This post is part of Scriptorium’s 20th anniversary celebration. In 2013, I wrote that PDF is not dead. Four years later, it’s still too early to write the obituary.
When remodeling your kitchen, would you replace 1980s almond melamine cabinets with the same thing? Probably not. (I certainly wouldn’t!) Then why make the content strategy mistake of using new tools to re-create the old formatting in your content?
I love it when an offhand remark on Twitter turns into a smart conversation.
In which we bend PDF publishing to our will. Eventually.
Getting attractive PDF output out of XML is a serious technical challenge. But in some organizations, the PDF requirement is being used to prevent to unwanted workflow changes.
Scriptorium has developed an enhanced version of the DITA OT’s PDF plugin, providing an upgraded baseline for additional development.
The question of “To OT or not to OT” may not require the deep metaphysical deliberations of a Hamlet, but it is well worth a serious analysis.
by Sheila Loring DITA XML is of little use to readers unless it’s converted to some kind of output. The DITA Open Toolkit (DITA OT) provides transforms and scripts that convert DITA to PDF output and a long list of other formats. Producing PDF output … Read More
For August and September, our webinar schedule is as follows: DITA 101, August 18 at 11 a.m. Eastern time Participants will learn about basic Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) concepts, the business case for implementing DITA, and some typical uses of DITA. This webinar is … Read More
Unfortunate news in my inbox this morning: I regret to announce that DocTrain DITA Indianapolis is cancelled. DocTrain/PUBSNET Inc is shutting down. As a business owner, messages like this strike fear in my heart. If it could happen to them…gulp. (This might be a good … Read More