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Apples and Oranges: Seven Reasons Why Confluence and DITA Are Hard to Compare
Martin Häberle

Martin Häberle on July 23, 2014

Martin Häberle

Martin Häberle on July 23, 2014

Apples and Oranges: Seven Reasons Why Confluence and DITA Are Hard to Compare

When it comes to finding an authoring and single-source publishing environment, often Wiki-based documentation (e.g. with Atlassian Confluence) and structured XML authoring (usually with DITA) are compared.   This blogpost outlines the different use cases of wiki-based documentation versus XML-enabled structured authoring. But there's also one thing both approaches have in common.

Weekly Round-up: Confluence for Websites, Content Length, Search Behavior, and More
Martin Häberle

Martin Häberle on July 4, 2014

Martin Häberle

Martin Häberle on July 4, 2014

Weekly Round-up: Confluence for Websites, Content Length, Search Behavior, and More

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 Stefan Kleineikenscheidt: "Publishing kick-ass webpages using Confluence and Scroll Viewport at CatWorkX Midsummer Day 2014"

Weekly Round-up: Speak With One Voice, Content Isn't King, Techcomm Map, and More
Nils Bier

Nils Bier on June 20, 2014

Nils Bier

Nils Bier on June 20, 2014

Weekly Round-up: Speak With One Voice, Content Isn't King, Techcomm Map, and More

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 Acrolinx: "Speak With One Voice! Integrating the Acrolinx Content Optimization Platform into Atlassian Confluence using the Scroll Acrolinx Connector"

New CMS Study is out - with Confluence and Scroll Add-ons
Martin Häberle

Martin Häberle on May 28, 2014

Martin Häberle

Martin Häberle on May 28, 2014

New CMS Study is out - with Confluence and Scroll Add-ons

The new (German) Content Management System study of tekom http://www.technical-communication.org compares wiki-based documentation using Confluence combined with Scroll content management add-ons https://marketplace.atlassian.com/vendors/7016 with 17 traditional content management systems for technical documentation.

Seven Reasons to Use Confluence for Technical Documentation
Martin Häberle

Martin Häberle on May 7, 2014

Martin Häberle

Martin Häberle on May 7, 2014

Seven Reasons to Use Confluence for Technical Documentation

When technical writers meet at conferences, one of the very first questions is usually: “Which help authoring tool do you use to produce help content?” And that question is swiftly followed by “And which tool would you like to use instead?” At this point, most people within the techcomm community expect an answer like “FrameMaker”, “Flare” or a CMS. But when they ask Nils Bier, technical writer at K15t Software, he baffles them with his response. “We use Confluence, the enterprise wiki, combined with our latest Scroll Apps. And as for the second question – Confluence is also my favorite tool for managing help content.” Let's find out why.

Customizing the Confluence sidebar and page navigation with Scroll Versions
Martin Häberle

Martin Häberle on April 15, 2014

Martin Häberle

Martin Häberle on April 15, 2014

Customizing the Confluence sidebar and page navigation with Scroll Versions

Have you ever wondered whether you can display additional content (such as Atlassian's Confluence support docs) in the navigation sidebar and on each page? Well, I was wondering about this myself. And when I came upon the solution, I was quite surprised about where it was: in K15t Software’s support docs for the Scroll Versions http://www.k15t.com/display/VSN/Documentation theme. A prime example of RTFM (read the fantastic manuals)!

Confluence as DMS - Part 2: Attachment check-in/check-out with Arsenale Lockpoint
Martin Häberle

Martin Häberle on April 8, 2014

Martin Häberle

Martin Häberle on April 8, 2014

Confluence as DMS - Part 2: Attachment check-in/check-out with Arsenale Lockpoint

In my previous blogpost https://www.k15t.com/blog/2014/03/confluence-as-dms-editing-attachments-directly-with-goedit, I explained how GoEdit can be used to turn Atlassian Confluence from a premium collaboration tool into an easy-to-use document management system. But there was still one issue to resolve: How can you prevent users from editing attachments concurrently? In this blog post, we will look at another useful add-on that solves this dilemma and integrates seamlessly with GoEdit.

Confluence as DMS: Editing attachments directly with GoEdit
Martin Häberle

Martin Häberle on March 21, 2014

Martin Häberle

Martin Häberle on March 21, 2014

Confluence as DMS: Editing attachments directly with GoEdit

Confluence is not a document management system (DMS). But many organizations use it for a huge range of purposes – even for sharing images, documents and other files. As Confluence is an extensible platform, let’s see how we can add missing DMS features to our favorite wiki. In this blog post, we will look at a nice attachment handling add-on for Confluence that allows us to edit attachments of any file type.

How to use Export Schemes - blueprints for your exports
Nils Bier

Nils Bier on March 5, 2014

Nils Bier

Nils Bier on March 5, 2014

How to use Export Schemes - blueprints for your exports

We at K15t Software use Confluence for everything: to share news and knowledge in-house, for external communications and our website, to collaborate with customers, to manage our documentation, to create quotations for our services, and even for employee contracts. All these different kinds of documents need to have their own individual appearance when exported to PDF and printed. With Scroll Exporters versions 2.x, entering the correct export settings used to take a great many clicks. And so we sat down and thought about how we could make this easier for users. The result: the Scroll Export Schemes. With these, you can export Confluence content just the way you want it: defined once and exported in about two clicks. See the screencast at the bottom to see how it works in detail, and how you benefit.

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