My presentation at the Austin STC community meeting went well last night with nearly 40 attendees and even a pair of writers from San Antonio. I really appreciate the warm welcome everyone gave me.
I used Google Presentations at docs.google.com to create the slides. I’d say it worked really well plus I could print handouts. And, I can offer a link to the presentation after the meeting – slides for A Technical Writer’s Role in Web 2.0 – Wiki-fy your Doc Set.
- If your Windows-based laptop doesn’t display on the projector right away when you press Fn + F8, you have to bump the resolution down by right-clicking on your Desktop, choose Properties, then the Settings tab, and then slide the Screen resolution slider over. In my case, I had to go to 800×600. The problem with that resolution was that I had designed my slides for at least 1280×1024. So many times, the content at the bottom of the slide was cut off.
- Try to remember to hand out the handouts you printed before the talk.
If you couldn’t make it to last night’s meeting but would like to attend the talk, I plan to give it again to the Central Texas DITA User’s Group in 2008 and will likely also give it to the San Antonio STC chapter in either January or February.
Please, feel free to comment if you have any follow up questions from last night’s session. Thanks so much for interacting so well.