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Help Conference Announcement

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Pressbox (Press Release) - 14 March 2001
COPENHAGEN HOSTS CONFERENCE
FOR EUROPEAN HELP PROFESSIONALS

Help authors from all over Europe meet in Copenhagen on June 27-30th to attend Online Help Conference - Europe 2001. The conference, now in its fifth year, addresses the needs of the developers and authors who produce online Help for computer users.
Conference organiser Digitext's Managing Director Ian Carr says "This is the first time we have taken the conference outside the UK because the interest in Help technology in mainland Europe, and Scandinavia in particular, has grown enormously over the last few years. By bringing Europe's leading forum for online Help professionals to Denmark, we hope to support the growing interest here in Help delivery, tools and techniques."
The four-day event at the SAS Radisson Falconer offers a two-day, multi-stream conference sandwiched between two days of in-depth seminars. Presentations are by world-class speakers, including the Keynote Presentation by leading Help expert and author William Horton who investigates how new technology can be used to fully support the ways human beings communicate and learn.

Hot topics include the new standard from Microsoft, Help V2.0, the move towards browser-based Help caused by the explosion in web-based applications, and the effect on usability and localisation issues with the spread of computing power to new devices and applicators. There will also be an exhibition featuring leading companies in the online Help arena, a Starter Track Certification programme for people new to Help and a Peer Showcase, which features live demonstrations of leading-edge Help systems presented by their developers.

Ian Carr says the conference will bring together the very best in current thinking from the online Help community. He explains: “Help has always been at the cutting edge of online information technology. Anyone who is responsible for online content, or anyone who needs to publish information in the most widely accessible format possible, cannot afford to miss this conference.”

As well as being the largest gathering of Help authors and developers in Europe, the conference also attracts online information specialists such as intranet developers and software designers. Help design has always emphasised clear presentation of content and ease of navigation, so as a result it shares many technical innovations with intranet and internet design. Presentations are geared for every knowledge level, from those new to the subject through to experts. People who would benefit from the event include: Help authors, technical authors, publications managers, translators, intranet content developers, software developers, QA personnel, IT support staff, and project managers
All conference sessions will be presented in English.
For more information contact Digitext on +44 (0)1844 214690 or visit the Online Help Conference - Europe 2001 website at www.digitext.co.uk/conf2001/

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Notes to editors: Digitext is the UK's leading authority specialising in online information consultancy, training and recruitment. In addition to creating innovative internet sites and intranets for a wide range of corporate clients, Digitext also leads the field in the development of Windows Help and HTML-based Help systems.

Issued by Digitext. For more information, contact:
Ian Carr, Managing Director, Digitext, 15 High Street, Thame, Oxon OX9 2BZ
Tel +44 (0)1844 214690, Fax 01844 213434, e-mail ian.carr@digitext.co.uk
Visit Digitext's website at www.digitext.co.uk/conf2001/

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