WEBINAR | What an automated DITA conversion can do for you (and what it can’t)

May 25th, 2022 @ 12:00pm ET

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Our Presenter:

Helen St. Denis | Conversion Services Manager

Pretty easily, we can get a basic DITA structure from headings, tables and lists in the legacy content. As well, though, for each different source format there are a number of ways to extract information that can be used to refine the DITA output. Likewise, there are ways to enrich the content automatically.

There are, however, some things it can’t do …yet.

As more and more types of content are being moved to DITA, a greater variety of legacy formats need to be converted. We’ll look at some of them to see what can be gleaned from each, beyond the basic structure, and some of the challenges that remain.


WEBINAR | How much redundant content do I really have? Actualizing the reuse in our documentation.

April 6th, 2022 @ 12:00pm ET

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Our Presenter:

TJ Dhaliwal | Technical Sales Product Specialist

Content reuse is one of the many advantages of moving to DITA and a structured standard. It helps us reduce the amount of overall content we have, improve consistency, and decrease redundancy. However, it is difficult to visualize this value before the conversion takes place. Estimates can be off, and it is hardly ever clear how much content we can actually reuse from our documentation. Typos and partial matches only complicate our futile estimates. Narrowing the scope of this approximation by investigating similar matches in our source content before conversion can provide valuable insight to the potential benefits of moving to a structured standard.

 

Join TJ Dhaliwal in this session as he uses Stilo’s Analyzer and Migrate to investigate source content for similar and exact matches. Then, further use that information to plan for conrefs, keyrefs, and topicrefs before any transformation takes place. Conclude by deduplicating exact topic matches and realizing some of the potential that was uncovered in the beginning.


WEBINAR | Analyzer 1.0 - Identifying Content Reuse

November 16, 2021 @ 11:00am EDT

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Our Presenter:

TJ Dhaliwal | Technical Sales Product Specialist

Analyzer is an interactive platform that enables users to identify content reuse across multiple source formats, pinpoint potential cost savings, and generate compelling & detailed graphical reports.

In this webinar we will demonstrate how to analyze Word content, calculate & navigate reuse potential, and generate beautiful reports estimating cost savings.


WEBINAR | Automatically Convert Content To DITA XML & Deduplicate Exact Topics

June 23, 2021 @ 11:00am EDT

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Our Presenter:

TJ Dhaliwal | Technical Sales Product Specialist

Migrate is a well-established cloud service that enables technical authoring teams to convert content to DITA XML from source formats including HTML, Word, FrameMaker, RoboHelp, InDesign, DocBook, Flare, AuthorIt, MindTouch, Excel, XML and SGML. In version 4.0, we added the capability to identify and eliminate redundant topics as part of the conversion process.

In this webinar, we will quickly demonstrate how to automatically convert your content to DITA 1.3 and how this content can be automatically deduplicated using Migrate’s latest feature – Exact Topic Deduplication.


WEBINAR | Downsides Of Poor DITA Conversions

Recorded on Wed, October 21, 2020

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Our Presenter:

Helen St. Denis | Conversion Services Manager

Stilo and CIDM ComTech have partnered to bring you this webinar. Thinking of automating your entire conversion process to DITA? Wanting to handle conversion work manually, in-house?

Before you proceed, think about how the conversion could help you derive the benefits of DITA that you expect. A simplistic approach may allow you to publish something that looks just like what you have now. But a really good quality conversion will help you to leverage content reuse, personalization and multi-channel publishing, as well as making it easier to maintain and update your content. For example, will your conversion generate keys and keyrefs for variables? How about a relationship table, to prevent broken links? Will menu cascades be correctly marked up, for localization purposes?


WEBINAR | Converting RoboHelp Content to DITA XML

Recorded on Wed, July 29, 2020

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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.


WEBINAR | Converting FrameMaker Documents To Good, Usable DITA

Recorded on Wed, June 17, 2020

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Our Presenter:

Helen St. Denis | Conversion Services Manager

Whether your legacy content is in structured or unstructured FrameMaker, there’s a lot more to this content than just the words on the page. You may have conditional text, variables, or text insets, that allow you to reuse content. You may have index terms, cross references and footnotes. You want to be able to retain the usefulness of these features, and even to enrich the content in other ways, as part of your conversion process, rather than after the fact. We’ll show you how you can do just that with Stilo Migrate.

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.


WEBINAR | Converting Word to DITA XML

Recorded on Wed, April 8, 2020

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Our Presenter:

Helen St. Denis | Conversion Services Manager, Stilo

Webinar Description:

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 XML. We’ll show you how we leverage the visual cues in the document to discern the implicit structure of the content, so that you can derive good, useful DITA.

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.


WEBINAR | Converting Complex Table Structures to DITA XML

Recorded on Wed, Feb 19, 2020

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Our Presenters:

Helen St. Denis | Conversion Services Manager, Stilo

Webinar Description:

Converting tables to XML can be a challenge. We use tables to represent tabular information, sometimes in a complex way. But we also sometimes use them to lay out content on a page in a way that makes it easier for the reader to understand the purpose of the content. So while we often need to convert complex tables with merged cells, we also often need to convert the tables to something completely different, while still preserving the context that conveys part of the meaning of the words. Fortunately we can do these types of conversions automatically, using Stilo’s Migrate.

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.


Unaudited interim results for six months ended 30 June 2019

23 August 2019

STILO INTERNATIONAL PLC

Stilo International plc (“Stilo”, the “Group” or the “Company”) today announces its unaudited Interim Results for the six months ended 30 June 2019. The Company provides software tools and cloud services that help organisations create and process structured content in XML format, so that it can be more easily stored, managed, re-used, translated and published to multiple print and digital channels.

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • Reduction in sales revenues to £638,000 (2018: £707,000)
  • Operating costs remain level £656,000 (2018: £657,000), excluding capitalised development costs for AuthorBridge of £110,000 (2018: £99,000)
  • Loss before tax for the period of £29,000 (2018: £42,000 profit)
  • Total comprehensive income for the period remained positive at £14,000 (2018: £5,000) subsequent to favourable foreign currency translation differences
  • Cash of £1,096,000 as at 30 June 2019 (2018: £1,442,000)
  • No interim dividend declared

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Migrate customers for the period include Mastercard, ARRIS/CommScope, Applied Materials, Visa, GE Healthcare and Deltek.
  • AuthorBridge customers in the US include IBM, Kaplan Professional Education and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. A major release of AuthorBridge shipped in June 2019 and it is not expected to further capitalise AuthorBridge development costs beyond this date.
  • OmniMark sales include European Parliament, Qantas and Embraer.

David Ashman, Chairman, commenting on the Company’s performance, stated:

In our Trading Update of 23 May 2019 we indicated that sales were slower than planned and that a loss was expected for the half-year period.

We are currently expecting trading to continue slowly for the remainder of 2019 and need to take measures to reduce our operating costs wherever possible. Of primary importance is the proposal to de-list from AIM and re-register as a private limited company, subject to shareholders’ approval. This is the subject of an associated announcement issued immediately following the release of these interim results and is expected to generate potential annualised cost savings of over £120,000. Additional cost-reduction activities include organisational and management changes that are currently underway.

The Company continues to develop high-quality software tools used by leading organisations around the world. With a reduced cost base and increased sales to be driven by the recruitment to the newly created role of VP Sales & Marketing, it is our intention to generate steady ongoing profits and resume the payment of dividends to shareholders as soon as possible.

Download a PDF of the 2019 Interim Results, including the Group Income Statement.

ENQUIRIES

Stilo International plc
Les Burnham, Chief Executive
T +44 1793 441 444

SPARK Advisory Partners Limited (Nominated Adviser)
Neil Baldwin T +44 203 368 3554
Mark Brady  T +44 203 368 3551

SI Capital (Broker)
Nick Emerson
T +44 1483 413500