Learning new software…

The other day, I came across a job posting that mentioned a software package that I had never used.  Being the good internet user that I am, I googled the software, and went to their website.  What a wonderful treasure trove of information I found there!  Not only  was I able to download an evaluation copy of the software to work with, they offered a number of FREE online tutorials that would be helpful, not only for a new user, but for an existing user that needs to learn something new. The best free online tutorials I have ever seen were for MadCap Flare, XML-Based Single-Source Content Authoring for Multi-Channel Publishing. (http://www.madcapsoftware.com)

There are a number of companies that offer evaluation copies of their software.  There are often limitations on how you can use the software and how long you can use it. However, it can be a great way to add a skill to your résumé or evaluate different software programs before you buy.

So, the next time you see mention of a software package you aren’t familiar with, check it out online.  You may be surprised!

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