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Tool talk: Reviewing easyDITA version 18

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By Jacquie Samuels, Sr. Content Specialist at Precision Content As part of my work for Precision Content Authoring Solutions, I’ve been working with easyDITA by Jorsek almost exclusively for the last few years as it’s the component content management systems (CCMS) used by several of our clients. Admittedly on the authoring side, it hasn’t always […]

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Sentence-Case Versus Title-Case for Topic-Based Authoring

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By Rob Hanna. The issue of whether to use sentence-case or title-case for topic and section titles can be nearly as controversial and personal for us as the Oxford comma. Most of the commercially-available style-guides are split on the issue as to when to use title-case and even how to use title-case. The APA style-guide […]

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Are you satisfied with your DITA solution?

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By Rob Hanna – President of Precision Content If your answer is “No” then you are not alone according to a 2017 survey of more than 250 technical communication professionals conducted by The Content Wrangler. The DITA Satisfaction Survey[i] indicates that 62% of respondents using DITA are—to varying degrees—dissatisfied. As many as 10% of that group were […]

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Addressing DITA Dissatisfaction Part 1: Skills Development

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By Rob Hanna – President of Precision Content This article is part of a series based on the results of a survey of more than 250 technical communication professionals conducted by The Content Wrangler in 2017 entitled The DITA Satisfaction Survey[i]. In the survey, almost two-thirds of respondents voiced concerns with their DITA deployment. In […]

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Addressing DITA Dissatisfaction Part 2: Technology

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By Rob Hanna – President of Precision Content This article is part of a series based on the results of a survey of more than 250 technical communication professionals conducted by The Content Wrangler in 2017 entitled The DITA Satisfaction Survey[i]. In the survey, almost two-thirds of respondents voiced some concerns with their DITA deployment. […]

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Addressing DITA Dissatisfaction Part 3: Management

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By Rob Hanna – President of Precision Content This article is part of a series based on the results of a survey of more than 250 technical communication professionals conducted by The Content Wrangler in 2017 entitled The DITA Satisfaction Survey[i]. In the survey, almost two-thirds of respondents voiced some concerns with their DITA deployment. […]

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A DITA project gone wrong: How to fight the Daleks

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Don’t let the Daleks EX-TERMIN-ATE your documentation plans. Get back on track with Precision Content. The Whoniverse DITA is a wonderful documentation standard that takes technical documentation into a new world of possibilities. From re-use to multi-channel publishing, there’s no doubt that DITA is a massive step forward from unstructured content. However, that massive step […]

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INFOGEDDON [A short film]

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Business is now. Data is forever. You never know what the future holds … until it hits!! What we’re tracking now is called a “Company-killer.” Information is expanding across the enterprise. Businesses are creating and filling corporate digital landfills, clogging operational processes without knowing their complete content holdings or the value contained within. “In 2014, the collective […]

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Help us, Obi Wan Kenobi; you’re our only hope … for a fantastic DITA implementation!

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By Jacquie Samuels – Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) is experiencing a gratifying upswing of adoption over the last 10 years or so. But adopters are often adrift when it comes to how, exactly, they should use it.   The problem DITA is an XML infrastructure, not a set of tools or a writing standard or a […]

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