DITA : Practical training

Fully understand the DITA standard in order to produce documentation

Program

1. Introduction

  • Leaving traditional documentation
  • SGML, HTML, XML
  • Modularizing?
  • Going digital

2. XML, the basics

  • Principles of XML markup
  • DTD and schema
  • Publishing XML XPath, XSLT, XSL-FO
  • Exercices

3. Foundations of DITA

  • DITA: the standard of XML
  • Innovating solutions
  • DITA Open Toolkit
  • The standard documents

4. Implementation of DITA

  • Files of DITA
  • Maps tags
  • Topics structures
  • Navigation elements
  • Reuse mechanics

5. New: writing in DITA

  • How to modularize
  • Why a Topic?
  • Choosing words
  • Translation issues

6. Producing in DITA

  • Reusing Topics
  • Reusing segments
  • Conditional filtering
  • The “Variables”
  • Graphic formats
  • Importing dynamic content

7. Detailed view of the tags

  • Common structures
  • Concepts
  • Tasks
  • Other structures

8. Metadata

  • Indexing
  • Translating
  • Publishing
  • Workflow
  • Media formats

9. Organizing a DITABASE

  • Need for a CCMS
  • Organizing files
  • Managing versions
  • Managing translations
  • Workflow

10. Authoring Guide

  • Need for an Authoring Guide
  • Sections
  • References
One of the objectives of the Practical Training course is to respond to questions that are specific to each documentation production situation. Flexible and adaptable, training sessions are often carried out within the framework of consulting services and include the study of the existing documentation of our customer, allowing us to personalize the program, and also to provide post-training assistance at the start of structured documentation projects. Thus, the duration, program contents and methodology may vary according to expectations and needs previously defined with the training manager.

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

Know the technical writing

Target

Document managers- Documentation architects, technical writers

Audience

From 3 to 6 trainees maximum per session

Duration

2 days

Diary

March 16, 2020
June 15, 2020
September 21, 2020
November 16, 2020
Other dates can be scheduled on request: info@4dconcept.fr

Are you interested in this training? Contact our trainers.

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