DITA : Practical training

Fully understand the DITA standard in order to produce documentation

Program

1. Introduction

  • The challenges of documentation in the digital age
  • Structured documentation
  • Modular documentation

2. XML, the basics

  • Principles of XML markup
  • Principles of DTDs and schemas
  • Publishing XML XPath, XSLT, XSL-FO

3. Foundations of DITA

  • Brief history
  • Differentiating between content: Topics
  • Tailoring cross-media publication
  • The challenges of modular authoring

4. Implementation of DITA

  • Topics, Maps, Navigation
  • Referenced content
  • Conditional and variable text

5. The mechanics of reusability

  • New content maps
  • Content referencing
  • Applicabilities

6. Producing in DITA

  • Versions and languages
  • Managing metadata
  • Organization, metrics
  • Workflow
  • Graphic formats
  • On the usefulness of a CMS
  • Need for an Authoring Guide

7. Detailed view of the tags

  • General structure
  • Examples (Concept, Task)

Practical work

Exercises done progressively include:

  • Writing simple XML
  • Creating a Topic List and Map List
  • Creating a Concept
    • Using a summary
    • Becoming familiar with tags
  • Creating Tasks
    • Using Contexts
    • Nesting Concepts
  • Using shared Libraries
    • Glossaries
  • Publication
    • Style Modifications
Prerequisites
None
Target

Document managers- Documentation architects, technical writers

Audience
Maximum number of trainees: 6
Duration
3 days
Diary
March 20, 2018
June 12, 2018
September 25, 2018
November 27, 2018
Other dates can be scheduled on request: info@4dconcept.fr

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