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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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 (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.

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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


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

Convert sample document to DITA for free

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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.

Find out more



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

Stilo releases OmniMark point release version 10.1.2

Stilo has released a new point release of the OmniMark high-performance content processing language – version 10.1.2. Find out what’s been fixed.

OmniMark version 10.1.2 documentation



Extreme Networks and Stilo to deliver joint presentation at CMS/DITA North America

Stilo is pleased to announce that the following presentation with Extreme Network’s Christina Mayr has been accepted onto the conference program for CMS/DITA North America 2016, April 4-6 in Reston, Virginia.

The presentation will take place on Wednesday, April 6 at 10.35am as part of the Management Issues Track. You can find out more about CMS/DITA North America on the conference website.

“Extreme” DITA conversion: Lessons learned from doing it the hard way

Converting to DITA can be a difficult and time-consuming process—if you do it the hard way. Extreme Networks converted content 3 years ago, but quickly learned there is an easier, faster, and less expensive way. Through practical tips, cautionary tales and some real-world examples, Christina Mayr, Technical Editor, InfoDev RDU Team at Extreme Networks, will help you set up a plan for a successful DITA conversion project.

Christina will be joined by Helen St. Denis, Conversion Services Manager at Stilo, who will provide some practical insight into some of the biggest conversion mistakes people make when moving to DITA and how to avoid them, based on her experience of helping Stilo customers convert many tens of thousands of pages of content to DITA. Helen will guide you in what you need to do to make sure your DITA conversion project will be successful and also how to ensure that your content will be the high-quality DITA that you need.

What can the audience expect to learn?

This session is designed to be interactive. It will benefit those looking to convert to DITA for the first time, who are not sure where to start or how to develop a plan for a successful DITA conversion project–as well as those who have been burnt by a bad conversion before and want to learn about best practices. We encourage participants to come armed with their questions!

Meet the presenters

Christina Mayr | Extreme Networks

Christina Mayr is the Technical Editor & Content Manager for Extreme Networks. Christina oversees the conversion of legacy content into DITA; manages the tools, templates, and internal workflows; and edits all external technical documentation before publication. A graduate of the East Carolina University Technical & Professional Communication Program, she has worked in central North Carolina in various sectors, including IT, health & safety, and manufacturing.

Helen St. Denis | Stilo

Helen originally joined Stilo as a technical editor in the documentation team and now works closely with Migrate customers, helping to analyze their legacy content, configure appropriate mapping rules, and provide training and support on an ongoing basis. Over several years, she has helped people convert many tens of thousands of pages of content to DITA and other XML formats.

Helen holds a BA in English from St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, and has pursued graduate studies at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.