Our Technical Skills

Our team at Rowan Tree Books is skilled in the use of a broad range of industry standard tools to aid in the quick development of your documentation projects. We integrate our extensive industry experience, analytical abilities and communication skills to effectively evaluate your project needs.We bring expertise in the following technical tools to all your documentation projects:


Word ProcessingWord Processing Applications

These include any application designed to make writing, editing, spell-check, thesaurus use, and such on the computer easier and faster.

  • Adobe FrameMaker
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Adobe InDesign

Online Development

Internet and Multimedia Tools

These include any tools used to plan, design, and create online information systems such as web sites.

  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe RoboHelp
  • Macromedia Flash
  • Adobe Fireworks
  • HyperStudio
  • WordPress

Graphics ApplicationsGraphics Development Tools

Graphics development tools are used to edit and design images, flowcharts, and other visual tools to enhance information systems.

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe ImageReady
  • Adobe ImageStyler
  • Visio
  • PC Paintbrush
  • Microsoft Image Composer
  • Microsoft GIF Animator
  • MacPaint
  • SuperPaint
  • MacDraw
  • DoDot
  • Intellidraw

Online Help ToolsOnline Help Development Tools

The following tools are used to plan, design, and publish online help systems.

  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • RoboHelp
  • FrameReader
  • Adobe Acrobat

Desktop ToolsPC Desktop Tools

These commonly-used applications are often essential to the successful completion of a project. They provide a means to create presentations, graphs, charts and other useful tools. Also, because most organizations use these tools, it is very easy to collaborate on projects between our team and our clients.

  • Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Microsoft Excel
  • QuickBooks
  • Microsoft Project

Database ToolsDatabase Tools

These tools allow us to gather and organize large amounts of data, and then process this data in order to efficiently identify necessary information.

  • SQLBase
  • DB2
  • IDMS
  • IMS

Operating SystemsOperating Systems

An operating system is the software that supports a computer’s basic functions, such as scheduling tasks, executing applications, and controlling peripherals. We have experience with the following systems:

  • Microsoft Windows
  • Macintosh OS

Mainframe EditorsMainframe Editors

  • CMS

System Design

System Design Experience

  • Analysis and Database Design
  •  Systems Programming and Design
  • Introduction to Production Technology
  • IDMS System

Programming Languages

These are languages designed to program computers. We have experience with the following programming languages:

  • SQLWindows
  • DL1/IMS
  • PL1
  • JCL