Accessibility is a term commonly associated with the process of making content available for people with vision, hearing, and mobility impairments.
In this webcast recording, guest presenter Peter Lubbers gives a fast-paced overview of HTML5 with a focus on how it affects the tech comm field. He covers what exactly HTML5 is, why you should care, and how you can develop with HTML5. The session covers … Read More
Modifying xref formats in FrameMaker DITA…it can be done.
ExtendScript allows automation of most FrameMaker tasks and, through the ExtendScript Toolkit, allows scripts to use other ExtendScript or ActionScript objects. If our clients were going to be asking for tools that use ExtendScript, I thought I’d take a look at it.
Over the years we have been building and refining a set of templates and scripts that allow us to build an HTML-based webhelp system from DITA sources. As clients have requested features, we have incorporated the features into the help system. Now we are making this Help system available for purchase as “Scriptorium Help.”
In this webcast, Simon Bate leads viewers through the key steps in using XSL (extensible stylesheet language) to perform XML-to-XML conversions, a process that differs from more traditional XML-to-PDF and XML-to-HTML conversions.
The ePub spec is long and very formal, but the format itself is fairly straightforward. And while building an ePub by hand is not complicated in itself, reworking content from other formats can be tricky.
Many content management systems (CMSs) take over the responsibility of file naming. For the most part, this is fine and is actually necessary for maintaining cross-references and conrefs within the CMS. When you use the CMS to build a DITA map, the CMS uses its … Read More
This webcast demonstrates using the DITA-FMx plugin with FrameMaker 9 to author, edit, and create output from DITA content. Topics covered during the demo include creating DITA topics using different options and templates and generating a book from the map and then saving to a … Read More
by David Kelly The DITA Open Toolkit uses FOP to create PDFs directly from XSL-FO. There are many PDF features that XSL-FO and FOP cannot provide during this conversion—configuring PDF security features, for instance, and using EPS graphics. While attempting to provide better graphics for … Read More