Presenting Your Writing
By A.H. Cemendtaur

The sixth lecture under Koshish's Knowledge Exchange program (www.koshish.org) was held on Wednesday, April 13, at the Santa Clara Library. The lecture was given by writer-activist Sabahat Ashraf.
Sabahat Ashraf has written for newspapers and magazines both in Pakistan and the US. A Silicon Valley socialite, Ashraf blogs extensively as iFaqeer, his nom de plume—see
http://ifaqeer.blogspot.com.
Sabahat Ashraf's lecture was on the basics of the 'Frame Maker' software, a tool of choice for technical writers. Ashraf told the audience about the inadequacies of Microsoft Word and why Word should not be used in the production of any document/book/brochure/catalog that spans more than 100 pages, or that uses a lot of pictures.
Ashraf started from the very basic operation of creating a FrameMaker document and then went to teach techniques on page numbering, printing text in the background, the use of variables to control strings that change with time, and a lot of other useful features of the 'FrameMaker' software

 

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