Free Whitepaper: Trends in Technical Illustrations

Read the entire whitepaper Trends and techniques for illustrations in technical communications

Executive Summary

The era of Technical Communications 2.0 is here, presenting technical communicators with unprecedented opportunities to expand their roles, increase their internal visibility, and grow the value and reach of every publication they work on. To do this, they must become aware of three top trends that are currently driving the creation and delivery of technical documentation:

To transition successfully from exclusively print-based publications to more visual, interactive documentation, a growing number of technical communication professionals are turning to Adobe® Technical Communication Suite. Using this complete single-source authoring toolkit, technical communicators can:

This white paper features real-world examples of technical documentation professionals, who use one or more tools in Adobe Technical Communication Suite to deliver visually rich documentation, interactive social help experiences, and always-available access across a range of smartphones, tablets, e-readers, laptops, and desktop computers. It also presents suggested workflows and high-level techniques for creating highly visual, rich, and engaging technical publications—without a steep learning curve.

Table of Contents:

  1. Executive summary
  2. New opportunities for technical communicators
  3. From the drawing board to the digital desktop and beyond
  4. Development one: the push for multidevice publishing
  5. Development two: the demand for rich media
  6. Development three: end-user expectation of social, interactive help experiences
  7. Give your documentation the interactive edge

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