Thursday , 24 April 2014


by Craig Wright

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

A Process for Technical Documentation

Posted on Apr 2nd, 2014

When you've been a technical author for many years, the process of creating technical communication becomes second-nature. So when a client asked me… Read More>>

5 Key Benefits of Topic-Based Documentation

Posted on Mar 16th, 2014

Taking a topic-based approach to your documentation can improve the quality of your manuals and online help, reduce your documentation costs, and… 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>>

Getting Started with DITA

Posted on Feb 21st, 2014

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… Read More>>

MS Word

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

Fixing Bullet Lists and Numbered Lists in Flare (or any HTML)

Posted on Dec 2nd, 2013

If you import content into MadCap Flare from another format, you may find your bullet lists are not quite right. Indents slightly wrong, nested… Read More>>

Atlassian Confluence

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>>

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