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Notes On Using the Zoom H4N recorder for podcasts, screencasts, interviews and voice work

March 30, 2011


Some brief notes on recording levels, and trim settings (mixer) with the Zoom H4n. More than a year ago I made a post on how to get better vocal recordings out of the BOSS Micro BR digital recorder. Because I am writing this rather late in the day, I will make the notes rather brief. […]

Book Review: Read Me First! A Style Guide for the Computer Industry by Sun Technical Publications

March 22, 2011


For technical writers or editors , a style guide provides the language roadmap and best practices on how to write and deliver higher quality documents. I picked this up recently, Read Me First!, not aware that it was a new 2009/2010(reprinted), third edition. When it comes to style guides, I tend to lean on the […]

A new review on MadCap Flare 7

March 15, 2011


The new version of MadCap Flare 7 announced a few weeks ago, is receiving favourable reviews. I couldn’t agree more. See this review from Paul Pehrson, Flare v7: an impressive iteration. I particularly appreciate The much smarter and unobtrusive approach to AutoSuggestions. You hardly know you’re using it. Performance improvements from authoring to building. Vector […]

Customizing the choice of text editor

March 14, 2011


A post on IT Author discusses how to customize the Open With right-click menu in MadCap Flare. For illustration, the author, Alistair Christie, discusses how he adds Notepad ++ to the Open WIth menu. I like to use Notepad++ when I edit the odd bit of HTML, or need to reformat line breaks on a […]

Aspirations of a technical writer in training

March 8, 2011


The end of a time is at hand.  No one will read the manual, So they say, From engineering to testing, Alas, it is true. Until it is too late in the day And help is hard to find But, oh, the labour and toil we go through, Around we go, Like a merry go […]

MadCap Flare 7 released

March 2, 2011


MadCap Flare 7 was just announced this morning. This big release adds a number of new innovations, breaking substantially new ground, and surprising me as well. A very exciting time indeed. Go to the MadCap Software site for the complete run up of new features in MadCap Flare 7 or download your latest copy. See […]