Bringing Reusability to Your XML Stylesheets

We go to XML publishing for a lot of reasons. One of which is to achieve reusability of our information: Write it Once, Use it Anywhere. Often, beginning stylesheet developers will do a lot of repeated style coding to achieve desired output results.

Style duplication, like information duplication, makes stylesheets difficult to maintain. Styler makes it easy to avoid this costly maintenance mistake by adding property sets and user formatting elements to your styling toolbox.

In this session, we’ll talk about how to use property sets to make your styling more uniform and easy to maintain.
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Localizing your stylesheets – XLIFF in Arbortext Styler

One of the last things that gets localized is your stylesheet. Stylesheets have generated text and that generated text needs to be translated too. (After all, it isn’t “Table of Contents” in Japanese.)

In this session, we’ll show you how to set your stylesheet up for localization. We’ll do a quick export of the generated text strings and then an import of the ‘translated’ strings. And we’ll publish our translated document!

Sound fun? It’s super easy to do. 30 minutes is all you need to understand how it works.

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Advanced Modules – Managing DocBook and DITA

Do you have content in both DocBook and DITA? Are you worried that it has to be one or the other? Two doctypes means two stylesheets, right?

It’s not as bad as you think! If you’ve been following the teachings at the Dojo and using best practices, you’re already using modular stylesheets.

Come to this session to find out how you can toss up a new stylesheet for a new doctype in a matter of minutes!
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