- From the editor
- Letters from readers
- ISTC groups and online
- President’s view
- Your ISTC directory
- Business affiliates
- CPD news
- Tax benefits
- Broaden your audience with accessibility
Explaining how improved accessibility guidance can help technical communicators to reach a broader audience.
- Content usability scorecard framework
Providing a fundamental insight into content usability by recommending a ready-for-use scorecard for measuring content.
- Scalable solutions for augmented reality
Outlining why SCHEMA ST4 can provide suitable content for augmented reality applications.
- Stairway to the future
Telling the story about the high potential of an editorial team and their role in the information management process.
- Managing terminology with term checker
Offering reasons why terminology management is essential for translation workflows and looking at the TechScribe term checker.
- Getting the most out of training
Writing in 1993 this article discusses the benefits, needs, expectations, and strategies for training technical communicators.
- Creating user forms: part 4
Coding an interface for your VBA code.
- Build your first hybrid mobile app
Mobile friendly website, Hybrid app, Progressive web app or a Native app? Which option is best for your organisation? This article assists with your decision-making.
- Controlled language – Mike Unwalla
- MadCap tips – Matthew Ellison
- Book review reflections – Linda Robins
- Book review – Current Practices and Trends in Technical and Professional Communication. Edited by Stephen Crabbe. Reviewed by Alison Reeves, Alison Peck and Jean Rollinson.
- Editing – Jean Rollinson
Special Supplement: 50 years of change
- History of word processors
Looking at the impact that word processing has had on technical communication and the author’s career.
- What was it like in the old days Dad?
Recalling the author’s early career as a technical communicator and discussing the changes in the industry since 1985.
- Why the skill of writing well matters
Explaining why developing the skill of creating information that works will always be worthwhile.
- 50 years of Communicator
Perusing 50 years of Communicator issues, and looking at whether the articles of yesteryear are still relevant today.
- Hand-drawn technical illustrations
Starting with pen, pencil and paper, describing how things were and how technical illustration has changed over the years.
- Unprecedented changes in technology
Discussing how changes in computer technology transformed design and print studios beyond recognition in the 1980s.
- Same wine, different label?
Ellis Pratt and Dominic Birn-Pratt
Through analysis, Ellis Pratt and Dominic Birn-Pratt have looked at job title trends.
- From hardcopy to modem to the cloud
Working with the latest technologies since the 1990s, the author describes the changes that have taken place.
- Working without a spell checker
Software tools can make a huge difference; when creating documentation, the author describes her experience.
- Macros: a brief history of time (saving)
Summarising macros from the key-combo to a full programming language.
- 25 years of online help
Beginning with hypertext when the world wide web was in its infancy until today and looking at the author’s online help journey.
- As time goes by
The fundamental things apply… as time goes by. Through the author’s eyes, looking at technical communication then and now.
- Creating brochures in WordPerfect
Sharing how the author’s computer knowledge broke down barriers and prejudices at a university.
- Cut and paste with scissors and glue
Reminiscing of times gone by where someone else did the typing, the typesetting and the printing.