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Knowledgedoc Technical Writing Blog - February 2015

Converting Word documents to online outputs

Neil Woolley
by Neil Woolley

As we all know, one of the defining features of humans is our ability to use tools; such as driving cars and writing content using Microsoft Word (Word).

Another lesser-known human attribute is how we over-estimate our abilities. Citing transport researcher M. Moharrer: ‘The human factor has the major share in causing road accidents. One of the possible consequences of inadequate driving skill and/or behaviour is overconfidence (OC). OC refers to drivers’ inflated assessment of their own skill and/or behaviour above actual level’.

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How to write web content for search engines

Rachel Woolley
by Rachel Woolley

The best way to get noticed by search engines is to write your website content to optimise your users’ experience. Not only is quality content more likely to get noticed by Google and other search engines, it will give the readers of your website an excellent user experience.

This article discusses writing content for pages to optimise their presence in search results. For a great guide to optimising HTML for search engines see Google’s Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide.

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Five reasons to use Word styles

Sue Woolley
by Sue Woolley

I enjoy photography, and am lucky enough to have a good DSLR camera. However, I generally take all my photographs using the automatic settings that the camera provides. Because I haven’t put the time and effort into learning the features that the camera has and practising them on a regular basis, I let the camera decide what it thinks the best settings for each picture are. This has mixed results - often the camera takes a brilliant picture, other times it can’t cope with the light or the subject or the type of photo. So, I have enrolled in a photography course with the aim of learning more about the camera features so I can decide when to override the automatic settings and when to let the camera decide for me.

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