Monthly Archives: October 2009
Goethe once wrote to a friend, “If I had more time, I’d have sent you a shorter letter.” Here’s why.
Image via Wikipedia The STC recently increased its annual subscription rates to over $200 prompting howls of protest for technical writers. In response to this, it has come out and defended its position by justifying the price increases. Here’s my take on the key points.
Does writing a blog constitute work? Forbes reports that the New York State Department of Labor recently declared a laid-off attorney ineligible for unemployment benefits as she was bringing in $1.30 a day from blog ads.
Here is the simplest way to take a screenshot of a region, desktop, an entire webpage and also how to include the hyperlinks if you want to save the webpage as a SWF or PDF. We’re going to use SnagIt as our preferred tool for taking screenshots.
Cindy Curry (STC President) points out that the recession left the STC with a “loss of about $400,000 USD in principal and interest from our investments, which have traditionally been used to provide support for activities that have as yet no revenue source, such as the Body of Knowledge and other key committee work.”
Most screenshot software doesn’t let you take a screen capture of the Windows menu bar. Here’s a workaround.
When you click on a line in Microsoft Visio and enter some text, it is automatically inserted in the middle of the line. How about if you want to move it to the side? Here’s how to do it.