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Trigger Happy with Hyperlinks, Part Two

As promised, this post will deal with the technology associated with technical writing.  I said we include things because we can, and that’s true.  Technical communication integrates technology with language.  There are some emerging programs that will allow you to enhance your work, two of which are:

1.  Dita markup language

2.  Google Wave

I’ve already spoken about Dita in my post, So How Do You Get Ahead?  I haven’t spoken about Google Wave.

Google Wave is an easy application that allows you to embed wave files in Confluence wiki pages.  Once you’ve downloaded it, you only need to follow two steps:

1.  Edit an existing wiki or create your own.

2.  Add a {wave} macro.  You can do that by typing the wiki markup or by using the macro browser in Confluence.  Here’s the form: {wave:url=my.wave.url}.

Play with Google Wave a little and see how it works!

I’d like to acknowledge that my main source of information for this blog as Sarah Maddox, a technical writer in Sydney, Australia.  You can visit her blog at http://ffeathers.wordpress.com/.

Yours,

John R Larsen

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