Automating High-Quality Output

You get it. You understand the value for having your content in XML. Perhaps you are already there or on your way. Now you have all of your content tagged and structured for optimal reuse. You breathe a sigh of relief.

Then you get the request to produce high quality designed outputs for things such as catalogs, product brochures, data sheets, or even advertisements, etc….

Can your rendering engine handle it?

If you have Arbortext the answer is definitely YES! Continue reading “Automating High-Quality Output”

Conquering the Mountain of Legacy Data

The Legacy Data SherpaSo you are finally planning that big move over to structured content. Great! You understand the benefits of reuse and what it means for your business.

But what do you do about the mountains of legacy content? Pack it all up and bring it with you? Leave it behind hoping you will never need to look at it again? Work in two worlds of structured (for the new content) and unstructured (for the old data) authoring? Continue reading “Conquering the Mountain of Legacy Data”

Lightning Talk: Don’t Sell Yourself Short

Did you know there is a new renaissance on the horizon? We are thrilled to see, more and more, a new enthusiasm about content creation to publication. We are all familiar with the words “content reuse” and “xml authoring” and “single-source” and “topic based authoring”. But all this talk is now coming from outside the walls of traditional tech pubs. It is starting to get a great deal of attention from the more creatively focused departments of Sales and, more notably, Marketing.

Now is the time for us to break down the walls that once divided the teams that create content. But how do you do that? Don’t sell yourself short! Those of you who have built your profession around the technology of creation and delivery have gained a great deal of insight. This expertise makes you a valuable resource for those seeking to adopt practices that are now like second nature to you. Continue reading “Lightning Talk: Don’t Sell Yourself Short”