Key Concept Archive

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…

Topic Based Writing: Future-Proofing Your Content?

This is what we’ll cover: Topic-Based writing: the basics The nature of a topic Topic morphology: title, short description (optionally) and content The importance of conceptual consistency Topic-Based writing: content creation and management Standing alone versus story telling A theory of content architecture? Relationship to DITA and structured writing Governance…

Publish High-Quality, Print-Ready DITA in less than a day

Summary: Everyone says, “Publishing DITA is Hard!” But the truth is you can publish DITA content for ePub and Print output with very little work. The promise that vendors (like us) have been giving for 20 years is real today. I published Arbortext 101 in less than one day for less than…

The Power of Single-Sourcing

Every day, technical communications professionals are faced with maintaining their current productivity in the face of increasing product complexity, increasing number of languages, increasing volume of documentation, increasing product overlap and shorter product life cycles. No matter how large or small, how new or how old your company is, or…

To DITA or Not To DITA: How to Choose?

To DITA or Not To DITA? That is the question. DITA isn’t the right answer for every situation. In this session we’ll discuss the differences between the two doctypes to give you a foundation to decide between them. Janice Summers, Single-Sourcing Solutions, specializes in helping people who’ve only ever used…

Discovering the Hidden Treasure of Dynamic Product Information

Summary: After this presentation, you will be able to show those in the C-Suite how a transformative adoption in product information can differentiate your company in the market place and provide breakthrough results in driving shareholder value. Regardless of size or the number of years that a company has been…

Where Are They Now?

Summary: Stories of long-term Arbortext customers who are realizing the full potential of their solutions. There’s a software side to dynamic information delivery. We know this. Customers who have seen IBM talk have come to us and said “Sure, they can get there, but can I?” What if you’re not…

Repurposing Content for Multichannel Publishing

When Management decides to go to an XML publishing system, it’s not always clear to the authoring and editing staff why the decision was made. Ever wonder why they choose to go this route? In this presentation, we talk about some of the reasons why you might go away from…

Why go to XML?

When Management decides to go to an XML publishing system, it’s not always clear to the authoring and editing staff why the decision was made. Ever wonder why they choose to go this route? In this presentation, we talk about some of the reasons why you might go away from…

Designing Content for Dynamic Output to Social Media

They say knowledge is power. Well, Information is King! If you want to keep the crown, then you need to be able to stay ahead of the curve in providing content assets to your end consumers instantly. While fast is good, it’s not enough! The tech-savvy, rapid pace of today’s…