There is no substitute for face-to-face discussion, not even with collaborative editing in Confluence. But what if we could combine the two?
Confluence is a leader in the content collaboration tool space, allowing entire organizations to access and contribute to information within a single centralized knowledge hub. Sometimes however, Confluence users need to export this documented knowledge as PDFs to fulfill business requirements. Here are four important factors to consider before choosing a Confluence PDF exporter.
Right in time for the kickoff of the first Atlassian Summit Europe, we're releasing a major user experience overhaul of one of the Marketplace's best selling add-ons: Scroll PDF Exporter for Confluence Server. Now, everyone can quickly and easily create templates to export Confluence content as richly-styled PDFs. Credit goes to the new visual template editor in Scroll PDF Exporter 4.0, with a real-time preview and fine-grained control over the styling and export properties of Confluence-based PDF documents.
One of the next major steps for Backbone is to add support for syncing JIRA Cloud instances sometime in Q3 of 2017. In the meantime, we've worked out a temporary workaround to enable this function. Since we've also had some customer requests, I would like to share this solution with you.
There are lots of blog posts that talk about why and how companies host hackathons. This is not one of those. This blog post provides a practical guide and checklist that helped me organize our upcoming hackathon. To help out all those other hackathon-organizers out there, I thought I'd share my experience and checklist.
In Nov 2016, we asked our TC World Conference booth visitors how they think technical editorial departments and bordering departments work together. Who works together with whom and what is especially important to those involved?
The best translation and language management add-on for Atlassian Confluence has new functionality: Scroll Translations 3.2 is live on the Atlassian Marketplace – upgrade your version now or try it out for free.
The Scroll Add-ons for Atlassian Confluence power painless content collaboration, and in many organizations that means taking the DocOps approach for technical communication. Check out some fresh news on how several companies are using Scroll Add-ons to do their documentation the agile way.
Scroll Versions 3.0 is live in the Atlassian Marketplace, and it boasts a range of new features and functionality. Today, we'll examine some features that give you unprecedented control over your content management: version-based editing permissions, modular configuration. . .
With 4,200 participants from 48 countries, the tekom Jahrestagung (TCWorld Conference) is at the forefront of technical communication, and we're blessed to have it right in our home city of Stuttgart, Germany.
Available now in the Atlassian Marketplace We're proud to announce Scroll Versions 3.0, a major release of the best version management tool ...
.We would like to invite you the next installment of our Dev Together event series on June 16th, 2015 at 18:00 at our new office in Ostendstr. 110, Stuttgart. This time Dave Meyer of Atlassian and Thomas Büschgens of W&W Informatik GmbH will talk about how they use JIRA. Join us for the talks and for drinks and pizzas afterwards.
Oops, we did it again – and we love it: Creating awesome stuff within 24 hours. Some of us were coding almost the whole night to make our ideas come to life. Here's how we spent our third, Atlassian-rules https://www.atlassian.com/company/about/shipit hackathon that took place in the K15t Software office. And, of course, we've got a winning team: congratulations to Eugen, Maximilian, and Tobias who have built and demoed an awesome multi-layer image map editor for Confluence!
Today, I'd like to share with you a little secret about Scroll Translations. It’s the Confluence add-on which lets you manage Confluence content in multiple languages within a single space. This makes it simple to add page translations. But how about page templates and blueprints? Does the same apply to them? The answer is yes. It's not only possible to create multilingual page templates – it’s easy. In this blogpost, I'll show you how to modify the troubleshooting blueprint (or any other page template) and make it speak in foreign tongues.
A king would never walk to the library if he wanted to consult a book. Rather than climbing down from his throne, he’d tell one of his servants to find the desired volume and bring it to him, wherever it may be. Today, all users are treated like royalty in the sense that they have instant access to information of all kinds. Context-sensitive help does the job of the king’s servants – providing the required knowledge directly and conveniently, and sparing users the bother of interrupting their work to browse through the entire help library. Imagine that a user needs advice on which option in a dialog window to choose. Clicking the help button or pressing the F1 key pulls up the relevant help topic right away. To be truly useful, help content must be provided at the right time and in the right form. And when it comes to creating and distributing help resources, what could be better than Confluence, the collaborative, web-based knowledge platform? Here are four tips for providing context-sensitive online help fit for a king.
When creating and updating documentation, it is often necessary to search for and replace text fragments. If, for example, a product name changes, authors need to update every single occurrence within their documentation. What if there was a way to automate this process? Atlassian Confluence’s built-in editor features a handy search-and-replace tool. Unfortunately, it doesn’t offer a way to exchange strings on multiple pages, across spaces or throughout the entire collaboration platform – and it’s unlikely that such a feature will be added any time soon. Instead, Confluence’s product managers point us to the Atlassian Marketplace, where third-party developers can provide suitable add-ons. In this blog post, I’ll take a closer look at one solution – available for Confluence 5 and above – that will help you search and replace Confluence content like a pro.
On December 16, James Turcotte, SVP, Business Unit Executive of CA Technologies, gave a presentation on how Computer Associates keeps product documentation updated and improves turn-over time. In this presentation, James coined the term DocOps, describing it as the sibling of DevOps. Support agents, developers and, of course, technical communicators cooperate to deliver value to the customer. They do this by continuously improving documentation and knowledge management, even after release. We are delighted that our very own Scroll Versions enabled them to manage their content in Confluence.
Last week, we held a developer event here at the K15t Software office. It was a wonderful evening with our customers and friends enjoying pizza, drinks, and expert talks from Atlassian. Here are the presentation slides and video recordings.
Here's K15t Software http://www.k15t.com/'s weekly social web round-up for technical writers, information architects, and content strategists. This week's top story from Scott Abel and his suggestions on books, every content strategist should read.
Two weeks ago during the Atlassian Summit 2014 in San Jose, we announced that Atlassian technical writers are using Scroll Versions for their product documentation (read full customer story https://www.k15t.com/blog/2014/09/customer-story-k15t-helps-atlassian-technical-writers-keep-pace-with-agile-development-teams). But not only that – tech writers Rachel Robins and Christine Burwinkle joined us at the Summit to explain to Summit attendees of how they are using Scroll Versions. If you could not make it to Summit (or missed out Rachel and Christine) we have now a video interview available here.