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Migrating to DITA with FrameMaker Seminar

Posted: Jan 10 2012 - Events, General

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Already a FrameMaker user? Thinking of moving to DITA? Not sure where to start?

Presenter - Mark Poston, Mekon Ltd

Date: 21 February 2012
Location: Adobe Corporate Headquarters, West Tower, San Jose, California
Duration: 09:00-17:00 (registration from 0830)
Cost - $99.00 (including lunch and car parking)

This one day session offers an overview of the main areas to consider when moving to DITA and provides examples from Mekon's previous experience in helping others make the transition.


  • DITA basics
  • Using DITA in FrameMaker: creating topics/maps, links, content references, key references
  • Approaches to converting FrameMaker to DITA: issues, conversion tables, beyond conversion tables, comparison to manual, strategies for information architecture
  • Publishing DITA from FrameMaker: static publishing vs dynamic publishing, RoboHelp, DITA Open Toolkit, DITAweb - Dynamic Publishing
  • Benefits of dynamic content delivery

Free with Entry

As well as free lunch and parking, all attendees will be entered into a prize draw to win a copy of Adobe Technical Communication Suite 3.5 and will ALL receive a free copy of DITA 101: Fundamentals of DITA for Authors and Managers by Charles Cooper, Steve Manning and Ann Rockley.

Limited spaces available. If you have any questions, please contact .

Presenter Profile

Mark Poston: With over 15 years in structured content and documentation, Mark is an internationally recognised DITA expert, consultant and trainer, with extensive knowledge of Adobe tools. Mark has gained a broad knowledge and understanding of the publishing requirements of clients. His technical knowledge and approach to training meant that he was also able to run bespoke training courses for FrameMaker and Acrobat, ensuring that clients not only learnt the main principles of the products but also had a more in depth knowledge that allowed them to make the most out of the products.

Testimonials - Mark Poston

"Very good course leader, would be delighted to attend any other courses he gives."
- Chris O'Shea, Senior Technical Author, ARM

"Extremely knowledgable and helpful, especially with 'hands on' help with the exercises"
- Mark Dunn, XML Data Architect, Oxford University Press