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* ANNOUNCE: Looking for FrameMaker 7: The Complete Reference? (NEW)
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* ANNOUNCE: CMS Workshop w/ Steve Manning from
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ANNOUNCE: Looking for FrameMaker 7: The Complete Reference?
FrameMaker 7: The Complete Reference is now back in print as Publishing Fundamentals: FrameMaker 7. Don\'t pay $100-200 for used copies of The Complete Reference when you can get a new copy of Publishing Fundamentals for $59.99.
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ANNOUNCE: 4.ST Supports TECHWR-L as a New Gold Sponsor
Join us in thanking 4.ST (http://www.4st.com) for becoming a TECHWR-L Gold Annual Sponsor! As a sponsor, 4.ST provides support for the community, the TECHWR-L mailing list, and the TECHWR-L Web site.
Founded in 1987, 4.ST has been an important provider of highly respected products to implement multi-platform On-line Help, On-line Documentation, and Content Management resulting in improved quality online user assistance and in enhanced productivity of the end user and programming professional. The company is focused on improving the quality and enhancing the functionality of its products, with a strong reliance on customer input and feedback.
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ANNOUNCE: CMS Workshop w/ Steve Manning from
The Rockley Group at LavaCon
A new workshop has been added to the CMS track at LavaCon: Steve Manning, principal of the Rockley Group, will be presenting a workshop on how to choose a content management system that is appropriate for your company.
Making Content Management Work for You (Not the Other Way Around)
In this four hour hands-on workshop, Steve will cover:
o. How to identify the publishing problems your department may be
o. How to identify if content management would help alleviate those
o. How to decide how much content management you really need
o. An overview of the many CMS options available
o. Which CMS option would be best given specific budget, time and
o. The real-life issues that arise when rolling out a CMS
o. How much you should really budget for the CMS solution you chose
o. How to calculate the ROI for your content management investment
o. And more
The workshop will also include scenarios requiring various levels of content management so you can practice identifying and planning appropriate CM solutions.
Currently considering content management? Bring information about your specific needs as there will be plenty of time for audience Q&A during the theory and practice parts of the workshop!
For more information, see the LavaCon website: www.lavacon.org
LavaCon: The Conference for Advanced Tech Comm Professionals
October 1 - 4, 2006
ANNOUNCE: Get into production with XML Content Management in
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