WEBINAR | Downsides Of Poor DITA Conversions

Wed, October 21, 2020 @ 12:00 PM EST

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Our Presenter:

Helen St. Denis | Conversion Services Manager

Stilo and CIDM ComTech have partnered to bring you this webinar. Thinking of automating your entire conversion process to DITA? Wanting to handle conversion work manually, in-house?

Before you proceed, think about how the conversion could help you derive the benefits of DITA that you expect. A simplistic approach may allow you to publish something that looks just like what you have now. But a really good quality conversion will help you to leverage content reuse, personalization and multi-channel publishing, as well as making it easier to maintain and update your content. For example, will your conversion generate keys and keyrefs for variables? How about a relationship table, to prevent broken links? Will menu cascades be correctly marked up, for localization purposes?


WEBINAR | Converting RoboHelp Content to DITA XML

Wed, July 29, 2020 @ 11:00 AM EST

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Our Presenter:

Helen St. Denis | Conversion Services Manager

RoboHelp projects are typically quite large. Too large for manual conversion to be feasible. But there’s also generally a lot more to your RoboHelp content than just the text. What about build tags, for example, for multi-channel publishing? Can your folder structure be maintained? What about snippets, can we retain the reuse there? These are the sorts of questions we are frequently asked. We’ll show you how we answer these and more.

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WEBINAR | Converting FrameMaker Documents To Good, Usable DITA

Wed, June 17, 2020 @ 11:00 AM EST

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Our Presenter:

Helen St. Denis | Conversion Services Manager

Whether your legacy content is in structured or unstructured FrameMaker, there’s a lot more to this content than just the words on the page. You may have conditional text, variables, or text insets, that allow you to reuse content. You may have index terms, cross references and footnotes. You want to be able to retain the usefulness of these features, and even to enrich the content in other ways, as part of your conversion process, rather than after the fact. We’ll show you how you can do just that with Stilo Migrate.

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WEBINAR | DITA Authoring Made Easy

Wed, June 3, 2020 @ 11:00 AM EST

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Our Presenter:

Patrick Baker | VP, Development & Professional Services

Webinar Description:

You are using DITA for your technical documentation and would like to streamline the involvement of your subject matter experts with regards to content creation and verification. Unfortunately, DITA makes this a challenge in many ways. It is topic-based and requires maps to pull topics into documents. It has ways of conditionalizing content to support document variants, and it pulls content from shared libraries to minimize duplication. These are all great features, but can be confusing for the SME. In this webinar, we’ll show you how AuthorBridge helps SMEs cope with this complexity, and makes the authoring experience more straightforward. We’ll also demonstrate features such as review comments and change tracking, which support collaborating with SMEs.

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WEBINAR | Converting Word to DITA XML

Wed, April 8, 2020 @ 11:00 AM EST

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Our Presenter:

Helen St. Denis | Conversion Services Manager, Stilo

Webinar Description:

One of the things authors love about Microsoft Word is that it’s easy to make your content look just the way you want it. This does not always lend itself to a straightforward conversion to XML. We’ll show you how we leverage the visual cues in the document to discern the implicit structure of the content, so that you can derive good, useful DITA.

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WEBINAR | Converting Complex Table Structures to DITA XML

Wed, Feb 19, 2020 @ 11:00 AM EST

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Our Presenters:

Helen St. Denis | Conversion Services Manager, Stilo

Webinar Description:

Converting tables to XML can be a challenge. We use tables to represent tabular information, sometimes in a complex way. But we also sometimes use them to lay out content on a page in a way that makes it easier for the reader to understand the purpose of the content. So while we often need to convert complex tables with merged cells, we also often need to convert the tables to something completely different, while still preserving the context that conveys part of the meaning of the words. Fortunately we can do these types of conversions automatically, using Stilo’s Migrate.

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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.