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How to do Linguistic sign-off with DITA

By - Blog - DITA - Industry Knowledge - 23 June 2017

When your company sets up a DITA process, you achieve most of the operational targets as far as content re-use is concerned. Two aspects can fall short of expectations: Localization costs remain the same, […]

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Experts on DITA and e-learning

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Presenting DITA for Digital Learning at DITA NA

By - Blog - DITA - E-learning - 17 March 2017

Digital Learning is usually the furthest silo in a company’s content process. DITA 1.3 gives us the opportunity to take DITA  to the next level and integrate Digital Learning. The benefits of DITA will expand to the whole enterprise and […]

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6 tips to migrate multilingual content

By - Blog - DITA - Experts talk localization - 22 November 2016

In 2016, Margaret Devere, Information Architect at Micro Motion, a business unit of Emerson Automation Solutions, set off on a challenging task: migrate the manual for the Model 5700 transmitter from a SharePoint-based CCMS to the XDocs CCMS from Bluestream. The 350-page manual had been written in English, and […]

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Let your DITA localization rock!

By - Blog - DITA - Localization Process - 23 September 2016

Let our DITA localization rockYou have successfully switched to DITA. You are enjoying the benefits of content reuse and glad to rid yourself of the desktop publishing hassle. Localization however is more of a grey area for you. Is your historical Language Services […]

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Fabrice Lacroix, on multilingual search

English-speaking technical product users rely greatly on the internet. They can find answers in English to their product enquiries on the manufacturer support sites and user communities.  They solve their problem rapidly, with a comforting sense of fulfillment. But for […]

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Our new Augmented Review at DITA NA

By - Blog - DITA - Localization Process - WhP News - 26 February 2016

CMS_2016WhP is excited to take part in this year’s DITA conference. We hope to generate interest and interaction, as we unveil the prototype of our  new solution for linguistic review.

Linguistic review or sign-off consists in checking the […]

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The DITA bird – on a quest to find its origins

By - Blog - DITA - Industry Knowledge - 21 December 2015

DITA woodpecker finchAs we are only days away from Christmas, here’s on a lighter note the story we unveiled about the DITA bird.

The DITA bird looks like a common backyard sparrow pecking at the ground for a grain or a […]

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Software UI terms: an alternative to writing inline

By - Blog - DITA - Software Localization - 1 December 2015

Technical writers typically write UI (User Interface) terms inline, because writing – software being no exception – flows out word after word, sentence after sentence. We present here a different approach, externalization, that can make writing more agile, consistent across multiple tools, collaborative and keyword-rich. In this article, we present […]

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Experts talk DITA and localization – Ray Fan

By - Blog - DITA - Experts talk localization - 11 November 2015

We started our DITA tour in July, interviewing Keith Schengili-Roberts, JoAnn Hackos and Julian Murfitt. We now head East and stop in China. Our goal is to find out how DITA is faring in the region and what its prospects are. We meet Ray Fan, who has been working with DITA for five […]

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