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XML, DITA Conference exhibitors-sponsors

Come and exhibit at these two technical events, geared toward IT manager, tech comm managers, IT workers, authors, editors, and tech comms.  We expect to have a strong technical audience with a range from newbies through experienced gurus, with significant additional interest this year due to the strained job market.

The Summer XML 2009 Conference --

The RealWorld DITA 2009 Conference --

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RealWorld DITA 2009 Conference - Raleigh NC USA this September!

We are getting great response for the RealWorld DITA Conference here in Raleigh and have great speakers lined up -- including multiple speakers from IBM. 

Conference info is online at http://www.aboveandbeyondlearning.com/ditaconference.html

New article, basics of XML, on DeveloperWorks

This article was written for those new to XML, and may be helpful to those new to XML and DITA... give you a foundation on which to build.


New XML publishing article (some DITA mention)

Today I got the word that an article I wrote is available on IBM's DeveloperWorks. 



FrameMaker and dita map

Working with FrameMaker, when you use the menu (DITA > New DITA File) and choose a topic type (topic, task, concept, reference), FrameMaker creates a new file that starts with the "dita" element.

 If you plan to create small FrameMaker files that will be components of longer files (such as several topics that will later be combined into a chapter file), note that you will need to ensure your component files do not start with the "dita" element. 

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