WEBINAR | OptimizeR—optimization of DITA content for consistency and reuse

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
8am PST | 11am EST | 4pm GMT

Our presenters:
Bryan Tipper | VP Sales and Marketing, Stilo
Helen St. Denis | Conversion Services Manager, Stilo

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Content reuse is a fundamental benefit of DITA adoption, providing huge efficiency gains to authoring teams and helping to ensure the consistency of published information across an enterprise. However, identifying potential reuse opportunities and implementing reuse strategies can be a painstaking and laborious process. As an ever increasing volume of content is authored in DITA across authoring teams, then invariably more content is replicated over a period of time.

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to automatically identify reuse potential across your DITA content collections, deduplicate topics and update conref libraries and ditamaps?

Introducing OptimizeR, Stilo’s content optimization tool that enables you to automatically identify reuse potential across your DITA content and publish more accurate, normalized 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.

Join us for this free webinar on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 to learn more and see a live demonstration of OptimizeR.


WEBINAR | Migrate—Fast-track your DITA content conversion project

Broadcast: Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Our presenters:
Bryan Tipper | VP Sales and Marketing, Stilo
Helen St. Denis | Conversion Services Manager, Stilo

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Watch this recorded webinar to learn how you can fast-track your DITA content conversion project using Stilo’s Migrate cloud content conversion service.

Migrate enables technical authoring teams to convert content to DITA on-demand, and with immediate results, from source formats including Word, FrameMaker, RoboHelp and XML/SGML/HTML. It 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 content.

During the webinar we show you how you can…

• Get your conversion project up and running really quickly

• Save a lot of time and effort by avoiding the need to document lengthy conversion specs

• Reduce the requirement for any manual pre-conversion prep or post-conversion cleanup

• Automatically generate SVGs from FrameMaker drawings and images with callouts

• Ensure high quality standards

• Benefit from a dedicated, pay-as-you use conversion portal, available 24//7

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WEBINAR | AuthorBridge—web-based DITA authoring for SMEs

Broadcast on Wednesday, September 18, at 8am Pacific

Join Stilo’s Patrick Baker, VP of Development 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

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WEBINAR Converting content to DITA and optimizing for consistency and reuse

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.

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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.

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.


WEBINAR AuthorBridge v3: web-based DITA editing for SMEs - raising the bar ... again

Broadcast: Tuesday, January 29

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Web-based authoring tools are improving all the time, but with the upcoming release of AuthorBridge v3, Stilo is setting new standards for ease-of-use and performance for SMEs in DITA authoring environments.

Since its inception, AuthorBridge has provide SMEs with a truly unique guided and fluid authoring experience. 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.

AuthorBridge v3 provides

  • a guidance panel to help SMEs understand where they are in the structure
  • change tracking; text and structural, authors can accept or reject
  • DITA map support; topics resolved and editable, can be inserted, removed, moved around
  • advanced copy & paste support; ensuring appropriate mark-up is applied and valid
  • superior table handling; support for <CALS table> for complex table formats
  • optimized performance for large documents

Want to see all this in action?

Join Stilo’s VP of Development, Patrick Baker, for this demonstration of AuthorBridge and see first hand why AuthorBridge v3 is the most full-feature, user-friendly DITA authoring tool on the market.

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WEBINAR | Automating the conversion of content to DITA and optimizing for reuse

Broadcast: Thursday, November 29, 2018

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?

In this DITA Knowledge Series webinar, Stilo’s Conversion Services Manager, Helen St. Denis, provides a demonstration of Stilo’s Migrate cloud XML content conversion service and OptimizeR, a new DITA content optimization service. Discover just how easy it is to automate the conversion of content to DITA and following analysis automatically deduplicate any replicated content.

Migrate is a unique 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 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 new content optimization service that analyzes your DITA content collections for exact and near-exact matches and identifies reuse opportunities at topic and element level. Following review, it automatically deduplicates content, updates the associated conref libraries and ditamaps and provides a report of all changes that have been implemented.

Free optimization offer

WEBINAR | DITA OptimizeR—maximizing content reuse, September 27

Broadcast: Thursday, September 27, 2018

Presented by
Les Burnham, CEO
Helen St. Denis, Conversion Services Manager

Content reuse is a fundamental benefit of DITA adoption, providing huge efficiency gains to authoring teams and helping to ensure the consistency of published information across an enterprise. However, identifying potential reuse opportunities and implementing reuse strategies can be a painstaking and laborious process. As an increasing volume of content is authored in DITA across authoring teams, then invariably more content is replicated over a period of time.

In this Stilo DITA Knowledge Series webinar we introduce DITA OptimizeR, Stilo's new content optimization service. See just how easy it is to automatically identify reuse potential across your DITA content, deduplicate topics and update your maps and conref files.

Learn how, with the DITA OptimizeR service, you can

• significantly reduce the amount of content that needs to be maintained on an ongoing basis

• generate more focussed and rapid search engine results for customer queries

• publish more accurate and normalized content

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WEBINAR | Sharing content across the enterprise

Broadcast June 20, 2018

Presented by Amber Swope, DITA Strategies, Inc.
Introduced by Les Burnham, Stilo International

Can you easily find content created by other teams?
Is content consistently structured across the enterprise?
Do you have a common content lifecycle management strategy?

If you answered “no” to any of these questions, then join us for this Stilo DITA Knowledge Series webinar featuring guest presenter, Amber Swope, president of DITA Strategies, Inc., for a discussion on using content collections to share content.

Content collections are libraries of organized, labeled, source content units that are accessible by the appropriate people. Let’s talk about strategies to create and share the right content in your organization. 

What can you expect to learn?

In this presentation, Amber will explain how to:

  • Identify the requirements for the collection
  • Determine the collection scope
  • Collaborate with other stakeholders to build and manage the collection

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This is the third in a new programme of Stilo DITA Knowledge Series webinars for 2018. Check our website for updates - new topics and dates are being added all the time! You can also find more Stilo DITA Knowledge Series resources at stilo.com/knowdita


Meet the presenter

Amber is an internationally-recognized expert on the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA), creator of the Information Architecture Blueprint™, and president of DITA Strategies, Inc. With over 20 years of experience in the information development field and 12 years of DITA expertise, Amber helps teams design, develop, and optimize their information architecture (IA) and implement DITA to improve efficiency and reduce costs. Amber has authored numerous papers and articles on information design, development, and architecture, and has presented at leading industry conferences as a DITA expert. She holds a master’s degree in technical and professional writing and a certificate in computer technical writing, both from Northeastern University.


WEBINAR | How to keep the reuse you have when you move to DITA

Broadcast | Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Presented by Helen St. Denis, Conversion Services Manager
Introduced by Les Burnham, CEO
Stilo International

You are moving to DITA, but you’ve already got reuse happening in your legacy format. Reuse mechanisms don’t usually match DITA’s. How can you keep the added value of content reuse when you move the content to the new format?

You may have your reused content in text insets, common files, or snippets. Text insets and snippets can be big or small, contain any amount or type of content, from a single word or phrase to one or more entire topics, and anywhere in between.

Reuse in DITA, though, happens at the element level, whether by conref or topicref. So we've got to get your content into a form that is readily reusable as we republish the legacy information, as well as available for reuse in new publications.

Thankfully, there's a quick and easy way to do this, and we'll show you how. Join Stilo's Conversion Services Manager, Helen St. Denis, for this Stilo DITA Knowledge Series webinar to learn how to keep the reuse you already have when you move to DITA.

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This is the second in a new programme of Stilo DITA Knowledge Series webinars for 2018. Check our website for updates - new topics and dates being added soon! You can also find more Stilo DITA Knowledge Series resources at stilo.com/knowdita


WEBINAR | How to prepare content for conversion to DITA

Broadcast: Thursday, March 1, 2018

Presented by Helen St. Denis, Conversion Services Manager
Introduced by Les Burnham, CEO
Stilo International

So, the decision is made to implement DITA and you now need to convert your existing content from Word, FrameMaker or other unstructured formats. The content audit has been done and you need to figure out what you REALLY need to do to your content before you start the conversion process. It’s maybe not as much as you might think!

Join Stilo’s Conversion Services Manager, Helen St. Denis, for this recorded Stilo DITA Knowledge Series webinar, to learn:

  • What is the most useful thing to do pre-conversion?
  • What kind of things influence what else you might want to do pre-conversion?
  • What are the common trouble areas in the different source formats?
  • What is best left for post-conversion?

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This was the first in a new programme of Stilo DITA Knowledge Series webinars for 2018. Check our website for updates - new topics and dates being added soon! You can also find more Stilo DITA Knowledge Series resources at stilo.com/knowdita