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Published by the Twin Cities Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication
                                                                                                               September 2017, Volume 3, Issue 8

FrameMaker Template Design with Matt Sullivan of Tech Comm Tools

September 12th, 5:30-7:30 at the Wilder

This webinar unravels Adobe® Frame Maker® templates and how they are used.

​You will learn about:
  • What is a FrameMaker template and how is it used?
  • How to create and apply consistent strategies for style names, master pages, and all aspects of FrameMaker templates
  • How to create a polished FrameMaker template that you can call your own
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Matt Sullivan has been using FrameMaker since the early 90s. He has taught over 1,000 FrameMaker authors and template designers to leverage the strength of the program and reduce time spent performing formatting and “desktop publishing” tasks.

​He is the author of the only FrameMaker reference books for FrameMaker 11 and FrameMaker 2015. His latest publication is FrameMaker – Working with Content, with updates for 2017.

Matt spends his days developing online courses and running Tech Comm Tools, where he helps people with their documentation workflow. He holds Adobe training certifications for FrameMaker, Captivate, RoboHelp, Connect, and Presenter. He has also previously been certified in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, and other applications.

Adobe regularly commissions Matt to produce videos and deliver webinars. He represents Adobe at various tech comm conferences throughout the year, including the STC Summit, LavaCon, and WritersUA.

October 10th STC TC will Host a Networking Session 

Share Tips and Tricks on software tools, processes, collaborating with others, and more at a nearby restaurant or at the Wilder Foundation. TBD.

Selfies are encouraged.

Johanna Schels our Secretary will have returned from a trip to Europe and settling into her new job at the State of Minnesota. Congratulations, Johanna!

Join the New STC Community Programming Group on Slack before October
If you have not already done so, join the Slack team! Ideas on how to do programming are percolating there. I, for one, am excited about the prospect of sharing webinars and programs with other STC chapters throughout the country.

The purpose of this channel is for the STC community and chapters to discuss programming and how to get good programming to their member communities. 

Here's an invitation link:

STC TC has created a Facebook group. It's basically a chat room where members who are on Facebook can join a private discussion of all things tech comm!

Join us here. Your requests will be approved as they come in.


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