Mobile Work Teams Get Windows Mobile 6.1

Treo Pro promises mobile workers an easy-to-use smartphone for businesses that want to simplify their IT infrastructures. Treo Pro includes email, Wi-Fi and GPS capabilities. It can deliver increased security, easier device management and access to information on the corporate network that Windows … [Read more...]

PDF Editor for AEC Industry

PDF Revu 7.0 I is designed to improve PDF creation, markup and editing in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry. Options for PDF Creation It offers PDF creation with plug-ins for Microsoft Office, AutoCAD and SolidWorks applications and its PDF printer to convert to PDF … [Read more...]

Quark/IBM to Bring DITA to the Masses

Quark and IBM Enterprise Content Management are to accelerate the adoption of XML by integrating Quark XML Author with IBM FileNet Content Manager. By eliminating barriers previously associated with the creation of DITA-based XML, Quark makes it possible for any IBM FileNet Content Manager user … [Read more...]

May Release for Adobe Premiere Pro 4.1

Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 version 4.1 is set to be released in May. This is a free update for existing customers of Adobe Premiere Pro CS4. It improves compatibility with RED cameras, offering more control over RAW settings when used in conjunction with an updated RED plug-in, available in May from … [Read more...]

How to Start a Career in Technical Writing

Ivan Walsh gives some advise on how start a career in tech writing over on his site. "Technical writing has proven to be a very lucrative field in the last ten years with many contractors earning well over 100k per year. As discipline continues to gain recognition, there are increasing opportunities … [Read more...]

How much do Technical Writers earn?

How much can I make as a Technical Writer? I get asked this question by students considering moving into this field or tech writers who want to compare their earnings with their peers. To put potential career earnings into perspective, oDesk reports that freelance writing jobs, including … [Read more...]

What skills do Technical Writers need the most?

The UK recruitment site, itjobswatch.coc.uk, adds that for the 6 months to 17 April 2009, IT jobs within the UK that cited Technical Writer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. A quick glance at this list shows us the popularity of Adobe and Microsoft tools, … [Read more...]

How To Use ‘Draft Fonts’ to Open MS Word Faster

Turn on the Draft font option to load documents faster. This also improves the screen display of documents which have complex formatting and graphics. This option is available only in Normal view. To turn on the Draft font option, follow these steps:  On the View menu, click Normal.  On the … [Read more...]

Use Normal View Settings

Use Normal view instead of Print Layout view as the latter takes longer to redraw the screen and to repaginate the document. To change to Normal view, click Normal on the View menu. … [Read more...]

[How To] Turn off Automatic Spelling & Grammar Check in MS Word

By default, Word automatically checks spelling and grammar as you write your document. It displays any errors it finds as wavy and green red underlines. While they have their value, these can adversely affect your computer’s performance as they continually demand memory. To turn off automatic … [Read more...]