In the age of rapid fire information exchange, the artful skill of categorizing and organizing content has never been more critical. For Technical Communicators, the complexities are astounding when you consider accessibility from multiple perspectives and then compounded when you factor multi channel delivery. In this TC Dojo we will show you how you can begin to think like an indexer when designing your strategy. How to categorize and organize hierarchies of information and, most importantly, how to craft your indexing from objectivity. This Dojo session will introduce you to the skills that will enable you to create succinct indexes consistently for all of your publications.
One of the most powerful mechanisms available to you as a stylesheet developer is the creation and use of property sets. Property sets help you abstract formatting needs into reusable components. Want consistent level 1 headers? Create a property set that you can use every time your stylesheet encounters a level one header, without coding it over and over again or copying and pasting formatting code? Property sets are the keys to the reusable kingdom for a stylesheet. In this session, we’ll talk about the power of property sets and show you how to use them.
Everyone wants a great cover on their documents. Creating cool covers and nice-looking title pages don’t need to be done in another tool, you can do that right in Styler! In this session, we’ll show you how to break down a page and create the regions you need to create the cover you desire!
In the next TC Dojo: Arbortext Edition… Learn how to build your basic customized page layout set in 30 minutes or less using Arbortext Styler. In addition, you will learn what kinds of pages are in page sets and how to determine how many page sets you will need for your project.
TC Dojo Master Series- a single facilitated conversation that encourages peer-to-peer critique and guidance on critical technical publications business issues
TC Dojo Open Session: Why go to XML? In this presentation, we’re going to talk about some of the reasons why you might go away from desktop publishing systems to something more dynamic, so that you not only understand it better but can get excited about the change.