Created by JPDocu School of Technical Writing | Published 4/2021
Duration: 2h 11m | 4 sections | 27 lectures | Video: 1280x720, 44 KHz | 1.5 GB
Genre: eLearning | Language: English + Sub
A shortcut to writing software documentation in DITA XML using Oxygen XML Author.
DITA XML Topic Elements
DITA XML Map Elements
Task Topic Type
Concept Topic Type
Reference Topic Type
Technical writing skills are required
Are you confused and overwhelmed by the number of elements you need to learn as a DITA XML technical writer Do you wonder which are the elements you must use to simply write your software documentation fast Or you simply need a refresher on which are the most often used elements in DITA XML
If yes, this course is for you!
If you are a technical writer, looking to improve your knowledge and skills related to DITA XML, you should know the DITA XML map and topic elements well.
JPDocu School of Technical Writing has providing instructor-led and self-paced courses on technical writing, DITA XML, and information architecture to thousands of students worldwide. In this course, Jordan Stanchev, User Assistance Development Architect at a Fortune 500 software development company, is sharing his vast knowledge in DITA XML and Oxygen XML Author.
One of the major challenges authors have with DITA XML is the sheer amount of elements that you have to learn just to start writing. There are currently initiatives happening in the OASIS compete that define the DITA standard to simplify and reduce the number of elements you can use (Lightweight DITA XML project).
But is that really needed Will it help you when you have a more complex scenario to document
If you are a DITA XML technical writer, you should know the most frequently and commonly used DITA XML elements from DITA 1.3 specification. The consequence of having this knowledge will be that you should be able to write the documentation you need without giving up on any benefits and functionality of DITA.
In this course, you will learn:
Introduction & Installing the Tool for Writing - 10 min
How to get started writing in DITA XML. You will follow the steps to and install one of the best DITA XML editors - Oxygen XML Author.
DITA XML Elements - 45 min
Which are the DITA XML map elements that you would use frequently to organize the structure of your content You will need:
mapref to reference one DITA XML map to another;
navref to switch the writing context between deliverables;
topicref to structure and organize your topics;
topichead to create a title to group together content underneath it.