Style Guides: Fashionable But Also Practical [On-Line Event]

Having problems with inconsistently written documentation? Do your user manuals need some help themselves? If so, then you need a style guide for your technical writing team. We’re not talking about what they should wear, but how they should write.

Content couturier Keith Schengili-Roberts (IXIASOFT) talks about what they are, why you need them and how to use them effectively. While not exclusively focusing on DITA, Keith will also talk about why a style guide is a necessity for any team working with DITA.

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Adding Custom Actions to OxygenXML Frameworks [On-Line Event]

Elizabeth Fraley will walk through one way to customize the OxygenXML environment. What you will learn:

  • How custom actions can personalize your OxygenXML environment
  • How custom actions work
  • How to add menu items and toolbar buttons that will trigger your custom actions
  • Save yourself time by automating repetitive tasks
  • Where to go for help

This is your chance to ask questions with the author of the ebook that describes this process. If there’s time, she’ll give you another tip she learned after the ebook was published.

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Get your [bleep] together…with DITA maps [On-Line Event]

In this TC Dojo session, we’ll talk about maps, maps, and more maps. Using maps to organize your thoughts, your keys, your content, your deliverables. We’ll talk about mini-maps and deliverable maps, and why you should not use bookmaps (unless you actually print to paper, but who does that anymore?!).

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