A unique approach to XML content conversion

Migrate provides a very attractive alternative to traditional outsourced conversion services, helping team members to:

  • Convert documents on-demand, with immediate results
  • Directly improve the quality of converted content
  • Save time (and potential frustration) by avoiding the need to go back-and-forth with conversion partners for QA purposes
  • Be in full control of production schedules, with no need for the content freeze typically required in batch conversion projects
  • Reduce conversion costs
  • Operate on a pay-as-you-go basis

Get up and running quickly with your own conversion portal

We can quickly provide you with your unique conversion portal, configured according to your own sample documents and target DITA, including any specializations that might be required.

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).

Advanced XML content 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

Easy-to-use rules editor saves time and improves conversion quality

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.

Automatic, Exact Topic Deduplication

Easy Automation. Migrate now allows you to identify and eliminate redundant topics as part of the process of converting the content to DITA.

Quickly deduplicate topics. Migrate analyzes the collection and deduplicates topics that are essentially the same. The DITA maps are updated accordingly.

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Supporting Services

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.

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Available 24/7

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.


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.

Self-serve portal

Customers have their own Migrate portal to use on a self-serve basis (cloud or on-premise). Stilo configure and set-up the portal, provide documentation, user training and on-going support from our conversion services team.


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’.

Migrate Users' Guide

Learn more about the Migrate Rules Editor. This guide includes step-by-step processes and detailed examples to simplify the learning process. You will be taught everything you need to know about conversion rules, including: what the rules editor is, understanding a rule set, and editing rules. You will also explore topics such as applying annotations, selecting content elements and adding tests to conditions.

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We have helped our customers convert more than a million 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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Free Conversion Offer

Upload your sample document (20-30 pages) and we will convert it to DITA free of charge!

We review the conversion results with you, and let you retain the output for your own testing purposes.

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