Revision of Optimizing the DITA Authoring Experience from Wed, 2016-07-06 18:00
Duration: Every Wednesday for 6 weeks
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? There are several ways to reduce the complexity of DITA element and attribute use, but which ones are most effective? Companies often use editorial style guides to help authors, but how can you consistently enforce those rules, especially with limited editorial staff?
In this workshop, you are guided through the process of customizing your authoring environment. You are given specific design guidelines, along with a wealth of real-life examples to illustrate the principles. With ample time for applying what you have learned, you will leave the workshop with the necessary tools to optimize the authoring experience for your authoring team.