A Tale of Two Formats; Creating content with Word and DITA XML simultaneously

Presented by Catherine Long & Rich Perry | Varian Medical Systems

You decide to move to publishing with DITA XML. It all appears wonderful. You purchase a CMS, select an editor, create your information model, and share the plan with your authors. This is great! You begin to analyze documents, get a style sheet designed, prepare and schedule author training, but then problems and issues of resistance start adding up. There are so many different document types (60) and so many global authors (100) who are not tech writers. You begin to realize that unless the company can stop needing to provide service and installation for 3 to 6 months, you are not going to be able to flip the switch and move to DITA all at once.

What can you do?
Make the move at your own pace, and publish documents with Word and DITA simultaneously. Doing so provides many benefits, such as bringing the different document types into the project a few at a time and training authors with their own content already in the system.

Catherine Long and Rich Perry show you how this dual publishing helps you move through the process of moving to DITA so that the experience is easier, and perhaps cheaper, for everyone involved.

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Meet the presenters

Catherine Long
Catherine Long has been with Varian Medical Systems for five years. She was brought in to assist the service documentation department with authoring standards and the publishing process, as well as to lead the move to DITA XML. Her challenge is to design a system architecture and provide training for 100 SMEs who write documents as one part of their busy schedules. Her relaxation is to immerse herself in the worlds of Shakespeare, Wodehouse, Wilde, and others.

Rich Perry
Rich Perry manages a publication team responsible for processing technical servicing content at Varian Medical Systems. Over the course of his career work life, he has held various technical positions supporting military and medical devices. These experiences as an end-user of servicing procedures lit a fire in him that led to his avocation as a technical trainer, curriculum developer, and product support specialist. Rich’s team is in the process of transitioning from an unstructured Word authoring environment to DITA. While he and his team have not fully implemented DITA, Rich is ready to share his experiences as the struggle continues!


Stilo extends Migrate functionality with new Author-it to DITA conversion capability

Stilo has extended the range of conversion options for its cloud XML content conversion service, Migrate, adding support for documents authored in Author-it.

Migrate DITA can be used to convert content from various source formats, including:

  • Author-it
  • Custom SGML/XML
  • DocBook
  • FrameMaker
  • InDesign
  • RoboHelp
  • MS Word

With Migrate, documentation teams can directly manage the conversion of their content to DITA, on-demand, 24/7. Using the Migrate Rules Editor, authors can control the topic types, the DITA map, metadata, chunking, related links, and much more by creating or modifying the conversion rules, incrementally improving the quality of the automated conversion.

Migrate places subject matter experts in complete control of the conversion process. Documentation teams can operate at their own pace, work collaboratively, fix problems themselves, and avoid the churn and delays otherwise involved when liaising with outside vendors.

Migrate can be used to convert a single document, with Stilo operating the service, or by global documentation teams that need to convert tens of thousands of pages of legacy content, on-demand, according to their own project deadlines.

We have helped our customers convert more than a million pages of legacy content to DITA XML. Customers include Altera, Cisco, Dell, EMC, Extreme Networks, Qualcomm, Teradata, Varian Medical Systems, Webtrends and many more.

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About Stilo International

Stilo International (LSE:STL) are the developers of Migrate, the leading cloud XML content conversion service, OmniMark, the high-performance XML/SGML content processing platform and AuthorBridge, a Guided + Fluid DITA authoring solution for SMEs and occasional contributors.

Operating from offices in the UK and Canada, we support commercial publishers, technology companies and government agencies around the world.

www.stilo.com

For further information, please contact

Helen Owens-Pope, Marketing Manager
Stilo International plc
email


Director / PDMR Shareholding

21 June 2016

Stilo International plc (“Stilo” or the “Company”) has been notified that David Ashman, the Company’s Chairman and Non Executive Director, on 20 June 2016 acquired 300,000 ordinary shares of 1p each in Stilo at an average price of 5.75 pence per share.

Following this purchase, David Ashman has a beneficial interest in 20,702,000 ordinary shares, representing approximately 18.42 percent. of the issued share capital of the Company.

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Stilo International plc
Les Burnham, Chief Executive
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SPARK Advisory Partners Limited (Nominated Adviser)
Neil Baldwin T +44 203 368 3554
Mark Brady  T +44 203 368 3551

SI Capital (Broker)
Andy Thacker
Nick Emerson
T +44 1483 413500


Director / PDMR Shareholding

21 June 2016

Stilo International plc (“Stilo” or the “Company”) has been notified that David Ashman, the Company’s Chairman and Non Executive Director, has today acquired 200,000 ordinary shares of 1p each in Stilo at an average price of 5.85 pence per share.

Following this purchase, David Ashman has a beneficial interest in 20,902,000 ordinary shares, representing approximately 18.59 percent. of the issued share capital of the Company.

ENQUIRIES

Stilo International plc
Les Burnham, Chief Executive
T +44 1793 441 444

SPARK Advisory Partners Limited (Nominated Adviser)
Neil Baldwin T +44 203 368 3554
Mark Brady  T +44 203 368 3551

SI Capital (Broker)
Andy Thacker
Nick Emerson
T +44 1483 413500


Director / PDMR Shareholding

20 June 2016

Stilo International plc (“Stilo” or the “Company”) has been notified that David Ashman, the Company’s Chairman and Non Executive Director, on Friday 17 June acquired 200,000 ordinary shares of 1p each in Stilo at an average price of 5.625 pence per share.

Following this purchase, David Ashman has a beneficial interest in 20,402,000 ordinary shares, representing approximately 18.15 percent. of the issued share capital of the Company.

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Stilo International plc
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T +44 1793 441 444

SPARK Advisory Partners Limited (Nominated Adviser)
Neil Baldwin T +44 203 368 3554
Mark Brady  T +44 203 368 3551

SI Capital (Broker)
Andy Thacker
Nick Emerson
T +44 1483 413500


Intelligent content authoring for everyone

Presented by Mike Iantosca | IBM and Patrick Baker | Stilo

The power of intelligent content becomes possible only when that intelligence is intentionally injected, most often in the form of structure and descriptive semantics. That intelligence helps machines do their automated magic. Most often, the needed structure and semantics are added by humans during content authoring. Content management, for both content development and delivery, generally becomes more powerful, flexible, and valuable with the growth of structure and semantics–but at the price of complexity and required skills for content creators.

Structured content authoring tools have advanced, masking some of that complexity, but even so-called lightweight and tag-less authoring tools leave gaps for diverse content creators and contributors, making intelligent content component strategies for the enterprise an elusive proposition.

Join us for this Stilo DITA Knowledge Series webinar as Mike Iantosca, IBM’s Structured Content Authoring Tools Lead, lays out a multi-tier strategy for addressing the needs of organizations with diverse authoring roles and skills, from professional content creators through casual contributors.

Following Mike’s presentation, Stilo’s Patrick Baker will present the case for a guided + fluid authoring solution for SME’s and casual contributors and provide a demonstration of AuthorBridge, a new cloud XML authoring service which delivers all the advantages of free-form authoring (user-friendly, with little or no restrictions), while ensuring that rich semantic content is generated under the covers, capturing the author intent without any of the complexities of XML.

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Meet the presenters

Mike Iantosca

A member of the IBM corporate leadership team for Information Development and Digital Services, Mike Iantosca manages an industry-leading portfolio of authoring and content management tools and systems used to create, manage, and publish more than 200 million pages of client-facing content in dozens of national languages for thousands of IBM products. With more than 30 years of structured content authoring and management design and development experience, Mike has the overall responsibility for the planning, design, development, and delivery of solutions that support a wide range of content creators, including thousands of professional product Information Developers, technical editors, Information Architects, globalization professionals, contributors, OEMs and IBM Business Partners.

Mike leads multiple software development and test teams across far-flung geographies that design, develop, test, and support advanced publishing technologies including structured based authoring and content management systems. Mike also provides product and project management leadership across all phases of product development including concept, development, test, deployment, maintenance and operations managing people, process, requirements, change management, budgets, schedules, suppliers, and contracts.

Patrick Baker

As VP, Development and Professional Services, Patrick Baker heads all new product development at Stilo and is actively engaged in the successful deployment of content processing solutions for publishing clients. Major ongoing product development efforts include OmniMark, the leading high-performance content processing platform, and Migrate, the world’s first cloud XML content conversion service. Patrick has been associated with best practices for complex content processing for over a decade and has successfully delivered custom solutions on behalf of organizations in the automotive, airline, defence, and commercial publishing sectors.

With a B.Sc. degree in Mathematics and a M.Sc. in Computer Science from McGill University, he leads an expert team of highly talented content processing specialists.


Result of AGM 18 May 2016

18 May 2016

Stilo International plc (“Stilo” or the “Company”) (AIM:STL), the AIM quoted provider of content processing technology and cloud content conversion services, announces that all resolutions proposed at its AGM held earlier today were duly passed without amendment.

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Stilo International plc
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SPARK Advisory Partners Limited (Nominated Adviser)
Neil Baldwin T +44 203 368 3554
Mark Brady  T +44 203 368 3551

SI Capital (Broker)
Andy Thacker
Nick Emerson
T +44 1483 413500


Chairman’s AGM Statement 18 May 2016

18 May 2016

Stilo International plc (“Stilo” or the “Company”) (AIM:STL), is holding its Annual General Meeting later today. The Company provides software tools and cloud services that help organisations create and process content in XML format, so that it can be more easily stored, managed, re-used, translated and published to multiple print and digital channels.

At the meeting Chairman David Ashman will make the following statement:

Overall, trading in 2016 is in line with management expectations.

We continue to invest significantly in the ongoing development of AuthorBridge, our new cloud XML authoring tool. Following extensive testing by a very prestigious client, it is now scheduled to be deployed by them in full production in May 2016, representing a significant milestone for the Company.

The Company remains un-geared, and cash at 30 April 2016 stood at £1,205,000 (31 December 2015: £1,318,000).

Subject to approval by shareholders at the meeting, a final dividend for the year ended 31 December 2015 of 0.05 pence per Ordinary Share will be paid on 23 May 2016 to those shareholders on the register at 22 April 2016.

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Stilo International plc
Les Burnham, Chief Executive
T +44 1793 441 444

SPARK Advisory Partners Limited (Nominated Adviser)
Neil Baldwin T +44 203 368 3554
Mark Brady  T +44 203 368 3551

SI Capital (Broker)
Andy Thacker
Nick Emerson
T +44 1483 413500


Stilo releases OmniMark point release version 10.1.2

Stilo has released a new point release of the OmniMark high-performance content processing language – version 10.1.2. Find out what’s been fixed.

OmniMark version 10.1.2 documentation

 

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About Stilo International

Stilo International (LSE:STL) are the developers of Migrate, the leading cloud XML content conversion service, OmniMark, the high-performance XML/SGML content processing platform and AuthorBridge, a Guided + Fluid DITA authoring solution for SMEs and occasional contributors.

Operating from offices in the UK and Canada, we support commercial publishers, technology companies and government agencies around the world.

www.stilo.com

For further information, please contact

Helen Owens-Pope, Marketing Manager
Stilo International plc
email


Director / PDMR Shareholding

31 March 2017

Stilo International plc (“Stilo” or the “Company”) has been notified that David Ashman, the Company’s Chairman and Non-Executive Director, has today transferred a total of 7,590,000 ordinary shares of 1p each in Stilo (“Ordinary Shares”) as a gift to his three adult children.

Following this transfer, David Ashman has a beneficial interest in 13,312,000 Ordinary Shares, representing approximately 11.7 percent. of the issued share capital of the Company.

ENQUIRIES

Stilo International plc
Les Burnham, Chief Executive
T +44 1793 441 444

SPARK Advisory Partners Limited (Nominated Adviser)
Neil Baldwin T +44 203 368 3554
Mark Brady  T +44 203 368 3551

SI Capital (Broker)
Andy Thacker
Nick Emerson
T +44 1483 413500