributes to automatically apply Conditional Tag processing instructions. You can build TOC’s at the top of each chapter without having to do it manually with cross references. And there are several other uses. 

    The problem earlier used to be that you either had to have an XSLT developer on staff or outsource the requirement. With your imagination, creativity and the knowledge gathered through this webinar series – the possibilities are endless.

    Join Tom Aldous, Director of Business Development and Evangelism for Adobe’s Tech Comm business, for an interactive and engaging webinar – the 1st / 2nd/ 3rd / 4th /5th webinar in a 5-part series . Tom will start off with the basics as a foundation. And soon enough, Tom will be having you building your own XSL transforms to resolve complex and time-consuming issues, automate processes and multiply productivity.


    Future of TechComm – Content Accessibility Webinar Series - Part 2


    The future of TechComm is rapidly changing. It’s going to be a complex – but exciting time. And Adobe is committed to help you succeed and prosper in it. As a first step we bring to you a host of thought-leadership content from a list of well-known thought-leader and speakers.

    As businesses grow and become increasingly global, they must cater to a larger and more diverse set of content consumers. And therefore, creating great content has to be complimented with the ability to deliver the content in the format, style and location preferred by users. This makes ‘accessibility’ a cornerstone of successful content strategy. Adobe is excited to host Char James Tanny, a content accessibility thought-leader, author and speaker, for a three webinar series that includes:

    • Part I: Making Sense of Accessibility - standards, legal issues, and myths 19th June 10-11AM PST
    • Part II: Creating an Accessible Layout - document structures, colors, and using custom style sheets 17th July, 10-11AM PST
    • Parth III: Developing Accessible Content - tips on grammar, paragraph and sentence length, alternate text, and more 31st July, 10-11AM PST


    Are you struggling to create long, complex documents with Microsoft Word? There is a much easier way!


    Document crashes. Malfunctioning cross-references. Hanging systems.

    Do any of these problems sound familiar when creating long, complex documents with Microsoft Word?

    This is eSeminar is designed to address the pain points for anyone trying to create long, complex documents with Microsoft Word. Adobe FrameMaker 10 is built from the ground up to ensure that creating long documents is a ‘smooth sail’. Learn how FrameMaker features like conditional text, cross references, book files, hypertext, automatically generated TOC/LOT/LOF/IX and can streamline your documentation workflow.

    Join Tom Aldous, Director of Business Development and Evangelism for Adobe’s Tech Comm business, for an interactive and engaging webinar – where Tom will demonstrate how to make the seamless and successful switch from Microsoft Word to Adobe FrameMaker with no sweat.


    Are You Tempted to Use a Template to Expedite Policies & Procedure Development?


    When you or others in your organization mention the term “template” for policies and procedures P&P, do you really know what type of template you or they are talking about? It is a fact: there is much confusion and misunderstanding about what is meant by “template” and the expectation of using a template for developing or communicating P&P content. Join the recognized P&P authority Raymond Urgo as he defines three types of templates and clarifies their purposes and limitations. He will reveal why people are tempted toward templates for solutions and fall victim to templates for the wrong reasons resulting in poor P&P content.


    Branding eLearning Development with theme-based templates using Adobe Captivate


    Join Anita Horsley, the community expert for Adobe Captivate with Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn how to Brand your eLearning courses with the use of Styles and Theme-based templates in new version of Adobe Captivate. During the session we will not only discuss how to modify the existing branding in the courses but would discuss how to create new themes for the use in other courses.


    Working with Advanced Actions: Upgrade to complex conditional advanced actions


    Join Lieve Weymeis, Adobe Captivate Expert, with Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh on yet another journey on using Advanced Actions in Adobe Captivate. We will focus on conditional advanced actions, from simple ones with only one decision and one condition to complex actions with multiple decisions and complex conditions.

    By attending this, you will be able to:

    • Learn about preparation, tips, good practice and testing
    • How to combine a standard action with a conditional action

    Prerequisites: basic knowledge of simple, standard and conditional actions and the possible events to trigger those actions slide events and interactive object events.


    Just Add Content: Instant eLearning with Awesome Out-Of-The-Box Assets


    Join eLearning Evangelist, Dr. Allen Partridge for an introduction to the awesome assets, tools and powerful theme based workflows available out of the box with Adobe Captivate. Allen will demonstrate the amazing new assets and workflows in Adobe Captivate Next and will guide you through the basic steps of working with these new assets and workflows.


    Expand Your Content Reuse Potential through Indirect Addressing: Using @keys-based Referencing in DITA 1.2


    DITA is rapidly gaining ground in the enterprise content space. DITA 1.2 introduced a set of indirect addressing features, based on the new @keys attribute, which enables resources to be defined at a global level, in a map, rather than having to be defined within each topic that uses the resource. This webinar will explain the use of these features to help authors reuse content easily and accurately within large enterprise content systems. Attendees will leave with an understanding of, and models for using, the new features to expand the reuse potential for their content.


    Find Out How to Write XSLT Statements for XML to XML Transformations - Part 3


    One of the advantages of using XML as a source file format is that it’s application-independent. Some of the other advantages include easy reusability and language translation cost reductions.

    Did you know that the biggest advantage of XML is that you can transform your source content with very quick and easy-to-write XSLT statements? FrameMaker can apply an XSLT transform on ‘Open’ and ‘Save’. The possibilities are endless if you know the basics of “how to” write XSLT for XML to XML transforms. You can use attributes to automatically apply Conditional Tag processing instructions. You can build TOC’s at the top of each chapter without having to do it manually with cross references. And there are several other uses. 

    The problem earlier used to be that you either had to have an XSLT developer on staff or outsource the requirement. With your imagination, creativity and the knowledge gathered through this webinar series – the possibilities are endless.

    Join Tom Aldous, Director of Business Development and Evangelism for Adobe’s Tech Comm business, for an interactive and engaging webinar – the 1st / 2nd/ 3rd / 4th /5th webinar in a 5-part series . Tom will start off with the basics as a foundation. And soon enough, Tom will be having you building your own XSL transforms to resolve complex and time-consuming issues, automate processes and multiply productivity.


    Live from mLearn with Allen & Pooja


    Join eLearning Evangelists, Dr. Allen Partridge & Dr. Pooja Jaisingh for a fascinating discussion of Adobe Captivate.  The evangelists will be at the mLearn conference and ready to take on all your mobile learning questions as well. You’ll get the latest, hottest information live from Adobe’s eLearning Evangelists and have a chance to ask them anything you’d like to know about Adobe Captivate, Adobe Presenter & Adobe eLearning Suite.


    Adobe Captivate 6 is here. See what's new!


    Join Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist to learn more about the new release of Adobe Captivate 6 - the industry leading rapid eLearning authoring software tool.

    Adobe Captivate 6 helps users author and deliver HTML5-based eLearning content to virtually any device. They can create HD product demos with a new capture-as-a-video workflow and liven up courses with actors, themes, smart shapes, and interactive elements. Quizzing is now much easier and more effective with pre-tests, audio responses, and remediation.

    To view this and much more, register now!


    Find Out How to Write XSLT Statements for XML to XML Transformations - Part 2


    One of the advantages of using XML as a source file format is that it’s application-independent. Some of the other advantages include easy reusability and language translation cost reductions.

    Did you know that the biggest advantage of XML is that you can transform your source content with very quick and easy-to-write XSLT statements? FrameMaker can apply an XSLT transform on ‘Open’ and ‘Save’. The possibilities are endless if you know the basics of “how to” write XSLT for XML to XML transforms. You can use attributes to automatically apply Conditional Tag processing instructions. You can build TOC’s at the top of each chapter without having to do it manually with cross references. And there are several other uses. 

    The problem earlier used to be that you either had to have an XSLT developer on staff or outsource the requirement. With your imagination, creativity and the knowledge gathered through this webinar series – the possibilities are endless.

    Join Tom Aldous, Director of Business Development and Evangelism for Adobe’s Tech Comm business, for an interactive and engaging webinar – the 1st / 2nd/ 3rd / 4th /5th webinar in a 5-part series . Tom will start off with the basics as a foundation. And soon enough, Tom will be having you building your own XSL transforms to resolve complex and time-consuming issues, automate processes and multiply productivity.


    Find Out How to Write XSLT Statements for XML to XML Transformations - Part 1


    One of the advantages of using XML as a source file format is that it’s application-independent. Some of the other advantages include easy reusability and language translation cost reductions.

    Did you know that the biggest advantage of XML is that you can transform your source content with very quick and easy-to-write XSLT statements? FrameMaker can apply an XSLT transform on ‘Open’ and ‘Save’. The possibilities are endless if you know the basics of “how to” write XSLT for XML to XML transforms. You can use attributes to automatically apply Conditional Tag processing instructions. You can build TOC’s at the top of each chapter without having to do it manually with cross references. And there are several other uses. 

    The problem earlier used to be that you either had to have an XSLT developer on staff or outsource the requirement. With your imagination, creativity and the knowledge gathered through this webinar series – the possibilities are endless.

    Join Tom Aldous, Director of Business Development and Evangelism for Adobe’s Tech Comm business, for an interactive and engaging webinar – the 1st / 2nd/ 3rd / 4th /5th webinar in a 5-part series . Tom will start off with the basics as a foundation. And soon enough, Tom will be having you building your own XSL transforms to resolve complex and time-consuming issues, automate processes and multiply productivity.


    Content Scenarios for exploring new Information Products


    Every day technical communication teams are being asked to do something new. Given the rate of change that is apparent in the marketplace, and the expanding array of new devices and venues that will need to be supported, this trend will only accelerate. One question that comes up is how do teams explore the new publishing pathways so that they can determine what changes they will need to their overall content creation and publishing process. Join Intelligent Content thought leader Joe Gollner as he guides us through some proven steps in exploring new information products and refining content processes. In particular, this session will introduce the concept of a content scenario, a technique he has used for years to help organizations adapt their information product portfolios efficiently and effectively. As part of this session, Joe will introduce a public domain content scenario for helping projects to explore how DITA might be used to address certain types of new information product. Join Joe Gollner and Adobe product evangelist Maxwell Hoffmann for this practical session on how technical communication teams can handle the demands being sent their way.


    Future of TechComm series: Designing technical documentation for tablets


    With more and more people using tablets for reading technical documentation, this webinar looks at how this trend will affect the way technical documents are designed and developed. We'll look at examples of documents that 'work' on a tablet, as well as documents that don't. We'll explore some of the emerging design trends for presenting technical documentation on tablets, and what they mean for Technical Writers. We'll also investigate how tablets, and the technologies contained within then, could be used to improve the User Assistance we provide to our readers. 

    Ellis is Director and Help Strategist at Cherryleaf, a technical writing services and training company based near London, in the United Kingdom. He has over fifteen years’ experience working in the field of documentation, has a BA in Business Studies, and is an Associate of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. Ranked the most influential blogger on technical communication in Europe, Ellis is also an author and editor of two books: ‘How to Write Instructions’ and ‘Trends in Technical Communication’.


    Effectively Using Effects in Adobe Captivate


    Join Jeff Blackman, Captivate Community Expert, to learn how to easily add effects and get some ideas on using them EFFECTIVELY in your Adobe Captivate projects. Effects in Captivate allow you to add all kinds of simple animations and other effects to Captivate objects such as pictures, text boxes, shapes, and you name it! Using effects can greatly enhance your project and make your content come to life for your end user … and it’s super easy!

    About the Instructor: Jeff Blackman works as an eLearning Training Specialist with The Methodist Hospital System. He is responsible for designing, developing, and deploying a wide variety of online courses for the entire hospital system. He also assists with the maintenance and administration of its learning management system. Jeff has over 15 years of training and development experience working for a variety of companies, including Walt Disney World and IBM.


    Getting Real: Electronic Documents for the Field


    With all of current focus on handheld devices and smartphones, we sometimes forget that there is a compelling need for portable, mission critical content available on devices that display well out-of-doors and that can operate for extended periods without recharging or reconnecting. Examples can be drawn from the construction, defense, energy and transportation sectors. Users working in these circumstances need up-to-date information that they can assess using e-Ink Readers, which have better out-of-doors display, longer battery life, and faster download times over slower connections. In this session, Intelligent Content thought leader Joe Gollner will lead us in an exploration of these requirements and of the tactics that can be deployed to address them. Among the considerations to emerge is the need for metadata to enable highly tailored information products to be built to these users. Other practical considerations touch upon the types of illustrations that will need to be available to the publishing process. Join Joe Gollner and Adobe product evangelist Maxwell Hoffmann for this compelling session on one more direction that portable content delivery is headed.


    Future of TechComm – Content Accessibility Webinar Series - Part 1


    The future of TechComm is rapidly changing. It’s going to be a complex – but exciting time. And Adobe is committed to help you succeed and prosper in it. As a first step we bring to you a host of thought-leadership content from a list of well-known thought-leader and speakers.

    As businesses grow and become increasingly global, they must cater to a larger and more diverse set of content consumers. And therefore, creating great content has to be complimented with the ability to deliver the content in the format, style and location preferred by users. This makes ‘accessibility’ a cornerstone of successful content strategy. Adobe is excited to host Char James Tanny, a content accessibility thought-leader, author and speaker, for a three webinar series that includes:

    • Part I: Making Sense of Accessibility - standards, legal issues, and myths 19th June 10-11AM PST
    • Part II: Creating an Accessible Layout - document structures, colors, and using custom style sheets 17th July, 10-11AM PST
    • Part III: Developing Accessible Content - tips on grammar, paragraph and sentence length, alternate text, and more 31st July, 10-11AM PST


    13 Common Mistakes about Communicating Policies & Procedures Content…and How to Avoid Them [Part 2 of 2]


    Every organization functions according to its unique operating practices, frequently referred to as policies and procedures P&P. For those organizations interested in investing in the communication of their P&P, the first of this two-part webinar will address six common mistakes specifically concerning the understanding of the use of P&P information and the approaches to developing P&P information. The second part will address seven common mistakes specifically concerning the process for developing P&P information, standards for developing P&P information and talents for developing P&P information. Join the recognized P&P authority Raymond Urgo as he identifies these common mistakes with their myths and misunderstood expectations while introducing you to the proper understandings and strategies to avoid these mistakes.


    LMS Strategies and Implementation with Adobe Captivate


    Integrating Adobe Captivate with your Learning Management System LMS can be daunting. Join Rick Zannoti, Captivate Community Expert, as he demonstrates how to simplify this process for you. In this webinar, he will be covering LMS basics about SCORM and AICC, Captivate LMS preferences, SCORM Aggregator, course deployment on LMS, and LMS gotchas and things you should be aware of.

    About the Instructor: Rick Zanotti founded RELATE Corporation, an eLearning and multimedia development firm in 1984. He is a member of the Adobe Captivate Advisory Board, a content developer for Adobe, and a well-known presenter for several trade organizations. A management consultant, multimedia author, instructional designer, voice talent, and videographer. Rick has a broad business background and was directly responsible for implementing large-scale ERP systems for many Fortune 500 corporations.


    Creating Meaningful assets for your elearning courses


    Join Alice Acker, Adobe Captivate Expert along with Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn the nuances of selecting and using assets like images and videos for your elearning courses. During the session, we will also discuss how to make use of Adobe Captivate and Adobe Photoshop to select, manage and edit the assets for an effective use inside the course.

    What's in it for you?

    After attending the session, you will be able to:

    • Carefully select the assets for your elearning course from different sources
    • Create assets from the internal sources like people images or office images etc.
    • Edit images using Adobe Captivate and Adobe Photoshop


    Transition from Content Consumer to Content Creator: Dual Viewpoints


    The technical communications world is changing quickly with technological advances. It can be a difficult transition from content consumer to becoming a content creator. If you are new to the technical communications field and trying to find some direction, how do you make that transition and learn the tools of the trade? Join technical communicator Danielle Villegas, who blogs and tweets as TechCommGeekMom, as she discusses the challenges of being a content manager, pursuing a professional course in Technical Communication, and moving ahead in a technical communications career. Danielle will concentrate on content for mobile devices while sharing her first hand experiences learning about the most desired skills. She will be discussing how visual and web design, technical writing and editing, and content management skills come together to create good technical content.


    Rapid Instructional Design for Agile Software Development


    Join Sara Feijó, Adobe Captivate enthusiast, as she talks about Rapid Instructional Design for Agile Software Development. She will discuss about the Agile methodology and incorporating the ADDIE model using a variety of tools including Adobe Captivate, Adobe Air, and Adobe Connect to build concise, succinct, relevant, and engaging eLearning within the constraints of Agile processes.


    13 Common Mistakes about Communicating Policies & Procedures Content…and How to Avoid Them [Part 1 of 2]


    Every organization functions according to its unique operating practices, frequently referred to as policies and procedures P&P. For those organizations interested in investing in the communication of their P&P, the first of this two-part webinar will address six common mistakes specifically concerning the understanding of the use of P&P information and the approaches to developing P&P information. The second part will address seven common mistakes specifically concerning the process for developing P&P information, standards for developing P&P information and talents for developing P&P information. Join the recognized P&P authority Raymond Urgo as he identifies these common mistakes with their myths and misunderstood expectations while introducing you to the proper understandings and strategies to avoid these mistakes.


    Deriving efficiencies from collaborative review cycles


    Subject matter expert, Oana Diaconu, of Globalization Partners International joins Adobe product evangelist, Maxwell Hoffmann, to demonstrate various collaborative review processes for technical content. If the linguistic reviewers have access to the Cloud such as SharePoint Server or Acrobat.com, multiple comments and annotations may be made in the same review files. If you work with remote staff with limited internet bandwidth, PDF review files may be emailed and annotated with the free Acrobat Reader. In this webinar you will discover:

    • the proper way to make annotations about 60% of PDF annotations submitted to translation agencies are incorrect, and
    • how multiple reviewers’ collaborative comments may be imported directly into tools like FrameMaker or RoboHelp as source files for “fool proof” edits.


    Developing Rapid Prototypes for Adobe Captivate Course Modules


    Join eLearning Professional Rod Ward for a practical session on rapid prototyping.  Learn how to go directly from a rough set of initial high-level learning objectives to a working prototype in Adobe Captivate.  This is not a finished module, just something that you can use to test assumptions about learner behaviour and acceptability of certain treatment methods or assessment approaches.  This approach will allow you to create something to show a client VERY quickly, perhaps even while you are having an initial design meeting with the SME or client.  Learn why Rod favours rapid prototyping over detailed storyboarding documents. This approach follows the logic that the faster you can get into Captivate and start creating prototypes, the better.  Using this method you’ll find that you can actually use the Captivate handouts as a form of storyboard that makes more sense to most clients than traditional detailed storyboard docs.


    The Secrets of FrameMaker Developer Kit (FDK)


    Watch a master FrameMaker veteran construct a small but powerful plug-in for FrameMaker in 15 minutes or less.  John Smart of Smart Communications, Inc., who has constructed dozens of plug-ins for FrameMaker over the years, will explore Adobe FrameMaker 10’s FDK FrameMaker Developer Kit fundamentals. His approach will be appropriate for new C++ programmers or just those curious users who would like to understand how this tool works. The FrameMaker plug-in, developed live during the eSeminar, will enable a “bookmarking” function in FrameMaker and will be available for download at the conclusion of the session. This eSeminar will give you a good grasp of one of the many ways that FrameMaker may be further enhanced via customization that can access any FrameMaker feature or function.


    Effective Planning for your eLearning Courses


    Join Kirsten Rourke, Adobe Captivate Expert and Trainer, along with Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to discuss the essentials during the planning process for your eLearning courses. During the session, they will discuss how storyboarding, planning for assets and navigation is essential to minimize risks and maximize productivity.


    Support for REST in ColdFusion 10


    You have heard of REST as a buzzword and as an architecture best suited for developing web applications. Now it’s time to take a dive into this new world full of possibilities. With ColdFusion Zeus natively providing the support for REST, let us explore what REST is all about, its core principles and how to develop an application which is faster, more scalable and secure, within minutes using components that you already know of.


    eCommerce made easy with Adobe ColdFusion and Slatwall


    Creating an eCommerce solution that can fit thousands of different business requirements is not easy. Add multiple platforms and databases to the mix and it's really challenging to create a solution that can serve the unique need of various businesses. ColdFusion's rapid application development times combined with enterprise level features like Object Relational Mapping ORM enabled ten24 to create powerful, robust, flexible and highly scalable open source eCommerce application. In this seminar, ten24 will share the architecture and features of Slatwall eCommerce application.


    Get your blog up and running on Mango Blog


    Join Laura Arguello, creator of Mango Blog, as she introduces Mango Blog. Mango Blog is an extensible blog engine released under the Apache license, built with ColdFusion. It provides the core engine to administer and publish entries and the necessary architecture to extend its basic functionality by adding plug-ins. Mango Blog can be easily customized by the use of exchangeable and completely customizable skins.


    What’s the Big Deal about HTML5 for Mobile eLearning


    Join eLearning Evangelist, Dr. Allen Partridge for a fascinating discussion of HTML5 and other mobile solutions for eLearning. Dr. Partridge will give practical advice for developing ‘just in time’ tools, job aids and other practical solutions to today’s mLearning requirements.  Attendees will learn how to convert their eLearning content to HTML5, and when to convert their content to HTML5.  Allen will discuss the short and long term implications of the latest version of Hypertext language and it’s uses and limitations for everything from performance aids to on demand eLearning assessments.


    Power of Advanced Actions in Adobe Captivate: Tips and Tricks


    Join Lieve Weymeis, Adobe Captivate Expert and Community Leader, along with Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to unleash the power of Advanced Actions in Adobe Captivate. They will discuss the tips and tricks for using Adobe Captivate and best practices to get stunning results.


    Making giant strides in technical authoring: FrameMaker in the last decade


    Adobe FrameMaker has been at the forefront of the technical authoring space for a long time. The ability of product to keep abreast of the latest trends in the content industry has been a significant reason for it’s being a tool-of-choice across the globe. Since the early 2000s, FrameMaker has added many features that have been remarkable strides towards easier authoring and better content delivery. However, a significant number of writers still use older versions of FrameMaker starting from 7.x due to the product’s robust vision. Tom Aldous and Maxwell Hoffmann of Adobe take you on a journey that tell you how the industry and the product have changed in the last decade using a comparative study of product versions. Much of the webinar will be based on Tom and Max’s personal experience with FrameMaker and will also include their vision of the future of technical authoring.


    Captivate Your Learners with Engaging eLearning


    Join Dr. Risa Blair, Adobe Captivate enthusiast, as she transforms a bland course into a captivating experience for her learners. She will also be discussing some best practices of creating instructionally sound eLearning courses.


    Low Cost – High Quality Avatar Animation for eLearning Module Personalization


    Dr. Allen Partridge will present a special session on developing high quality 3D animated Avatars on a very low budget.  This session will focus on step by step guidelines for capturing animations and using them in your eLearning.  Dr. Partridge will demonstrate the methods and tools, and provide you with step-by-step instructions that you can use to follow along live, or to perform the steps on your own after the session.  Attendees who want to follow along should have Adobe Captivate installed as well as Second Life.


    Transitioning from eLearning to mLearning


    Join Josh Cavalier, popularly known as Captain Captivate, along with Pooja Jaisingh and Vish as talk about how mLearning fits into the overall instructional strategy and how you can effectively use mobile devices for learning consumption and creation. They will also discuss how to build the mLearning content delivery ecosystem and various delivery options available for mLearning.


    Best Practices for Creating and Using Videos in Adobe Captivate


    Join Joseph Caplan, Adobe Captivate Expert, along with Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn how to effectively create videos for Adobe Captivate. During the session, they will also discuss the best practices, tools and techniques used for generating high-quality videos.


    Using Video in Adobe Captivate 5.5


    Join Rick Zannoti, Captivate Community Expert, to learn how to use video in Captivate 5.5. Video is rapidly becoming a very important part of eLearning. During this session, he will demonstrate how to insert video, use slide video and time a video across contiguous and non-contiguous slides. He will also be sharing some video tips and tricks.


    Leverage on Typography to Create the Engaging Interfaces for eLearning Courses


    Join Jay Dutta, Typographer, Designer and Design Evangelist along with Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn how to play with text and type to create interesting and immersive designs that keeps the learners engaged with your eLearning courses. During the session they will also discuss how these principles can effectively be used inside Adobe Captivate.


    Data mining documents for Acronyms and Terminology


    FrameMaker expert John Smart of Smart Communications, Inc. will show you how to use and explore a unique plug-in ‘Show FM’ doc to find all common nouns, and abbreviations in the content. It could take months to accomplish this advanced data mining without this simple tool. In the session, you will witness Smart Communications’ tool dissect an entire doc in a manner of minutes.  This tool and methodology allows a highly accessible way to capture all acronyms and key glossary terms that need to be collated and approved to ensure consistency during the authoring cycle. This not only leads to more effective language translation but to leaner, more accessible English content as well.


    Enterprise Productivity Enhancements in FrameMaker 10 and FrameMaker Server 10 Environments


    A large number of organizations across the globe use FrameMaker 10 and FrameMaker Server 10 for their content authoring and publishing needs. Tom Aldous of Adobe will guide attendees on how to best leverage the tools to streamline enterprise workflows and realize unprecedented productivity benefits. Apart from the demonstration by Tom, attendees are welcome to share any best practices known to them.


    Using Bloom’s Taxonomy to formulate learning Objectives


    Join eLearning professional Rod Ward for a practical session about how to use Learning Objectives to design an e-learning course in Adobe Captivate.  Learn how to use Blooms Taxonomy to formulate learning objectives, how to map out objectives in a hierarchy for design purposes, and avoiding common pitfalls with invalid learning objective verbs.  Attendees will also learn how to map the learning objectives to different types of content treatments, mapping objectives to assessments e.g. which verbs go best with which question types in Captivate.


    Enterprise Productivity Enhancements in RoboHelp 9 and RoboHelp Server 9


    Enterprise users regularly use Adobe tools like RoboHelp 9 and RoboHelp Server 9 for Help & Policy Authoring, Publishing and Hosting. However many organizations fail to capitalize on features that enable these tools to be used as enterprise-wide content aggregators pdf, Word, HTML, FrameMaker, XML, etc.. Businesses of the future will only be thronged by a bigger plethora of content formats and hence a greater challenge towards publishing in a consistent manner and provided content users with a seamless experience. This eSeminar will look at best practices for enterprise-wide content development and publishing using RoboHelp.


    Going global and mobile with Adobe FrameMaker


    A key term in the globalization process is Product Lifecycle Management PLM. Many companies use PLM tools like SIEMENS TeamCenter to manage the lifecycle of their products from design, manufacture, technical communications, customer service and disposal. The use the Adobe Technical Communications suite of tools like Framemaker and Robohelp offer a low-cost method to create Controlled English technical documents that integrate into PLM.

    Another key trend indicates that tablet sales may soon exceed sales of personal computers. Apple has sold 15 million iPads, Windows tablets are emerging and the era of ePub has arrived. During this free webinar, John Smart of SMART Communications, Inc, New York will describe and demonstrate how to use FrameMaker10 and their MAXit Checker plug-in to write, clear, concise Technical English that is easy to translate and comprehend in 190 countries and fits on a tablet screen. John will highlight the 21 common mistakes that writers make in technical communications.


    Practical Mobile eLearning Today: Real Solutions for Creating mLearning for Your Organization Right Now


    Join Chandranath Bhattacharyya, the engineering manager for HTML5 eLearning projects at Adobe and Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist for an introduction to the practical side of mobile eLearning development. We’ll discuss the UI differences that make eLearning content for mobile delivery different than PC deployments and we’ll show you how to get from Adobe Captivate to iOS and other mobile platforms. Get down to the business of creating actual training content that can be delivered on cell phones, tablets and other mobile devices. We'll give you an overview of the dominant types of mLearning content, and give you some examples of how to create content of these types. Finally I'll talk about some of the inherent tools in mobile devices that might be leveraged in order to provide new opportunities for your learning solutions.


    Composition & Layout for Online eLearning: Lesson 8 (Creating Templates with Photoshop)


    Join Dr. Allen Partridge for this exciting and unprecedented series for Instructional Designers, eLearning Content Authors and anyone who wants to produce higher quality eLearning content.  Dr. Partridge will show you how to leverage the components in Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5 in order to create compelling, effective & engaging eLearning materials for online distribution.  Throughout the series Dr. Partridge will provide a foundation in principles adopted from the principles of design combined with a deep understanding of educational theory & methodology to help you master the art of creating great designs for your online learning content.  In this session the focus will be on creating interface elements with Adobe Photoshop. Attendees will learn basic methods to create interface elements from scratch with an emphasis on pragmatic solutions that are quick to produce, creative in practice and lead to aesthetically pleasing finished eLearning content.


    The Time-Line Demystified


    Join Tim Lucas, Pooja Jaisingh and Vish as they show you how to effectively use the timeline to create captivating projects. They will show you how to set the duration right, understand the stacking order and discuss some troubleshooting tips related to objects placed on the timeline.


    Best Practices for Creating HTML5 Courses using Adobe Captivate 5.5 and HTML5 Converter


    Join Michael Hinze, Adobe Captivate Expert, as he shares the best practices of creating HTML5 Courses using Adobe Captivate 5.5 and HTML5 Converter. He will show you how to create a course in Adobe Captivate 5.5 and publish it to HTML5 format using HTML5 Converter. He will also share some tips and tricks for effectively creating HTML5 courses.


    Increase Productivity with Master Slides, Object Styles and Object Effects


    Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn how to create great looking courses using the power of Master Slides, Object Styles and Object Effects. During the session, we will discuss the best practices of using these features in Adobe Captivate to do the tasks faster and still create aesthetically good looking courses.


    Simulations made easy with Adobe Captivate 5.5 – Basics and best practices


     

    Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn the basics of Capture in Adobe Captivate 5.5. We will also discuss the best practices while creating and modifying the simulations in Adobe Captivate.

    What's in it for you?

    After attending the session, you will be able to:

    • Understand the suitable settings to be done before capturing
    • Capture any application/screen area as Automatic or Full Motion Recording
    • Understand the best practices while editing the captured project
    • Resize the project for various requirements


    Adobe Photoshop basics for Adobe Captivate 5.5 users – Part 2


    Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaising to learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop for creating and editing images/assets for Adobe Captivate 5.5. This is the second part of 2 part series wherein we will discuss different techniques used in creating and managing the image assets.

    What's in it for you?

    After attending the session, you will be able to:

    • Create graphics to be used as buttons in Adobe Captivate
    • Create graphics to be used as Text Caption Backgrounds
    • Understand and create layer comps
    • Use the layer comps in Adobe Captivate for various layouts
    •  


    Recording Modes and Using the Captivate Library


    Join Tim Lucas, Pooja Jaisingh and Vish as they talk about the different recording modes in Adobe Captivate. They will guide you how to select the right mode for your training requirements. They will also show you how to effectively use the Library.


    Creating Educational Games in Adobe Captivate with Joe Ganci


    Leap into Spring with eLearning Rock Star Joe Ganci on leap day.  Join Joe for an amazing session on creating eLearning Games with Adobe Captivate. You know that games can be beneficial in helping learners retain what they learn. Of course, games can also distract from the content, so you must plan carefully what kind of games to include in your learning. During this session, reknowned Captivate expert, Joe Ganci will teach the factors that must be considered in choosing or building games for learning and will also show you how to create a learning game in Adobe Captivate. You will even get a free copy of a game for your own use!


    Best Practices for Working with Objects in Adobe Captivate 5.5


    Join John Daigle, Pooja Jaisingh and Vish to learn about the best practices of working with standard and interactive objects in Adobe Captivate 5.5. These objects include text captions, images, rollover images/captions/slidelets, animations, click boxes, buttons, and highlight boxes.  They will also be sharing some quick tips on troubleshooting common issues you can face when working with objects in Adobe Captivate 5.5.


    Enhancing Captivate eLearning with Interactive Widgets- Part 2


    This vicarious eLearning eSeminar features me Allen learning from Tristan Ward of Infosemantics how you can use the new Widget to do unbelievably cool things in Adobe Captivate. Particularly mind-blowing from our prep-session? Tristan showed me how I can combine things like Jim Liechliter's radio button widget with Captivate variables and use the master widget to create incredibly detailed form simulations with very deep tests to determine if the form is properly filled out - then, amazingly - evaluate the entire problem and report it as a single question response! You won't want to miss this amazing session.


    Karl Kapp on Gamification & eLearning


    Join Dr. Allen Partridge as he interviews Dr. Karl Kapp, distinguished author and expert on simulations and games in eLearning. Dr. Kapp is a professor of instructional technology at Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, PA and has worked with such organizations as Black and Decker, L’OREAL and Sovereign Bank as well as government agencies to help them create effective online instruction. Dr. Kapp is author of five books on the convergence of learning and technology including "Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning" and “Learning in 3D” which he co-authored with Tony O’Driscoll. Currently, he is working on his fifth book "The Gamification of Learning and Instruction” where he explores the research and theoretical foundations behind effective game-based learning; examining everything from reward schedules to the use of avatars to games for teaching pro-social behaviors which will be discussed during this session. Look for his latest book on Gamification in the Spring of 2012.


    Enhancing Captivate eLearning with Interactive Widgets – Part 1: Drag and Drop


    Join Dr. Allen Partridge and Tristan Ward AKA: The Widget King for a new series of seminars focused around Infosemantics’ latest widgets for Adobe Captivate 4, 5, and 5.5. The first of these seminars teaches how to use the Interactive Drag and Drop widget to create complex interactions that were previously impossible in Captivate. The first half of this seminar will give an introduction the unique features of the Interactive Drag and Drop widget. The second half will demonstrate how to construct a sophisticated drag and drop interaction for an online safety training course. This seminar assumes a basic knowledge of how to use Infosemantics Drag and Drop widgets. For those unfamiliar with these widgets, it is recommended to watch the previous seminar on the Drag and Drop Lite question widget accessible from here:

    http://blogs.adobe.com/captivate/2010/11/drag-drop-in-adobe-captivate.html


    Mobile and Social – The Future of Technical Communication


    Join Tom Aldous, Adobe Technical Communication Evangelist and Adobe partner Daniel R. Odio, CEO of Socialize, Inc. <http://www.getsocialize.com/> for an interactive webinar where they will discuss how mobile and social are changing the way people communicate create, share and consume content, the strategic implications of the same for today’s technical communication professionals, and how best to ride these mega trends in the technical communication space. 

    If you are looking for ways to better engage your users and boost discovery and interaction with your content, this is a “can't-miss” webinar!


    Preparing Captivate for Efficient Recording and Editing


    Join Tim Lucas, Adobe Captivate Expert, along with Pooja Jaisingh and Vish to learn how to set the ground right for capture workflow. They will show you how to work with global preferences and custom styles and talk about the best practices around these settings.


    Adobe Photoshop basics for Adobe Captivate 5.5 users – Part 1


    Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop for creating and editing images/assets for Adobe Captivate 5.5. This is the first part of 2 part series wherein we will discuss different techniques used in creating and managing the image assets.

    What's in it for you?

    After attending the session, you will be able to:

    • Export the Captured images from Adobe Captivate for editing, edit it in Adobe Photoshop, and import it back into Adobe Captivate
    • Understand the image and canvas dimensions
    • Create backgrounds using different tools available in Adobe Photoshop
    • Create image masks to edit the images
    • Create Transparent PNGs to be used inside Adobe Photoshop
    •  


    Creating Quizzes with Random Questions in Adobe Captivate 5.5


    Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish to learn how to create quizzes with random questions using Adobe Captivate 5.5. They will show you how to create a question pool, create a quiz with random questions, reuse question pools created for other projects, and create a quiz with questions coming from various question pools.

    What’s in it for you?

    After attending the session, you will be able to:

    • Create a random question slide
    • Create a question pool
    • Create a quiz with random questions from a single question pool
    • Create a quiz with random questions from a multiple question pools
    • Reuse question pools created for other projects
    • Move questions from pool to pool, main project to pool and vice versa


    Step-by-step Procedure to Create Good Looking Templates for Your Adobe Captivate


    Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn how to create great looking course templates using various applications available in Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5. We will also discuss how we can do the roundtripping between these applications to edit the assets used in these templates.


    Create Cool Assets for Your Adobe Captivate Courses


    Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn how to create various assets for your eLearning courses such as buttons, text caption backgrounds, slide backgrounds, etc. During this session we will use Adobe Captivate and other products in Adobe eLearning Suite to create and modify the assets.


    Creating HTML5 Courses for iPad using Adobe Captivate 5.5 and HTML5 Converter


    Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and  Vish to learn how to create eLearning courses for your iPad. They will show you how to create a course in Adobe Captivate 5.5 and publish it to HTML5 format using HTML5 Converter. They will also share some tips and tricks for effectively creating HTML5 courses.


    Composition & Layout for Online eLearning: Lesson 7 (Learning from the Best & Worst of PowerPoint)


    Join Dr. Allen Partridge for this exciting and unprecedented series for Instructional Designers, eLearning Content Authors and anyone who wants to produce higher quality eLearning content.  Dr. Partridge will show you how to leverage the components in Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5 in order to create compelling, effective & engaging eLearning materials for online distribution.  Throughout the series Dr. Partridge will provide a foundation in principles adopted from the principles of design combined with a deep understanding of educational theory & methodology to help you master the art of creating great designs for your online learning content.  In this session the focus will be on learning from common problems found in PowerPoint based layout & design.


    Composition & Layout for Online eLearning: Lesson 6 (Making it Mobile with HTML5 & Captivate)


    Join Dr. Allen Partridge for this exciting and unprecedented series for Instructional Designers, eLearning Content Authors and anyone who wants to produce higher quality eLearning content.  Dr. Partridge will show you how to leverage the components in Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5 in order to create compelling, effective & engaging eLearning materials for online distribution.  Throughout the series Dr. Partridge will provide a foundation in principles adopted from the principles of design combined with a deep understanding of educational theory & methodology to help you master the art of creating great designs for your online learning content.  In this session the focus will be on converting your content to HTML5 for iOS devices like the iPad, the iPod and the iPhone.


    Composition & Layout for Online eLearning: Lesson 5 (Adding Animation with Adobe Flash)


    Join Dr. Allen Partridge for this exciting and unprecedented series for Instructional Designers, eLearning Content Authors and anyone who wants to produce higher quality eLearning content.  Dr. Partridge will show you how to leverage the components in Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5 in order to create compelling, effective & engaging eLearning materials for online distribution.  Throughout the series Dr. Partridge will provide a foundation in principles adopted from the principles of design combined with a deep understanding of educational theory & methodology to help you master the art of creating great designs for your online learning content.  In this session the focus will be on creating animation for user interface components using Adobe Flash Professional CS 5.5.


    Best Practices for Creating eLearning Courses using Adobe Presenter


    Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish to learn how to rapidly create an eLearning course from within Microsoft PowerPoint using Adobe Presenter. In this training session, they will share some best practices to transform drab presentations into interactive multimedia experiences with narration, animations, quizzes, and simulations.


    Training: Creating Interesting Interactivities with Adobe Captivate – Part 2


    Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish to learn how to create interactive screens using Advanced Actions and Variables in Adobe Captivate 5.5. The interactive screens included in this two-part training session will be click-reveal text screen, tabbed screen, click-based animation screen, and timeline screen.


    Training: Creating an HTML5 course using Adobe Captivate 5.5 and HTML5 converter


    Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn how to create a good looking eLearning course which can be published as HTML5 output. In this Hands-on session, we will also look at using HTML5 converter for Adobe Captivate 5.5. While doing this, we will discuss creating content slides and question slides as well for the course.


    Training: Creating Interesting Interactivities with Adobe Captivate – Part 1


    Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish to learn how to create interactive screens using Advanced Actions and Variables in Adobe Captivate 5.5. The interactive screens included in this two-part training session will be click-reveal text screen, tabbed screen, click-based animation screen, and timeline screen.


    Composition & Layout for Online eLearning: Lesson 4 (Adding Sound with Audition)


    Join Dr. Allen Partridge for this exciting and unprecedented series for Instructional Designers, eLearning Content Authors and anyone who wants to produce higher quality eLearning content.  Dr. Partridge will show you how to leverage the components in Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5 in order to create compelling, effective & engaging eLearning materials for online distribution.  Throughout the series Dr. Partridge will provide a foundation in principles adopted from the principles of design combined with a deep understanding of educational theory & methodology to help you master the art of creating great designs for your online learning content.  In this session the focus will be on creating and or acquiring audio effects that may be used to reinforce the overall navigation and user interface in your projects. Examples will use Adobe Audition CS 5.5 & Adobe Captivate 5.5.


    Composition & Layout for Online eLearning: Lesson 3 (Photoshop CS 5.5 Basics)


    Join Dr. Allen Partridge for this exciting and unprecedented series for Instructional Designers, eLearning Content Authors and anyone who wants to produce higher quality eLearning content.  Dr. Partridge will show you how to leverage the components in Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5 in order to create compelling, effective & engaging eLearning materials for online distribution.  Throughout the series Dr. Partridge will provide a foundation in principles adopted from the principles of design combined with a deep understanding of educational theory & methodology to help you master the art of creating great designs for your online learning content.  In this session the focus will be on creating interface elements with Adobe Photoshop. Attendees will learn basic methods to create interface elements from scratch with an emphasis on pragmatic solutions that are quick to produce, creative in practice and lead to aesthetically pleasing finished eLearning content.


    Training: Import/Export workflows in Adobe Captivate 5.5


    Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn about different import/export workflows available in Adobe Captivate 5.5. In this session, they will show you how to export project captions, preferences, object styles, etc. They will also share some best practices related to these workflows.

    What’s in it for you?

    After attending the session, you will be able to:

    • Export preferences, project captions and object styles
    • Import the modified preferences, project captions and object styles
    • Export project to Flash CS 5.5
    • Export to XML and import it back
    • Import Question Pools
    • Import External Library


    Creating Scenario-based Courses with Adobe Presenter


    Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish to learn how to rapidly create scenarios using branched navigation in Microsoft PowerPoint and publish using Adobe Presenter. In this training session, they will also share some tips and tricks of designing user interface and graphics for scenario-based courses.


    Deep Dive: Effective Soft Skills Training in Adobe Captivate: Part 3


    Join Dr. Allen Partridge for part 3 of an advanced tutorial on creating soft skills simulations with Adobe Captivate. This session is recommended for intermediate and advanced users and assumes fundamental awareness of Adobe Captivate. Dr. Partridge will demonstrate and break-down the elements commonly used in creating soft skills simulations. This will be a technically oriented session focused on advanced actions and creating the logical decision trees and complementary functions to make advanced branching dependent projects really sing.


    Composition & Layout for Online eLearning: Lesson 2 (Understanding Navigation)


    Join Dr. Allen Partridge for this exciting and unprecedented series for Instructional Designers, eLearning Content Authors and anyone who wants to produce higher quality eLearning content.  Dr. Partridge will show you how to leverage the components in Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5 in order to create compelling, effective & engaging eLearning materials for online distribution.  Throughout the series Dr. Partridge will provide a foundation in principles adopted from the principles of design combined with a deep understanding of educational theory & methodology to help you master the art of creating great designs for your online learning content.  In this session the focus will be on the principles and methodology of UI design to optimize navigation, prepare navigational elements for ADA / 508 compliance and users will learn how to implement navigation that complements their interface design.


    Composition & Layout for Online eLearning: Lesson 1 (Understanding Layout)


    Join Dr. Allen Partridge for this exciting and unprecedented series for Instructional Designers, eLearning Content Authors and anyone who wants to produce higher quality eLearning content.  Dr. Partridge will show you how to leverage the components in Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5 in order to create compelling, effective & engaging eLearning materials for online distribution.  Throughout the series Dr. Partridge will provide a foundation in principles adopted from the principles of design combined with a deep understanding of educational theory & methodology to help you master the art of creating great designs for your online learning content.  In this session the focus will be on composition and layout. This session will provide a foundation for the principles discussed in those sessions that follow.


    Using Multi-SCO Packager to Create a Single Course out of SCOs from Captivate, Flash and Dreamweaver


    Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn how to combine SWF and PDF from Captivate, Learning interactions SWF from Flash and Course Builder SCOs from Dreamweaver into a single course. We will also learn about using Learning Interactions in Flash and Course Builder in Dreamweaver.

    What’s in it for you?

    After attending the session, you will be able to:

    • Create SCORM Trackable SWF and PDF from Captivate
    • Create Learning Interaction SWF from Flash
    • Create Course Builder SCO from Dreamweaver
    • Use Multi-SCO Packager to create single course.
    • Upload to LMS to test the content.


    Creating Interactive eLearning with Adobe Presenter


    Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish to learn how to rapidly create an interactive eLearning course from within Microsoft PowerPoint using Adobe Presenter. In this training session, they will show you how to create interactive screens using simple actions in PowerPoint. They will also show you how to ember interactive SWFs in your Adobe Presenter courses.


    Training: Instant eLearning with Adobe Presenter


    Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish to learn how to rapidly create an eLearning course from within Microsoft PowerPoint using Adobe Presenter. In this training session, they will show you how you can transform drab presentations into interactive multimedia experiences with narration, animations, quizzes, and simulations.

    What’s in it for you?

    After attending the session, you will be able to:

    • Create an eLearning course using Adobe Presenter
    • Change settings and manage slide information
    • Add audio
    • Insert video to the slides/sidebar
    • Insert animations to the slides/sidebar
    • Include quizzes
    • Enable reporting
    • Publish the course


    Hands-on Training: Using Advanced Actions and Variables in Adobe Captivate 5.5 (Part 2)


    Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to create exciting eLearning content and add complex interactivity by using Advanced Actions and Variables.

    What’s in it for you?

    After attending the session, you will be able to:

    • Create a user-defined variable
    • Edit/delete a user-defined variable
    • Control Adobe Captivate projects with variables
    • Create advanced actions
    • Edit/delete/duplicate advanced actions
    • Apply advanced actions to slides
    • Apply advanced actions to interactive objects


    eLearning, the Public Sector & the Age of Austerity


    The public sector is harnessing the power of eLearning technology to reduce costs and improve learning outcomes for both citizens and staff. Is this an immediate response to budget cuts or the shape of digital learning to come? Join Mike Brook of HMRC, Paul McElvaney of Learning Pool and Keith Quinn of Scottish Social Services Council to debate this important topic.


    Hands-on: Enhancing Adobe Captivate Content with Audio


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    Let’s Explore the Branching View in Adobe Captivate 5.5


    Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn how to use the Branching panel effectively in Adobe Captivate 5.5.

    What’s in it for you?

    After attending the session, you will be able to:

    • Work with the Branching panel panes.
    • Edit the links between the slides.
    • Group slides using the Branching view
    • Export the Branching view.


    Hands-on: Using Objects in Adobe Captivate 5.5


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    Deep Dive: Effective Soft Skills Training in Adobe Captivate: Part 2


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    Adobe Photoshop for Adobe Captivate users: Part 2


    Join RJ Jacquez, Senior eLearning Evangelist, in part 2 of getting started with Photoshop for Adobe Captivate users and lear more techniques about how to enhance the development of eLearning project using the power of Adobe Photoshop. In this eSeminar will learn important techniques on how to make selections in Photoshop and how to work more effectively with Layers and Blending modes.


    Alternate Reporting and Quiz Result Analyzer in Adobe Captivate 5.5


    Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish to learn about the alternate options available for quiz reporting like Acrobat.com and Internal Server. They will also show you how to analyze the results using Adobe Captivate Quiz Results Analyzer.

    What’s in it for you?

    After attending the session, you will be able to:

    • Set the reporting preferences.
    • Submit results for the quiz.
    • View the results in Adobe Captivate Quiz Results Analyzer.


    Hands-on: Using Advanced Actions and Variables in Adobe Captivate 5.5


    Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to create exciting eLearning content and add complex interactivity by using Advanced Actions and Variables.

    What’s in it for you?

    • After attending the session, you will be able to:
    • Create a user-defined variable.
    • Edit/delete a user-defined variable.
    • Control Adobe Captivate projects with variables.
    • Create advanced actions.
    • Edit/delete/duplicate advanced actions.
    • Apply advanced actions to slides.
    • Apply advanced actions to interactive objects.


    Deep Dive: Effective Soft Skills Training in Adobe Captivate: Part 2


    Join Dr. Allen Partridge for part 2 of an advanced tutorial on creating soft skills simulations with Adobe Captivate. This session is recommended for intermediate and advanced users and assumes fundamental awareness of Adobe Captivate. Dr. Partridge will demonstrate and break-down the elements commonly used in creating soft skills simulations. This will be a technically oriented session focused on advanced actions and creating the logical decision trees and complementary functions to make advanced branching dependent projects really sing.


    Understanding Adobe Captivate for Total Beginners: Part 4


    Join Dr. Allen Partridge for an introductory session demonstrating the fundamental components of Adobe Captivate, and explaining how to use these tools to create eLearning modules. This session is intended for beginners who have already seen Part 1 in this series, and it will gently guide you to a stronger understanding of how to use Adobe Captivate to create slightly more complex eLearning content.


    Video Integration in Adobe Captivate 5.5


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    Getting started with Adobe Photoshop for Adobe Captivate users


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    Adobe eLearning Master Class: Cathy Moore chats with Allen Partridge on Saving the World from Boring eLearning


    Award-winning instructional designer, Cathy Moore will sit down with Adobe eLearning Evangelist Dr. Allen Partridge on Tuesday, September 7th at 8AM US Pacific 11 AM US Eastern, 4PM London for an Internet broadcast discussion on Creating Effective & Engaging eLearning. Cathy is an extraordinary force in the eLearning community who's dedicated to saving the world from boring eLearning. She's the creator Action Mapping, a visual system for designing lively instructional materials that support business strategy. Cathy designs eLearning for Fortune Global 500 organizations, helps clients improve their own design skills, and presents at international conferences.


    Hands-on: Working with Project Templates and Master Slides in Adobe Captivate 5.5


    Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish to learn how to use project templates and master slides to give a consistent look and feel to your projects and templatize the slides you frequently use in Adobe Captivate 5.5 courses.

    What’s in it for you?

    After attending the session, you will be able to:

    • View master slide
    • Add a master slide
    • Add objects to master slides
    • Edit master slides
    • Reuse master slides
    • Create project templates
    • Create projects from project templates
    • Add master slide in project template
    •  


    Roundtripping Adobe Captivate Content with Adobe Flash


    Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn how to instantly update Flash applications used in Adobe Captivate projects, invoke Flash from within Adobe Captivate, and synchronize the files in Adobe Captivate and Flash with a single click.

    What’s in it for you?

    After attending this session, you will be able to:

    • Edit animation with Flash from within Captivate
    • Update and swap animations
    • Relink Flash source file
    • Export Captivate project to Flash


    Reviewing eLearning Courses Made Easy with Adobe Captivate 5.5


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    Understanding Adobe Captivate for Total Beginners: Part 2


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    Hands-on: Introduction to Capture workflows using Adobe Captivate 5.5


    Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh for a hands-on session on capture workflows using Adobe Captivate 5.5.  In this session, you learn to create application recordings in demonstration mode, training mode and assessment mode -- all in one go. You will also learn to enhance the recordings with additional objects in Adobe Captivate 5.5, to make the captured content more effective.

    What’s in it for you?

    After attending this session, you will be able to:

    • Modify the capture settings
    • Capture application in demonstration mode
    • Capture application in assessment mode
    • Capture application in training mode
    • Edit the captured simulation
    • Insert additional objects
    • Publish the project


    Understanding Adobe Captivate for Total Beginners: Part 3


    Join Dr. Allen Partridge for an introductory session demonstrating the fundamental components of Adobe Captivate, and explaining how to use these tools to create eLearning modules. This session is intended for beginners who have already seen Part 1 in this series, and it will gently guide you to a stronger understanding of how to use Adobe Captivate to create slightly more complex eLearning content.


    Understanding Adobe Captivate for Total Beginners: Part 1


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    Hands-on: Adding Assessment to Your Courses with Adobe Captivate 5.5


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    Roundtripping Adobe Captivate Content with Adobe Photoshop


    Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish for an exciting session on Photoshop roundtripping. Learn how to instantly update Adobe Photoshop files imported in Adobe Captivate projects, invoke Adobe Photoshop from within Adobe Captivate and keep the linked files in sync using a single click.

    What’s in it for you?

    After attending this session, you will be able to:

    • Import Photoshop files
    • Manage layers and layer comps
    • Edit Photoshop files from within Captivate
    • Update and relink Photoshop files


    Hands-on: Enhancing Adobe Captivate Content with Audio


    Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh for a hands-on session on using audio in Adobe Captivate. They will take you through different options to add, edit, and record audio to either slides or to the entire project. They will also show you how to add Text to Speech voices.

    What’s in it for you?

    After attending this session, you will be able to:

    • Add audio to slides
    • Distribute audio across slides
    • Edit slide/slides audio
    • Add Text to speech voices


    Getting started with Adobe Photoshop for Adobe Captivate users


    Join RJ Jacquez, Adobe Senior Product Evangelist, for a fun session on Photoshop, specifically designed for new users who are already familiar with Adobe Captivate. In this session, you learn how to get started using Photoshop for enhancing your Captivate projects, how to work with Layers and how to use the powerful content-aware fill tool for including just the right images in your eLearning projects.


    Hands-on: Using Objects in Adobe Captivate 5.5


    Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish for a hands-on session on how to add standard and interactive objects in Adobe Captivate 5.5. They will also discuss the best practices of using these objects in Adobe Captivate 5.5.

    What’s in it for you?
    • After attending this session, you will be able to add:
    • Text captions and rollover captions
    • Images and rollover images
    • Animations and animated text
    • Click boxes and text entry boxes
    • Buttons
    • Mouse pointers
    • Zoom areas
    • Rollover slidelets
    • Highlight boxes
    •  


    Video Integration in Adobe Captivate 5.5


    Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn more on video integration in Adobe Captivate 5.5. In this session, they will show different ways to insert video in Captivate and use them as an object or slide video. They will also demonstrate how to distribute the video to multiple slides as well as how to add video to TOC.

    What’s in it for you?

    After attending this session, you will be able to:

    • Insert video as an object.
    • Insert video as a slide video.
    • Edit the timing of the slide video.
    • Add video to TOC
    • Add closed captions for videos


    Introduction to Adobe eLearning Suite for Adobe Captivate users


    Join RJ Jacquez, Adobe Senior Product Evangelist, for an introductory session on the entire Adobe eLearning Suite for Adobe Captivate users. This session is intended for Adobe Captivate users who are interested in discovering how they can take their eLearning projects to the next level by using dedicated applications, such as Adobe Audition, Photoshop and Flash for audio, rich media and animation editing.


    Reviewing eLearning Courses Made Easy with Adobe Captivate 5.5


    Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish to learn how to use Adobe Captivate Reviewer to get your Captivate projects reviewed by the SMEs, internal team or customers. Also learn how to leverage Acrobat.com or your internal server in this process.

    What’s in it for you?

    After attending this session, you will be able to:

    • Publish the project for review
    • Share project for review on an internal server
    • Share the project on Acrobat.com for review
    • Review Adobe Captivate project
    • Add comments to the SWF file
    • Edit comments in the SWF file
    • Import comments from an XML file
    • Export comments to an XML file
    • View or sort comments in the AIR application
    • View or sort comments in the Adobe Captivate project
    • Provide feedback on comments by reviewers


    Understanding Adobe Captivate for Total Beginners: Part 2


    Join Dr. Allen Partridge for an introductory session demonstrating the fundamental components of Adobe Captivate, and explaining how to use these tools to create eLearning modules. This session is intended for beginners who have already seen Part 1 in this series, and it will gently guide you to a stronger understanding of how to use Adobe Captivate to create slightly more complex eLearning content.


    Introduction to Adobe eLearning Suite for Adobe Captivate users


    Join RJ Jacquez, Adobe Senior Product Evangelist, for an introductory session on the entire Adobe eLearning Suite for Adobe Captivate users. This session is intended for Adobe Captivate users who are interested in discovering how they can take their eLearning projects to the next level by using dedicated applications, such as Adobe Audition, Photoshop and Flash for audio, rich media and animation editing.


    Hands-on: Introduction to Capture workflows using Adobe Captivate 5.5


    Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh for a hands-on session on capture workflows using Adobe Captivate 5.5.  In this session, you learn to create application recordings in demonstration mode, training mode and assessment mode -- all in one go. You will also learn to enhance the recordings with additional objects in Adobe Captivate 5.5, to make the captured content more effective.

    What’s in it for you?

    After attending this session, you will be able to:

    • Modify the capture settings
    • Capture application in demonstration mode
    • Capture application in assessment mode
    • Capture application in training mode
    • Edit the captured simulation
    • Insert additional objects
    • Publish the project


    Understanding Adobe Captivate for Total Beginners: Part 1


    Join Dr. Allen Partridge for an introductory session demonstrating the fundamental components of Adobe Captivate, and explaining how to use these tools to create eLearning modules. This session is intended for beginners and will gently guide you to a stronger understanding of how to use Adobe Captivate to create basic eLearning content.


    Hands-on: Adding Assessment to Your Courses with Adobe Captivate 5.5


    Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish for a hands-on session on adding assessments to your eLearning courses with Adobe Captivate 5.5. Learn how to use the newly added quiz templates in Adobe Captivate 5.5 to create your assessments.

    What’s in it for you?

    After attending this session, you will be able to:

    • Set quiz preferences
    • Create a quiz using the quiz templates
    • Add various types of questions
    • Edit question screens
    • Enable the quiz for reporting
    • Publish the quiz


    Amazing Image Slideshows with Adobe Captivate 5


    Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn about creating good looking image slide shows. They will also discuss about adding audio to these image slides to make the content enjoyable.

    What’s in it for you?

    After attending this session, you will be able to:

    • Create image slide show projects
    • Edit the images to fit it into the project
    • Add audio to the image slides
    • Preview and publish project


    Brainstorming Actions and Interactions: Part 2


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    Adobe Captivate Interface Made Easy!


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    Different Types of Slides in Adobe Captivate


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    Adobe Captivate Interface Made Easy!


    Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish for an introductory session on Adobe Captivate interface. In this session, they will walk you through the Adobe Captivate workspace and show you how to use the toolbar, panels, filmstrip and timeline effectively.

    What’s in it for you?

    After attending this session, you will be able to:

    • Rearrange the toolbar, timeline and panels
    • Show/hide various panels
    • Initiate various actions using the Filmstrip view
    • Change the zoom level of the timeline panel
    • Change the order of object layers
    • Hide objects during editing      
    • Set time for objects and slides using the timeline
    • Preview a slide using the playhead


    Brainstorming Actions and Interactions: Part 2


    Join Dr. Allen Partridge for part 2 of an advanced tutorial on creating soft skills simulations with Adobe Captivate. This session is recommended for intermediate and advanced users and assumes fundamental awareness of Adobe Captivate. Dr. Partridge will demonstrate and break-down the elements commonly used in creating soft skills simulations. This will be a technically oriented session focused on advanced actions and creating the logical decision trees and complementary functions to make advanced branching dependent projects really sing.


    Different Types of Slides in Adobe Captivate


    Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn how to use different types of slides in Adobe Captivate 5.

    What’s in it for you?

    After attending this session, you will be able to:

    •  Insert a new/blank slide
    • Insert a recording slide
    • Insert a PowerPoint slide
    • Insert a question slide
    • Insert an image slide
    • Delete and edit slides
    • Copy slides from other projects
    • Duplicate slides
    • Preview and publish the project


    Hands-on: Enhancing PowerPoint Courses with Adobe Captivate 5


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    Hands-on: Enhancing PowerPoint Courses with Adobe Captivate 5


    Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish for an exciting hands-on session on how to convert the existing eLearning courses from PowerPoint to Adobe Captivate projects. Learn how to edit a PowerPoint presentation, synchronize a PowerPoint presentation with the Captivate project and enhance the course by adding animations/interactivity in this session with them.

    What’s in it for you?

    After attending this session, you will be able to:

    • Create Adobe Captivate projects from PowerPoint presentations
    • Edit imported PowerPoint slides within Adobe Captivate
    • Import additional PowerPoint slides
    • Synchronize the PowerPoint presentation with Captivate project file
    • Add objects and slides
    • Delete PowerPoint slides
    • Change modes from Linked to Embedded and vice versa
    • Export Animations


    Creating Inspired Activities and Interactions for Effective eLearning


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    Effective eLearning with the new Adobe Captivate 5.5 & eLearning Suite 2.5


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    Effective eLearning with new Adobe Captivate 5.5 & eLearning Suite 2.5 - EMEA


    Join Dr Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist for a demonstration of the exciting new ways to create effective eLearning with Adobe's latest industry leading authoring tools for rapid eLearning authoring. Adobe Captivate is widely recognized as the industry leading rapid eLearning authoring software tool. Explore how Adobe Captivate extends your reach into mobile publishing and enables you to create great looking course content.

    The Adobe eLearning Suite has rocketed to the top, quickly becoming the must-have software package for eLearning professionals since Adobe first released this Dream Team of integrated eLearning Tools in 2009. Find out what everyone's buzzing about, and see the amazing ways Adobe eLearning Suite, featuring Adobe Captivate can help you create dynamic, engaging and productive eLearning courses.


    Hands-on: My First Captivate Project


    Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to get introduced to Adobe Captivate 5 workspace and to use different standard and Interactive objects. Also learn how to preview and publish the finished projects.

    What’s in it for you?

    After attending this session, you will be able to:

    • Work with Adobe Captivate 5 improved workspace
    • Save and reuse the workspace
    • Create a new project
    • Insert standard objects
    • Insert interactive objects
    • Preview and publish the project

     


    Effective eLearning with the new Adobe Captivate 5.5 & eLearning Suite 2.5


    Join Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist for a demonstration of the exciting new ways to create effective eLearning with Adobe's latest updated to the industry leading Authoring tools for rapid eLearning Authoring. Adobe Captivate is widely recognized as the industry leading rapid eLearning authoring software tool. This update adds new functionality to the software that extend its reach into mobile publishing and enhance authors' tools for quickly creating great looking course content.

    The Adobe eLearning Suite has rocketed to the top, quickly becoming the must-have software package for eLearning professionals since Adobe first released this dream team of integrated eLearning Tools in 2009. Find out what everyone's buzzing about, and see what new treasures the Adobe eLearning Team has cooked up for you at this one hour eSeminar demonstrating the amazing ways that the new Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5, featuring Adobe Captivate 5.5 can help you create dynamic, engaging and productive eLearning courses.


    Creating Inspired Activities and Interactions for Effective eLearning


    Adobe’s eLearning Evangelist, Dr Allen Partridge and esteemed eLearning and Communication Consultant, Clive Shepherd, will discuss the future of eLearning and how organisations can best create ‘Inspired Activities and Interactions for Effective eLearning’.


    Brainstorming Actions and Interactions


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    Using Advanced Actions and Variables in Adobe Captivate 5


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    Using Advanced Actions and Variables in Adobe Captivate 5


    Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh while they demonstrate how to create exciting eLearning content and add complex interactivity by using Advanced Actions and Variables.


    Brainstorming Actions and Interactions


    Join Dr. Allen Partridge on his search for awesome interactions and activities for eLearning. How do you design great interactions that really promote knowledge transfer? How do you easily implement those interactions and activities? How do you know what kind of interactions are most likely to both appeal to the learners and to create a winning result in terms of learner benefits and benefits to the company or institution? Dr. Partridge will trace the story of his investigation thus far, he’ll show you so cool examples, look to members of the community for advice and strategies, and help us all focus a little on snagging this goal in our own projects.


    Using Object Styles and Effects in Adobe Captivate 5


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    Using Object Styles and Effects in Adobe Captivate 5


    Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish to add some style to the eLearning content by using object styles and object effects in Adobe Captivate 5 projects. They will discuss how to create, apply, edit, export, import and delete object styles. They will also show you how to apply various effects to objects like rotation, emphasis, filters and motion path.


    Question Banking Made Easy with Adobe Captivate 5


    Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish to learn how to create Question Banks with Adobe Captivate 5. They will show you how to create a question pool, create a quiz with random questions, reuse question pools created for other projects, and create a quiz with questions coming from various question pools.


    Working with Project Templates and Master Slides in Adobe Captivate 5


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    Working with Project Templates and Master Slides in Adobe Captivate 5


    Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn how to use project templates and master slides to give a consistent look and feel to your projects and templatize the slides you frequently use in Adobe Captivate 5 courses.


    Deep Dive: Effective Soft Skills Training in Adobe Captivate 5


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    Deep Dive: Effective Soft Skills Training in Adobe Captivate 5


    Join Dr. Allen Partridge for an advanced tutorial on creating soft skills simulations with Adobe Captivate. This session is recommended for intermediate and advanced users and assumes fundamental awareness of Adobe Captivate. Dr. Partridge will demonstrate and break-down the elements commonly used in creating soft skills simulations. This will be a technically oriented session focused on advanced actions and creating the logical decision trees and complementary functions to make advanced branching dependent projects really sing.


    Preferences and Publish Settings in Adobe Captivate 5


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    Preferences and Publish Settings in Adobe Captivate 5


    Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to explore the various preferences and publish settings available in Adobe Captivate 5.


    Adding Assessment to Your Courses with Adobe Captivate 5


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    Rapid Animation Generation for Avatar Personalization in Adobe Captivate 5 Projects


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    Adding Assessment to Your Courses with Adobe Captivate 5


    Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish to learn about creating quizzes, adding various types of questions, editing question screens, enabling the quiz for reporting and publishing the quiz.


    Rapid Animation Generation for Avatar Personalization in Adobe Captivate 5 Projects


    Avatars and Personal Learning Agents are all the rage in eLearning today, but it can be costly and confusing to create them. In this 1 hour session Dr. Allen Partridge will show you how to use free animation tools to rapidly create, record, and integrate animated Avatars and Personal Learning Agents into your Adobe Captivate 5 projects.


    Navigating the LMS Maze


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    Customizing the Project Interface with Adobe Captivate 5: TOC, skin editor and project resize


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    Navigating the LMS Maze


    Join Dr. Allen Partridge and guest Captivate Engineers as they take a deeper dive into the Learning Management System integration potential of Adobe Captivate 5. Topics include all forms of LMS integration as well as setting the various properties for Captivate to LMS communication.


    Customizing the Project Interface with Adobe Captivate 5: TOC, skin editor and project resize


    Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish for an introductory session on customizing the table of contents, playbar and the appearance of the final SWF. They will also touch upon the playbar widgets available with Captivate 5.


    Publishing Options in Adobe Captivate 5


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    Publishing options in Adobe Captivate 5


    Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn about various publishing options like, SWF, F4V, EXE and APP for Mac. They will also discuss about publishing the course to Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro, uploading the course directly to FTP and printing course handouts.


    Migrating from a Presenter Workflow to an Adobe Captivate 5 Workflow; The how and why.


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    Migrating from a Presenter Workflow to an Adobe Captivate 5 Workflow; The how and why.


    Working with Adobe Presenter from within PowerPoint was a natural progression a few years ago. Now many eLearning developers are desperate for more than Presenter can offer. Learn how to accomplish all the same tasks in less time and with greater potential using Adobe Captivate 5 alone.


    Enhancing Adobe Captivate Content with Audio - Part 2


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    Enhancing Adobe Captivate Content with Audio - Part 2


    Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh for an introduction to audio in Captivate 5, where they will discuss various methods to add audio: record, text-to-speech and import. They will also touch upon the ways to edit the audio.


    PowerPoint workflows in Adobe Captivate 5


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    PowerPoint workflows in Adobe Captivate 5


    In this eSeminar, Adobe eLearning Senior Product Evangelist, RJ Jacquez, will discuss and demonstrate best practices for linking, reusing and customizing PowerPoint content for inclusion in Adobe Captivate 5 Projects.


    Enhancing Adobe Captivate Content with Audio - Part 1


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    Enhancing Adobe Captivate Content with Audio - Part 1


    Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh for an introduction to audio in Captivate 5, where they will discuss various methods to add audio: record, text-to-speech and import. They will also touch upon the ways to edit the audio.


    Adding Interactivity to eLearning Courses with Adobe Captivate 5


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    Adding Interactivity to eLearning Courses with Adobe Captivate 5


    Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish to learn about the standard and interactive objects in Adobe Captivate 5. They will also discuss the best practices of using objects in Adobe Captivate 5.


    Creating a self-guided Knowledge-based Training Solution in Adobe Captivate 5


    Join Dr. Allen Partridge for a Step by Step Guide to creating a knowledge-based self-guided training solution in Adobe Captivate 5.


    Enhancing PowerPoint Courses with Adobe Captivate 5


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    Enhancing PowerPoint Courses with Adobe Captivate 5


    In this training session, we will focus on converting the existing eLearning courses from PowerPoint to Adobe Captivate projects. We will also discuss how to edit a PowerPoint presentation, synchronize a PowerPoint presentation with the Captivate project and enhance the course by adding animations/interactivity to it.


    Adding Spice to Compliance Training with Adobe Captivate 5


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    Adding Spice to Compliance Training with Adobe Captivate 5


    Compliance training can all too often be dry as toast. Dr. Allen Partridge will demonstrate and define approaches that can add some flair to your compliance training. He will explain how to improve ROI by ensuring that the focus of your compliance training changing behaviors is actually accomplished.


    Introduction to Capture workflows using Adobe Captivate 5 - Part 2


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    Introduction to Capture workflows using Adobe Captivate 5 - Part 2


    One of the major workflows in Adobe Captivate 5 is Capture workflow. We use capture workflows to do Software Simulations, Product demos etc., During this session, we will discuss Different Recording options available for us including Automatic and Manual recording of either screen area or an application. Session also focuses on different Preview/Publish options available catering to Web Distribution or Stand-alone distribution.


    Introduction to Capture workflows using Adobe Captivate 5


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    Introduction to Capture workflows using Adobe Captivate 5


    One of the major workflows in Adobe Captivate 5 is Capture workflow. We use capture workflows to do Software Simulations, Product demos etc., During this session, we will discuss Different Recording options available for us including Automatic and Manual recording of either screen area or an application. Session also focuses on different Preview/Publish options available catering to Web Distribution or Stand-alone distribution.


    Captivate 5 Beginner Tips: How to Avoid the Common Mistakes when using Adobe Captivate 5


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    Captivate 5 Beginner Tips: How to Avoid the Common Mistakes when using Adobe Captivate 5


    Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist will explain the most common errors made by beginners who are just learning to work with Adobe Captivate 5. He'll give you examples of ways to avoid these common issues and explain the fundamentals of the Adobe Captivate Workflow.


    Creating your first Application Capture Training with Adobe Captivate 5


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    Creating your first Application Capture Training with Adobe Captivate 5


     Join Dr. Allen Partridge for a Step by Step Guide to creating your first Screen / Application Training Solution with Adobe Captivate 5


    Making Effective Adobe Captivate eLearning Modules Part 10: Individual Differences


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    Making Effective Adobe Captivate eLearning Modules Part 10: Individual Differences


    Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist, will present a one hour online eSeminar for users of Adobe Captivate and / or Adobe eLearning Suite. The session focuses on the Multimedia eLearning Design Principle known as the Individual Differences Principle, which suggests that design effects are stronger for low-knowledge learners than for high knowledge learners, and for high-spatial learners rather than for low-spatial learners. Examples will focus on the use of Advanced Actions, ADA/508 Compliance, Closed Captions, Localization, Video Closed Caption, Branching and User Variables in Adobe Captivate 5.


    Making Effective Adobe Captivate eLearning Modules Part 9: Pre-Training


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    Making Effective Adobe Captivate eLearning Modules Part 9: Pre-Training


    This one hour session hosted by Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist, will focus on creating effective eLearning content. The session focuses on the Multimedia eLearning Design Principle known as pre-training, which suggests that elearning content authors should first build up basic information about essential elements which are pre-requisites to understanding the larger concepts. Examples will focus on the use of Quizzes, the Quiz Results Analyzer and the Table of Contents in Adobe Captivate 5.


    Making Effective Adobe Captivate eLearning Modules Part 8: Segmenting


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    Making Effective Adobe Captivate eLearning Modules Part 8: Segmenting


    Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist, will present a one hour online eSeminar for users of Adobe Captivate and / or Adobe eLearning Suite. The session focuses on the Multimedia eLearning Design Principle known as the Segmenting Principle, which suggests that authors of eLearning content should break content up into small pieces or chunks in order to help avoid cognitive overload for the learners. Examples will focus on the use of Slide Paradigm, Object Styles & PPT Import in Adobe Captivate 5.


    Making Effective Adobe Captivate eLearning Modules Part 7: Coherence


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    Making Effective Adobe Captivate eLearning Modules Part 7 : Coherence


    This one hour session hosted by Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist, will focus on creating effective eLearning content. The session focuses on the Multimedia eLearning Design Principle known as Coherence, which suggests that off topic ancillary material can distract from learning. This theory stands in opposition to arousal theory, providing research based evidence that when stimulating animation or any form of non-relevant information is provided, it can actually decrease the efficacy of the instruction. Examples will focus on the use of Templates, Master Slides & Object Styles in Adobe Captivate 5.


    Making Effective Adobe Captivate eLearning Modules Part 6: Redundancy


    Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist, will present a one hour online eSeminar for users of Adobe Captivate and / or Adobe eLearning Suite. The session focuses on the Multimedia eLearning Design Principle known as Redundancy, which suggests that presenting symbols via both text and aural channels is less effective than presenting via only one. Examples will focus on the use of Audio Editing & Text in Adobe Captivate 5.


    Making Effective Adobe Captivate eLearning Modules Part 5: Contiguity


    This one hour session hosted by Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist, will focus on creating effective eLearning content, specifically on the Contiguity Principle, which indicates that the spatial relationship proximity of symbols like text to analogous images things that look like the subject of the learning is significant, and plays a key role in how effectively we learn. This session will explain the overall concept and demonstrate how this concept can be applied with particular focus on the following features in Adobe Captivate; Position, Resize, Transform, Align, Pan, Zoom, Auto-Captions, Rollover.


    Working with Widgets, Part 2: Beyond the Basics


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    Working with Widgets, Part 2: Beyond the Basics


    Widget developer Tristan Ward joins Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist for a second adventure in vicarious eLearning. Tristan will again teach Allen Widget creation basics using the Widget Factory of widget Development for Adobe Captivate. This time the duo will forge beyond the basic building blocks of widgets and create a more sophisticated widget. Explores basic widget concepts and provides examples of implementation. This session is appropriate for intermediate and advanced users of Adobe Captivate & Adobe eLearning Suite.


    Adding Drag and Drop Questions to Adobe Captivate 5 with the 'Infosemantics' Drag and Drop Widget


    Special Guest Tristan Ward creator of the Widget Factory will join Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist to host a special session focused on the new Drag and Drop Widget from Infosemantics, and on the significance of drag and drop questions as a tool for developing interactive eLearning content. This session is appropriate for all users of Adobe Captivate & Adobe eLearning Suite.


    Creating effective eLearning Multimedia with Adobe Captivate 5


    This one hour session will focus on creating eLearning content with Adobe Captivate 5. The session will center on the Multimedia Principle the importance of combining images & text of eLearning Design. It will be hosted by Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist, and is intended for all users of Adobe Captivate, eLearning Professionals, Academicians and Training Professionals.  Examples for this session will focus on the use of Adobe Captivate 5 images, shapes, Photoshop Integration, captions and rich animation effects.


    Applying Personalization to eLearning with Adobe Captivate 5


    Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist, will present a one hour online eSeminar for users of Adobe Captivate and / or Adobe eLearning Suite. The session focuses on the Multimedia eLearning Design Principle known as Personalization, which suggests that people learn more effectively when conversational styles and or learning agents are used to enhance the social aspects of the experience. Examples will focus on slide video, flash animation, Widgets, Advanced Actions and the Adobe Captivate Twitter Widget.


    Balancing cognitive load in eLearning content with Adobe Captivate 5


    Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist, will present a one hour online eSeminar for users of Adobe Captivate and / or Adobe eLearning Suite. The session focuses on the Multimedia eLearning Design Principle known as Personalization, which suggests that people learn more effectively when conversational styles and or learning agents are used to enhance the social aspects of the experience. Examples will focus on slide video, flash animation, Widgets, Advanced Actions and the Adobe Captivate Twitter Widget.


    Making Effective Adobe Captivate eLearning Modules


    This one hour session will focus on a meta-level restructuring of Clark, Mayer et. al, principles of multimedia eLearning - specifically via evidence from educational psychology. It will be hosted by Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist and is intended for all users of Adobe Captivate, eLearning Professionals, Academics, and Training Professionals. This session will provide a foundation in multimedia design concepts for eLearning, and help you understand the reasons / rationale behind many of the eLearning strategies you see implemented today.


    Mastering Audio and Video with Adobe Captivate 5 and Adobe eLearning Suite 2 for Advanced Users


    This one hour session intended for Advanced users of Adobe Captivate will be hosted by Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist. The eSeminar will focus on challenges and opportunities involving video and audio in online eLearning, specifically regarding the use of audio and video with Adobe Captivate 5. The new full project workflows for sound and video will be examined in detail.


    Adobe Captivate 5 for University Students


    Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist, will focus on the rapid adoption of Adobe Captivate among University students and examine the key motivators for students adopting Adobe Captivate. Studies indicate a rise in adoption of rapid eLearning tools over traditional slide creation tools among university students. What is motivating this trend?


    Advanced Actions & Widgets with Adobe Flash Professional CS5 and Adobe Captivate 5 for Advanced Users


    This one hour session for Advanced Adobe Captivate users will be centered on the development of complex navigation, interaction & general application behavior by using the tools provided in Adobe Flash Professional CS5 as part of Adobe eLearning Suite 2 and Adobe Captivate 5. The session will be hosted by Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist.


    Adobe Captivate 5 for University Educators


    This one hour session hosted by Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist, will focus on making the transition to asynchronous and synchronous online education & distance learning for university faculty and instructional design support personnel. The session will examine the specific needs of higher education with regard to online education and will demonstrate solutions using Adobe Captivate 5 and Adobe eLearning Suite 2.


    Advanced Interaction Development for Adobe Captivate 5 for Advanced Users


    Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist, will focus on the differences and similarities between Adobe Captivate 4 and Adobe Captivate 5 during this one hour session intended for people with experience using prior versions of Adobe Captivate.


    Comparing Adobe Captivate 4 to Adobe Captivate 5


    Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist, will focus on the differences and similarities between Adobe Captivate 4 and Adobe Captivate 5 during this one hour session intended for people with experience using prior versions of Adobe Captivate.


    Leveraging Legacy PowerPoint Training with Adobe Captivate 5 for Beginners


    This one hour session hosted by Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist, is intended for Trainers,eLearning Professionals and members of the Academic community who want to learn how to migrate their legacy slide decks to more engaging interactive online content.


    Sense out of Confusion-Streamline your Technical Authoring Process by Transitioning from Unstructured Documentation to DITA XML


    Learn how to take advantage of FrameMaker's seamless integration with the SiberSafe 
    content management system to streamline and simplify the use of the DITA XML 
    structure for your technical authoring team.
     
    Together with experts from SiberLogic find out how to overcome barriers such as Legacy 
    Conversion, Topic Authoring, Project Management, Publishing etc.


    Integrating Adobe FrameMaker 9 and Technical Communication Suite 2 to Documentum to maximize content reuse with Linked2


     

    Learn how to take advantage of the seamless integration between Linked2, Documentum and Adobe FrameMaker 9/Technical Communication Suite 2 to optimize the reuse of content across locations and formats

    Together with experts from Integrated Technologies Inc. and Millennium Consultants, Inc., find out how to overcome barriers such as Content Reuse, Search & retrieval, making reusable objects Legacy Conversion, Authoring, Project Management, Publishing etc.
     


    eBooks Everywhere-Engaging readers with the Adobe eBook platform


    Discover how the Adobe eBook platform enables reader engagement through its streamlined workflow for authoring, protecting and delivering digital books. This on demand eSeminar shows publishers, content distributors, libraries, and book retailers how to enable a seamless reading experience across multiple screen types and why an open, interoperable eBook platform serves readers best.

    In this session, you'll discover:

    • How to author, protect and deliver content using the Adobe eBook platform.
    • How to maximize content interoperability across devices using the EPUB file format.
    • How Adobe ecosystem partners enhance the platform's reach.
    • How publishers, libraries and content aggregators can securely distribute eBooks.
    • Why an open eBook ecosystem serves consumers and publishers best.


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