Weekly Round-up: Beautiful Code Examples, Bad Content Reviews, Robot Speak, and More

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Here's K15t Software's weekly social web round-up for technical writers, information architects, and content strategists.

This week's top story from our blog: "Export Beautiful Code Examples from Confluence to PDF"

Export Beautiful Code Examples from Confluence to PDF

Great news for developer documentation that is managed collaboratively in Confluence: Our add-on Scroll PDF Exporter now supports syntax highlighting of code examples for exported PDF documents. Read more

The Future of Techcomm is Marketing

Scott Abel's inspiring LavaCon presentation on how marketing has changed, and how technical communication is evolving: "Today, whatever works is marketing. And what works is post-purchase content." Read more

Bad Reviews

Are your reviews of technical documentation as good as they could be? David Farbey dabbled into such a "bad review" that every tech writer knows: "It does nothing to move you closer to being ready for publication." Read more

Microsoft’s “No More Robot Speak” in Action

As Microsoft moves away from "robot speak" in its user documentation, Ellis Pratt has spotted some examples of less formal voice for Microsoft's technical content – e.g. "Almost there" instead of "Please wait". Read more

How to Meet Your Documentation Deadlines

This kid has got it! Our content management add-ons for Confluence allow technical writers to keep pace with development teams. And what about you? ;-)

Did you miss something in this collection? What blew your mind this week?

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