Document your Stylesheets

You’re working on a big project or a book using DITA, but your boss asks you to change the style of the font at the last minute. This was something you had set months prior and you don’t remember how you did it or how to change it now. This is why we like to recommend documenting your stylesheets. Think of it as an investment in your future …

Keep it Up-To-Date! Organize Your Workspace List in Arbortext.

Below I’m going to demonstrate how to customize your workspace list so that you can see if any of your documents are out of date. Being able to quickly see which files are out of date will help to save you time and ensure that you’re always working on the updated versions. Open your working copy and click on Product Name to the right of ‘products’. …

Interview with Bob Thomas, Tagsmiths, DITA tools master

We’re delighted to have had Bob Thomas, from Tagsmiths, join us on the PubWright podcast. Bob started in SGML/XML in the mid-to-early 90s at Lucent. He transformed from a technical writer to data modeler, DTD writer, legacy data conversion specialist, and stylesheet developer. He discusses with us a bit of his history, gives some advice for people …