16 Replies Latest reply on Feb 18, 2014 6:27 AM by Malachut

    Technical Communications Suite forum now active

    lcolby
      If anyone is interested, Adobe has opened a forum specifically for the Technical Communications Suite:

      "This forum is for discussions about the Adobe Technical Communications Suite and workflow within the Suite."

      You can find the forum at www.adobeforums.com/webx/.3c051f87/

      Hope to see some people there soon... :-)

      ~Linda
        • 1. Re: Technical Communications Suite forum now active
          Catfish Tales Level 1
          If a suite is a collection of products, what is the sense in a separate forum for a suite? Still, if it makes sense to Adobe, they need to hurry and add forums for
          1. Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium
          2. Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Standard
          3. Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Premium
          4. Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Standard
          5. Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium
          6. Adobe Creative Suite 3 Master Collection
          7. Adobe LiveCycle® Enterprise Suite
          • 2. Re: Technical Communications Suite forum now active
            Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)
            It is more than a the sum of the parts. There are some additional features in each part to make the integration tighter. For example: You can maintain a FrameMaker document and then just click two buttons to update a RH project.

            Nonetheless, I take your point but let's give it a chance and see whether it helps or hinders.

            • 4. Re: Technical Communications Suite forum now active
              Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
              Hi all

              I may be mistaken, but I think that the forum for the TCS is really just a list of pointers for the different products. For example, when I click the link for Captivate or RoboHelp, I seem to end up in the appropriate forum. So this is probably just easing someone's entry into our world.

              Cheers... Rick
              • 5. Re: Technical Communications Suite forum now active
                RoboColum(n) Level 5
                Hi Rick. I thought that too with those links at first. Although they do link to the relevant forum, there are there to lead people to the correct place if their query is purely Captivate, RH, Framemaker, etc. related. The TCS forum is a separate entity.
                • 6. Re: Technical Communications Suite forum now active
                  Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
                  Hi Colum

                  Okay, I think I'm getting your drift. Please correct me if I'm wrong. I think you (and others) are basically saying that we have another mouth to feed with having an additional forum. So users could theoretically ask a question in the TCS forum that pertains only to one of the individual products instead of visiting the dedicated forum. That about right?

                  Thanks... Rick
                  • 7. Re: Technical Communications Suite forum now active
                    RoboColum(n) Level 5
                    That's the long and the short of it Rick. It is sort of confusing I feel and I think we will find lots of posts in the incorrect location. So far, not many people have noticed the new forum and as it operates in a different and (IMHO opinion) less user friendly manner it hasn't many posts. Maybe people will continue with the old forums as before regardless of whether they have a TCS query. Only time will tell.
                    • 8. Re: Technical Communications Suite forum now active
                      lcolby Level 1
                      Just chiming in... yes, users could post a question to the TCS forum that only pertained to one of the individual products, just like they can mis-post to any forum. I don't know how the forums operate, but perhaps that could be mitigated by admins moving posts that should have been posted to an individual forum.

                      I am only familiar with the FM/RH integration in TCS, so I can only speak to that, but I think that a forum dedicated to the enhanced, integration-related features of those products in the TCS is a good thing. If you are using those features, your questions will pertain to both FM and RH, and skill/knowledge in both programs is necessary. For example, how to get the auto-creation of a glossary in RH from a glossary in FM to work - you need to know how to set markers in FM properly and you have to understand how RH interprets those markers (I'm guessing - I haven't got it to work yet :-) ). Without a separate forum, a user really would have to cross-post to both the RoboHelp and the Framemaker forums to hopefully find someone with some experience in this.

                      The downside is that by posting to the TCS forum you may missing the expertise of people who could answer your question if it required some in-depth knowledge of either program.

                      Just my 2 cents,
                      Linda
                      • 9. Re: Technical Communications Suite forum now active
                        RoboWizard MVP & Adobe Community Professional
                        Hi Linda

                        The downside is that by posting to the TCS forum you may missing the expertise of people who could answer your question if it required some in-depth knowledge of either program.

                        Nahhh, not as long as those of us that care know to keep an eye on the new location!

                        Cheers and happy Friday all! Rick
                        • 10. Technical Communications Suite forum now active
                          lcolby Level 1
                          Hi Rick,

                          Nahhh, not as long as those of us that care know to keep an eye on the new location!

                          Well, that's what I'm hoping will happen :-)

                          Thanks,
                          Linda
                          • 11. Re: Technical Communications Suite forum now active
                            HKabaker Level 2
                            Maybe a forum-meister's note at the top of the TCS page saying that's the place for issues regarding relationships between and among the individual apps -- importing, exporting, combining features, etc. -- while app-specific topics should be posted in that app's forum.

                            It sort of says this now, but in a roundabout way.

                            Just a thought.

                            H

                            • 12. Re: Technical Communications Suite forum now active
                              Catfish Tales Level 1
                              Has anybody tried logging into the new forum? It didn't accept the username and password that I use on this one. When I tried the lost password function and supplied by e-mail address, the new forum indicated that my address isn't found and I am not a member of the new forum. Does this mean that I now need one username and password for this forum and another username and password for the new forum?
                              • 13. Re: Technical Communications Suite forum now active
                                lcolby Level 1
                                There are two different forum "systems" and they have different logins. Someone else here could probably explain it better (and the history behind it), but the TCS forum is in the group that uses a different login than this one. When you register for the other forum, I guess you could try using the same username and password as you do for this one to make it easier to remember.
                                • 14. Re: Technical Communications Suite forum now active
                                  Malachut

                                  Is it possible to install Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design Standard on a Mac, while you already have Adobe Creaitve Suite 6 Production Premium installed. It is a VHS/Student version and because some programms are double, but I actually only want to install InDesign CS6, and there is no user defined installation option, I´m not sure if this is possible. What do you think?

                                  • 15. Re: Technical Communications Suite forum now active
                                    Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                                    Hi there

                                     

                                    Unfortunately you are asking about Creative Suite in a forum category where a different product (Technical Communications Suite) is discussed. Try clicking the link below to display the main forums page, then locate a more suitable forum and repeat the question there. I'd simply move the post for you but the interface isn't giving me the option.

                                     

                                    Click here to view

                                     

                                    Cheers... Rick

                                    • 16. Re: Technical Communications Suite forum now active
                                      Malachut Level 1

                                      thx and i cant remove the post... thank you for your advice