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  • 29 April 2016

    Context Help in Web Applications

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  • 21 July 2015

    NEN 5509

    Revision of Dutch standard for user instructions (NEN 5509) As part of Manualise, over th

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  • 14 July 2015

    Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC

    Which requirements does Machinery Directive have for my operating instructions? Every mac

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  • 21 March 2015

    Madcap Flare 11

    10 Reasons Why MadCap's Flare 11 Sets the Standard As a technical communication service b

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  • 20 January 2015

    The intended use

    The basis for a safe and healthy use You can read it in almost every manual: a descriptio

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NEN 5509

Revision of Dutch standard for user instructions (NEN 5509) As part of Manualise, over the past few years I have participated in the standards committee for revision of NEN5509 ...

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By: Manualise On: 21 July 2015 Category: Law and legislationStandards

Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC

Which requirements does Machinery Directive have for my operating instructions? Every machine that is marketed or used within the European Union must comply with the health and ...

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By: Manualise On: 14 July 2015 Category: Law and legislation

Madcap Flare 11

Flare 11

10 Reasons Why MadCap's Flare 11 Sets the Standard As a technical communication service business we chiefly develop user manuals for our clients. Our primary focus is on generat ...

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By: Manualise On: 21 March 2015 Category: Newsfeed

The intended use

Please read the manual

The basis for a safe and healthy use You can read it in almost every manual: a description of the intended use of the product or the machine. It is a description that every tech ...

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By: Manualise On: 20 January 2015 Category: Law and legislation

10 ways to improve the customer journey

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The manual as part of the customer journey Immediately after a product is purchased, its user consults the manual. This is usually the last time the consumer has contact with th ...

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By: Manualise On: 16 January 2015 Category: Usability

Context Help

put it in context

Context Help on Web Applications? "Context is worth 80 IQ points." Alan Kay The entire world lives in the Internet, uses it daily and needs tools and services. Like tradition ...

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By: Manualise On: 07 January 2015 Category: Guest blog

Multi Channel Output

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10 advantages of multi-channel output Multi-channel output is all about making content available through various channels. Users' needs have shifted drastically and continue to ...

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By: Manualise On: 22 November 2014 Category: Output channels

Product safety and instructions in the EU and US

Product Safety

The US and EU regulations on instructions for use: A world of difference? Manualise and Michael Gerrits, LL.M In the European Union a manufacturer can use European Harmonized ...

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By: Manualise On: 29 April 2016 Category: Law and legislation

Content Strategy

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A Content Strategy Results in Customer Engagement Ellis Pratt recently gave a webinar in which he said that “content strategy” gets more hits on Google than “technical documenta ...

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By: Manualise On: 01 November 2014 Category: Content

User Research

Usability

User research, how and why? In the design phase of a user manual, it is important to know whether the interactions with the user are optimal. The best answer to this question ca ...

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By: Manualise On: 11 August 2014 Category: Usability

How to make illustrations comprehensible?

comprehensible illustrations

How do you make pictures comprehensible, useful and attractive? Within technical communication, the design of illustrations has become a specialisation in its own right. An illu ...

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By: Manualise On: 25 July 2014 Category: Illustrations

New radio equipment directive

Wi-Fi homeplug

New DIRECTIVE FOR RADIO EQUIPMENT (2014/53/EC) about the instructions The new directive for radio equipment ( 2014/53/EC)  repeals R&TTE directive (1999/5/EC). The new direc ...

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By: Manualise On: 23 June 2014 Category: Law and legislation

Content Management

Content management

Content Management Content management revolves around the creation, collection, management and publishing of information. A Content Management System (CMS) is a software system ...

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By: Manualise On: 23 June 2014 Category: Content Management

Saving on translation costs

Saving on translation costs

Save money when having your manual translated Do you have a diverse product portfolio with a regular flow of product introductions? Do these products need to be accompanied by m ...

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By: Manualise On: 02 June 2014 Category: Localisation

Research video instructions

video instruction

Video instructions are more effective than standard instructions This blog draws its inspiration from a scientific study into instructions given by video that was conducted by P ...

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By: Manualise On: 24 May 2014 Category: Types of manuals

Colour blindness

Colour Blindness   This week I got in contact with Meinard Noothoven van Goor M.Sc. Van Goor is director of Blind Color. It is Blind Color's mission to stop the unnecess ...

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By: Manualise On: 08 February 2014 Category: Law and legislation

American standards regarding instructions for use

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How do I comply my manual with American standards? To provide CE marking, a manufacturer can use European (harmonised) standards to comply with the CE-directives. When exporti ...

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By: Manualise On: 26 January 2014 Category: Law and legislation

CE marking

CE-marking's impact upon user manuals The European “New Approach” Directives are the basis for CE (Conformité Européenne) marking. According to these directives, products must ...

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By: Manualise On: 03 January 2014 Category: Law and legislation

IO Alumni meeting

Industrial designers who have enjoyed their design education at the Delft University of Technology faculty of IDE are welcome to join the IO Alumni group. The purpose of IO alumn ...

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By: Manualise On: 01 April 2013 Category: Content Management

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