Technical Communication BlogWelcome 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.

 

 

Technical Communication Issues

Is Your Technical Communication Job Affecting your Health?

Posted on Jun 29th, 2016

Could the way you think when creating technical communication be affecting your health? If you find it difficult to relax, are often anxious, and… Read More>>

Accordion Menu in MadCap Flare – Part Five

Posted on Jun 22nd, 2016

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… Read More>>

DITA

Technical Writing Tools – Do You Need to Know Every Tool?

Posted on Jun 15th, 2014

Have you ever felt yourself becoming overwhelmed with the amount of things you need to learn? Join the club. Since quitting the day job as an… Read More>>

How to Install the DITA HTML5 Plug-In (oXygen XML Editor)

Posted on Mar 24th, 2014

Hands up. Guilty as charged. Sometimes I don't write with you, the reader in mind. You see, I have a memory like a sieve, so this blog can also act… Read More>>

MS Word

Technical Writing Tools – Do You Need to Know Every Tool?

Posted on Jun 15th, 2014

Have you ever felt yourself becoming overwhelmed with the amount of things you need to learn? Join the club. Since quitting the day job as an… Read More>>

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

Posted on Dec 2nd, 2013

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… Read More>>

MadCap Flare

Accordion Menu in MadCap Flare – Part Six

Posted on Jul 3rd, 2016

This is Part 6 of a series of posts on how to create the following layout, complete with accordion menu and slide-in drill-down menu, in MadCap… Read More>>

Accordion Menu in MadCap Flare – Part Five

Posted on Jun 22nd, 2016

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… Read More>>

Atlassian Confluence

Technical Writing Tools – Do You Need to Know Every Tool?

Posted on Jun 15th, 2014

Have you ever felt yourself becoming overwhelmed with the amount of things you need to learn? Join the club. Since quitting the day job as an… Read More>>

Confluence: Roman Numerals for Nested Number Lists

Posted on Mar 26th, 2014

By default, Atlassian Confluence sets nested numbers to use a., b., c., instead of numbers.  Here's how you change it to use roman… Read More>>