Since 1992, Komensky Communications has designed and developed professional technical documentation and training material for government organizations, educational institutions, and large and small businesses. We have advised organizations on process improvement and methodologies to improve the quality and efficiency of developing and distributing their information. In addition, we have trained new generations of technical writers and instructional designers.
Analysis, Planning, Designing
Coordination, Communication, Standardization, Strategy
User guides, Online help systems, Sales material, Illustrations, Video
Training material, Elearning, Curriculum design and development
Technical writers create documents in various formats like electronic publishing, print, online help, etc. The various tools used to produce technical documents are described below.
These are some of the basic tools used in technical writing. Other tools like Teamsite, Lectora, Visio, and so on are also used to create content and graphics.
These include, but are not limited to:
Text, XML, DITA, Technical English, Structured authoring
While Microsoft Word is possibly the most popular tool for publishing in spite of its bugs and limitations, it has major limitations when it comes to large documents or documents that have multiple authors. It is easy to use, review, and make changes. But with larger documents (more than 500 pages), Word behaves a bit inconsistently and may get corrupt. Here, structured authoring tools create more stable documents. These are tools such as FrameMaker, oXygen XML, MadCap Flare, and many others. With structured authoring, content is kept separate from layout. Styles are very consistent and rigid, and the tool can handle a large amount of text and graphics.
REST API, SDK, C#
REST API documentation and native library API documentation both inform the respective developer audience how to build an integration between software. Reference API documentation is a technical writing deliverable that contains information about API functionality, endpoints, parameters, request/response body descriptions and authentication. We also develop and cultivate: tutorials, code samples, coceptual overviews, getting started guides, hello world scenarios, and developer forums.
Template designing tools are used for creating documents that require a flexible layout or strict typography demands. It is easy to create and design datasheets, whitepapers, brochures, solution sheets and other marketing and technical documents using these template designer tools.
XML, HTML, CSS, DITA, Technical English, Structured authoring
Online help is searchable and context sensitive, which helps users resolve their problem or query easily rather than going through pages and pages of manuals. Help Authoring Tools are used to create online help.
HTML, HTML5, CSS, JS, Interaction, Games
Web design tools are used to create and deliver content to end users in the form of web pages. We create both static and dynamic web pages using web design tools.
Multimedia tools are used to create audio, video, and interactive content. We use multimedia tools like Flash and Max 3D to create interactive animations and demonstrations.
PNG, JPG, GIF, TIFF
Screen recording tools like Camtasia and Captivate are used to create product demos, engaging simulations, scenario-based training, and randomized quizzes. In addition, it doesn't require programming knowledge or multimedia skills.
Image editors are used for image designing, capturing, cropping, morphing and all sorts of image editing.
Instructional design, Learning, Curriculum, Training
While learning methodologies and models are the most important tools for developing learning experiences, development tools help create professional and meaningful learning environments.
Tools, Development, Automation, Scripting, AECMA, Controlled Language, Chatbot
In this dynamic world of information development, we try to stay abreast of many interesting technologies and tools that make our life easier.