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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 Flare
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 Prentice
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.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

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