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Increase Findability with Subject Schemes

Want to increase the findability and usability of your content?

In our new advanced DITA webinar Yitz Gale will show you how to use subject scheme maps and DITA classification map elements to ensure that your users can quickly reach the content relevant to them. Go beyond the traditional ToC to help your users reach the topics they care about.

 

 

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DITA Quick Start: Defining Your Conversion Requirements

In this webinar, Yehudit Lindblom and Joe Gelb discuss the conversion process and the steps necessary to prepare specifications for your legacy conversion. Converting existing content into DITA can help you reap the benefits of your new DITA documentation system and reach your target return on investment (ROI) more quickly. A quality conversion can also provide your authors with a solid foundation and benchmark from which to create new content, based on familiar, pre-existing material.

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DITA Quick Start: Defining Your Style Sheet Requirements

Yehudit Lindblom and Joe Gelb review best practices to help you cover all the bases for smooth implementation and easy maintenance of your dynamic publishing customizations. Attain automated multi-channel publishing of your content to a variety of outputs: PDF, HTML, online help, mobile, dynamic web, eLearning and more.

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DITA Quick Start: Migrating to DITA: Building a Project Plan

Yehudit Lindblom and Joe Gelb review a migration process that covers all the bases, helping you build your game plan for a winning DITA implementation.

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DITA Quick Start: System Architecture of a Basic DITA Toolset

Learn about the software, integration and customization that enable you to effectively author, manage, localize, publish and share your DITA XML content. We will review how each tool fits into the content lifecycle and discuss options for an incremental DITA XML implementation using a basic toolset as the starting point.

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DITA Quick Start: Getting Started with the DITA Open Toolkit

Learn about the DITA Open Toolkit architecture and acquire the basics of running and benefiting from the DITA-OT. This webinar will guide you in:

  • Leveraging your DITA content in a variety of output formats, such as PDF, XHTML, and HTML Help
  • Customizing your DITA content processing
  • Filtering your output for different audiences

Presented by: Adena Frazer

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DITA Quick Start: Getting Started with Information Architecture

Learn about a range of factors you need to consider in the information architecture stage: topic types, tags, elements, specialization, variables, conditions, and relationship tables.

Katriel Reichman discusses:

  • Determining which topic types to use;
  • Selecting semantically appropriate tags;
  • Choosing elements that will enable fastest content creation and best presentation;
  • Identifying any business case for specialization;
  • Enabling reuse through appropriate use of variables, keyref, conref and more;
  • Applying conditions to enable focused content limited to “need to know”, without destroying writer productivity;
  • Developing an approach for accessing related information using relationship tables and other mechanisms.

 

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DITA Quick Start for Authors Part 2

This webinar is second in a series introducing authors to DITA, covering the basic topic information types, maps, common elements and attributes, and metadata.

Joe Gelb introduces:

  • Topics: The Basic Information Types
  • Maps: Assembling Topics into Deliverables
  • Common elements and attributes
  • Metadata

 

 

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DITA Quick Start for Authors Part 1

This webinar is first in a series giving authors the foundation for a successful DITA implementation. Joe Gelb introduces XML, structured authoring, and DITA.

In this series, Joe Gelb introduces the following topics:

  • Introduction to XML and Structured Authoring
  • Overview of DITA
  • Topics: The Basic Information Types
  • Maps: Assembling Topics into Deliverables
  • Common elements and attributes
  • Metadata