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Table Of Contents

EXERCISES
2.4.2 Creating Elements in a Document
2.4.2.1 Headings
2.4.2.2 Equations
2.5 INTRODUCTION TO FILE MANAGEMENT: OPTIMIZING YOUR WORKFLOW
2.5.1 General Principles
2.5.2 Using a Wiki for File Management
2.5.3 Version Control
2.6 CONCLUSIONS
3.1 IN THIS CHAPTER
DOCUMENT DESIGN
3.2 CREATING TEMPLATES
3.2.1 Headings
3.2.1.5 Tips and Tricks for Headings
3.2.2 Equations
3.2.2.3 Common Formatting Mistakes for Equations
3.2.2.4 Common Stylistic Mistakes for Equations
3.2.3 Figures
3.2.3.3 Common Formatting Mistakes in Figures
3.2.3.4 Common Stylistic Mistakes in Figures
3.2.4 Tables
3.2.4.3 Common Typesetting Mistakes
3.2.4.4 Common Stylistic Mistakes in Tables
3.2.4.5 Tips and Tricks for Tables
3.2.5 Front Matter
3.2.6 Back Matter
3.2.6.1 Appendices
3.3 USING MULTIPLE TEMPLATES
3.3.1 Controlling Styles
3.3.3 Master Documents
3.4 PRACTICE PROBLEMS
3.4.1 Headings
3.4.2 Equations
3.4.3 Figures
3.4.4 Tables
3.5 ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
4.1 IN THIS CHAPTER
USING BIBLIOGRAPHIC DATABASES
4.2 WHY USE A BIBLIOGRAPHIC DATABASE?
4.3 CHOICE OF SOFTWARE
4.4 USING ENDNOTE
4.4.1 Setting Up the Interface
4.4.2 Adding References
4.4.3 Citing References
4.5 SHARING A DATABASE
4.5.1 Numbering the Database Entries
4.6 FORMATTING REFERENCES
5.1 IN THIS CHAPTER
PLANNING, DRAFTING, AND EDITING DOCUMENTS
5.2.1 Select Your Team Members
5.2.3 Analyze the Audience
5.2.4 Formulate the Purpose
5.2.5 Select the Optimum Combination of STREAM Tools
5.3 PREPARATION STAGE
5.3.1 Evaluate Historical Documents
5.3.2 Populate the File Repository
5.3.3 Create a Comprehensive Outline of the Document
5.3.4 Populate All Sections with “ Yellow Text ”
5.3.5 Distribute Writing Tasks Among Team Members
5.4 WRITING STAGE
5.4.1 Enter Content
5.4.2 Request that Team Members Submit Their Drafts
5.4.3 Verify that Each Section Is Headed in the Right Direction
5.4.4 Construct the Whole Document
5.4.5 Revise for Content and Distribute Additional Writing Tasks
5.4.6 Distribute Additional Writing Tasks
5.5.3 Proofread the Document
5.5.4 Submit the Document
5.5.5 Conduct the Final Process - Improvement Review Session
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
6.1 IN THIS CHAPTER
• Understanding the benefits and challenges of teamwork
6.2 UNDERSTANDING THE BENEFITS AND CHALLENGES OF TEAMWORK
6.2.1 The Payoff of Teamwork
6.2.2 Some Principle Challenges of Teamwork
6.3 IDENTIFYING TEAM GOALS AND ASSIGNING MEMBER ROLES
6.3.1 Define Roles and Procedures Clearly
6.4 MANAGING TEAMWORK AT A DISTANCE
6.4.1 Building Trust in Virtual Teams
6.4.2 Demonstrating Sensitivity to Cultural Differences
6.5 SELECTING COMMUNICATION TOOLS TO SUPPORT TEAMWORK
6.5.2 SharePoint
7.1 IN THIS CHAPTER
ASSURING QUALITY WRITING
7.2 CHOOSING THE BEST WORDS
7.2.1 Choose Strong Words
7.2.2 Avoid Weak Words
7.3 WRITING STRONG SENTENCES
7.3.1 Write Economically
7.3.2 Include a Variety of Sentence Types
7.4 AVOIDING WEAK SENTENCE CONSTRUCTION
7.5 PUNCTUATING FOR CLARITY
7.5.1 End Punctuation
7.5.2 Commas
7.5.3 Semicolons
7.5.4 Colons
7.5.5 Apostrophes
7.5.6 Dashes and Hyphens
7.6 FINAL CONSIDERATIONS
7.6.1 Abbreviations and Acronyms
7.6.2 Capitalization
7.6.3 Numbers
7.6.5 Fractions and Percentages
7.6.6 Units of Measure
7.7 A FINAL NOTE ON GRAMMAR
8.1 IN THIS CHAPTER
CONCLUDING REMARKS
8.2 BUSINESS CASE
8.3 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
8.4 SUCCESS STORIES
8.5 ADDITIONAL READING
8.5.1 Useful Books and Articles
8.5.2 Useful Weblinks
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Technical Writing for Teams: The STREAM Tools Handbook

Technical Writing for Teams: The STREAM Tools Handbook

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A unique, integrative, team-centered approach to writing and formatting technical documents

Technical Professionals:

Do you have difficulty producing high-quality documents with multiple contributors when faced with a tight deadline?

Do you need a process that enables global team members to collaborate online as they produce sophisticated documents?

Do you prefer the ease of a WYSIWG desktop publishing tool like Microsoft Word rather than more complex software like LaTeX?

Professors and Graduate Students:

Do you want to streamline the process of writing multi-investigator papers, reports, proposals, and books?

Do you spend a lot of time formatting documents instead of thinking and writing?

Do you write research papers in Microsoft Word and then need to convert them to LaTeX for your thesis?

Do you write research papers in LaTeX and then need to convert them to Microsoft Word when embarking on collaborations with your colleagues from industry?

Undergraduate Students:

Do you need to write a research paper and don't know where to start?

Do you need to collaborate with classmates on a long paper and find yourself lost in organizational details rather than immersed in the content?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, Technical Writing for Teams: The STREAM Tools Handbook is for you. It provides an easy-to-learn system that streamlines individual and collaborative writing, allowing you and your teams to instantly become more productive and create the highest quality documents in a minimum amount of time. Introduced here are the STREAM Tools—Scientific and Technical wRiting, Editing, And file Management Tools—which unlock your collaborators' potential and addresses team dynamics, separation of duties, and workflow. You'll see how to ensure compatibility among multiple writers, achieve consistent formatting, organize content, integrate bibliographic databases, automate the process of document preparation, and move content between Microsoft Word and LaTeX. Checklists, guidelines, and success stories are also included to help you operate as efficiently as possible.

From planning and editing documents to solving common team writing problems to managing workflow, Technical Writing for Teams: The STREAM Tools Handbook is the one-stop reference that allows teams to collaborate successfully and create unified, effective documents.

A unique, integrative, team-centered approach to writing and formatting technical documents

Technical Professionals:

Do you have difficulty producing high-quality documents with multiple contributors when faced with a tight deadline?

Do you need a process that enables global team members to collaborate online as they produce sophisticated documents?

Do you prefer the ease of a WYSIWG desktop publishing tool like Microsoft Word rather than more complex software like LaTeX?

Professors and Graduate Students:

Do you want to streamline the process of writing multi-investigator papers, reports, proposals, and books?

Do you spend a lot of time formatting documents instead of thinking and writing?

Do you write research papers in Microsoft Word and then need to convert them to LaTeX for your thesis?

Do you write research papers in LaTeX and then need to convert them to Microsoft Word when embarking on collaborations with your colleagues from industry?

Undergraduate Students:

Do you need to write a research paper and don't know where to start?

Do you need to collaborate with classmates on a long paper and find yourself lost in organizational details rather than immersed in the content?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, Technical Writing for Teams: The STREAM Tools Handbook is for you. It provides an easy-to-learn system that streamlines individual and collaborative writing, allowing you and your teams to instantly become more productive and create the highest quality documents in a minimum amount of time. Introduced here are the STREAM Tools—Scientific and Technical wRiting, Editing, And file Management Tools—which unlock your collaborators' potential and addresses team dynamics, separation of duties, and workflow. You'll see how to ensure compatibility among multiple writers, achieve consistent formatting, organize content, integrate bibliographic databases, automate the process of document preparation, and move content between Microsoft Word and LaTeX. Checklists, guidelines, and success stories are also included to help you operate as efficiently as possible.

From planning and editing documents to solving common team writing problems to managing workflow, Technical Writing for Teams: The STREAM Tools Handbook is the one-stop reference that allows teams to collaborate successfully and create unified, effective documents.

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