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.

Don’t worry if you can’t make the scheduled time, we’ll be sharing the recording with everyone who registers following the live broadcast.

Stilo Management Changes and Covid-19 Update 

We are pleased to announce that Bryan Tipper, formerly VP Sales & Marketing, based in our Ottawa office, has been appointed CEO and a Director of Stilo International as from April 1st. At the same time, Les Burnham, formerly CEO, has been appointed Chairman and Non-Executive Director. David Ashman continues to serve on the Board as a Non-Executive director.

All of our day to day operations are now based in Ottawa, and in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, our staff have been working from home since the beginning of last week, without any significant disruption to our business operations.

The publishing of our 2019 results has been delayed, as the FCA has put a temporary block on announcements because of Covid-19 and its potential impact. We are told by our auditors that there might be a further 5-10 day delay in announcing our results, but we don’t know for sure. We will let you know as soon as they become available.


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Les Burnham, Chairman and Non-Executive Director
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Liam O’Donoghue, Company Secretary
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Stilo Announces OmniMark v11

Stilo has recently announced the latest release of OmniMark v11 - the ultimate platform for high-performance content processing.

As Stilo strengthens its position as a leading developer of software tools and cloud services that help organizations create and process structured content in XML format, we are pleased to announce the release of OmniMark version 11. This latest release provides support for additional new platforms, as well as improvements to the language, libraries and beta-libraries. See below for the highlights.

New Platforms (Including 64-bit Support)

  • Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2016 and 2019 (64-bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and 8 (64-bit)

64 Bit Support

  • Available on Windows (NEW)
  • Available on Linux


  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2016 and 2019
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, 7 and 8

New in the Language

  • Abstract record types can now be declared       
  • New syntax for accessing entity properties from outside external-data-entity or external-text-entity rules
  • Declarations can now be applied to an external text entity reference events
  • A new document-type-declaration rule for working with DTD regions events

New in the Libraries

  • OMOASISCATALOGS has improved resolution of included catalogs
  • OMXMLWRITE can now encode external text entity references, and provides options to emit empty XML tags or not, and to encode character references as UTF-8 or as numeric character references
  • OMMARKUPUTILITIES allows the | operator to be used to join multiple entity-resolver instances, each behaving as a fallback for the preceding
  • OMUNICODE provides information of Unicode block boundaries

Beta Libraries

  • W3C XML Schema
  • Regular expressions
  • Serialize to SGML 

Try OmniMark for free. Request a free 60-day* evaluation copy of OmniMark.

*strictly non-production use

Stilo partners with Transperfect to deliver EnCompass Rapid Prototyping Program for MDR & IVDR Content Compliance

TransPerfect Announces EnCompass Rapid Prototyping Program for MDR & IVDR Content Compliance

Partners with XML Content Conversion Specialist Stilo and Leading Information Consultant Mekon to Deliver 50% Labeling Cost Reduction and 100% Content Compliance

TransPerfect Medical Device Solutions, the world’s largest provider of language services and process automation technology to the medical device industry, today announced the introduction of its new EnCompass Rapid Prototyping Program. Specifically designed to demonstrate the benefits of XML content management and process automation (including AI-Assist™), the EnCompass Prototype Program provides manufacturers with a working model of MDR and IVDR content compliance and cost savings.

Great Partners Make Great Solutions
The Rapid Prototyping Program combines validated content management technology from Astoria Software, process automation technology from TransPerfect,  critical conversion technology from Stilo and information development services from leading consultant Mekon.

Said Mekon CEO Julian Murfitt, “Our 25 years of expertise with information architecture and automated publishing provides an important benefit for device makers looking to address increased content requirements of MDR and IVDR.”

Added Stilo CEO  Les Burnham, “Automated content conversion services are especially important as manufacturers migrate to XML-based systems to support the increased volumes and throughput associated with MDR and IVDR.”

A Cure for the MDR & IVDR Headache
With only 18 months left before full implementation, the EU’s new MDR and IVDR are a source of stress and concern for global device makers. The new regulations span a number of operational areas and, according to industry consultant, Qserve, will increase both the volume and velocity of content that device makers must manage.

The EnCompass Rapid Prototyping Program provides a low-cost, low-risk approach for device makers to test the benefits of XML content management, automated publication, and translation process automation, (including AI processes) for critical device content: IFUs, software UI, websites, e-learning, clinical data, etc.

According to Marc Miller, Division President of TransPerfect Medical Device Solutions, “Faced with substantially increased content volumes due to MDR and IVDR, structured content and automation technologies are emerging as the key components for an effective compliance strategy.”

About TransPerfect Medical Device Solutions & Astoria Software
TransPerfect Medical Device Solutions is the specialized medical device division of TransPerfect, the world's largest provider of language services and process automation technology. From offices in more than 90 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. With an unparalleled commitment to quality and client service, TransPerfect is fully ISO 9001 and ISO 17100 certified across all offices. The Medical Device Solutions group is further certified to ISO 13485 and ISO 14971.

Astoria Software is an award-winning solution for enterprise content management and a division of TransPerfect. Astoria delivers the most comprehensive on-demand solution for building, managing, and assembling DITA/XML content to satisfy documentation requirements in the software, hardware, medical device, and other discreet manufacturing sectors.

Stilo introduces new content optimization service—DITA OptimizeR

Stilo International is pleased to announce the availability of a new content optimization service—DITA OptimizeR—that can automatically identify reuse potential across your DITA content, deduplicate topics and update your maps and conref files.

Whether you are embarking on the conversion of your content to DITA for the first time, or have existing DITA content that you would like to evaluate for additional reuse opportunities, then Stilo's DITA OptimizeR can help!

Maximizing content reuse
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. Keeping your content optimized for potential reuse should form part of any successful DITA implementation strategy.

With DITA OptimizeR 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, especially important in potentially hazardous and highly regulated environments

Try DITA OptimizeR for free!
We offer a free trial analysis with OptimizeR - simply send us a small sample set of your DITA content, and we will review the results with you. And if you don't yet have your content in DITA, no problem - you can take advantage of our free conversion offer with Migrate.

Find out more and upload sample for free analysis


Stilo announce integration of AuthorBridge with Componize CCMS

Stilo International, developers of the AuthorBridge web-based XML editor and Migrate cloud XML conversion service and Componize Software, developers of the Componize Component Content Management System are pleased to announce their partnership and product integration.

Componize is a DITA CMS that optimizes the authoring, management and publishing of high-volume product information such as product documentation or learning content. Combining enterprise-wide collaboration, ease of use, scalability and an open architecture, it provides the full range of features that organizations need today for their structured content strategy.

AuthorBridge is a low-cost, web-based XML editing tool that can be used by subject matter experts  with no knowledge of DITA.  It was co-developed with IBM, and is complementary to the XML editors traditionally used by technical authors. SMEs are provided with a guidance panel, hover help, in-line assisted text and writing tips to help make structured authoring as intuitive as possible. Through its unique conversion-based architecture, AuthorBridge provides a free-flowing DITA authoring experience, much the same as when authoring in Word.

Stilo and Componize Software will be showcasing this new integration at the 2018 Content Management Strategies/DITA North America Conference in Denver Colorado, April 23-25. Contact us if you would like to schedule a demonstration.

Discover more about AuthorBridge DITA

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Demo recording | Migrate cloud XML content conversion service

Broadcast July 12, 2017

Join Stilo’s Conversion Services Manager, Helen St. Denis, for a demo of the Migrate cloud XML content conversion service. Migrate is a unique cloud service that enables technical authoring teams to automate the conversion of content from various source formats including XML/SGML/HTML, FrameMaker, Word, Author-it, InDesign, RoboHelp and DocBook to DITA and custom XML. It provides greater control over conversion quality, immediate turnaround times and operates on a low-cost, pay-as-you-use basis.

See why Migrate is the conversion service of choice for organizations including Altera, Cisco, Dell, EMC, Extreme Networks, IBM, Qualcomm, Teradata, Varian Medical Systems, Webtrends and many more.

Find out more about the Migrate XML cloud content conversion service

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Stilo announces availability of AuthorBridge v2.0

Providing a Guided & Fluid DITA web authoring experience for SMEs from just US$100 per user, per annum

Stilo is pleased to announce a major new release of AuthorBridge, a web authoring tool for subject matter experts that has been developed in close co-operation with the central ID tools team at IBM.

With a beautifully designed user interface, improved CALS table handling, advanced copy & paste support and new review comments feature, AuthorBridge v2.0 can be used by SMEs to easily create and edit DITA topics in a collaborative environment with technical authors.

In addition, AuthorBridge provides high levels of user guidance for SMEs with no knowledge of DITA or XML, and through its unique architecture, it delivers a free-flowing ‘Word-like’ authoring experience, not constrained by the structures of conventional XML editors.

AuthorBridge can be deployed in the cloud or on-premise, using simple file systems, shared repositories such as Git, or integrated with component content management systems (CCMS).

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AuthorBridge v2.0 demo recording now available!

If you missed our live demo of the latest major new release of AuthorBridge – version 2.0, a web authoring tool for SMEs that has been developed in close co-operation with the central ID tools team at IBM – you can access the recording here.

AuthorBridge provides high levels of user guidance for SMEs with no knowledge of DITA or XML, and through its unique architecture, it delivers a free-flowing ‘Word-like’ authoring experience, not constrained by the structures of conventional XML editors.

AuthorBridge v2.0 features

  • A new beautifully designed user interface
  • Improved CALS table handling
  • Advanced copy & paste support
  • New review comments feature
  • Pricing from just US$100 per user, per annum

Find out more about AuthorBridge v2.0

Stilo extends Migrate functionality with new Author-it to DITA conversion capability

Stilo has extended the range of conversion options for its cloud XML content conversion service, Migrate, adding support for documents authored in Author-it.

Migrate DITA can be used to convert content from various source formats, including:

  • Author-it
  • Custom SGML/XML
  • DocBook
  • FrameMaker
  • InDesign
  • RoboHelp
  • MS Word

With Migrate, documentation teams can directly manage the conversion of their content to DITA, on-demand, 24/7. Using the Migrate Rules Editor, authors can control the topic types, the DITA map, metadata, chunking, related links, and much more by creating or modifying the conversion rules, incrementally improving the quality of the automated conversion.

Migrate places subject matter experts in complete control of the conversion process. Documentation teams can operate at their own pace, work collaboratively, fix problems themselves, and avoid the churn and delays otherwise involved when liaising with outside vendors.

Migrate 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 legacy content, on-demand, according to their own project deadlines.

We have helped our customers convert more than a million pages of legacy content to DITA XML. Customers include Altera, Cisco, Dell, EMC, Extreme Networks, Qualcomm, Teradata, Varian Medical Systems, Webtrends and many more.

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About Stilo International

Stilo International (LSE:STL) are the developers of Migrate, the leading cloud XML content conversion service, OmniMark, the high-performance XML/SGML content processing platform and AuthorBridge, a Guided + Fluid DITA authoring solution for SMEs and occasional contributors.

Operating from offices in the UK and Canada, we support commercial publishers, technology companies and government agencies around the world.


For further information, please contact

Helen Owens-Pope, Marketing Manager
Stilo International plc