Adobe Guides (DITA Author)

Course-at-a-glance: This three–day course is developed for people who need to produce content based upon the DITA specification with AEM Guides. Learn about writing content in a fully structured and easy–to–use environment optimized for producing valid DITA and production of multiple outputs for print and online delivery. Acquire hands–on experience with publishing support, including concept, task, and reference topics, and DITA maps.

Prerequisite: You must have a solid working familiarity with your operating system.

Objectives: Upon successful completion attendees will be able to:

  • Understand AEM Guides interactions with DITA and its processing and publishing features

  • Create valid DITA concept, task, and reference topics as stand–alone units of information

  • Build DITA maps to organize and link topics to develop a navigation system (such as a TOC)

  • Work with commonly–used DITA elements for all topic types

  • Leverage features for simplifying structured authoring, including multiple document views, elements, tags, and attributes

  • Understand the relationship between siblings, parents, children, ancestors and descendants

  • Insert content using elements which are moved, deleted, merged or split as required

  • Insert, modify and delete content in table heading, cells, headers and footers and merge cells

  • Work with unordered (bulleted), ordered and definition lists

  • Import and position graphics and media objects

  • Work with cross–references including links to topics, and URI targets

  • Set up conditional text, make content conditional, and publish conditional documents

  • Know when and how to use the core methods of content reuse in DITA: topic reuse, conrefs, keys, and conditional text

  • Publish maps to PDF or AEM sites with and without a ditaval

Further Learning: Topic based writing

Delivery: The following delivery is available:

  • Instructor–led, group–paced, online–delivery learning model with structured hands–on activities and assignments

  • Customized classroom training at your location

Fees: Course pricing is as follows:

  • Instructor–led, online–delivery: $1995/participant (group rates available)

  • Customized classroom training at your location: $3495/day for up to 8 participants plus travel expenses