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"The DITA OASIS Standard is a testament to the benefits of bringing an entire community together to develop an open standard. DITA was advanced by users of documentation, such as BMC, IBM, Intel, Nokia, Oracle, Sun, and the U.S. Department of Defense, working with product vendors like PTC, with input from consulting firms such as Innodata Isogen and others. A variety of perspectives on software development, application implementation, open source tools, training, and localization were incorporated into the open process.

Patrick Gannon, President and CEO of OASIS

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Comtech Services announces new DITA Guide

Order Introduction to DITA: A User Guide to the Darwin Information Typing Architecture. If you have been using DITA or are just joining the DITA community, this book provides you with the information you need to accomplish your goals. The user guide not only presents the basic methodology of DITA and its benefits for creating your information set but explains step-by-step how to author DITA XML topics, create maps for your deliverables, specialize DITA topics, and work through the production processing tasks.

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Comtech Services, Inc.

"Comtech Services has been an active participant in the development of the DITA standard, helping to found the OASIS DITA Technical Committee with IBM and others. Dr. JoAnn Hackos and staff have provided support for DITA through conferences, workshops, and presentations worldwide. We believe that DITA represents a new international standard for the development of consistent, effective, and minimal technical information."

JoAnn Hackos, President, Comtech Services

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XMetaL Author DITA Edition

XMetaL Author DITA Edition is the industry's first solution built exclusively for authoring DITA content. It combines all the powerful and productive features of XMetaL Author with new DITA-specific capabilities, including visual map editing, intuitive editing behaviors for DITA elements, drag-and-drop content references, and out-of-the-box integration with the DITA Open Toolkit for single-source publishing. (integration with content management systems; integration with DITA Open Toolkit; comprehensive DITA support.)

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AuthorIT provides a system in which digital information can be created, stored, managed, controlled and published from a single source to print, online and help formats. (DITA info)

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