Automated image legends using callout labels

Labelling images and creating image legends are frequently recurring tasks facing technical writers. With SCHEMA ST4's Callout Designer, we have already simplified image labelling considerably, and in ST4 2020 we are expanding its functionality once again: the new “callout labels” feature makes it possible to easily create numbered labels and associated legends using drag & drop.... Continue Reading →

The major advantages of a component content management system in technical writing

Authoring processes can be optimised with a content management system, because such a tool provides efficient solutions for different application areas. Every technical writer benefits from the advantages of working with such a content management system, regardless of the fact that the exact situation will differ from company to company. We have summarised the main... Continue Reading →

Fully-automated Fabmatics – right through to technical writing with SCHEMA ST4

A robot arm precisely grips a component; a driverless mobile robot brings a product to its destination, where it is accurately sorted in a warehouse system – and all fully automatically. Welcome to the world of Fabmatics GmbH, a global specialist for the automation of material flows and processes in high-tech production cleanroom environments. The... Continue Reading →

Achieve optimum text intelligibility in technical writing

Imagine that your company produces fan heaters. Winter is slowly approaching and you know that the coming months will be the most lucrative for your company’s products. You receive feedback from three retailers about complaints from end customers in just one day, which concern the commissioning of the fan heater as well as how to... Continue Reading →

Simple steps to optimise your documentation for translation

If your company wants to market its products abroad, it goes without saying that you’ll need your documents translated into other languages. Regardless of whether the translations are being completed in-house or outsourced to external agencies, the basic requirements are the same: the translations need to be accurate (to ensure compliance with legislation); they need... Continue Reading →

Challenges of software documentation and how to master them

Working with software is nothing unusual in this day and age. There are hardly any professions that can manage without a multitude of digital assistants for communication, organisation, management, design, configuration, control or monitoring purposes. Although software is a practical tool, expert software in particular requires users to absorb large amounts of information, as they... Continue Reading →

Modern Talking 4.0 – the Internet of Things and intelligent information

I announced it earlier and now the secret is out. So what was the topic of my presentation at the annual conference and what were all those mysterious components? The Internet of Things, of course. That much you knew already. But what has it got to do with intelligent content, exactly? Where is technical documentation... Continue Reading →

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