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Spring 2001 Training Catalog

FrameMaker * Acrobat * PhotoShop * WebWorks * RoboHelp * ForeHTML
GUI Design * HTML * XML * Structured Writing * Indexing * Globalization

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Training that forever changes your online information products...

William Horton: Designing Effective Electronic Documents

JUNE 11-12, 2001
$895 (15% discount for groups or 3+)
Boston University, Tyngsboro, MA

William Horton has been in the forefront of electronic information design since 1971. He specializes in applying ergonomics to the task of getting information from one human brain to another. He helps organizations and teams make the transition from traditional media to electronic media. Bill practices what he preaches.

His speeches, books, manuals, technical papers, and user-interface designs have won international awards, including the prestigious IF Award for industrial design. He is a Fellow of the Society for Technical Communications and a winner of the ACM Rigo Award for contributions in software documentation.

Bill is a sought-after lecturer and keynote speaker, as well as a prolific author. His books include Designing and Writing Online Documentation (2nd ed.), Illustrating Computer Documentation, Secrets of User-Seductive Documents, The Icon Book (available in 4 languages), and The Web Page Design Cookbook with CD-ROM.

Designing effective electronic knowledge products requires a comprehensive and methodical design that takes advantage of the speed and storage capacity of the computer and the technologies available through the Web, while accounting for the many differences between the paper page and the display screen.

This two-day seminar is intended for technical communicators, information architects, web designers, and their managers. The seminar will be a combination of real-life demonstrations and working examples—not bullet lists. Small individual and team activities will reinforce key points and allow the attendees to interact with one another.


Participants Will Learn

What are electronic documents?
+ How they differ from paper
+ Myths about electronic documents
+ What should and should not go online
+ Types of electronic documents

Organizing electronic documents
+ Chunking into topics
+ Linking electronically
+ Clustering topics for special purposes

Making information accessible
+ Menus
+ Indexes
+ Information retrieval
+ Context sensitivity
+ Full-text search

Writing for the electronic medium: Style guide for a new rhetoric

Displaying online documents: The screen is not the page

Designing effective graphics

Adding interactivity and feedback to your documents

Developing an efficient production process

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spring seminars

Upcoming Hands-On Training


FrameMaker Basics


JUN 4-6




JUN 11-12



MAY 21-22

Learning HTML


MAY 23-24

XML for Tech Communicators


JUN 14-15

WebWorks Basics


JUN 7-8


The Corporate Standard


- Summer

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