Second Delhi (NCR) STC Regional Conference – October 18th, 2008 @ Adobe, Noida

We have immense pleasure in announcing this event. This is the Second Delhi (NCR) STC Regional Conference for the year 2008. Please visit for more details on STC India Chapter.
Delhi (NCR) STC Regional Conference – October 18, 2008

Sponsor: Adobe
10:00 am – 10:15 am – Intro, Registrations, etc
10:15 am – 10:30 am – Inauguration
10.30 am – 11.30 am – “FrameMaker Support for DITA”, by Mahesh Kumar Gupta, Adobe
11.30 am – 11.45 am – Tea/Coffee Break
11.45 am – 12.45 pm – “Developing and Promoting Technical Writing Profession”, by Himani Nargotra, GlobalLogic
12.45 pm – 01.00 pm – Group Picture
01.00 pm – 01.45 pm – Lunch Break
01.45 pm – 02.45 pm – “Optimizing Frame Documentation For Online Help Delivery” by Pawan Nayar, Adobe
02.45 pm – 03:00 pm – Tea/Coffee Break
03.00 pm – 04.00 pm – Interactive session between Technical Writers and FrameMaker Core Team
04.00 pm – 04.15 pm – Closure

About the Speakers & Session

FrameMaker Support for DITA

Mahesh is the Product Manager for Adobe FrameMaker. He has managed multiple products and made a key contribution to the first ever Technical Communication Suite. Prior to his MBA, he worked with IBM.

FrameMaker 8 provides robust support for authoring and publishing documents that conform to DITA. The session covers

  • Evolution of FrameMaker
  • Using DITA – rich set of DITA features including topic authoring, map authoring, content fragment reuse (conref) and book building from DITA maps.
  • Integration with DITA OTK.

Developing and Promoting Technical Writing Profession

Himani has been into this field of Technical Writing since last 7 years and currently working with GlobalLogic. She started her professional career as a developer in Socket Programming using C over
Unix. In those days, Technical Writing was not a much defined career option. Most of the writing jobs were outsourced to students and freelance writers who would spend specified period of time to
understand the product and come up with some technical manuals that were never much used. This was the time when she was working with USHACOMM in Calcutta. Later she drifted into the field of
communication because she loved the field and also because of the limited availability of options in socket programming.


As a Technical Writer, there are many skills you will need to acquire to be successful in your chosen profession. Some of these you will learn from your mentor, some of these you will learn in your course of experience and your professional attitude. Having a professional attitude includes being aware of what you as a Technical Writer are responsible for. It also includes the awareness of the ethical
implications of one’s area of work.

Technical writing is a specialized field that requires personal discipline, skill in writing clearly and concisely, understanding of technical products and processes, organization skill, and knowledge of
numerous software tools.

In this session you will get to know a lot about how to develop and promote your Technical Writing profession.

Optimizing Frame Documentation For Online Help Delivery

Pawan is the Senior Documentation Manager at Adobe. Prior to Adobe, he worked as the Documentation Manager at Cadence.

The presentation will cover best practices for preparing Frame documentation for optimized Online Help delivery, where

  • all aspects of navigation – TOC, index, mini-TOC, Forward/Next buttons – are optimized
  • Search returns topicized or article information rather than running chapters
  • Look and feel is optimized for web delivery
  • Context sensitive help merges well with natural article flow
  • Cross-references are optimized
  • Misc tips

Interactive session between Technical Writers and FrameMaker Core Team
(Developers and Testers)

This is the first ever interactive session happening between Technical Writers and FrameMaker Core Team (Developers and Testers). This interactive session would help you to put across your
suggestions/issues/comments on FrameMaker, which in turn will help the Adobe FrameMaker team to come out with a better upgraded version.

Do not miss this opportunity!

Adobe is sponsoring the venue for the Delhi (NCR) STC Regional conference.


ADOBE Systems India Private Limited
Adobe Towers
I-1A, City Centre, Sector : 25A

Tel +91.120.2444711
Fax +91.120.2537681

How to get to the venue
Please refer the map –

Contact Details
Saravanan Manoharan (
Delhi (NCR) City Representative
STC India Chapter

Registration Details
This conference is limited to 40 participants only.

To register for this event, please send an email (subject as: STC RegCon Registration) to Saravanan Manoharan ( ) by 16th October with your complete details – participant’s name(s), company name (if employed), STC Membership ID (if you are an STC member) and Email ID(s).

Please do not inquire about the conference on this mailing list.

Your participation is confirmed only if you receive a confirmation mail from Saravanan.

Participation Fee
* The participation fee is 300 INR for non-STC members.
* For STC members, it is 150 INR.
* For spot registration, it is 500 INR per participant.

Corporate Offer
If there are three or more participants from the same company, the registration fee would be only 200 INR per participant.

Additional Details
– STC suggests the participants to actively seek their organizations for sponsoring the registration fee. It can be added to their training costs.
– All participants (STC members or Non-STC members) have to register and get a confirmation mail from Saravanan on or before October 16, 2008.
– STC and Non-STC members have to pay the participation fee by October 16, 2008.

– If you are staying in Gurgaon/Delhi and need help with transportation, please contact us.

– Participants can leave cash in sealed envelopes for the contact person with the security personnel at any of the following venues (please ensure that you include your name and contact info on the envelope):

For Noida

Saravanan Manoharan
Mtree Software Private Limited
4th Floor, Sandesh Building
C 56/31, Sector 62
Noida – 201307
Mobile: 9818220406

For Noida Express Highway

Promila Chitkara
Oracle India Pvt. Ltd.
Logix Technopark,
Tower D, Level 2, 6
Plot No. 5,
Sector 127, Noida 201301
Mobile: 9811324317

For Delhi

Ashu Saini
Bharti Telesoft Ltd.
F-13, Okhla Phase – I,
New Delhi -110020.
Tel : +91-11-41611666
– If you cannot hand over cash in person, please let us know – we can
look for other alternatives.

We look forward to seeing you at this regional conference. Please note there are only limited seats. If you need any help/clarifications, do mail/call me.

Have a great day.
Thanks and Regards,
Saravanan Manoharan (
Delhi (NCR) City Representative
STC India Chapter