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Consider 4 Things Before Choosing a PDF Exporter for Confluence
Nils Bier

Nils Bier on May 19, 2017

Nils Bier

Nils Bier on May 19, 2017

Consider 4 Things Before Choosing a PDF Exporter for Confluence

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.

The Millennial Future of TechComm
Martin Häberle

Martin Häberle on May 11, 2017

Martin Häberle

Martin Häberle on May 11, 2017

The Millennial Future of TechComm

No one knows what the future of technical writing looks like. You can however get a pretty good idea if you have a look at the characteristics and philosophies of the people who are newly entering the profession. As a teacher of technical writers, I get to see generation Y in action all the time and perhaps my observations about their ideas and reactions to different editorial systems are an indicator of what is to come.

Build Links Into Confluence Images With Scroll ImageMap
Laura Anderson

Laura Anderson on September 8, 2016

Laura Anderson

Laura Anderson on September 8, 2016

Build Links Into Confluence Images With Scroll ImageMap

K15t proudly introduces Scroll ImageMap 2.0, a handy add-on that brings Confluence images to life with multiple clickable link areas and mouseover tooltip regions. With its intuitive graphic editor, ImageMap makes it easy to define circles, rectangles, or complex polygons as clickable regions, and make your Confluence images an engaging, informative experience.

Feedback, Please! - Part 2: Building a Web Help Platform to Get the Crowd Involved
Martin Häberle

Martin Häberle on September 3, 2015

Martin Häberle

Martin Häberle on September 3, 2015

Feedback, Please! - Part 2: Building a Web Help Platform to Get the Crowd Involved

“No one reads documentation, and nobody gives feedback on it.” This phrase is bad news for technical communicators – but it’s not the whole story. What actually happens in reality hinges on the way we manage and distribute technical content. (Protip: Host it on the web and invite everyone to get involved). This is the second part in our blog post series https://www.k15t.com/blog/2015/07/feedback-please-why-technical-writing-shouldn-t-be-a-one-way-street about the benefits of crowd-enabled documentation using a collaborative approach. In this post you’ll learn how to get readers’ feedback on documentation easily by building collaborative web-based help content that allows technical communicators to elevate the quality of their work to the next level.

Feedback, Please! - Why Technical Writing Shouldn't Be a One-Way Street
Martin Häberle

Martin Häberle on July 2, 2015

Martin Häberle

Martin Häberle on July 2, 2015

Feedback, Please! - Why Technical Writing Shouldn't Be a One-Way Street

For a long time, technical writing was like driving down a one-way street. We’ve sent information into one direction, and nothing came back. But since the age of the Web 2.0, this approach is no longer a best practice. Today, being a technical writer means to communicate and to interact with everyone involved – including our readers. Building documentation heavily depends on feedback, and it’s an iterative process – more like a traffic circle. New processes require new technology – it’s time to move from publishing tools to collaboration platforms. This blogpost is part of a series about feedback in technical communication, In this article, read why receiving feedback is crucial to create helpful technical content and how a web-based collaboration platform can enable both internal feedback and customer feedback.

One Page Template, Multiple Languages
Nils Bier

Nils Bier on April 22, 2015

Nils Bier

Nils Bier on April 22, 2015

One Page Template, Multiple Languages

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.

Migrating Legacy Content - Best Practices for Importing HTML Pages Into Confluence
Martin Häberle

Martin Häberle on March 19, 2015

Martin Häberle

Martin Häberle on March 19, 2015

Migrating Legacy Content - Best Practices for Importing HTML Pages Into Confluence

Bringing people together in a collaboration platform like Atlassian Confluence also means transferring your legacy content from multiple information silos. These repositories often contain important information that you can’t afford to leave by the wayside when building a new corporate knowledge base. In many cases, legacy content is only available as HTML files, such as online help resources or intranet pages. Is there a way to bring these assets into Confluence efficiently? Yes – but there is no one-size-fits-all method. There are three main approaches to importing a collection of static HTML pages. Your individual needs will determine which is best for you.

Building a Glossary and Checking Terminology in Confluence
Martin Häberle

Martin Häberle on March 13, 2015

Martin Häberle

Martin Häberle on March 13, 2015

Building a Glossary and Checking Terminology in Confluence

What would you call the image on the right? A ‘drop-down list’? A ‘pull-down’ or ‘select list’? A ‘drop-box’? I recently discussed this very issue with one of our Atlassian Expert consultants. It seems everyone – from customers to consultants, developers and tech writers – has their own name for this UI element. We constantly refer to it in meetings, specs and technical documentation, but often do so in different ways. Consistent wording is key to delivering clear, readable documentation. But when larger groups of authors collaborate to write documentation, they tend to use different words for the same things – such as jargon, or incorrect or obsolete terms. This is where terminology management comes to the rescue. This blog post describes how you can build a glossary in Confluence to ensure terminology consistency. What’s more, I’ll show you a way to check your Confluence content for terminology and writing style.

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