A step-by-step guide to structured authoring using DITA XML

Technical writing using DITA with Oxygen XML

A Step-by-step guide to structured authoring using DITA is a course that will help you learn the DITA framwork using oxygen tool. As part of the course you will learn the following

What you’ll learn

  • Topic Based Authoring.
  • DITA (Darwin Information Typing Architecture).
  • Oxygen XML Editor.
  • Technical Writing.
  • Resuse of resources.
  • Structured authoring.
  • DITA Open Toolkit.

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 1 lecture • 2min.
  • Introduction to DITA –> 6 lectures • 23min.
  • Adapting to DITA –> 6 lectures • 15min.
  • DITA basics –> 4 lectures • 8min.
  • Introduction to Topics –> 10 lectures • 51min.
  • DITA Topics: Task –> 5 lectures • 28min.
  • Other DITA Topics –> 9 lectures • 29min.
  • Maps and Bookmaps –> 6 lectures • 22min.
  • Publishing Content –> 4 lectures • 11min.
  • Thank you –> 3 lectures • 1min.

A step-by-step guide to structured authoring using DITA XML

Requirements

  • Basic knowledge of Technical writing concepts.
  • Basic knowledge of windows 10.

A Step-by-step guide to structured authoring using DITA is a course that will help you learn the DITA framwork using oxygen tool. As part of the course you will learn the following

  • Best Practices, Topic-Based Authoring
  • Adapting To DITA
  • Basics of DITA
  • Know about Topics (Includes labs)
  • Defining Task Topics (Includes labs)
  • Knowing Concept Topics (Includes labs)
  • Knowing Reference and Troubleshooting (Includes labs)
  • Defining Glossary (Includes Labs)
  • Compiling Maps and BookMaps (Includes labs)
  • Publishing various outputs (Includes labs)

Course has been divided in 10 sections, where it will help you understand the basic constructs of DITA methodology. It also explains, what all you need to change prior to adapting this new writing mode.This course will also outline the challenges that you may face in the initial phase. It will also help you understand , how to overcome those challenges and what all adjustments you need to make. This course include many demos to help you understand the nitty gritties of creating various topics , maps , bookmaps. This is a beginner level course and does not cover linking, nesting, chunking, profiling etc.

In Addition, It also explains about the block and inline elements that are commonly used in topics. Towards the end, there are demos to explain how multiple output can be generated from one single file. Students must practice the subject after the demo class to enhance the grasp of subject