How to Convert Multilingual Content To DITA XML

When Converting Multilingual Content, Follow These Steps:

  1. Prepare your multilingual input file in one of the following formats: FrameMaker®, MS Word, RoboHelp®, InDesign®, Flare, XML
  2. Upload the input file to Migrate
  3. Specify the DITA target
  4. Prepare a Migrate Rule set
  5. Convert your content to DITA XML
  6. Review your DITA using an XML editor
  7. Refine the DITA conversion by updating the rule set if necessary

Migrate can handle numerous language encoding schemes and is truly multilingual. It can support most written languages including Latin based and Asian languages.

Migrate can handle a large range of source formats including Word, FrameMaker, RoboHelp, DocBook, InDesign, Flare, and XML/SGML/HTML.


How to Convert RoboHelp To DITA XML

When Converting RoboHelp Files, Follow These Steps:

  1. Prepare your Robohelp® project
  2. Prepare your zip file for upload (Option 1: zip the entire Robohelp project folder; Option 2: zip all HTML, XPJ, HHC, GLO and CSS files)
  3. Specify the DITA target
  4. Prepare a Migrate Rule set
  5. Convert your content to DITA XML
  6. Review your DITA using an XML editor
  7. Refine the DITA conversion by updating the rule set if necessary

Converting a RoboHelp® project to DITA is easier than you might think. Tasks, troubleshooting topics, cross references, reusable content, glossaries, conditional text, and folder structures are all accurately converted. Using rules to leverage the visual cues in the document to discern its implicit structure, Migrate will produce valid DITA XML output within a few minutes. The same set of rules can convert similar documents, and an online rules editor lets you modify the conversion so that little to no pre- or post-conversion cleanup is required.

Migrate can handle a large range of source formats including Word, FrameMaker, RoboHelp, DocBook, InDesign, Flare, and XML/SGML/HTML.


How to Convert HTML To DITA XML

When Converting HTML Files, Follow These Steps:

  1. Prepare each document in HTML format
  2. Prepare an “index.html” file containing links to all the HTML files that need to be converted
  3. Zip the index file, the other HTML files, and the image folder together and upload the zip file to Migrate to be analyzed
  4. Specify the DITA target
  5. Prepare a Migrate Rule set
  6. Convert your content to DITA XML
  7. Review your DITA using an XML editor
  8. Refine the DITA conversion by updating the rule set if necessary

Converting HTML files to DITA XML can be a simple process with Stilo. This can be achieved by applying built in annotations and adding rules to leverage the visual cues in the document to discern the implicit structure. Then with little or no preprocessing and postprocessing, Migrate will produce a valid DITA XML output within a couple minutes. The same set of rules can convert all documents that follow a similar template.

Migrate can handle a large range of source formats including Word, FrameMaker, RoboHelp, DocBook, InDesign, Flare, and XML/SGML/HTML.


How to Convert FrameMaker To DITA XML

When Converting FrameMaker Files, Follow These Steps:

  1. Prepare your document in FrameMaker format
  2. Upload your document to Migrate for analyzing
  3. Specify the DITA target
  4. Prepare the Migrate Rule set
  5. Convert your content to DITA XML
  6. Review your DITA using an XML editor
  7. Refine the DITA conversion by updating the rule set if necessary

FrameMaker is widely used for writing and editing complex structured or unstructured documents. At Stilo, by applying built in annotations and adding rules to leverage the visual cues in the document to discern the implicit structure, without preprocessing and postprocessing, Migrate will produce a valid DITA XML output within a few minutes. The same set of rules can convert all documents that follow a similar template.

Migrate can handle a large range of source formats including Word, FrameMaker, RoboHelp, DocBook, InDesign, Flare, and XML/SGML/HTML.


How to Convert Word To DITA XML

When Converting Word Files, Follow These Steps:

  1. Prepare your document in MS Word format
  2. Upload your document to Migrate for analyze
  3. Specify the DITA target
  4. Prepare a Migrate Rule set
  5. Convert your content to DITA XML
  6. Review your DITA using an XML editor
  7. Refine the DITA conversion by updating the rule set if necessary

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 DITA XML. Fortunately, at Stilo, we can leverage the visual cues in the document to discern the implicit structure of the content with rules. The same rules can convert all documents that follow a similar template. Without preprocessing and postprocessing, Migrate will produce a valid DITA XML output within a few minutes.

Migrate can handle a large range of source formats including Word, FrameMaker, RoboHelp, DocBook, InDesign, Flare, and XML/SGML/HTML.


How to Convert Complex Table Structures To DITA XML

When Converting Complex Tables, Follow These Steps:

  1. Prepare your document with tables in one of the following formats: MS Word, FrameMaker, Robohelp, InDesign, HTML, XML, Flare, etc.
  2. Upload your document to Migrate for analyze
  3. Specify the DITA target
  4. Prepare a Migrate Rule set
  5. Convert your content to DITA XML
  6. Review your DITA using an XML editor
  7. Refine the DITA conversion by updating the rule set if necessary

Converting complex table structures to DITA XML can be challenging. Fortunately, it is easy to convert complex tables automatically using Stilo’s Migrate.

Tables are often used to represent tabular information or used to lay out content on a page in a way that makes it easier for the reader to understand. This can create table representation that is very complex.

Examples of tables Migrate can convert include:

  • Complex tables with merged cells
  • Tables with steps or notes
  • Definition tables or tab separated tables
  • Tables need to switch columns or need to be stripped