Using a structured format for encoding information, especially technical information, gives you greater flexibility as a technical communicator to deliver help material. Most structured solutions in this space are based on XML, and while you can work with XML in any text editor, there are numerous advantages to using a specialized XML editor.
In this presentation, we will provide a brief introduction in what oXygen offers for XML authoring and then focus on some key aspects, such as:
- Making authoring easier by guiding users to choose correct markup and identifying potential problems early on
- Allowing users to collaboratively work on documents and access them from any device, including mobile devices
- Trimming down and customizing the user interface to enable non-technical people to contribute to the XML content.
About the presenter
George Bina is one of the founders of Syncro Soft, the company that develops oXygen XML Editor. He has close to 15 years experience in working with XML and related technologies, including XML related projects, oXygen XML Editor and participation in open source projects, the most notable being oNVDL (an open source implementation of the NVDL standard, project that is now merged into Jing) and DITA-NG – the Relax NG based implementation of DITA.
STC SV Meeting details
October 20, 2014 at 6:00 PM
4200 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054-1210
From 6:00 – 7:00pm, you can eat dinner and socialize with others. The presentation starts at 7:00pm and goes until abut 8:00pm.
There is no cost to attend the meeting. Also, you do not need to be an STC member.
On October 21, George will also be holding a half day (afternoon) Oxygen Users Meetup hosted by Salesforce (a customer of OxygenXML).
During this meetup, George will present on new functionality in oXygenXML 16.1 and a few other topics. Additionally, Eliot Kimber will present on using Relax NG for DITA 1.3, and Salesforce will present on their experience with oXygen and DITA. The meetup is free but advanced registration is required. You can register for the meetup here.