DITA : Practical training

Maîtriser le standard et produire sous DITA

Presentation

Even more hands-on, the new offering of DITA – Practical Training is “how to”-oriented starting with your concrete needs in terms of authoring or production organization in DITA mode: How to split content into Topics? How to create an illustration caption? How to insert headings? How to re-use cross-functional data? DITA – Practical training starts from your needs and guides you towards DITA, not the other way round.

A publication template is provided to help you remember what you have learned.

4D CONCEPT DITA – Practical training, created by DITA specialists based on extensive feedback from DITA customers, gives you the keys to get you up and running quickly.

Each hands-on module is based on exercises prepared with customer data, if necessary, after prior agreement.

Goals

À l’issue de la formation, vous saurez concrètement :

  • Découper un contenu en Sujets
  • Construire une arborescence de Sujets
  • Choisir les types de Sujets
  • Structurer les Sujets avec les balises principales
  • Utiliser des Bibliothèques transversales
  • Exploiter des Variables
  • Créer un Index
  • Créer des Liens
  • Utiliser les Métadonnées
  • Organiser la Production modulaire
  • Trouver plus d’information

Program

1. Introduction to Modular Structured Content

  • A look back at traditional documentation
  • New challenges for technical documentation
  • Modularize, structure, single-source
  • Brief history: SGML, HTML, XML

 

2. XML Survival Kit for Authors

  • Elements, Attributes
  • DTDs, schemas, RELAX NG
  • Publishing XML: XPath, XSLT, XSL-FO
  • Getting to know Oxygen™

 

3. DITA: A Super XML

  • The authoring advantages of DITA
  • DITA files
  • DITA Open Toolkit
  • Specialization (concepts)
  • Organization of the norm

 

4. Creating Topics

  • Organizing a topic
  • Which tag for which layout?
  • Tags for text (GUI, typos, etc.)
  • Procedures up close (tasks)
  • Links and relationships

 

5. Authoring or re-authoring in DITA

  • Why write otherwise
  • Dividing into topics
  • The choice of words: Linguistic problems

 

6. Applicability (conditional filtering)

  • Principles
  • Building a repository
  • Filtering contents
  • Multi-map context

 

7. Creating a map for a publication

  • Organizing a publication
  • Maps and submap tags
  • Navigation and relationships
  • Bookmap: additional tools

 

8. Strategies for Re-use

  • Re-using branches
  • Re-using segments
  • Creating variables
  • Creating libraries (content references)
  • Dynamic import of content

 

9. Indexes and other metadata

  • Using metadata
  • In Maps, in Topics
  • Naming illustrations
  • Building-up a multilingual Index

 

10. Organizing production

  • Organizing and naming files
  • Organizing teams
  • Workflows to publication
  • Style guide

 

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

Satisfaction rate

(3,7/4)

Overall satisfaction rating given by our trainees for this training

Price

Available on request

Prerequisites

Know the technical writing

Target

Document managers- Documentation architects, technical writers

Public

De 3 à 6 stagiaires maximum par session

Duration

3 days

Calendar 2022

March 10-12, 2021
June 9-11, 2021
September 15-17, 2021
November 8-10, 2021
Other dates can be scheduled on request: info@4dconcept.fr

Accessibility

4D CONCEPT s’attache à offrir l’accès aux formations à tout public. Nos centres disposent d’un accès pour personne à mobilité réduite et nos équipes se chargent d’accompagner au mieux les participants en situation de handicap, quelle qu’elle soit, tout au long de leur parcours de formation.

Veuillez contacter notre référent handicap à l’adresse suivante psh-accueil@4dconcept.fr pour étudier au mieux votre demande et sa faisabilité.

Are you interested in this training? Contact our trainers.

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