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Automation in SCHEMA ST4 – a boosting translation management processes

“SCHEMA ST4! Put together a translation package for this project, and only in the languages that have not yet been translated. However, before you start, check whether all nodes in the project are released. If this is not the case,…

Automating terminology checks in SCHEMA ST4

“The support team just called. The latest issues of the maintenance manuals still contain old component names. It’s resulted in two customers withholding payments, so we need a new version fast!”. Sheer stress when it comes to technical authoring! We…

Christmas workflow wonderland: quality assurance for a happy holiday season

Ever heard of Santa Chaos? He runs his own Christmas workshop and would love nothing more than to take over the reins from Santa Claus. To see whether he has a chance of achieving his goal, let’s compare their working…

Agile documentation – how development and technical writing complement each other

Aren’t we looking here at something that is almost an oxymoron? You could be forgiven for thinking so. “Agile” – a word with a spontaneous, quick or flexible ring to it. “Documentation”, by contrast, conjures up an image of something…

How to warn – a skill that has to be learnt

One of the most important objectives of an instruction manual is to ensure that the product is used safely. This comes as no great surprise, as no one wants to cause any damage when using a product, neither do they…

Norms and standards for technical documentation – where to look

Technical writers must be able to handle the wide range of tasks involved in creating a document. Not only do operating instructions need to be understandable, they must also be easily accessible, ensure safe use of the product and, ultimately,…

Terminology management – a call for clarity and comprehensibility

When it comes to good technical documentation – such as a manual, online help or a knowledge article in a service database – nothing is left to chance. What should the first chapter of the document be called? What is…

Modularisation for beginners

Getting modularisation right is a critical success factor when working with content management systems such as SCHEMA ST4. However, many questions arise for those switching to these systems if they have previously been using a traditional linear writing style. In…

Less is more: controlled language for more efficient documentation

The verb “to sanction” can mean “to approve” as well as “to punish”. The Oxford English Thesaurus apparently lists 380 synonyms for the word “good”. In Thomas Mann’s original German version of his novel “Joseph and his brothers” is a…

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