DITA & XML Training

Course Descrip­tion
The Dar­win Infor­ma­tion Typ­ing Archi­tec­ture (DITA) is an end-to-end, XML-based archi­tec­ture for author­ing, man­ag­ing, and pub­lish­ing your organization’s tech­ni­cal con­tent. DITA was designed to meet the evolv­ing needs of orga­ni­za­tions in the face of today’s busi­ness require­ments — for man­ag­ing and pub­lish­ing con­tent for mul­ti­ple prod­ucts, mul­ti­ple audi­ences, and mul­ti­ple out­put for­mats… Larger orga­ni­za­tions increas­ingly pre­fer DITA to pro­pri­etary doc­u­ment stor­age for­mats, as DITA offers sig­nif­i­cant effi­ciency and usabil­ity advan­tages. But DITA is not lim­ited to large orga­ni­za­tions; it makes good sense for projects of any size to be moved to the DITA archi­tec­ture. This course pro­vides an overview of DITA, its capa­bil­i­ties, and its pos­si­bil­i­ties for trans­form­ing your tech­ni­cal pub­lish­ing processes

Intended Audi­ence
This course is appro­pri­ate for tech­ni­cal writ­ers and man­agers who are con­sid­er­ing to imple­ment XML-DITA based pub­lish­ing. The course is also appro­pri­ate for mem­bers of orga­ni­za­tions that wish to improve the effi­ciency and effec­tive­ness of their tech­ni­cal pub­lish­ing departments

You Will Learn:
• The busi­ness ben­e­fits of adopt­ing DITA.
• The prin­ci­ples of struc­tured author­ing and XML.
• How you can save time and money through con­tent re-use, repur­pos­ing, and con­di­tions.
• New strate­gies for cre­at­ing and pub­lish­ing con­tent within your orga­ni­za­tion.
• The skills needed within your team.
• How to ana­lyze a document’s struc­ture and topic types.
• How to plan and model a doc­u­ment.
• How to iden­tify infor­ma­tion types in legacy doc­u­ments.
• The logic and impor­tance of seman­tic mark-up.
• How to author DITA con­tent.
No prior XML expe­ri­ence nec­es­sary. Pre­vi­ous expo­sure to word pro­cess­ing soft­ware is rec­om­mended. It is also help­ful if users have some knowl­edge of HTML and CSS.
Course Syl­labus
1. Unstruc­tured Doc­u­men­ta­tion
1.1. Fun­da­men­tal Activ­i­ties in doc­u­men­ta­tion (Merg­ing Doc­u­ments, Main­te­nance, upda­tions and Trans­la­tion)
1.2. Draw­backs in terms of reusabil­ity, inter­op­er­abil­ity, and main­te­nance
2. What is struc­tured doc­u­men­ta­tion?
2.1. Com­par­a­tive study of struc­tured and unstruc­tured doc­u­men­ta­tion
2.2. Early His­tory of Lit­er­acy Key Con­cepts of IBM Infor­ma­tion Design” Dis­cus­sion of Doc­u­ment Reuse
3. Intro­duc­tion to XML
3.1. Intro­duc­tion to XML
3.2. What is XML?
3.3. HTML Vs XML
3.4. XML ele­ments and attrib­utes
3.5. XML doc­u­men­ta­tion
3.6. Hier­ar­chy of XML ele­ments
3.7. Intro­duc­tion to XML Infor­ma­tion Mod­el­ing
3.8. An overview of DTD
3.9. Express­ing your doc­u­ment model as an XML doc­u­ment type def­i­n­i­tion (DTD)
3.10. Learn­ing XML ter­mi­nol­ogy and syn­tax
3.11. Intro­duc­tion to XSLT for XML Pub­lish­ing
3.12. For­mat­ting out­put using CSS and XSLT
4. Intro­duc­tion to DITA
4.1. What is DITA?
4.2. Prin­ci­ples and Archi­tec­ture
4.3. Intro­duc­tion to DITA Top­ics
4.4. Defin­ing Con­cept
4.5. Defin­ing Task
4.6. Defin­ing Ref­er­ence
4.7. DITA Maps and Domains
4.8. Spe­cial­iza­tion in DITA
4.9. Infor­ma­tion Mod­el­ing for DITA
4.10. Min­i­mal­ist Doc­u­men­ta­tion Strate­gies
5. Migra­tion of legacy con­tent to DITA
5.1. Steps and pro­ce­dure
5.2. Imple­men­ta­tion
6. New DITA projects
6.1. Steps and pro­ce­dure
6.2. Imple­men­ta­tion
7. X-Metal
7.1. About XMetaL
7.2. Intro­duc­tion to User Inter­face
7.3. Using Var­i­ous Views
7.4. Work­ing with doc­u­ments
7.5. Tem­plate
7.6. Work­ing With DTD and Schema
7.7. Doc­type Dec­la­ra­tions
7.8. Work­ing with Ele­ments and Attrib­utes
7.9. Work­ing with attrib­utes
7.10. Work­ing with Enti­ties
7.11. Work­ing with Lists and Images
7.12. Work­ing with Tables
7.13. Work­ing with DITA
7.14. Cre­at­ing DITA Topic
7.15. DITA Maps
7.16. Map Edi­tion
7.17. Con­di­tional Text
8. Struc­tured FrameMaker
8.1. Choos­ing a work­flow
8.2. Under­stand­ing the inter­ac­tion of DITA and FrameMaker
8.3. Open­ing DITA files
8.4. Sav­ing DITA files
8.5. Author­ing DITA top­ics
8.6. Man­ag­ing ele­ments ID
8.7. Cre­at­ing cross-references
8.8. Cre­at­ing con­tent ref­er­ences
8.9. Graph­ics
8.10. Tables Index­ing Con­di­tional con­tent
8.11. Orga­niz­ing top­ics with DITA maps
8.12. Cre­at­ing PDF files
8.13. Work­ing with DITA open Toolkit
8.14. FrameMaker’s fm ele­ments
8.15. Chang­ing for­mat­ting of DITA con­tent
8.16. Mod­i­fy­ing DITA struc­ture
8.17. DITA options
8.18. Addi­tional resources
9. DITA proof-of-concept pro­to­types using cus­tomer con­tent
10. DITA project designs imple­men­ta­tion and reviews
11. Pub­lish­ing sys­tem imple­men­ta­tion
11.1. Struc­tured input pub­lished to mul­ti­ple out­put tar­gets
12. Con­tent man­age­ment sys­tem inte­gra­tion
13. Local­iza­tion and translation

Author­ing Con­tent with DITA using FrameMaker and XMetaL Author Enter­prise
With our best prac­tices method­olo­gies, authors will get hands-on on-site train­ing on effec­tive cre­ation of DITA con­tent using XMetaL Author and FrameMaker. With advance input, we cus­tomize the train­ing to include your cor­po­rate stan­dards and guide­lines, as well as include exer­cises that use your sam­ple files.

Course Dura­tion: 20 days
Modes: Both Online and Class­room

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