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Creating Quality Content with Open Source Tools

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The slides for a presentation I gave at DocTrain East 2008 on Open Source Tools for documentation

The slides for a presentation I gave at DocTrain East 2008 on Open Source Tools for documentation

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  • 1. Creating Quality Content with Open Source Tools Scott Nesbitt
  • 2. A Little Background
  • 3. Clear ConciseConsistent Complete Correct
  • 4. Clear ConciseTechnical writing requires clarity ofexpression and therefore simplicity oflanguage. Consistent  – Bernhard Spudia, ic#code Complete Correct
  • 5. Clear ConciseWriting concisely is not easy.  – Read at squidoo.com Consistent Complete Correct
  • 6. Clear ConciseConsistency makes the documentationand product easier for users tounderstand. Consistent  – Matthew Arnold Stern Complete Correct
  • 7. ClearA mathematical theory is not to be Conciseconsidered complete until you havemade it so clear that you can explain Consistentit to the first man whom you meet onthe street.  – David Hilbert  Complete Correct
  • 8. Clear ConciseIf your content isnt correct, itsworthless   – Aaron Davis, DMN Communications Consistent Complete Correct
  • 9. EditorsDocument Formats Wikis CMSGraphics
  • 10. EditorsDocument Formats Wikis CMSGraphics
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  • 14. EditorsDocument Formats Wikis CMSGraphics
  • 15. The tool is not important – Gordon McLean
  • 16. Questions?
  • 17. Resources on the WebWeb site:scottnesbitt.netBlog: weblog.scottnesbitt.netSlideShare repository:www.slideshare.net/scott.nesbitt