Creating Quality Content with     Open Source Tools                        Scott Nesbitt
A Little Background
Clear  ConciseConsistent Complete   Correct
Clear                                           ConciseTechnical writing requires clarity ofexpression and therefore simpl...
Clear                                   ConciseWriting concisely is not easy.  – Read at squidoo.com                      ...
Clear                                        ConciseConsistency makes the documentationand product easier for users tounde...
ClearA mathematical theory is not to be                                          Conciseconsidered complete until you have...
Clear                                         ConciseIf your content isnt correct, itsworthless   – Aaron Davis, DMN Commu...
EditorsDocument Formats   Wikis    CMSGraphics
EditorsDocument Formats   Wikis    CMSGraphics
EditorsDocument Formats   Wikis    CMSGraphics
EditorsDocument Formats   Wikis    CMSGraphics
EditorsDocument Formats   Wikis    CMSGraphics
EditorsDocument Formats   Wikis    CMSGraphics
The tool is not important  – Gordon McLean
Questions?
Resources on the WebWeb site:scottnesbitt.netBlog: weblog.scottnesbitt.netSlideShare repository:www.slideshare.net/scott.n...
Creating Quality Content with Open Source Tools
Creating Quality Content with Open Source Tools
Creating Quality Content with Open Source Tools
Creating Quality Content with Open Source Tools
Creating Quality Content with Open Source Tools
Creating Quality Content with Open Source Tools
Creating Quality Content with Open Source Tools
Creating Quality Content with Open Source Tools
Creating Quality Content with Open Source Tools
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

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Creating Quality Content with Open Source Tools

  1. 1. Creating Quality Content with Open Source Tools Scott Nesbitt
  2. 2. A Little Background
  3. 3. Clear ConciseConsistent Complete Correct
  4. 4. Clear ConciseTechnical writing requires clarity ofexpression and therefore simplicity oflanguage. Consistent  – Bernhard Spudia, ic#code Complete Correct
  5. 5. Clear ConciseWriting concisely is not easy.  – Read at squidoo.com Consistent Complete Correct
  6. 6. Clear ConciseConsistency makes the documentationand product easier for users tounderstand. Consistent  – Matthew Arnold Stern Complete Correct
  7. 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. 8. Clear ConciseIf your content isnt correct, itsworthless   – Aaron Davis, DMN Communications Consistent Complete Correct
  9. 9. EditorsDocument Formats Wikis CMSGraphics
  10. 10. EditorsDocument Formats Wikis CMSGraphics
  11. 11. EditorsDocument Formats Wikis CMSGraphics
  12. 12. EditorsDocument Formats Wikis CMSGraphics
  13. 13. EditorsDocument Formats Wikis CMSGraphics
  14. 14. EditorsDocument Formats Wikis CMSGraphics
  15. 15. The tool is not important – Gordon McLean
  16. 16. Questions?
  17. 17. Resources on the WebWeb site:scottnesbitt.netBlog: weblog.scottnesbitt.netSlideShare repository:www.slideshare.net/scott.nesbitt
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