Author Archives: Alex Masycheff

Use Publishing Profiles to Produce Different Outputs Based on DITA Conditional Attributes

Today I want to tell you how DITAToo 1.6 helps you produce different outputs from the same DITA map based on conditional attributes. Let’s suppose that I’m documenting a product that has different editions (say, Professional and Enterprise). Because the product can work on different operating systems (say, Windows and Linux), there’re slight variations in Read More …

DITAToo 1.6 Is Released!

Today, in the last day of January, we are proud to annouce that DITAToo v1.6 is out! We were telling you about the features that we were adding to the new version so you already know about some of them. Now it’s time to try them on your own. DITAToo 1.6 is now available for Read More …

DITAToo v1.6 Enhances Word-to-DITA Conversion

We are just a few days away from the official release of DITAToo version 1.6. While we are completing our QA checks and updating the user guide, I’d like to tell you about a further feature that you’ll see in this version. As you probably know, previous versions of DITAToo provided the ability to convert Read More …

DITAToo Helps You Focus on Benefits that DITA Brings rather than on Problems It Introduces

We are always interested to know what our users think about DITAToo. We ask them to share their experience of working with our product and tell us what else they would like to see in DITAToo or what they’d like to improve. We are receiving many suggestions, but there is a message that all users Read More …

New Feature in the Upcoming Version of DITAToo: Conversion between Information Types

First of all, I’d like to take this chance to wish everyone a healthy, wealthy, and prosperous new year! The world is rapidly changing, and the world of technical publications is not an exception. There’re a plenty of new opportunities out there, and we’ll be happy to help you use them to make your life Read More …

FrameMaker for Authoring, DITAToo for DITA Management

The recent eSeminar from Adobe and iG5 Authoring Tools was a great success. You can view it here. We demonstrated how using FrameMaker as an authoring tool with DITAToo as a DITA management tool provides a complete solution for your everyday DITA work. We showed that DITAToo allows you to: Store DITA topics in a Read More …

New Feature in the Upcoming Release of DITAToo: Publishing Profiles

Well, it’s still not official, but we ourselves like this new feature so much that I can’t wait to share it with you even before the new version is officially released. Suppose you have a DITA map. The map refers to topics in which you are extensively using conditional attributes, such as @product or@platform to Read More …

Content Reuse and Single Sourcing: Open Standards vs. Proprietary Tools

DITA lets content authors reuse and rearrange content, as well as to publish it to a wide variety of formats. At the same time, it’s not a secret that there’re many tools out there that offer very similar features. You can store your content in chunks, re-assemble these chunks as you need, and generate many Read More …