Key Concept Archive

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DITA Conref Push: The Other Transclude

In this TC Dojo… The ability to “pull” reusable content from DITA libraries into our current topic or map is fundamental. Since DITA 1.0 we have been able to transclude (include by reference) phrases, block elements, images, URLs, sample code,…

Let's talk about DITA maps!

How do you use maps? Are they simply deliverables–a construct for your output–or do you use them for other purposes too? In this talk, we'll talk about all that maps have to offer. We'll talk about the debate over inline…

Workshop: Topic Based Writing for Everyone

In this workshop your team will develop a core set of structured authoring best practices, style guidelines, and have identified information patterns that are unique to your organizational content based on your desired customer experience.An intense, exercise-driven workshop, our mentoring…

Topic Writing Without Borders

The average person is hit with approximately 105,000 words a day. That’s 23 words every second in a twelve-hour day. Add in images and sound, and now we’re talking 34 gigabytes a day! This is the person who comes to…

Using Warehouse Files to Improve the Overall Findability of Your DITA Content

Can a comprehensive index be created in a modern DITA XML publishing environment made up of hundreds of tiny files? And how can an editor and indexer be incorporated into the DITA environment for better consistency and findability of content?…

Workshop: Yes you can have it all! Technical accuracy and marketing pizzazz

Learn how a modular approach to content creation, storage, and delivery, gives you a single source of truth for your content and how that source can meet all of your content delivery requirements whether they are technical, marketing, or operational….

Extend Your DITA Reuse with Keys

A crucial benefit of moving to a structured authoring environment is the ability to easily reuse content. Text entities, file entities and now with the DITA standard there is also keys and keyrefs. This DITA key method allows a user…

DITA Output Doesn't Have to be Ugly

Traditionally, stylized DITA output has been clunky and code-editor driven. But it doesn't have to be that way. See how one tool is taking features from other user experiences and bringing them in to a world that has been neglected….