Archive - 2009

*instinctools launches DITA Visual Specialization Manager

*instinctools GmbH has launched DITA Visual Specialization Manager, a software designed to help Information Architects in development and maintenance of project specific documentation models (DITA Specializations). This application makes complex DITA specialization tasks easier through its user-friendliness and hence opens a new dimension in customization of DITA to specific needs.

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Alexej Spas DITA blog

Functional Preview of DITA Visual Specialization Manager

DITAworks development team is now actively working on release of first version of DITA Visual Specialization Manager (DVSM) that allows management of DITA Specializations in visual and easy way (for more details see:

DITA Visual Specialization Manager is planned to be released this week, but now you have a possibility to get a first preview of available functionality by watching some fresh screen casts published on DITAworks website. These demos cover following functions of DVSM:

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A graphical front end for XMLmind DITA Converter

XMLmind DITA Converter v1.1.0_02 (December 4, 2009)
As of v4.3.2, XMLmind XSL Utility may be used as a graphical
front end for XMLmind DITA Converter (ditac).
More info:
If you are looking for an easy to install and easy to use
tool to convert your DITA documents to a variety of formats,
look no further.
Download XMLmind XSL Utility:

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Comet Computer GmbH presentation: "DITA and Authoring Software"

At their well-attended presentation at the DITA Europe Conference 2009, Professor Sissi Closs and Robert Hinesley of Comet Computer GmbH demonstrated how different authoring tools can support DITA today.

They compared the use of DITA in Author-it, Flare and FrameMaker (in combination with RoboHelp). The advantages and stumbling blocks of the individual tools within DITA were explained using examples, and solutions for a smooth implementation were demonstrated.

Afterwards, the experts participated in a lively debate about the use of DITA in projects.

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line-breaks/forced returns

postal addresses, for example …

You can achieve the normal appearance with an sl, but that's a flagrant misrepresentation of the content.

Any thoughts or suggestion? I'm using XML Mind 4.5.0 and its nifty XHTML output, but I'd have the question whatever tool I was using. Focus Areas: BPEL | DITA | ebXML | IDtrust | OpenDocument | SAML | UBL | UDDI
OASIS sites: OASIS | Cover Pages | | AMQP | CGM Open | eGov | Emergency | IDtrust | LegalXML | Open CSA | OSLC | WS-I