Key Concept Archive

Using Controlled Language to Improve Reuse and Global Readiness

Mindful and enlightened TCs working in a CMS environment maximize re-use and create global-ready content that meets their audiences’ needs while reducing costs and improving efficiency. Controlled Language, implemented correctly, can help you achieve these goals. However, many companies implement Simplified Technical English or other controlled language initiatives, but struggle…

Are You Getting the Most Out of DITA Content Reuse?

DITA was built around the idea of content reuse, but many content creators are not maximizing reuse within their own documents. When DITA content is optimized for reuse, content creators can focus on writing new content, reduce localization costs, and deliver more consistent content. In this presentation, IXIASOFT’s DITA Specialist…

Working with DITA Maps in Arbortext

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 of DITA content: Topics, Concepts, References, Tasks, other maps and…

DITA Keys and Conkeys

In this webinar, we tackle the DITA feature keyrefs and conkeyrefs. The keyref and conkeyref mechanisms allow you to easily switch variable content. We show: how keys and key references are referenced by DITA maps how processing is evaluated how to combine keys with maps for easier manageability how to…

Bringing Reusability to Your XML Stylesheets: Property Sets

Arbortext Monster Garage, Season 3: Arbortext TC Dojo, Episode 1 We go to XML publishing for a lot of reasons. One of which is to achieve reusability of our information: Write it Once, Use it Anywhere. Often, beginning stylesheet developers will do a lot of repeated style coding to achieve…

Localizing your stylesheets – XLIFF in Arbortext Styler

One of the last things that gets localized is your stylesheet. Stylesheets have generated text and that generated text needs to be translated too. (After all it isn’t “Table of Contents” in Japanese.) In this session, we’ll show you how to set your stylesheet up for localization. We’ll do a…

Advanced Modules – Managing DocBook and DITA

Do you have content in both DocBook and DITA? Are you worried that it has to be one or the other? Two doctypes means two stylesheets, right? It’s not as bad as you think! If you’ve been following the teachings at the Dojo and using best practices, you’re already using…

Stylesheet Reuse Basics: Property Sets

One of the most powerful mechanisms available to you as a stylesheet developer is the creation and use of property sets. Property sets help you abstract formatting needs into reusable components. Want consistent level 1 headers? Create a property set that you can use every time your stylesheet encounters a…

Styling Headers and Footers in Arbortext Styler

One of the most powerful mechanisms available to you as a stylesheet developer is the creation and use of property sets. Property sets help you abstract formatting needs into reusable components. Want consistent level 1 headers? Create a property set that you can use every time your stylesheet encounters a…

Building your Styler stylesheet: A look at modules

Arbortext Monster Garage, Season 3, Episode 1 To kick off our TC Dojo Arbortext Edition, we took your requests and decided to jump right in to Arbortext Styler stylesheets. In this first session, we will show you how to build your foundation for your first Arbortext Styler stylesheet using the…