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Technical writing is any written form of writing or drafting technical communication used in a variety of technical and occupational fields, such as computer hardware and software, engineering, chemistry, aeronautics, robotics, finance, consumer electronics, and biotechnology. IT encompasses the largest sub-field within technical communication. The Society for Technical Communication defines technical communication as any form of communication that exhibits one or more of the following characteristics: "(1) communicating about technical or specialized topics, such as computer applications, medical procedures, or environmental regulations; (2) communicating through technology, such as web pages, help files, or social media sites; or (3) providing instructions about how to do something, regardless of the task's technical nature".

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A big percent of today’s marketing activity is performed through the online environment. The marketing strategies that have existed a decade ago no longer relate to what’s happening today. We’re currently facing a revolutionary era, called the digital era. In ten years, the technology has developed
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Read about how to approach blogging and about ways to do it right. Stand out from the crowd and let your knowledge be consumed by a large audience. This article aims to explain how your blog should look like,  the most important things to do while building it, and how to connect with other experts.
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This is an article on how to answer questions, earn points and become an expert.
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It was very useful for me, thanks for sharing your experiences.
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You are most welcome and I am pleased the article was useful to you.
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How to write articles for greater odds of being published and maximum points.
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Great one, will apply these tips to make my article rockstar !!!
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Thanks Jim :)
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Thanks Jim,

Very helpful article.
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Here's a quick and dirty way to create an custom image from a screenshot for use in Experts Exchange questions, articles, or any document using a Windows PC that does not require installing extra software, and creates a compact image of what you wish to display that does not show any unneeded back
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Nice article Jim.
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This article is a requirements document template for a reporting project, based on my development experience as an SSRS, Crystal Reports, and Access developer over the years.  

For a Requirements Document Template for an ETL Project see my article here

After enough trial and error from the best and worst clients, business analysts, executive sponsors, and my own shining and less-than-shining moments I have seen many developers confronted with poor requirements turn into ... the DEV Nazi!!

The DEV NaziSo to make sure that doesn't happen to you, here's a template for your reporting projects.

In scope for this article
  • A requirements doc template designed for business analysts to cover most reporting projects.
  • Witty advice

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(But maybe if you vote Yes and comment nicely at the bottom of this article I'll write another article on it.)
  • Requirements Elicitation
  • Requirements documents specific to other types of projects, such as ETL and Data Warehousing
  • Report Design, especially the new minimalist style that's gaining popularity
So here we go..

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A 'who changed what when' chronology of all changes, either using Word change tracking or lines like 'Bob's changes in yellow highlight'.  Keeps everyone honest when there are lots of changes.

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Thanks for sharing !
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Beautiful article!  Thanks so much!  Now turn it into a beautiful spreadsheet...
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Technical Writing

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Technical writing is any written form of writing or drafting technical communication used in a variety of technical and occupational fields, such as computer hardware and software, engineering, chemistry, aeronautics, robotics, finance, consumer electronics, and biotechnology. IT encompasses the largest sub-field within technical communication. The Society for Technical Communication defines technical communication as any form of communication that exhibits one or more of the following characteristics: "(1) communicating about technical or specialized topics, such as computer applications, medical procedures, or environmental regulations; (2) communicating through technology, such as web pages, help files, or social media sites; or (3) providing instructions about how to do something, regardless of the task's technical nature".

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