I became aware of some impending UI changes which require us to change the end user documentation. The changes are in a product area I know little about and have never documented. As it looks like I will have to make the changes, it was time to look at the deliverables to see exactly what …
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Earlier today I tested a plugin for a source control application we are thinking to using. Having made some changes to my source files, I committed the files to the source control database. On doing this it is standard procedure to provide a comment describing why the commit is necessary. For example, “Topic A was …
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rh_flare

This is the eight (and last) in a series of posts covering my evaluation of Adobe RoboHelp 10 against Madcap Flare 9. For a list of all of the posts, see my introductory post entitled, “RoboHelp v Flare comparison: The process“. Put the champagne on ice. Roll out the red carpet. Sound the trumpets. The last …
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Microsoft SharePoint is a document repository or content management system. It has echos of source control application as once files are uploaded to a SharePoint library, they can be checked out, changed and checked back in. There is even an audit trail kept of file versions allowing you to check what changes are made between …
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Usability madness

July 26th, 2013 | Posted by The Robocolum(n) in Usability - (0 Comments)

We use an external application to book employee leave. Employees simply log on, fill in a simple form and their request is sent to their Team Leader for approval. The form has a non-mandatory “Details” field. The idea behind the field is to allow the employee to add text (e.g. to inform the Team Leader …
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