Write the Docs Prague 2017 is a three-day conference where some of the brightest minds in techcomm get together and discuss the field's hottest topics. I picked up a bunch of handy tips at the event – here are some personal highlights.
It's the final sprint of our preparation for the big show: Atlassian Summit US September 12th–14th. Summit always showcases the newest trends and technology in the ever growing world of Atlassian-powered teamwork, and this year will be no exception.
As Content Marketing Manager, documenting how our publishing process works is part of the job. This also includes writing instructions on how to use content tools in their context. I recently stumbled across a quick and easy solution to accomplish the creation of these instructions in Confluence – StepShot for Confluence. To save you some trouble next time you take on such a task, I thought I'd share my experience in using this tool.
There is no substitute for face-to-face discussion, not even with collaborative editing in Confluence. But what if we could combine the two?
Want to manage various kinds of documents in one Confluence space? As their histories and structures change you'll need a simple way to keep track. Scroll Document Versions, new for Confluence Cloud, makes it easy.
We have held ten hackathons over a period of three years, and until last week, we've never had two winners.
Davin recently kicked off K15t's first official Bike to Work Day. We'll talk a little bit about why and how.
Most editorial calendar tools only report on analytic parameters – distribution channels, due dates, etc. But content creators should consider using synergetic tools which will also allow them to manage the creative side of an editorial calendar. Here's how we do it.
Much has been written about the habits of effective and successful teams. Very few articles actually talk about how to develop them. This blog post aims to fill that gap.
In this post, I'll share five techniques our teams here at K15t have adopted to align the efforts of tech writers and marketers in support of one another. Together they constitute a light and fast approach to making changes that aren't big, difficult, or complicated. They're about teaching your old docs new tricks.
Tuesday's technical documentation conference in Munich featured many interesting topics – such as digitalization, connectivity, and creative writing – but two technologies really took center stage: virtual and augmented reality. Will they change the techcomm industry?
Why is Confluence our tool of choice when it comes to documenting UX design concepts and why should you use it? The answer: collaboration, flexibility and a single source of truth.
Nowadays, translators use software to make their daily work easier and it's quickly becoming obvious that a standardized file format is needed. XLIFF is an odds-on favorite for making translation files universally practical.
Some of our team members recently took advantage of K15t Software's Pledge 1% partnership to spend a sunny afternoon cleaning up Stuttgart's forest trails.
Writing high-quality content (no matter what type) is extremely difficult, but using automated content optimization can definitely help you tackle this challenge. I'd even go so far as to claim that optimization tools are part of a great writing process. Why? Read on to find out.
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.
A few photos and thoughts from a packed marathon week at the first-ever Atlassian Summit Europe – see what stood out for us in Barcelona.
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.
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.
As the technical lead in charge of Backbone's JIRA Data Center compatibility implementation, Matthias would like to take you behind the scenes and share how he solved some tricky development challenges.