Madcap Flare – Close all Open Documents Except Active One

Ever want to close all the open documents in Madcap Flare except the one you’re working on? Yes? If so, here’s how you do it: In Flare, click the Window tab. In the Open Windows section (far left), click the Close All Documents button. This opens a drop-down list. Click Close All Documents Except This […]

How I Set Priorities: Get Things Done

Ross Kimbarovsky asks: “How do you decide what to do next? Should you write a blog post? Answer emails in your inbox? Make several sales calls? Spend time on Twitter? Or should you call a team meeting to discuss a customer problem? Ross adds that successful people are successful in part “because they are good […]

7 Ways for Technical Writers to Re-invent Themselves & Demonstrate their Value

You’ve just being fired. The Technical Writing dept is closed. What do you do? This is a fact of life for many people today. Indeed, there is now a real fear that US technical writers will continue to lose their jobs to offshore companies, e.g. India & Poland. And it’s true; it’s the shape of things to come, I’m afraid. But rather than moan about it, let’s look at what you can do to re-invent yourself and find new, lucrative opportunities.

Are technical documents a waste of time?

“Don’t worry” she said. “No one reads this stuff anyway. Just get it done.” Sounds familiar?