Craig Wright, UK Technical Author

Technical Communication Blog

Craig Wright, Technical Writer

Technical Communication Blog

Craig Wright – Technical writer and copywriter

Technical Writer, Craig Wright

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:

Technical author job description – what do they do?

A technical author is someone who writes content that explains how to use a product or service or perform a task. They are also called technical writers and technical communicators. Common examples of technical writing are instruction manuals, online help,...

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Technical Writing/Content Design Part 3 – The User Journey

Guiding your readers through the content If there's one thing I learned at uni, it's this -  "It's all about the user journey." It was important then, when the Internet wasn't so widespread, and it's even more important now.  No matter what type of content you are...

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MadCap Flare Blog Posts

Accordion Menu in MadCap Flare – Part Five

This is Part 5 of a series of posts on how to create the following layout, complete with accordion menu and slide-in drill-down menu, in MadCap Flare. If you missed the previous parts, here are links: Part One Part Two Part Three Part Four In this post, I'm going to...

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Accordion Menu in MadCap Flare – Part Three

This is Part 3 of a series of posts on how to create the following layout, complete with accordion menu and slide-in drill-down menu, in MadCap Flare. If you missed the previous parts, see: Part One Part Two In Part 3, we're mostly going to be looking at how to create...

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Paligo Blog Posts

Paligo – How to create your own custom section

Do you want to recreate the note, caution, or warning styles in Paligo, but with different colours, icons, and text? Technical author Craig Wright explains how to do it with informal topics and a little CSS. Come and find out how it is done.

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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.

Getting Started with DITA

Are you trying to learn DITA? Would you like some FREE instructions on how to get started and create a small DITA project? I know just the place to look... Learn DITA on Your Own at eXtreme Technical Writing Does this sound familiar to you? You work as a technical...

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Review – Cherryleaf DITA e-Learning Course

"Cherryleaf are launching a DITA e-learning course" it stated in the e-mail to all ISTC members. Before Outlook had time to crash, I was fully paid up and waiting for the link to arrive. Yes, I was that keen and that quick. I'd been looking for a DITA course for a...

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XML and XSLT Blog Posts

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MS Word Blog Posts

HELP! Microsoft Word’s Restart Numbering Doesn’t Work

Actually, it does. Sort of. Some of the time, anyway. But if Restart Numbering has you pulling you hair out (hey, at least you’ve got some to pull), here’s a handy work-around. I won’t say it works 100% of the time, but it has resolved most of my restart numbering...

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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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