The Future of Standards: the ISO Annual Meeting 2022

We are present at ISO’s Annual Meeting, a meeting for all standards developing bodies worldwide. For the first time this year, the event is open to other organizations and companies that work with standards developing bodies. Against the spectacular backdrop of downtown Abu Dhabi, four full days of meetings, discussions and networking events are taking …

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Structured content for pharma

It takes pharma companies about five times longer to create content, compared to other industries. Delayed drug approvals turn into an average loss of $1 million dollars per day for pharma companies. Val Swisher and Regina Lynn Preciado from Content Rules recently published an interesting e-book: “Structured Content for Pharma – Making the Case for …

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Moving from Word: why changing the interface is unacceptable

In pharma—and many other industries, too—Microsoft Word is the tool to create content. It’s the natural environment for many subject-matter experts to write, edit and review content. Every author is familiar with the Word interface. But it’s not structured content that’s created … “We cannot change the authoring experience” Forcing subject-matter experts, for example medical …

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Structured authoring = Discipline x Enjoyable software

If you’re thinking about the adoption of a structured authoring tool like FontoXML, you should read the article on this topic by Barry Schaeffer (2013). In this article Barry, a veteran of more than 45 years in the content automation industry, not only describes the ‘tortured relationship’ between Word and XML (we also wrote about …

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A move away from Microsoft Word

For the second time this month I’ve heard a prospect say “we want to move away from the Microsoft Word process”. In other words: the Word based authoring process, at this standardisation organisation, is far from efficient and has some serious quality issues. There’s little content reuse with large compliancy issues as a result. There’s …

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Fonto 8.0 WebinarApril 13, 6.30 pm CET / 11.30 am CST

Providing you with insights from our team and a QA session.

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