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5 Minute DITA Tutorial

This 5-minute Flash-based tutorial introduces DITA Topics, Specializations for Concept, Task, and Reference, and shows how Topics are organized with DITA Maps for publishing to multiple formats.

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For your convenience, below are the eight slides used in the animated and narrated tutorial. If you want higher-quality images to use in a DITA presentation, please contact Bob Doyle.

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An integrated Web-based DITA solution: Componize and oXygen present “Componize Author”

Facilitate collaboration and DITA adoption with Componize DITA CMS and oXygen Author component.

Is oXygen your favorite tool for authoring your content today?

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Art of the short description

The short description is an optional element in DITA, but it has powerful usability implications. Carefully-written short descriptions can help readers more successfully navigate information and locate topics that answer their questions. In addition, the act of crafting careful short descriptions can help writers clarify their understanding of the technical content. This session will cover how the content of the <shortdesc> element is displayed in various forms of output, such as PDF, Eclipse-based help, and Microsoft HTML Help.

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Brushing your teeth with DITA: Leveraging relationships to improve usability

Presentation at the 28 May 2008 meeting of the RTP DITA Users' Group by Shane Taylor, Computer Task Group. Originally presented at DITA 2006 by Shane Taylor and Karen Mobley (IBM).

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Building DITA Content With the DITA Open Toolkit

Building DITA Content With the DITA Open Toolkit. Presented at the DITA 2007 conference by Guanjun Cai of IBM.

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Creating Task-based Navigation with DITA

QuickTime movie of Creating Task-based Navigation with DITA, presented by Michael Priestley of IBM. Includes a "live" demonstration of Task Modeler.

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Crossing Organizational Boundaries with DITA

Presentation at the 22 October 2008 meeting of the RTP DITA Users' Group by Colleen Smith, Content Management Information Architect at Teradata Corporation.

After completing a successful pilot project using DITA and a CMS, Teradata's Information Engineering group is partnering with Teradata Customer Services to share and reuse tech pubs content for creating custom system change documents for field engineers. Challenges in this project include:

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CTDUG June: "Usecases for Mashup"

In this presentation, Seth Park shows examples of use cases for mashup in real-world scenarios being defined by the Semiconductor Information Design Subcommittee (SIDSC) as they discover the relationship between the SIDSC specialization and pre-existing industry standard XML formats. Many people have expressed an interest in using DITA as part of a distributed information architecture. This interest comes from two primary use cases:

Get: DITA content needs data from non-DITA data sources ("DITA as primary architecture")

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Defining DITA for Pharmaceutical Documentation

This recorded 30-minute webinar provides an overview of the work of the OASIS DITA Pharmaceutical Content Subcommittee. Presenters include Committee co-chairs, Jim Averback and Steffen Frederiksen.

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Designing and Delivering Dynamic Training and eLearning with DITA

Presentation by John Hunt at XPubs 2008.

DITA is an OASIS standard for designing, authoring, and publishing modular information. Its extensible architecture makes large content sets much more manageable and customizable. (say something on topics, maps, metadata)

Read more 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