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Tech Comm Tools focuses on longer format blended learning courses

This format provides maximum training value, with more in-depth content, spread out over six weeks.
You'll get plenty of live interaction, projects and assignments, and (if you want) an opportunity to go deep into specific topics.

Can't commit to a six-week course?

Everything I teach is also available in a 2-day live format. Please contact me for details.
I also do troubleshooting and quick consults at https://mattrsullivan.youcanbook.me/

Advanced FrameMaker: Template Design Workshop (Unstructured)

Spend 6 weeks creating a polished FrameMaker template that you'll be proud to call your own! In just a few hours a week, you'll create and apply consistent strategies for style names, master pages, and all aspects of a FrameMaker template. See What exactly is a FrameMaker template? for a full definition of a FrameMaker template.

This course blends live lecture, recorded material, and real-world projects. The training materials include bonus content that will take you as deep into FrameMaker as you want to go!

This interactive course combines

  • live instruction
  • a ton of reference material collected from over 20 years of FrameMaker template design for clients
  • Weekly exercises designed to help you develop a polished template of your own at the conclusion of the course

Course material and features are based on the current release of FrameMaker. However, users of previous FrameMaker versions are welcome, and books and class files will be supplied in that format whenever possible.

Screencasting (both Mac and Windows)

Starts May 16

$997

I've spent the past few years creating video for my courses, for Adobe, and for other clients.

Now you can see "the man behind the curtain" and what it takes to produce professional audio, intros, and published video for computer documentation.

This syllabus is currently being updated and should be posted by end of March, 2017.

 

Basic FrameMaker: Authoring Unstructured Content

Spend 6 weeks learning to use FrameMaker like a pro. In just a few hours a week, you'll learn the techniques that allow technical communication professionals around the world to use FrameMaker to easily manage libraries of documents, and produce consistent, feature-rich documentation.

This course blends live lecture, recorded material, and real-world projects. The training materials include bonus content that will take you as deep into unstructured FrameMaker as you want to go!

Course material and features are based on the current release of unstructured FrameMaker. However, users of earlier FrameMaker versions are welcome, and books and class files will be supplied in that format whenever possible.

Structured FrameMaker: Authoring Structured Content

Spend 6 weeks learning how to use FrameMaker with a structured content model.

This course blends live sessions, recorded material, and real-world projects.

You'll learn to use the tools in FrameMaker that allow you to rapidly create and maintain huge amounts of content with ease.

Specifically, you will:

  • become familiar with the Structure View
  • learn to use the Element Catalog and Guided Editing to replace nearly every other dialog needed in unstructured FrameMaker
  • learn to validate your content, ensuring accuracy in your work

This interactive course combines

  • live review and deep dive sessions
  • course workbook and exercises updated for the 2017 release of FrameMaker
  • Weekly exercises designed to make sure that you're comfortable with each weeks' lessons

Course material and features are based on the current release of FrameMaker. However, users of previous FrameMaker versions are welcome, and books and class files will be supplied in that format whenever possible.