Manager of Technical Communications

I'm a hardware guy living in a software world, and have been part of the EDA industry almost since its inception. Over my career I've held a number of positions including design engineer, applications engineer, technical trainer, and technical writer.I've had the great fortune to work with a wide range of tools including schematic capture, PCB, and IC layout software, as well as digital simulation, hardware emulation, and formal verification. My current role in Technical Communications is to tell my company's story in various forms such as product manuals, App Notes, data sheets, and training.


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    • Glad someone was able to make this work. I tried to show this with a walk-through here: https://app.box.com/s/6oabcwn14ux0h8xd5s6l9x7x2l2sfpue This is actually 7 foils; the walk-through starts on page 2.

    • Say, did anyone try my trick of setting up part of your copyright statement with "Date = yyyy". If you did, then your copyright came up automatically with the current year. E.g.: Copyright 2004-2017. Set this up in your docs (headers/footers, boilerplate pages, etc.) and you'll never have to manually edit this field again.

    • BTW, my first introduction to text-to-speech came from the program "Speakonia", free software that worked on Windows XP. (http://download.cnet.com/Speakonia/3000-7239_4-10125328.html) The instructions recommended using the Microsoft voices, "Mary, Mike, & Sam". Speakonia is no longer supported, and doesn't work on Windows 7 or 10, so I switched to Ghost Clipboard Reader. (It uses different voices, but I still think of the female voice as "Mary".) For the Apple crowd, I believe Mac's have had text-to-speech built in for a while. Apparently thinking different meant thinking ahead. :-) -R.G.