Tom AldousIf you’re in the OC, come check out a special Adobe presentation on Saturday morning, July 30 at 8:30am. The Orange County Society of Technical Communication is very proud to have Adobe Evangelist Tom Aldous introduce Adobe’s new and exciting Technical Communication Suite (TCS). As an enticement, Tom is bringing a valuable door prize that you could win: a full TCS 3 suite–an $1899 value! However, this prize will only be available if their group has at least 45 people attend, so be sure to bring a friend!

The event takes place at the DoubleTree Club Orange County Airport in Santa Ana. Admission fee for OCSTC members is $26 and for non-members, it is $31.

First, Tom will show how this major revision to TCS can be very relevant to your career as a technical communicator. He will give a short introduction to TCS, and explain the advantages of TCS 3’s programs–FrameMaker, RoboHelp, Captivate, Acrobat, and (new to TCS 3) Photoshop–compared to other authoring tools.

Next, Tom will demonstrate what is new in TCS 3, and how it can make your job easier and more productive. For example, he will demonstrate how changes you make to a document in RoboHelp will now update the original file. He will show you TCS’s complete single-source authoring toolkit, which has cutting-edge multichannel and multidevice publishing capabilities.

As a bonus, Tom will give us a free workshop demonstrating how to convert an unstructured document, such as Word, to DITA. If you want to do more than just watch this demo, bring your laptop computer with a 30-day free trial of TCS 3 installed. You can download it from Adobe’s downloads page (TCS 3 is the last item in the “All product trials” dropdown).

So please join the OCSTC for a great breakfast, some employment-enhancing networking opportunities, and an excellent presentation by Tom Aldous!