Effective Authoring with Structured Documents

1-day workshop

XML and SGML projects are often motivated by a need for document interchange, for archiving documents in a standard form, or for processing a single document in many ways. However, creating the actual markup is unfortunately often seen as a burden for authors.

This day-long workshop for experienced FrameMaker users demonstrates how FrameMaker's structured interface can in fact improve the authoring process. It emphasizes FrameMaker’s editing tools and user interface rather than the markup languages. The morning session itemizes numerous tasks that can be more easily accomplished using an element structure rather than the paragraph-sequence model of traditional documentation software. Examples include:

The afternoon session gives participants hands-on exposure to structured editing.