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Optimizing the DITA Authoring Experience

Sponsored by: Data Conversion Laboratory
Presenter: Scott Hudson, Senior Consultant, Comtech Services, Inc.
Date Recorded: May 12, 2015
Duration: 1 hour
This is a free webinar.


The DITA standard is comprised of more than 530 elements. How does an author choose the appropriate elements to use when marking up structured content? What if DITA is still missing business or industry-specific elements that you need? Companies often use editorial style guides to help authors, but how can you consistently enforce those rules, especially with limited editorial staff? You want authors to reuse information, but how do you ensure consistency in metadata tagging across the organization so they can easily locate reusable information? DITA offers a variety of ways to optimize your authoring experience, making it as simple as possible for your authors to create and publish content that conforms to your information model and authoring guidelines. But which ones are most effective in what situations? This webinar compares and contrasts the ways of customizing your authoring environment and provides guidelines for their use.


Scott Hudson is a Senior Consultant with substantial experience in designing and maintaining content models, mapping and migrating legacy data, implementing content management systems, driving content and editorial standards, and evaluating new information technologies. His more than 20 years of experience encompasses requirements definition, information architecture, ontology design (XTM), content analysis, and solution design. He has extensive experience in XML, content model design (RelaxNG and DTD), XSLT and other XML-related technologies.


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