Structured Content

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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