24/7 - Convert Content to DITA XML

Migrate cloud-based DITA conversion services enables technical authoring teams to convert content to DITA XML from anywhere, at any time. Compatible source formats include but are not limited to Word, FrameMaker, RoboHelp, DocBook, InDesign, Flare, and XML/SGML/HTML. Migrate also supports most of the UTF-8 encoded natural languages.

Custom & Specialized Approach to XML Content Conversion

Your team will receive a personalized DITA conversion portal, configured based on your own document style and target DITA or any specializations that might be required for you to enjoy secure and on demand conversions.

Following initial set-up, the processing of documents is very rapid and straightforward. Documents are uploaded to the Migrate portal where they are analyzed, converted and results further refined as necessary, using the Migrate Rules Editor, prior to download or export to your Component Content Management System (CCMS).

Leverage Automation & Advanced XML Conversion Technology

The powerful technology behind Migrate enables it to automatically address several issues that are typically seen as a challenge in conversion, and ultimately saves a great deal of manual effort and QA activity that would otherwise be required, for example:

  • Complicated tables (with row and column spanning) are converted automatically
  • Ability to leverage context to differentiate between ‘steps in a task’ and ‘numbered lists in a reference topic’
  • Use of context and pattern matching, in addition to styling, to automatically identify and correctly mark-up inline styling
  • Automatically configure the structure of your BookMap or DITA map, or sub maps, at any level you choose
  • Access information that is not always visible in the content flow, e.g., index markers to index terms, conditional text to DITA attributes, variables to conrefs or keyrefs
  • Automatically convert FrameMaker and Word equations to MathML
  • Automatically convert FrameMaker drawings to SVG

Demand High Quality & Consistent Results

An easy-to-use, but very powerful rules editor enables team members to adjust the conversion rules to handle processing exceptions and incrementally improve the quality of the XML generated. This can help to reduce the time spent in manual pre-conversion prep and/or post-conversion clean-up.

Importantly, you don’t have to be a developer to use the rules editor—no need to write conversion scripts or understand code—just a good knowledge of your content and an idea of what you want it to look like in the output. And you can adjust the rules and re-covert the same document as many times as is required, without incurring any additional charges.

Pay-As-You-Go With On-Demand Conversion

Migrate operates on a pay-as-you-use basis. Conversion credits are pre-ordered and loaded onto your portal. 1 conversion credit = 1000 characters (typically 1 page in FrameMaker). Credits are counted when a document is first converted.

Migrate is available 24/7 – ensuring the service is always available when your authoring teams require access, no matter where they are in the World.

Save Time & Money Using Professionals with 30+ years of Experience

Maybe you don’t have the resources in-house, can’t find the time, or would just rather have someone else take care of it for you—in which case we offer the Stilo-operated service. Our conversion services team would work with you to provide a more traditional outsourced service, using the power of Stilo Migrate ourselves ‘behind the scenes’.

If you happen to experience any problems converting a particular document, we provide support 09:00 – 17:00 Eastern Time Monday to Friday from our Ottawa office. We can provide assistance in helping to further analyze documents, write new rules, or provide additional training as required.

You Will be in Good Company!

We have helped our customers convert more than 1,000,000+ pages of content to DITA XML over recent years, and our technology along with our accumulated experience, places us at the forefront of DITA conversion specialists.

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