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Meet K15t at the catWorkX Midsummer Day and See the Scroll Content Management Add-ons in Action
Johannes Egenolf

Johannes Egenolf on June 18, 2014

Johannes Egenolf

Johannes Egenolf on June 18, 2014

Meet K15t at the catWorkX Midsummer Day and See the Scroll Content Management Add-ons in Action

If you’d like to see our Scroll Content Management add-ons in action, join us at the  catWorkX Midsummer Day 2014 http://www.catworkx.de/aktuelles/events/catworkx-midsummer-day-2014-eng  in Hamburg on Friday, June 27. At this event, K15t founder Stefan Kleineikenscheidt will give a live tool presentation to showcase our Scroll Content Management add-ons. And he’ll be back later in the day to explain how you can use Confluence and Scroll Viewport to publish kick-ass webpages. The event is a fantastic opportunity for you to learn more about our Scroll Content Management add-ons and meet us face-to-face.

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.

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)!

Scroll Versions 2.3 - Delete parent pages and their children with one click
Nils Bier

Nils Bier on March 18, 2014

Nils Bier

Nils Bier on March 18, 2014

Scroll Versions 2.3 - Delete parent pages and their children with one click

We are delighted to announce the release of Scroll Versions 2.3 https://marketplace.atlassian.com/plugins/com.k15t.scroll.scroll-versions and Scroll Translations 1.2 https://marketplace.atlassian.com/plugins/com.k15t.scroll.scroll-translations. This release enables you to delete pages and their children in just a few clicks. We are also introducing a new Content by Label macro https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/DOC/Content+by+Label+Macro that's fully compatible with translated and versioned content. And we've made a raft of UI improvements to enhance usability. Let's check out what's included in the new release.

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.

Scroll Versions 2.2: Improved usability of version and variant management in Confluence
Nils Bier

Nils Bier on December 18, 2013

Nils Bier

Nils Bier on December 18, 2013

Scroll Versions 2.2: Improved usability of version and variant management in Confluence

Some years ago, Canonical launched an initiative called One Hundred Papercuts to improve user experience with its Ubuntu operating system. A papercut is "a small, easily fixed bug or annoyance that a user will experience frequently". The name comes from the saying, "Death by a thousand papercuts". We at K15t Software were aware that there were some papercuts in our own software, so we concentrated on eliminating as many of them as possible in today's release of Scroll Versions 2.2.

Best Practice: Managing versioned documentation in Confluence
Nils Bier

Nils Bier on December 12, 2013

Nils Bier

Nils Bier on December 12, 2013

Best Practice: Managing versioned documentation in Confluence

I’m sure you’re familiar with the term dogfooding http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eating_your_own_dog_food – using your own products in-house. We at K15t really do eat our own dog food: We employ Scroll Versions to manage the documentation of our Scroll add-ons http://www.k15t.com/software in Confluence. As a technical writer, I use Scroll Versions in my everyday work because it's a great tool. But at the same time, I leverage the dual benefits of dogfooding: It provides an opportunity both to improve the software and to develop best practices based on my own experience with the tool. In this blog post, I would like to share my experience with you and describe our best practices.

5 Reasons to Use the Scroll PDF Exporter
Nils Bier

Nils Bier on December 10, 2013

Nils Bier

Nils Bier on December 10, 2013

5 Reasons to Use the Scroll PDF Exporter

The question sometimes comes up "why should we use the Scroll PDF Exporter, when Confluence already has a built-in PDF exporter? That's a perfectly fair question, and I've been asked it enough, that I thought it would be a good topic for a blog post. To be honest, it also made me think hard exactly what I wanted to say. So, here's what I came up with. The built-in export function in Confluence works fine - it's just basic. But... if you want some control over the look and feel of your exported documents if you want your documentation to reflect the effort you put into writing it if you prefer writing to spending your time looking for workarounds, then, that's why you need Scroll PDF Exporter.

Our booth at the 2013 tekom annual conference: a resounding success
Nils Bier

Nils Bier on November 19, 2013

Nils Bier

Nils Bier on November 19, 2013

Our booth at the 2013 tekom annual conference: a resounding success

The tekom annual conference is a must for all businesses that provide software and/or services for the technical communications sector. The latest releases of our Scroll add-ons https://marketplace.atlassian.com/vendors/7016 were greeted with enthusiam. Scroll Translations https://marketplace.atlassian.com/plugins/com.k15t.scroll.scroll-translations and integration with the Across Language Server attracted particular interest.

Confluence Content Management Pro Tip: Managing and Removing Page Versions with Scroll Versions
Stefan Kleineikenscheidt

Stefan Kleineikenscheidt on August 28, 2013

Stefan Kleineikenscheidt

Stefan Kleineikenscheidt on August 28, 2013

Confluence Content Management Pro Tip: Managing and Removing Page Versions with Scroll Versions

Managing content in Confluence with the Scroll Versions add-on allows authors to schedule new pages, modifications or removals for a specific version. This is quite handy when documenting product features that appear (or disappear) in certain versions. However, in some cases it is also required to remove a page and all its versions.

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