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Stilo extends Migrate functionality with new DocBook to DITA conversion capability

March 27, 2013, Swindon, United Kingdom – Stilo International (LSE:STL) today announced that it has extended the range of conversion options for its cloud XML content conversion service, Migrate, adding support for documents authored in DocBook.

When transitioning from monolithic DocBook to a DITA topic-based architecture, conversion of content is not a straightforward one-one mapping.  Decisions unique to your content need to be made in the mapping process, and this often necessitates authors working collaboratively with developers or outsourcing partners. This can lead to frustrating delays and disruption to work schedules for busy documentation teams.

Placing authors in control

With Migrate, documentation teams can now directly manage the conversion of their DocBook content to DITA, on-demand, 24/7. Using the Migrate Rules Editor, authors can control the topic types, the DITA map, metadata, chunking, related links, and much more by creating or modifying the conversion rules, incrementally improving the quality of the automated conversion.

Migrate places subject matter experts in complete control of the conversion process.  Documentation teams can operate at their own pace, work collaboratively, fix problems themselves, and avoid the churn and delays otherwise involved when liaising with outside vendors.

Les Burnham, CEO at Stilo International, commented: “The Migrate conversion service continues to evolve and in extending the range of supported input formats, we are bringing the power of automated content conversion to many more potential users. The range of supported input formats now includes XML/SGML/HTML, FrameMaker, Word, InDesign, RoboHelp and DocBook.”

The Migrate service can be used in various ways, according to particular project deadlines and publishing requirements.  It has been used by customers to convert a single document, with Stilo operating the service on their behalf, as well as by organizations with global documentation teams that need to convert thousands of documents.  Migrate customers include IBM, Cisco Systems, EMC, TIBCO, Micron, Webtrends, STMicroelectronics, Varian Medical Systems, ACME Packet, Cassidian and many more.

You can find out more about the Migrate conversion service at www.stilo.com/migrate



About Stilo International
Stilo International (LSE:STL) develops and markets Migrate, the leading cloud XML content conversion service, and OmniMark, the high-performance XML/SGML content processing platform.  Operating from offices in the UK and Canada, we support commercial publishers, technology companies and government agencies around the world.

Helen Owens, Marketing Manager
Stilo International plc
Tel: +44 (0) 1793 441444


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