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:

MadCap Flare Blog Posts

Accordion Menu in MadCap Flare – Part Two

This post is the second in a multi-part series of posts that explain how to add a Foundation accordion menu and drill-down menu to a skinless output in MadCap Flare. The output will use a layout that looks like this: If you missed Part 1, you can see it here: Part One...

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Accordion Menu in MadCap Flare – Part One

NOTE! This solution only works for versions of Flare that are older than Flare 2017 r2. This is because Flare 2017 r2 has a different way of handling the toc and minitocs. But the good news is that Flare 2017r3 had an update that made an accordion menu...

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Using Flare’s Concept Links to Create ‘See Also’ Lists

It is important that from any topic, the reader can find everything they need to know about that topic and related topics.  Don’t assume they will use search features or contents to find other related topics - guide them there instead. An easy way to do this in MadCap...

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Paligo Blog Posts

Paligo: How to Create Subsections

Headings, Sub-headings, and Chunking If you're new to Paligo, you might be wondering how to add sub-headings to your topics. In this article, I'll show you the various ways of creating sub-headings in your output and explain the pros and cons of each. Let's start by...

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Paligo: Topic or Informal Topic?

Should you create a topic or an informal topic for your content in Paligo? Freelance technical writer Craig Wright explains when to use topics and when to use informal topics. This post is aimed at authors who are new to Paligo and are looking for info on topics vs informal topics.

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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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