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Structured Authoring

The following Structured Authoring courses are available:

  • Introduction to XML, DITA and Arbortext- Technical Authoring & Publishing
  • Authoring using Arbortext Editor - Technical Authoring & Publishing
  • Authoring for DITA using Arbortext Editor - Technical Authoring & Publishing
  • Customized Training and Mentoring Services - Technical Authoring & Publishing

Introduction to XML, DITA and Arbortext - Technical Authoring & Publishing

During this one-day course, you will learn the basic concepts of eXtensible Markup Language (XML), Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA), and the Arbortext Product Series. You will also learn how XML DITA technologies compare and how you apply them in a publishing solution.

This introduction to XML, DITA, and Arbortext products provides an exploration of the key concepts of XML and DITA. This course is a starting point for anyone involved in evaluating or adopting XML, DITA, or Arbortext products.

At the end of each module, you will find a set of review questions to reinforce critical topics from that module. Your instructor will discuss these with the class. At the end of the course, you will find a course assessment in Pro/FICIENCY intended to evaluate your understanding of the course as a whole.

Authoring using Arbortext Editor 6.0 - Technical Authoring & Publishing

During this three-day course, you will learn the basic and advanced editing operations of Arbortext Editor. The course emphasizes hands-on experience, interaction between student and instructor, and a solid foundation in the fundamental skills and commands of this structured authoring tool.

After completing this course, you will know how to open, save, and close new and existing documents in Arbortext Editor. You will learn how to perform basic edit operations, such as cut, copy, and paste. You will also learn how to find and replace text and markup. You will learn how to insert, change, and delete markup and text. You will learn how to insert graphics and symbols, create and insert text entities, and add, modify, and delete attribute values. You will also learn how to create and edit tables. You will learn how to use proofreading tools, such as the spelling checker and thesaurus. Additionally, you will learn how to use profiles. You will learn how to use Arbortext Editor’s change tracking feature to track changes in your documents, and also learn how to compare changes between different versions of a document. Finally, you will learn how to use Arbortext Command Language to perform basic operations in Arbortext Editor.

At the end of each module, you will complete a skills assessment. The questions are used to help reinforce your  understanding of the module topics and form the basis for review of any topics, if necessary.

Authoring for DITA using Arbortext Editor - Technical Authoring & Publishing

In this three-day course, you will learn the basic and advanced editing operations of the Arbortext DITA application and Arbortext Editor. The course emphasizes hands-on experience, interaction between student and instructor, and a solid foundation in the fundamental skills and commands of the Arbortext DITA application. You will learn basic functions such as opening and saving documents, replacing text and markup, adding and modifying attribute values and creating topics, tasks and references. You will also learn how to use the Resource Manager to create cross-references and links, create content references, and insert graphics and images. You will also use profiles, compare document versions, create DITA maps, as well as print DITA documents.

At the end of each module, you will find a set of review questions to reinforce critical topics from that module. Your instructor will discuss these with the class. At the end of the course, you will find a course assessment in Pro/FICIENCY intended to evaluate your understanding of the course as a whole.

Customized Training and Mentoring Service

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