Wonder what Microsoft has up its sleeve? Thinking about how to provide information about your software, in that new operating system? Char James-Tanny, an expert on help systems, offers a lunch-hour seminar, 11 to 12:30 pm on November 10th, 2004, sponsored by the Kachina New Mexico Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication. Attendance is free, but you should register with Jonathan Price, at jprice@swcp.com.

The next generation of the Microsoft Windows operating system, code-named “Longhorn,” is due for release in 2006. Longhorn’s dramatically new help environment uses a structured authoring model built around an XML format called MAML (Microsoft Assistance Markup Language). Longhorn Help™ features a viewer pane that is shared by all applications, providing a consistent entry point to help. During this seminar, you will learn the following:

  • New terminology associated with Windows Longhorn Help™
  • The new help window and navigation system
  • Content development using Longhorn Help™
  • How to prepare for Windows Longhorn Help™

Char James-Tanny is president of JTF Associates and has almost twenty-five years of experience as a technical writer. She is well known in the help community for her knowledge of online help tools and concepts. The author of two books, Char speaks frequently at conferences around the world on help topics, cross-browser issues (including Cascading Style Sheets and XHTML), and tool-specific functionality. Char is an AuthorIT Certified Consultant, a senior member of STC’s Boston chapter, and a 2004 Microsoft Help Most Valuable Professional (MVP). Feel free to visit her Web site at www.helpstuff.com.


Directions to Ktech:

  1. From I-40, take the Eubank exit and go south on Eubank
  2. Keep on going south past Central to Gibson
  3. Turn left on Gibson, and enter the parking lot for Ktech (1300 Eubank).

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