This content area of the TCBOK provides information about the following topics:
This section also contains the TCBOK Glossary and a list of Resources for more information about technical communication topics.
This topic is about how you decide which tools to use for what. Note that some tools can be used for more than one function.
This topic includes the following content:
- Tools for authoring content: This topic contains a collection of programs or applications used to create, edit, maintain, or otherwise support creating and editing in the context of technical communications. This includes tools used for text, audio, and visual content.
- Tools to publish and distribute content: Explores a collection of programs or applications used to publish or distribute information created in the context of technical communications. This includes tools used for publishing and distributing in PDF, HTML, XML, online formats, help, and more.
Tools to Manage and Control Content
Information on tools for managing content. This includes Content Management System (CMS) tools.
Tools for Social Media
Social media such as wikis and blogs are becoming an important part of technical communicators' work.
Information on vendors who provide software for Authoring, Publishing, or Managing tools.
Tips for Using Specific Tools
This section has articles on using tools for specific technical communication purposes, such as tracking versioning of Word documents.