In the January 2009 issue of Inside Out an e-bulletin from Stilo International authors discuss the signs that DITA has come of age. Click on the links below to read the full articles.
Archive - Jan 2009
I am relatively new to DITA but a very old hand at xml/sgml.
Technically, I am creating a dita bookmap which includes a bookabstract. I would like to create the topic for the bookabstract by (in part) reusing all of the associated chapter topic abstracts. However, I can not see a way of using a conref for multiple abstracts out of context.
Practically, I just want to be able to pull all of my abstracts into an introduction for the book.
Am I using the wrong strategy for reuse? Any suggestions would be welcome.
This white paper is the first in the DITA Metrics series. The series will discuss cost metrics, reuse metrics, and a reuse strategy. This paper is the first in the DITA Metrics series. It describes one model for calculating the cost of a DITA project. After doing some content analysis on your own documentation set, you can customize this cost model to suit your documentation project needs. In the end, you should be able to speak the financial language of managers and prove to them in dollar signs the value of moving to DITA.
Just announcing a new Tech Comm Suite might have been enough for Adobe, but just as the DITA architects are integrating learning and training into DITA 1.2, Adobe is making a powerful move into eLearning with the announcement of a new tool suite aimed directly at learning and training.