Category Archives: DITA adoption

The case for “simpler DITA” editors

I’ve been tracking the growing scope for “simpler DITA” editors for several years. I’m not surprised that the trend exists–I’ve helped encourage it, in fact. In her post on The devolution of DITA editors, Sarah O’Keefe asks, What is the case … Continue reading

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Dictation for structured writing

I enjoy writing about how to do more things, more easily with DITA. After many years in the structured writing field, I’ve come to appreciate the versatility and usability of the  validating editors that support DITA so well. But I’ve … Continue reading

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Creating DITA topics using email

To: e-dita <> Subject: Creating DITA topics using email Date: 7 April 2011 As you begin to sip your “half double decaffeinated half-caf with a twist of lemon” at your favorite coffee/internet bar, you suddenly get a brilliant blog idea that … Continue reading

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Creating DITA maps using outliners

As long as you have a browser, The Cloud is your friend. I’ve previously described the potential role of OPML-based outlining tools for DITA map editing in a browser, but a recent DITA Chicks post by Karen Lowe on creating … Continue reading

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Introducing the expeDITA Content Collaboration Tool project

Illness this past week did its part to slow me down, but the pieces are mostly in place, and there is no going back: the expedita-cct project is now live at Sourceforge (see I’ve decided to host the documentation … Continue reading

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Why isn’t everyone talking about DITA?

I had this recent conversation with another entrepreneur about promoting the DITA content collaboration project: “Well, how do your potential customers know that they need a DITA Wiki?” “They know that they need DITA.” “And how do they know about … Continue reading

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