Free STC Member-Only Sponsored Webinar: Pack Your Bags, We're Moving to FrameMaker and DITA


Bernard Aschwanden
President, Publishing Smarter


September 28, 2017 - 2:00 PM


September 28, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Pack Your Bags, We're Moving to FrameMaker and DITA

Moving from one software tool to another includes migrating content out of one and into another. Success depends on source content that is as clean and ‘correct' as possible. Once content is in decent shape the migration is simpler. You can now import style based content, save mappings, and repeat as needed. The best part? Content in great shape is easier to move it to DITA as well! See how to move your content up to FrameMaker, into DITA, and automate many of the steps along the way with practical, real, and easy-to-create samples.

Join Bernard Aschwanden as he takes content from Microsoft Word, cleans up the formats, and moves it into FrameMaker. Once in FrameMaker he'll show how to continue the migration to DITA. No extra tools, no extra software, just clean content with samples from start to end that you can create and test yourself.

You’ll learn:

  • How to clean up Microsoft Word content quickly and easily to prep it for import.
  • Import content to a FrameMaker template, map the conversion, and store the settings.
  • Repeat the process as needed for multiple files.
  • Work within FrameMaker with template rich content.
  • Creating conversion tables to map content to DITA Converting individual files, or entire collections of content.

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When do education events take place?

Webinars are held every Wednesday afternoon from 2-3 PM EDT/EST (GMT-4/5).

A majority of online courses are held Tuesdays-Thursdays between 10:00 AM-1:00 PM EDT/EST (GMT-4/5), as to not conflict with webinar times.

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Registered attendees will receive the Adobe Connect instructions three (3) hours before the webinar begins, approximately at 11:00 AM EDT/EST.

Registered attendees will receive the Adobe Connect instructions one (1) day before the online course begins.

To participate in a webinar and an online course, you must be able to access Adobe Connect, STC's online meeting space. You can test your Adobe Connect connection here. Adobe Connect is a standard web seminar tool (no separate download required) and all you need is a reliable Internet connection and phone line, or a computer with VoIP capabilities.

I registered for an online course, what are my next steps?

Once you register for an online course, you will receive a confirmation receipt that day. A majority of our online courses uses Moodle, STC's course management site, which attendees will receive the login instructions two (2) days before the course begins.

If you cannot access Adobe Connect and/or Moodle (as needed), then you will not be able to successfully complete an online course.

I registered for a webinar, but will be unable to attend. Will a recording be available?

If a registered attendee is unable to attend a webinar that day, they will receive an email with a link to the recording, and an evaluation link along with the PDF of the presentation.

I registered for a webinar and/or an online course, but cannot attend at that time. Will I receive a refund?

If a registered attendee is unable to attend a webinar and/or an online course, the cost is transferable to a future event, but is not refundable.  Online registration closes one-two business days before the education event begins.

I want to take a specific course that isn't listed online. Will it be offered in the future?

STC rotates its courses every year as we try to offer the most popular ones within the first half of the year. Online courses are subject to change or are offered more than once per quarter. If a course is not listed, STC will offer it again in the following year.


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