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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.

Expando Macro for Confluence: Collapse and Expand Headings

We have just released the public beta of a new add-on from the "little, useful and free helpers" category: The Expando Macro. The Expando Macro makes headings clickable and expands or collapses the content that belongs to that heading, and it expands content based on a macro parameter or on the linked HTML anchor.

Kelly McDaniel - Pushing Back the Frontier of Wiki-Based Documentation
Johannes Egenolf

Johannes Egenolf on July 1, 2013

Johannes Egenolf

Johannes Egenolf on July 1, 2013

Kelly McDaniel - Pushing Back the Frontier of Wiki-Based Documentation

We are looking forward to welcome technical writer and wiki-user Kelly M. McDaniel this week in our Stuttgart office at K15t Software. Kelly is a Senior Information Developer and long term user of the Atlassian Confluence wiki and the  Scroll Add-ons https://marketplace.atlassian.com/vendors/7016 for Confluence.  On Thursday, July 4th at 5:30pm he will give a talk at K15t Software about migrating documentation to Confluence and pushing back the frontiers of wiki-based documentation.

Scroll Versions 2.0 - Variant Management in Confluence
Nils Bier

Nils Bier on April 30, 2013

Nils Bier

Nils Bier on April 30, 2013

Scroll Versions 2.0 - Variant Management in Confluence

Nine months after the release of Scroll Versions 1.0, we are proud to release a new major release - Scroll Versions 2.0. Managing multiple variants in a single space in Confluence 5 - Scroll Versions 2.0 makes it possible and brings you to the next step in managing your documentation collaboratively in Confluence. The new Scroll Versions 2.0 offers you the ability to handle multiple versions and multiple variants in the same space. Also, the Page Info Panel gives enhanced information and the overall usability got improved. Another great feature is the SEO enhancement, to improve the searchability of your documentation.

Confluence 5 - Ein Blick auf die neuen Features
Johannes Egenolf

Johannes Egenolf on February 26, 2013

Johannes Egenolf

Johannes Egenolf on February 26, 2013

Confluence 5 - Ein Blick auf die neuen Features

Confluence 5 kommt mit jeder Menge neuer Features und einem neuen Design. Dass es sich bei der Versionsnummer 5 nicht nur um einen Marketing-Griff handelt, stellt Atlassian ziemlich beeindruckend unter Beweis. Mit seinen Anpassungen und neuen Features fühlt es sich tatsächlich an, wie ein neues Produkt. Dazu gehören: neues Design globale Navigation neue Seitenleiste und Anpassungen im Editor um nur einige der größten Neuerungen zu nennen. Doch sehen Sie selbst: 

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