Technical communication blog

With bits of copywriting, content design, and other stuff too

Technical communication blog

With bits of copywriting, content design, and other stuff too

Welcome to the StrayGoat Technical Communication Blog.

Here, I’ll be posting technical writing advice, opinion pieces, recommendations, and explanations on how to achieve various tasks with different software tools. (The latter of which is going to be a reminder for me as much as anyone else!).

If you find the technical writing advice posts useful, please leave a comment.

Some of the older posts have some formatting issues, due to conversion problems when I upgraded the site theme. Sadly, the comments were lost in migration too. 

Technical Communication Blog Posts

General posts about technical communication:

Modifying the Top-Nav Skin for a Custom Flare Layout

One of the problems with Flare 11's Top-Nav skin is that the menu isn't really suitable for a long table of contents due to the limited amount of space. That's led a lot of people, including me, to look at alternative approaches, and in this post, I will look at a...

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Adding Topics in Flare

Are you a Flare 'noob' and struggling to see how to structure your content? Then this article is just for you. Here, you will find out all about adding topics in the TOC rather than in the Content Explorer. Is There any Structure to the Topics? Today, I was asked by a...

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Content Design Blog Posts

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Paligo Blog Posts

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MadCap Flare Blog Posts

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DITA Blog Posts

Here are some posts about DITA. I rarely post about DITA, as I don’t use it, but sometimes post about how to achieve certain things.

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XML and XSLT Blog Posts

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MS Word Blog Posts

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Camtasia and Snagit Posts

Tips and reminders for using TechSmith Camtasia and Snagit.

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Non-Technical Communication Posts

Sometimes, I post things that are nothing to do with tech comm, but people might find useful. You’ll find those posts here.

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