Infotech Lead America: Adobe Systems has launched Adobe Technical Communication Suite 4 software.
The single-source authoring and multi-device publishing toolkit for technical writers is expected to assist authors and instructional designers.
The new version helps streamline the creation of standards-compliant technical content by leveraging native XML/Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) support.
The new suite is designed to enable authors to make technical information widely accessible on iPad and other tablets and smartphones by publishing to formats such as multiscreen HTML5, eBook and native mobile apps.
Adobe also introduced new versions of the suite’s core components: Adobe FrameMaker 11, an authoring and publishing solution for XML/DITA and unstructured technical content, and Adobe RoboHelp 10, an authoring and multiscreen HTML5 publishing solution for help systems, policies, procedures and professional knowledge bases.
“Today’s consumers demand that technical content is easily consumable, interactive, searchable and available on-the-go – changing how content is created and delivered. Adobe Technical Communication Suite 4 brings together the newest versions of Adobe’s best-in-class software to address these needs while providing a high return on investment and low cost of ownership,” said Naresh Gupta, senior vice president, Print and Publishing at Adobe.
“The powerful mix of tools in Adobe Technical Communication Suite 4 helps our clients create the right content, for the right audience, in the right format, and deliver it at the right time. Adobe Technical Communication Suite enables content creation and distribution and reduces manual overhead. This is the way software should work,” said Bernard Aschwanden, president and owner, Publishing Smarter.