Jean Weber

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Double numeration in single-chapter documents

A reader wrote: I have a quick question for you about numbered heads in documents. In general, numbered section heads use the chapter number as the first digit – but that’s only if you have multiple chapters in a book (1.1, 2.1, 3.1…). What if you have only one chapter in a book? Do the …

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Readability Report for on Windows

I haven’t tried this extension to, because I don’t use Windows, but it sounds interesting (if not misused or abused as often happens with “readability” scores). Would like to hear from someone who has used it. The Readability Report tool scores your document for readability, cohesion and information density. These scores provide the author …

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ASCAP’s Attack on Creative Commons

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) has launched a campaign to raise money from its members to hire lobbyists to protect them against”the dangers of Copyleft, which they claim groups such as Creative Commons are promoting in order to undermine Copyright. If you are unfamiliar with the licenses promoted by Creative Commons …

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Engaging readers in documentation

At the AODC 2010 conference, Sarah Maddox, who works for Atlassian, an agile development environment, spoke on engaging readers in the documentation and the concept of documentation as an emotional experience. Sarah explained the advantages to both the customers and the company of involving readers (users) and discussed some of the techniques that Atlassian has …

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AODC 2010

The 13th Australasian Online Documentation and Content Conference (AODC 2010) was held in Darwin, Australia’s Northern Territory, 12-14 May. I found the conference both highly informative (all of the sessions interested me) and a lot of fun; thus it was well worth the cost. Some highlights for me included the talks on structured content and …

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