WEBINAR | AuthorBridge—web-based DITA authoring for SMEs

Join Stilo’s Patrick Baker, VP of Development on Wednesday, September 18, at 8am Pacific for a live demo of AuthorBridge.

Designed for non-technical users with no knowledge of DITA or XML, AuthorBridge has helped organizations rapidly roll out DITA authoring to subject matter experts in marketing, engineering, training and support. It’s intuitive, web-based, easy-to-use authoring environment makes it simple for SMEs to collaborate and reuse structured content from a single DITA XML source.

AuthorBridge provides

  • A ‘Word-like’ guided authoring experience
  • Change tracking of text and structure
  • Review comments
  • Advanced copy & paste support from Word and Excel
  • Superior table handling (CALS)
  • Document view for DITA maps, edit topic content
  • Optimized support for large documents
  • Support for content reuse

Can’t make that date? Don’t worry – register and we will send you a link to the recording following the live broadcast!


DITA Europe 2019 | November 7-9, Brussels

We're exhibiting at DITA Europe 2019 in Brussels, Belgium - November 7-9, 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.


WEBINAR Converting content to DITA and optimizing for consistency and reuse

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First broadcast: April 9, 2019

Converting legacy content to DITA and optimizing reuse potential to ensure content quality and consistency across the enterprise is high on most organizations’ to-do list when implementing DITA.

So what tools are available to help ID professionals and where do you start?

Join Stilo’s Conversion Services Manager, Helen St. Denis, for this DITA Knowledge Series webinar to learn more about Stilo’s Migrate cloud DITA content conversion service and OptimizeR, a DITA content optimization tool. Discover just how easy it is to automate the conversion of content to DITA and, following analysis, optimize DITA content for consistency and reuse.

Note: playback on the recording starts at 00:01:20

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Migrate is a cloud service that enables technical authoring teams to automate the conversion of content to DITA and custom XML from source formats including Word, FrameMaker, Robohelp, InDesign and XML/SGML/HTML.Migrate provides greater control over conversion quality, immediate turnaround times and operates on a pay-as-you-use basis.

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OptimizeR is a content optimization tool that enables you to automatically identify reuse potential across your DITA content and publish more consistent content, faster. Whether you’re embarking on the conversion of content to DITA for the first time, or have existing DITA content that you would like to evaluate for additional reuse opportunities, OptimizeR can help.

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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.