These terms get thrown around interchangeably but they really have different meanings. Yet we refer to information architecture (IA), content management, and documentation management, often in the same context. Let’s start with information. Information is Data About Something Information is not limited to written information. It can...

One of the principal reasons for adopting a DITA CCMS, like easyDITA, is its ability to easily publish the same content to various media formats without the author being required to maintain individual formatting styles for each media. This is possible because the underlying file...

Because easyDITA is a very powerful product with a significant suite of capabilities, we have refined our Free Trial process, with the goal of making your initial easyDITA experience as useful as possible. When you request a Free Trial the following steps will take place (these...

Note: This is the Intro to a series on DITA basics   Who is this guy? I am a tech marketer. I am not particularly techy, write no code, can get around in WordPress but definitely not into the hard core pool of arcane acronyms and production apps...

Don’t we all love acronyms? Well, maybe not always. But the DITA acronym, when explained and grasped, really encapsulates the core strengths of this model for information organization, access, and distribution. But it took a little head scratching to clarify the meaning. I’ll break it...

DITA includes three main topic types: Task, Concept, and Reference. Tasks are used to describe how to perform a procedure. Concepts present descriptive information so the reader can understand the background and context of a subject. Reference topics provide detailed facts, often in a table. Using the easyDITA User...

As we learned in our examination of link types in DITA XML, a link either establishes a navigation relationship or a use-by-reference relationship, called a Content Reference (conref). Conrefs allow text from one topic to be reused in multiple places by cross-referencing. Reusing content with conrefs...

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