Low-cost, web-based DITA authoring for SMEs

AuthorBridge provides participants with a hands-on introduction to AuthorBridge.  AuthorBridge is a low-cost, web-based XML authoring tool developed for use by SMEs with  no knowledge of DITA or its complexities. It has been developed in close co-operation with  IBM to complement existing XML editing tools and provide a ‘Word-like’ authoring  experience for non-ID professionals.

In addition to providing an attractive user interface, AuthorBridge provides a Guided + Fluid  authoring experience for SMEs, free from the frustrating constraints generally associated with XML authoring tools.

What you’ll need to bring
All you need is your laptop. We will provide sample content. If you wish, you can provide us with your own Word or FrameMaker files, say 20-30 pages, ahead of the session (email to our Conversion Services Manager hstdenis@stilo.com). We will use Migrate, our cloud XML conversion service, to convert it to DITA for use during the Test Kitchen. And you can take away the DITA generated for your own evaluation purposes. Alternatively, you can also bring along your own DITA content to work with.

What can the audience expect to learn?

Participants learn how to edit and review existing DITA topics and to quickly create new ones. No knowledge of DITA or XML is required. All participants receive a free 30-day trial of AuthorBridge, which they may continue to use following the conference.

Meet the presenter

Patrick Baker heads up all new product development at Stilo and is actively engaged in the successful deployment of content processing solutions for publishing clients. Major ongoing product development efforts include the OmniMark high-performance content processing platform, Migrate cloud XML content conversion services and AuthorBridge cloud XML authoring service for SMEs.

With a B.Sc. degree in Mathematics and a M.Sc. in Computer Science from McGill University, Patrick leads an expert team of highly talented content processing specialists.

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