Category Archives: Conditional Content

Recording of Our Webinar on Integration between DITAToo and FrameMaker Is Now Available!

Thanks to everyone who attended our joint webinar with Adobe “Comprehensive DITA Pubs & CMS Solution with FrameMaker & DITAToo DITA CMS”. If you couldn’t attend the event, don’t worry! You can watch the recording here. And here are minute marker notes that the host of the webinar, Maxwell Hoffman, took during the presentation so Read More …

How We Converted 134 MS Word Documents with Very Special Requirements to DITA

As you probably know, one of the cool features of DITAToo is an ability to automatically convert even unstyled MS Word documents to DITA (and if you are still not aware of this feature, you can watch a video on Converting Word Documents to DITA). In many cases, the way the conversion works out-of-the-box is Read More …

Implementing a Conref Push Mechanism in DITA

As a part of a DITAToo DITA CMS implementation for a customer, we were helping their documentation team to build information architecture and find out how DITAToo can support their processes. One of the challenges they were facing was handling content variations for OEM partners. The company sells their products in the US, Europe, and Read More …

DITA Publishing with DITAToo DITA CMS

DITA OT Customization

You may enjoy DITA content reuse capabilities, but in the end of the day you need to produce a nicely looking output. In early February, Keith Schengili-Roberts, the author of the DITAWriter blog, updated his list of DITA output samples. You can see it here to get an idea of what you can achieve. Publishing Read More …

Watch the Recording of Our Latest Webinar on DITAToo DITA CMS Online

In early January, in association with Metapercept Information Solutions, our implementation partner in India, we conducted a webinar on DITAToo for the audience in India. During the webinar we briefly talked about key DITA concepts and then did a live demo of DITAToo. We focused at some DITAToo’s key capabilities, including: Automatic conversion of a Read More …

DITA for Small Teams: Does Size Matter? Check Out This Case Study

Recently, there has been a series of discussions in LinkedIn on whether DITA can bring a return-on-investment (ROI) for small teams. Most of people participated in the discussion agreed that even teams of 1-5 writers can benefit from DITA. I totally agree that the size of a team alone isn’t the factor that influences the Read More …

Generate .ditaval Files from DITAToo’s Publishing Profiles and Publish DITA Content Outside of DITAToo

As promised, today I want to talk about a new feature that lets you easily publish DITA content outside of DITAToo. I think this feature will be especially useful for FrameMaker users who want to use FrameMaker publishing capabilities to produce a PDF output instead of generating a PDF through the DITA Open Toolkit. In Read More …

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 …

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 …