DITA Europe 2019 | November 7-8, Brussels

We're exhibiting at DITA Europe 2019 in Brussels, Belgium - November 7-8, 2019

Join colleagues from around the world for two days of career-empowering knowledge, practices, networking, and practical solutions. With insights from nearly 50 presenters, 17 Sessions in the Technology Test Kitchen, an exhibit hall packed with the best technical content solutions, and the very best in industry networking, DITA Europe is designed with your specific needs in mind—providing strategies you can use immediately as you create and manage technical content, and expanding your professional network with information development experts from around the world.

Those new to content management and/or DITA will find guidance for starting their journey, while for experts, our program offers ways to continue pushing the boundaries. Join us for a chance to share what you already know and find out about things you don’t!

Visit the conference website for further information and to register.


Join us for our Technology Test Kitchen on Thursday, November 7 | 11.30-12.10

AuthorBridge—the key ingredient to making DITA authoring digestible for SMEs
Presented by: Bryan Tipper | VP, Sales & Marketing

For most non-professional content experts, authoring rich semantic content is considered too difficult to digest. The prospect of learning DITA is something they have little or no appetite for, they typically want to continue authoring in Word, or a Word-like authoring environment, and understandably don’t want to learn about XML.

So how can you tempt your SMEs to sample the delights of DITA authoring? The key ingredient is AuthorBridge from Stilo.

Specifically designed for users with no knowledge of DITA or XML, it has helped organizations rapidly roll out DITA authoring to non-ID professionals in marketing, engineering, training and support. To do this well requires sophisticated DITA content processing ‘under the hood’ and this is where AuthorBridge excels.

Join us for this technology test kitchen session and we’ll demonstrate some of the key ingredients that go into making AuthorBridge the crème de la crème of SME DITA authoring tools.

Features such as:
• ‘Word-like’ guided authoring
• Change tracking of text and structure
• Review comments
• Copy and paste from Word and Excel
• Best in class table support
• Best in class support for conditions
• Document view for DITA maps, edit topic content
• Optimized support for large documents
• Support for content reuse


LavaCon 2019 | October 27-30, Portland, OR

Join us in Portland, Oregon for this year's LavaCon conference!

LavaCon started in Hawaii (hence the name) to give senior content professionals an opportunity to stay ahead of rapidly changing publishing technology and customer demographics. However, LavaCon is more than just a conference. It’s a place where content rockstars gather to share tribal knowledge, network with peers, and build professional relationships that will last for years to come.

This year's conference theme is 'Creating Unified Content Experiences'
We are entering a new era of content consumption where customers expect personalized content. See how leading companies are seamlessly delivering technical, marketing, and AR/VR content to improve the customer experience (and generate revenue in the process).

Visit the conference website for further information and to register.


Helen St. Denis, Conversion Services Manager at Stilo to present at LavaCon 2019

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 | 11:00 - 12:00

Can I Reuse This?

There are a number of things to consider when examining your content for reusable elements. It may seem logical to deduplicate any and all identical elements, but there are times when that might not make sense. Then there are those very close matches. Does that punctuation mark matter? How about the bold text in that warning? Then there’s content that isn’t quite a match, but could it, or should it, be rewritten for reuse?

In this session we’ll look at real-life examples of content being reviewed for possible deduplication and future reuse, and find some unexpected benefits as well as the expected ones. We will also consider some of the other things you can discover when examining your content for reusable elements that can help you improve your content for consistency and reuse purposes.