IDMP and the need for structured authoring

How FontoXML helps pharmaceutical companies comply with future legislation In Pharma and Life Sciences structured content, or rather structured data, is a hot topic. Most, if not all companies in this industry are in the process of undertaking a multi-year cross-functional program to enable sustainable compliance with the upcoming IDMP requirements and to improve regulatory …

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Moving from unstructured to structured authoring

The potential of structured content Content managers in the technical documentation business know what the advantages of structured content are: Content reuse; Multichannel publishing; Configurability; Adaptability; etc. Although, over the years, there has been a lot of talk about the potential of structured content, the creation of such content is still the domain of a …

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Classifying content with PoolParty and Fonto

This video by Tellura shows how you can use PoolParty and FontoXML to classify content and increase its semantic value for discovery and re-use.

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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“As a writer I can easily structure my content.” (9/27)

“As a writer I can easily structure my content” is the 9th of 27 requirements that we studied as part of our benchmark study on XML editors. The ease of structuring a document is perhaps the most obvious prerequisite for an efficient structured authoring tool, but also the most ambiguous. This differs for each user …

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How to overcome everyday DITA issues

In a series of blog posts DITA-expert Wim Hooghwinkel describes some everyday DITA usability issues and lets us explain how we think to have solved these issues. Wim: Let’s face it: XML editing has it’s challenges. Especially for an average author who is not into tagging. It’s been worse though. The days that we needed to …

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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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