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…

Arbortext 102: Best Practices for Creating Arbortext Styler Stylesheets

Learn the basics for creating APP-based, Arbortext Styler stylesheets from start to finish. Paperback. ISBN: 978-0-9976505-3-2  

Arbortext 101: Best Practices for Configuring, Authoring, Styling, and Publishing with Arbortext

Learn the basics for getting Arbortext configured correctly the first time. Discover the essential keys to setting up your environment. Paperback. ISBN: 978-0-9976505-1-8

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…