Webinar: DITA for Conditional Text

(Speaker: Tom Magliery, XML Technology Specialist, JustSystems; Location: Anywhere with a phone line and a Web connection). Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Register and pay on the Cvent page. Download a PDF of the event description and registration information.

Do you feel you’ve taken conditional text to the max – and maybe beyond – in your current documentation suite? DITA, the gold standard for supporting content reuse, includes highly scalable and flexible ways to conditionalize content so that you can deliver more customized content from a small and efficient set of source files. In this webinar, you’ll learn
* How DITA conditions can work seamlessly in multiple output formats
* How DITA can handle multiple conditions, such as multiple platforms AND audiences
* A step-by-step process for creating conditional content and creating filtered deliverables
* How working with an XML standard can be more intuitive than working with conditional text in proprietary file formats.

This session is appropriate for writers who understand basic XML concepts and are thinking of moving to DITA. Practical examples will be used throughout.

For more information about DITA, see http://dita.xml.org/

Special Offer for STC WDC Chapter Members

Information Mapping is offering STC WDC members a special discount for its flagship workshop, "Developing Procedures, Policies and Documentation," coming to Washington, DC, March 11-13.

Enroll today and get $200 off the workshop price! Use Promotion Code STCDC0308 when registering.

Date: March 11-13
Location: Microtek, 1101 Vermont Ave. NW & L Street, Suite 300, Washington, DC
Cost: $1,495 per person
Use Promotion Code STCDC0308 when registering to get $200 off the workshop price.

How to Register
To register

  • Call toll free 1-800-INFOMAP (463-6627) ext. 3350
  • Send an e-mail to email hidden; JavaScript is required, or
  • Go to https://informationmapping.com/collections/certification

About the Workshop
"Developing Procedures, Policies and Documentation" teaches technical communicators how to use the Information Mapping® method to develop structured documentation that is easy to access, use, maintain, and reuse. Based on learning theory and research, the method has been used for over 40 years by individuals and leading organizations worldwide.

Participants will learn how to

  • quickly and effectively select and develop content to meet the needs of multiple audiences
  • organize and present complex information so that it is easy to find
  • apply seven research-based principles to present information clearly and effectively, and
  • structure information into modular units that are easy to manage, maintain, and reuse.

Don’t miss this valuable opportunity to improve the content and structure of your communications!

For a complete description, go to https://informationmapping.com/

For information on the Information Mapping method, go to https://informationmapping.com/

Webinar: Modular Writing and Reusability

The world of technical communication is changing. Writers need to be able to develop structured, topic-based content that can be stored in content management systems and reused for multiple purposes. This session provides an introduction to modular writing and how to begin to approach this challenge. Attendees will learn what modular writing is, why modular writing is important, and the benefits and drawbacks of modular writing. Attendees will also learn how to create effective, modular content by categorizing information into six types based on its purpose, applying six research-based principles for structuring content effectively, and organizing content into two new units of information to create modular content.

Our speaker is Debbie Kenny from Information Mapping. Register by February 22 at 9:30 p.m. Download a PDF of the event description and registration information.