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There are three ways to learn at the Dojo:

Upcoming Sessions

  • TC Dojo Mastermind Session

    • Audience: All levels
    • TC Dojo Mastermind Group (Members Only)

    Get that networking experience you need without having to travel to get it!

    Share your expertise with others, while they share theirs with you. Discuss your challenges and solicit advice that applies to your unique situation.

    The Mastermind provides an opportunity for discussion in a confidential, supportive environment. Network with your peers and benefit from each other's experiences.

    Join the TC Dojo Mastermind Group ›

    DITA Keys and Conkeys in Arbortext

    Liz Fraley, TC Dojo Master

    • TC Dojo Arbortext Edition
    • Audience: Intermediate
    • Cost: Free

    In this webinar, we demonstrate the DITA feature keyrefs and conkeyrefs in Arbortext. The keyref and conkeyref mechanisms allow you to easily switch variable content.

    We will demonstrate how to create keys and key references; how to combine keys with maps for easier manageability; and how to use conkey references instead of conref to simplify reuse and manage your content.

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    Introducing FrameMaker 2015

    Maxwell Hoffmann, Adobe, Visiting Dojo Master

    • TC Dojo Open Session
    • Audience: Beginner
    • Cost: Free

    RTL Publishing, Dynamic Personal Content, Improved UI, Tables & Conditional Text.

    Maxwell Hoffmann, Adobe Product Evangelist, will take you on a tour of regular/unstructured document projects in the latest version of FrameMaker, FrameMaker (2015 Release.) You asked for it: new, improved Word import that lets you easily map styles (even table styles) on import and re-use that mapping. Now you can create a “mini-TOC” anywhere in the document. Discover major improvements to tables, including CONDITIONAL COLUMNS and seamless navigation as well as auto-inserted Table Title continuation variables. New color indicators, an intuitive expression builder and friendlier pod make conditional text control a snap. You can even use conditions on the BOOK level (e.g. hide entire chapters). Discover easy layout and language support for RTL Arabic/Hebrew Authoring. You can also mix western languages or CJK content with RTL. Publish personal dynamic content, which allows users to tick filter boxes in your online output to select just the content that they need. Publish standalone, native Apps for iOS and Android. Vastly improved layout editor for HTML5 responsive publishing.

    About The Visiting Dojo Master: Maxwell Hoffmann is Adobe’s Global Product Evangelist for Technical Communications and a former product manager for FrameMaker at Frame Technology. Hoffmann spent nearly 15 years in the translation industry, where he managed or published over 1,000,000 pages of multilingual content in thousands of projects. He has managed projects in DITA, XML as well as authoring tools ranging from Word, InDesign, Quark Express to structured FrameMaker. Hoffmann is based in a virtual Adobe office near Portland, Oregon and has presented face-to-face, hands-on training to over 1,200 people in scalable authoring solutions over several years.

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  • TC Dojo Mastermind Session

    • Audience: All levels
    • TC Dojo Mastermind Group (Members Only)

    Get that networking experience you need without having to travel to get it!

    Share your expertise with others, while they share theirs with you. Discuss your challenges and solicit advice that applies to your unique situation.

    The Mastermind provides an opportunity for discussion in a confidential, supportive environment. Network with your peers and benefit from each other's experiences.

    Join the TC Dojo Mastermind Group ›

    Review of major improvements to XML and DITA Publishing in FrameMaker 2015

    Maxwell Hoffmann, Adobe, Visiting Dojo Master

    • TC Dojo Open Session
    • Audience: Beginner
    • Cost: Free

    Introducing FrameMaker 2015: Review of major improvements to XML, DITA and Structure

    Work faster with enhanced Structure view, inline MathML equations and reduced EDD customization time. Empower your SMEs to work in the simplified form-like XML environment, without knowing XML. Serve global markets by translating content into RTL languages, Arabic and Hebrew. Structure View: Work more easily with your XML structure. Enjoy a larger work area by collapsing elements and attributes for entire sub-trees. Get a visual indication of the element in focus and validity of a drop. Enhanced Quick Element Toolbar: Insert content even more easily with the enhanced, always-enabled Quick Element toolbar. The toolbar automatically identifies the next valid location if the inserted object is invalid at the current location; available icons in the QET change depending on DITA doc type you are inserted in.

    About The Visiting Dojo Master: Maxwell Hoffmann is Adobe’s Global Product Evangelist for Technical Communications and a former product manager for FrameMaker at Frame Technology. Hoffmann spent nearly 15 years in the translation industry, where he managed or published over 1,000,000 pages of multilingual content in thousands of projects. He has managed projects in DITA, XML as well as authoring tools ranging from Word, InDesign, Quark Express to structured FrameMaker. Hoffmann is based in a virtual Adobe office near Portland, Oregon and has presented face-to-face, hands-on training to over 1,200 people in scalable authoring solutions over several years.

    Register ›

    TC Dojo Mastermind Session

    • Audience: All levels
    • TC Dojo Mastermind Group (Members Only)

    Get that networking experience you need without having to travel to get it!

    Share your expertise with others, while they share theirs with you. Discuss your challenges and solicit advice that applies to your unique situation.

    The Mastermind provides an opportunity for discussion in a confidential, supportive environment. Network with your peers and benefit from each other's experiences.

    Join the TC Dojo Mastermind Group ›
  • Introducing RoboHelp 13

    Maxwell Hoffmann, Adobe, Visiting Dojo Master

    • TC Dojo Open Session
    • Audience: Beginner
    • Cost: Free

    Introducing RoboHelp 13: New UI, Dynamic Personal Filters, Native Mobile Apps, Way Better HTML5 Layout Editor

    Maxwell Hoffmann, Adobe Product Evangelist, will take you on a tour of dynamic projects in the latest version of RoboHelp (2015 Release.) Adobe RoboHelp (2015 release) now offers a new degree of usability to both help authors and their users. Use new dynamic content filters to empower users to find relevant content faster. Leverage the new HTML5 layout and contextual search results to enhance the content consumption experience. Publish content as mobile apps for iOS and Android. Work more productively with a ribbon UI and enhanced search functionality, including bidirectional and multiline searches. Take advantage of a new task-oriented ribbon UI to accomplish more in less time. Customize features like never before to create your very own optimized work environment. Use the new dynamic content filters to create enhanced DUCC output that generates only one set of HTML5 files regardless of the number of expressions used. Easily migrate your current DUCC outputs to new, more efficient ones based on dynamic content filters. And, you can accomplish everything listed above without looking at CSS or XHTML! It’s all icon/menu-driven!

    About The Visiting Dojo Master: Maxwell Hoffmann is Adobe’s Global Product Evangelist for Technical Communications and a former product manager for FrameMaker at Frame Technology. Hoffmann spent nearly 15 years in the translation industry, where he managed or published over 1,000,000 pages of multilingual content in thousands of projects. He has managed projects in DITA, XML as well as authoring tools ranging from Word, InDesign, Quark Express to structured FrameMaker. Hoffmann is based in a virtual Adobe office near Portland, Oregon and has presented face-to-face, hands-on training to over 1,200 people in scalable authoring solutions over several years.

    Register ›

    TC Dojo Mastermind Session

    • Audience: All levels
    • TC Dojo Mastermind Group (Members Only)

    Get that networking experience you need without having to travel to get it!

    Share your expertise with others, while they share theirs with you. Discuss your challenges and solicit advice that applies to your unique situation.

    The Mastermind provides an opportunity for discussion in a confidential, supportive environment. Network with your peers and benefit from each other's experiences.

    Join the TC Dojo Mastermind Group ›

Did you miss the last session?

Topic based content enables organizations to piece content together to fit different customer needs. But often times this content can't be shared and reused to its full potential because it contains product names, specific values, screenshots, links, or other content that would be out of place in another context. This means that conceptually or procedurally identical content is duplicated for different audiences, products, or even brandings.

This webinar will take a look at how to reduce or eliminate this issue using DITA Key-referencing.

Visiting Dojo Master

Patrick Bosek is a co-founder of Jorsek LLC, a company primarily focused on it’s flagship product easyDITA. Since beginning with Jorsek LLC in 2005 Patrick has worked on a wide range of projects all focused on improving authoring, production, and distribution of content. Most recently, his primary focus has been perfecting easyDITA and generally advancing the product documentation industry. Patrick is a software industry professional specializing in developing, productizing, and solving problems with product communications software. He is a highly skilled developer, thoughtful manager, passionate customer advocate.