Key Concept Archive

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Ki, Qi, Key: The Way of DITA Harmony With Keys and Key References

An introduction to DITA’s key and key reference facility: why, when, and how. If you have images, content references, variable text, or cross references in your DITA content you need keys. This presentation helps harness the energy of your content and return it to harmony. About the Visiting Dojo Master…

Techcomm and Arbortext Resources – We have a lot

Ki, Qi, Key: The Way of DITA Harmony With Keys and Key References We share. A lot. We derive an intense satisfaction when we are able to improve the capabilities of our customers as well as everyone in the communities we serve. Customers don’t just buy software or one-time services…

A Simple Guide to DITA Keys

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…

Structured Authoring for Beginners

Are you new to structured authoring and topic-based writing? Are you more comfortable with unstructured desktop publishing applications and apprehensive about moving to XML or some other structured authoring environment? This workshop is for you if you want to know the how, why, and what it is about structured authoring…

Adepters – What is it and how do I find it?

Are you an Arbortext user? Have you heard the word Adepters and wonder what it means? Adepters is the name of the original Arbortext user mailing list which was launched in 1996. At that time there the web was still new, so this mailing list quickly became the go-to resource for Arbortext customers. Where…

Who Are You? (I Really Wanna Know)

“Who is the audience for this project?” runs the risk of a smarty-pants response (“the user”). For a smart answer, take time to define and understand who is reading and using the information you develop. In this TC Dojo session, we’ll talk about audience analysis: what it is, ways to…

Want to see what kind of software docs engineers celebrate?

I see posts on LinkedIn all the time about training in writing API docs or how best to document software systems. Here in Silicon Valley, it’s the hottest sub-discipline in techcomm. In fact, API docs are so popular, they have an API Docs training class on the day before TC Camp in…

Working with DITA Maps in Arbortext

Arbortext Monster Garage, Season 3: Arbortext TC Dojo, Special S2 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…