Are you interested or perhaps already using DITA but find the concept of keys to be mystifying? Or are you afraid that maybe you could get better reuse out of your content if you were able to optimize your key-based content?
In this presentation by IXIASOFT DITA Evangelist Keith Schengili-Roberts (also the host of the popular “DITAWriter” website) draws back the curtain and shows that keys can be understood by mere mortals. He will provide a straightforward guide to how keys work within DITA, and while the presentation will touch briefly on some of more complex things that can be done with keys, the focus of this presentation is on key basics.
In this special TC Dojo webinar, Keith will provide you with a better sense of what keys are, how they work, and what is possible with them.
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Having problems with inconsistently written documentation? Do your user manuals need some help themselves? If so, then you need a style guide for your technical writing team. We’re not talking about what they should wear, but how they should write.
Content couturier Keith Schengili-Roberts (IXIASOFT) talks about what they are, why you need them and how to use them effectively. While not exclusively focusing on DITA, Keith will also talk about why a style guide is a necessity for any team working with DITA.
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In Arbortext 7.0, creating, editing, and manipulating DITA maps is easy to do! In this TC Dojo: Arbortext Edition, we cover the basics for creating, managing, and using maps in Arbortext Editor.
We show you how to insert all kinds of DITA content: Topics, Concepts, References, Tasks, other maps and more! We explain the Resource Manager, several ways to create new topics and manage or insert existing topics. If there’s time, we will discuss how you can create your own templates to create stub documents that get you started quickly creating standard information structures.
By the end, you’ll be a pro at working with DITA maps in Arbortext.
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