Category Archives: Surveys

Results of Our Survey on Converting Legacy Content to DITA

Legacy Documentation Format

As you know, from October 2012 through February 2013, we were running an online survey on how technical writers convert their legacy documentation to DITA. We were interested to collect information on experience that documentation teams gained during the conversion process, challenges they faced, tools they used, and results they received. We want to thank Read More …

Last Preliminary Results of Our Survey on Migrating Legacy Content to DITA before Official Report

Tools for Converting Legacy Content to DITA

Before our survey on migrating legacy content to DITA is closed and we’ll begin to process the results, we want to share with you some more preliminary results that we are getting. We asked our respondents about tools they used to convert legacy content to DITA. The answers split between: FrameMaker conversion tables: 37.2% A home-grown Read More …

Interesting Results from DITAWriter’s Survey on Who Uses DITA

Keith Schengili-Roberts, the author of the popular blog DITAWriter, has published results of the survey he did on who is using DITA. The results are quite interesting, and to some extent confirm our own observations. It comes with no surprise that the largest sectors that use DITA are Computer Software (28%) and Information Technology and Read More …

Preliminary Results on Who Was in Charge for Converting Legacy Content to DITA and More!

Rewriting Legacy Content

Our online survey “How Do You Convert Your Legacy Content to DITA?” is still on, and we want to share with you another portion of preliminary results that we are getting. We asked our respondents if they had to rewrite or restructure their legacy content as a part of the conversion process. We gave several Read More …

First Results of Our Online Survey on Converting Legacy Content to DITA

In what format do you have legacy content?

Our online survey “How Do You Convert Your Legacy Content to DITA?” is on, and we want to share with you some preliminary results that we are getting. One of the questions we asked was about the format in which legacy content is stored. Respondents could select multiple answers. Most people have the legacy content Read More …

Online Survey: How Do You Convert Your Legacy Content to DITA?

We all know that one of the must-do steps in almost any DITA implementation is a conversion of the existing content to DITA. To help members of the DITA community to learn from each other, we decided to conduct an online survey on how documentation teams convert their legacy content to DITA, tools they use, Read More …