Folks, We are pleased to announce the winners of the TWIN
writing contest held in Feb-2009. Thanks to MadCap Software for sponsoring this contest.
Winning entry: What I Learnt from the MadCap Webinar
Submitted by: Smitha Venkobachar
Entry URL: http://www.twin-india.org/index.php?q=node/1665
Prize: Free copy of the MadCap Flare software (worth US $899) and a printed certificate.
About MadCap Flare: http://www.madcapsoftware.com/products/flare/
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Recently, there have been tremendous changes and advancements in the technical communication industry with regards to the document editing/writing and the authoring process. Several efforts have been drawn by various groups/companies to improve and standardize the document writing process. MadCap Software has delivered very good and efficient software tools that can be used by organizations involved in technical documentation projects.
It is dawn and the play begins with numerous challenges and continues till dusk. Gone are the days where we need to purchase different tools to create a single deliverable. We are currently living in the age of automated documentation. Till yesterday in the technical front, we found that our march towards development were pulled back if were to use different tools from different companies to make things happen. To speak from the deepest of our hearts, Madcap is a boon for all writers who till the recent past wore their thinking caps to facilitate simpler methods of documentation.
What I Learnt from MadCap Webinar
Mr. Michael Hamilton - VP Product Management has introduced himself. He has over 10 years of experience in documentation. He was the product manager for RoboHelp prior to MadCap.
He began the webinar by introducing the Madcap Software, while Sharon Burton assisted him throughout the presentation.
MadCap Software is leading the documentation industry. It has new approach to authoring and publishing the technical information. It has a global customer base such as North America, Europe, Asia and Africa.
[Extended until 8-Mar-2009] TWIN Writing Contest - Win free copy of MadCap Flare software worth US $899Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 02/27/2009 - 10:29
Folks, The TWIN writing contest is extended until 8-Mar-2009 (you now have two more weekends). Take a shot at it and you could win US $899-worth MadCap Flare software!
Contest details: http://www.twin-india.org/index.php?q=node/1611
Product information about Flare: http://www.madcapsoftware.com/products/flare/
Good luck, folks!
TWIN Competitions Manager
Here is a broad comparison of some features of MadCap Flare and Adobe FrameMaker that I have come up with after attending the MadCap webinar:
The Webinar started (a few minutes late – waiting for late comers:) with the presenter – Michael Hamilton introducing himself. Mike is the VP – Product Management for Madcap. He has a degree in Physics and was initially working in the Nuclear Power Industry before a transition to documentation. He gave us a quick summary of his work as a Product manager for RoboHelp before starting off with MadCap. He has over 10 years experience in documentation.
Folks, Here is a reminder and a glance at the prize worth US $899, MadCap Flare software:
With Flare, you have a complete authoring and publishing system with full support for maximum content re-use (single-sourcing) and you can publish to online, desktop, and print formats (multi-channel publishing):
- Topic-based content development
- Content reuse with conditional text, variables, snippets, outlines, and more
- Flexibility with XML and CSS
You can easily create:
- Policy and procedure manu
GM Folks, Hope you all had a great weekend and are back recharged. Here's another reason to cheer. Write about what you learnt from the last week's MadCap webinar and you could win a free copy of the MadCap Flare software! Hurry, the contest close this Friday, 27-Feb-2009.
If you did not attend the webinar, you can view the recording here:
You can view the competition guidelines here:
Good luck, folks!
TWIN Competitions Manager
The webinar today was actually an exemplary form of knowledge sharing, a session where ideas were exchanged and questions were actually answered.
Mike Hamilton, VP of Madcap Software started the presentation by giving the best possible form of introduction to Madcap Software, their tools and approach towards covering publishing. He was closely assisted by Sharton Burton, as she attended to I believe, every possible query that came her way.