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How to become a technical writer – Confessions of a former translator

A former translator, I worked the first seven years of my professional life in the translation industry, in various positions. While I learned a lot from this experience, it also left me, as a writer, frustrated. Translators are chained to their source text and writing the words of others in another language, usually focusing on what their clients want. more ...

tekom impressions part 2: API documentation and the VUKA world

Daniela Herbold and Ulrike Parson write about better API documentation and solutions for innovative human resources management. more ...

Impressions from tcworld 2017

Part 1: Improvisation, fluff hunt, and videos for technical documentation. more ...

My first time at tekom

I got back from Stuttgart last night and it is safe to say that after three days of action-packed presentations, writing an article is not in the realm of possibilities right now as I try to connect one synapse with another. more ...

The parson mug prize draw #4. Congratulations to the winners

In which city was the parson mug photographed, we asked at the beginning of September. more ...

Adobe abondons Linux

You have probably heard. Adobe no longer supports Adobe Reader for Linux.

Adobe Reader is now only available for download for Windows, OS X, and Android. This might not come as a big surprise to the Linux community. Adobe stopped providing updates for the Adobe Reader for Linux some time ago. Linux users who have installed the reader, can still use it. There are also alternatives. But what about the commentary functions or the dynamic forms? And can Linux users still use the review workflow, which could be so conveniently organized with Adobe Acrobe. Are these features available in PDF readers like Evince or Okular?

We are interested in your experience. Is your work affected by Adobe's decision? Do you know any real alternatives?

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