Have you ever wondered whether you can display additional content (such as Atlassian's Confluence support docs) in the navigation sidebar and on each page?
Well, I was wondering about this myself. And when I came upon the solution, I was quite surprised about where it was: in K15t Software’s support docs for the Scroll Versions theme. A prime example of RTFM (read the fantastic manuals)!
In my previous blogpost, I explained how GoEdit can be used to turn Atlassian Confluence from a premium collaboration tool into an easy-to-use document management system. But there was still one issue to resolve: How can you prevent users from editing attachments concurrently?
In this blog post, we will look at another useful add-on that solves this dilemma and integrates seamlessly with GoEdit.
"JIRA? A bug-tracking tool? Why should I care?" That was my first reaction when I started working as a tech writer at K15t Software back in 2011. Now, over two years later, it is hard to imagine doing my job without it.
Like me, increasing numbers of technical writers are happily using Atlassian Confluence to manage their technical documentation. That’s a very good thing – and it encourages us to keep improving our Scroll add-ons.
In addition to Confluence, Atlassian has another product that’s highly popular among software developers: the issue-tracking tool JIRA that was its very first product.
In this blog post, I'll show you how JIRA helps me in my day-to-day work as a technical writer.
Confluence is not a document management system (DMS). But many organizations use it for a huge range of purposes – even for sharing images, documents and other files. As Confluence is an extensible platform, let’s see how we can add missing DMS features to our favorite wiki.
In this blog post, we will look at a nice attachment handling add-on for Confluence that allows us to edit attachments of any file type.
This release enables you to delete pages and their children in just a few clicks.
We are also introducing a new Content by Label macro that's fully compatible with translated and versioned content. And we've made a raft of UI improvements to enhance usability.
Let's check out what's included in the new release.
We at K15t Software use Confluence for everything: to share news and knowledge in-house, for external communications and our website, to collaborate with customers, to manage our documentation, to create quotations for our services, and even for employee contracts.
All these different kinds of documents need to have their own individual appearance when exported to PDF and printed.
With Scroll Exporters versions 2.x, entering the correct export settings used to take a great many clicks. And so we sat down and thought about how we could make this easier for users. The result: the Scroll Export Schemes. With these, you can export Confluence content just the way you want it: defined once and exported in about two clicks. See the screencast at the bottom to see how it works in detail, and how you benefit.
By Nils Bier
on Feb 19, 2014
Software developers and technical writers have different roles and no doubt work in different ways. But they have one thing in common: they hate doing anything more than once. So both groups are naturally very interested in the concept of reusability, also known as the DRY principle ("don't repeat yourself").
By Nils Bier
on Feb 05, 2014
As the influence of the internet continues to grow, Search Engine Optimization and Content Marketing have become two of the hottest buzzwords of the moment. Having a kick-ass website, an informative blog, and a presence on leading social media channels are essential for success.
If you're passionate about developing top-quality software, that passion could well take up most of your time. As a father of two, a basketball enthusiast and a hobby guitarist, I often found myself working on code when I would have liked to spend time on my other interests. Luckily, I discovered SonarQube, a tool that makes it easier for me to trust the code I’m developing or maintaining. SonarQube gives me insights that were previously hard to obtain. And that helps me to enjoy more leisure time. Maybe it can do the same for you.
Some bugs can be fixed in a matter of minutes. But correctly incorporating your fix into the VCS can take much longer – especially if you have multiple related projects and the bugfix requires minor changes to all of them. Here at K15t, this applies to our Scroll Exporters, for example.
This blogpost will explain how you can speed up the process of merging your fixes with the master branch(es) of your projects.