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If you want to become a technical writer, or if you have just become a technical writer and wonder what the job and the profession may involve, this course will introduce you to an exciting and rewarding career in technical communication.



Course Title: Certificate Course in Technical Writing - Crash Course         Click here to Register

Course Code: CTW

Eligibility: Any Graduate

Duration: 15Days

Timings: 10.00-12.00 PM, 02.00-04.00 PM
                 04.00-06.00 PM, 07.00 - 9.00 PM,
Weekend special batches (Saturdays & Sundays)

Software Development Life Cycle

    • Software Development Life Cycle
    • How Software is developed, tested, maintained and retired
    • How products are installed, configured, customized and deployed
    • Relating software product features and business benefits
    • Working with programmers and testers
    • Understanding software requirement specifications
    • Analyzing product architecture
    • Web everywhere
    • Documentation development life cycle
    • Types of documents associated with software products
    • Different types of software and what they do

Technical Writing -DDLC

    • What is Technical Writing ?
    • Role of a Technical writer
    • Principles of Technical Writing, Documentation deliverables
    • Printed documentation and Online Help Systems
    • Working with images and illustrations

Documentation Process

    • Understanding Audience/Readers
    • Collecting and Organizing information
    • Drafting information verbally and visually
    • Producing Information

Technical Writing Process

    • Document development process
    • Estimating Technical Documentation
    • Documentation Planning
    • Selection of Tools
    • Information Architecture
    • Templates and Page design
    • Audience Profiling
    • Task Analysis
    • Content Development
    • Elements of Style
    • Technical Reviews
    • Editorial Reviews
    • Formatting and pagination
    • Document Conversions
    • Content Publishing
    • Quality Control
    • Content Maintenance

Grammar and Editing

    • English Grammar
    • Punctuation and Mechanics
    • MS Style Guides & Proof Reading

Technical Writing Software Tools

    • Microsoft Word
    • Macromedia RoboHelp
    • Adobe FrameMaker
    • Snag IT
    • Ms Visio
    • PowerPoint
    • PhotoShop

Microsoft Word

  1. About Microsoft word, Introduction, Features
  2. Starting the Application, Accessibility
  3. Formatting Text, Font and Paragraph settings, Bullets and Numbering
  4. Cross-references, Borders and Shading, Styles and Formatting, Template Creation
  5. Working with Table, Working with Bookmark, Working with Hyperlink
  6. Creating Sections, Generating Table of Contents, Generating Table of Figures, Generating Index
  7. Header and Footer,Working with Reviewing toolbar, Toolbars,Footnote and Endnote
  8. Protecting the Document, Shortcuts, Autotext and AutoCorrect, Watermarks/Columns/Change Case

Macromedia RoboHelp - Help Authoring Tool

  1. About Online Help, Planning an Online Help, Understanding RoboHelp Interface
  2. Creating your First Help project, Working with Topics & Folders, Working with TOC, Index, & Glossary
  3. Generating Output, About Types of Layouts, Applying Template and Style Sheet
  4. Controlling CHM Window and Skins, Working with Links, Pop-ups, Triggers, and Drop-downs
  5. Working with Graphics and Text boxes, Creating Related Topics, See Also and Keyword Link
  6. Playing with Marquee, Triggers, and Splash Screen, Creating Dropdowns, Expanding, Hyperlinks and Popups
  7. Changing the primary layout, Tools in RoboHelp Html, Creating and Working with Tables
  8. Creating Manually/Automatically Multiple TOCs, Indexes, and Glossaries
  9. Creating and Displaying Browse Sequence, Single Sourcing - Conditional Build Tags and Batch Generation
  10. Creating Context-sensitive Help, Importing Files & Skins, and Merging CHM
  11. Understanding the Project Source Folder and Files, Generating Reports.

Adobe FrameMaker

  1. Introduction, Usage of FrameMaker, FrameMaker v/s MS Word
  2. Getting Started, Accessibility, Creating/Importing Documents, Saving New File Formats
  3. Basic Text Formatting, Working with Tags, Working with Tables, Tools Pallete, Drawing Tools
  4. Working with Paragraph and Character Designers
  5. Working with Frames, Anchore Frames and Alignments,
  6. Working with Body, Master and Reference Pages, Page Designing and Defining Variables
  7. Hyperlink, Cross Reference, Pop-Ups and Image Mapping,
  8. Generating Table of Contents, Index and Glossary,Creating Books, Conditional Text and references
  9. Document Conversions

Snag IT – Image Capturing Tool

  1. About Snag IT
  2. Introduction
  3. Features
  4. Starting the application, Image Formats, Exploring the Program Window
  5. Capture Profile, Image Capturing Modes, Batch Convert Images, Creating WebPages
  6. Creating simple Demos
  7. Companion Applications
  8. Snag IT Editor
  9. Snag IT Studio
  10. Catalog Browser

MS- Visio - Image Drawing Tool

  1. Introduction to MS- Visio, Using various technology images,
  2. Creating DFD’s and Architectural Diagrams, Synchronization of images,
  3. Creating different file formats, Special Merits, Installation sequence, Types of shapes
  4. Behaviour of shapes, How to Get shapes, Templates stenci, Connection shapes, Staking shapes
  5. Group/ Ungroup, Text Adding, Data Linking, Data Graphics, Auto Linking, Hyper Linking
  6. Save type – formats, Importing into Word

PowerPoint- Presentation Tool

  1. Importance of Presentations, Saving Powerpoint, Working on Slide Master
  2. Applying Design Templates, Custom Animation and slide transition effects,
  3. Action buttons and hyperlinks, Slide layouts, Movies and Sounds, Insert & edit clip art
  4. Create a slide background using a picture, Customize graphical bullets
  5. Insert and format a table into a slide, Add an animation scheme to selected slides
  6. Rearrange slides, Customize slide backgrounds and templates, SlideShows

Photoshop-Image Editing Tool

  1. Introduction to Photoshop, Cropping images and editing
  2. Using advanced tools for creating architectural diagrams, Explore the Photoshop Environment
  3. Using the File Browser , Basic Photo Corrections, Working with Selections
  4. Basic flow mode for editing images using Photoshop, Retouching and Repairing
  5. Work with selections, Creating layers, Creating a Mask and Channels
  6. Correcting and Enhancing, Slice and Link an Image, Creating Rollovers, Animate GIF Images
  7. Painting and Editing, Basic Pen Tool Techniques

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