Master’s program students to benefit from Adobe partnership

February 19, 2014

Julie WattsA new partnership with Adobe Systems Inc. and UW-Stout will benefit students in the Master of Science program in technical and professional communication.

Students will have free access to Adobe Technical Communication Suite 5, an industry-standard software.

As part of the partnership, those enrolled in Assistant Professor Paul Anheier's Writing Technical Manuals course will be able to use the software suite that includes FrameMaker 12 to author, manage and publish technical documentation.

"This relationship with Adobe Systems is an exciting one for the MSTPC program. In the past, students have had access to FrameMaker but never the entire TCS," said Julie Watts, director of the MSTPC program and associate dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social TCS 5 logoSciences. "This is a terrific opportunity for our students and one that we hope to expand beyond the manuals course to a programwide initiative."

Adobe TCS 5 includes a number of dynamic software applications that technical communicators use, including Adobe Captivate 7, Adobe FrameMaker 12, Adobe RoboHelp 11, Adobe Acrobat XI Pro and Adobe Presenter 9.

The MSTPC program at UW-Stout is an online, 30-credit degree designed for working professionals. The program also offers two online, graduate-level professional development certificates: communicating with emerging media and improving the user experience. For more information, go to the website.

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