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Subject: Dive into DITA with free webcasts from Scriptorium Publishing


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Dive into DITA with free webcasts from Scriptorium Publishing

Join Scriptorium Publishing this spring for three free webcasts that
demonstrate tools for developing content and generating output based on the
Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) standard.

DITA <>  features in MadCap
January 19, 2010, 11 a.m.-noon Eastern time
Presented by Sarah O'Keefe, President

This webcast demonstrates how MadCap Flare supports DITA constructs,
including mapfiles, conrefs, and relationship tables. The demo also covers
exporting existing Flare projects to DITA.

DITA <>  features in oXygen
February 16, 2010, 11 a.m.-noon Eastern time 
Presented by Simon Bate, Senior Technical Consultant 

This webcast offers an overview of the oXygen XML editor and demonstrates
DITA-specific features, including inserting cross-references and conrefs,
working with map files, applying conditions, and generating output. 

DITA-FMx <>  demo by Scott
March 16, 2010, Noon-1 p.m. Eastern time 
Presented by Scott Prentice, President of Leximation Inc.

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,
generating a map and topic "stubs" from a simple outline, and generating a
book from the map and then saving to a PDF file.

Please join us for any-or all-of these DITA webcasts. They are all free, but
<> registration for each is required. As an
added bonus, you can win a free license of the tool shown during each demo. 

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