XMetaL Webinars

Participate in a JustSystems XMetaL Webinar to stay up-to-date on industry topics and new product information. Our web events are usually 60 minutes in length and free. Click the Webinar you wish to attend or view an archived Webinar at your own convenience.

Orchestrate Your Technical Communication to Work in Harmony

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Date: December 6, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM PT | 1:00 PM ET

Presenters:
Tom Magliery – XML Technology Specialist, JustSystems
Suzanne Mescan – VP of Marketing, Vasont Systems

Join STC, JustSystems, and Vasont Systems in this hour-long sponsored webinar as we show you what you’ll gain from making the move to XML and how it can make your content work in harmony for your organization

Imagine you’re conducting an amateur orchestra, but the members can’t seem to play well together. The musicians play wrong notes on the wrong beats, making the music sound like random noise rather than beautiful songs. As the conductor, you must direct the musicians so that they play their parts precisely and musically. Each part must work with every other part to create a recognizable song and an entertaining concert. Do you feel like the conductor of your content, attempting to make all the scattered, random parts gel into one cohesive document set?

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Choosing Between Different Approaches When Converting Content To DITA

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Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Time: 09:00 AM PT | 12:00 PM ET | 04:00 PM GMT

Presenters:
Les Burnham – CEO, Stilo International
Helen St. Denis – Conversion Services Manager, Stilo International
Patrick Baker – Vice President of Development and Professional Services, Stilo International

This webinar is being held in collaboration with our partner Stilo International, specialists in automating conversion of content into different XML formats.

Conversion to DITA doesn’t have to be complex, slow, and expensive. How can a just-in-time/on-demand approach make conversion quick and affordable?

Join Stilo to consider the relative merits of traditional outsourcing and DIY approaches and why companies including IBM, Extreme Networks and TOA Technologies have chosen instead to use Stilo’s Migrate cloud conversion service.

Stilo has helped its customers convert more than 400,000 pages of legacy content to DITA XML. Migrate can be used to convert a single document, with Stilo operating the service, or by global documentation teams that need to convert tens of thousands of pages of legacy content, on-demand, according to their own project deadlines.

View/download this complimentary webinar and learn how you can tell your story in a more powerful and convincing way

How to Prove Great Content is Worth the Cost

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Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Time: 07:00 AM PT | 10:00 AM ET or 10:00 AM PT | 1:00 PM ET

Presenters:
Tom Magliery, XMetaL Technology Specialist, JustSystems
PG Bartlett, SVP Product Management, Acrolinx

You know the value of technical documentation. It often serves as the last resort of a frustrated customer – and the first resort of an interested prospect. Either way, your readers must be able to:

• Find it
• Access it on their preferred media
• Understand it
• Ideally: enjoy it

But do executives understand the value of techdocs? Maybe at an abstract level, but in this webinar, we’ll help you make the story concrete. You’ll learn about:

• Three areas where techdocs have the greatest business impact
• Five best practices of great techdoc departments
• How XMetaL and Acrolinx can help you deliver great techdocs

View/download this complimentary webinar and learn how you can tell your story in a more powerful and convincing way

Challenging the Status Quo with Product Content Heresies

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Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 
Time: 10:00 AM PDT | 1:00 PM EDT
Presenter: Andrew Thomas, SDL
Webinar co-sponsored by JustSystems
 

Challenging the Status Quo with Product Content Heresies
Join SDL’s Andrew Thomas, Product Marketing Director and structured content evangelist, to dismantle the common wisdom about product content and how daring organizations worldwide are working to prove that the right content at the right time on the right device really does engage your customers, keep them satisfied and supported, and ensure brand loyalty.

Key focus areas will include:
• Continuing the customer engagement beyond the point of sale
• Reducing cost of support by leveraging content for self-service
• Content collaboration – in practice, not just in theory

Learn how structured content, particularly DITA XML, can truly help organizations put quality product content to work creating loyal customers, brand advocates and increased profitability.

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Simplifying the Migration Equation

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Date: Wednesday , July 31, 2013 
Time: 10:00 AM PDT | 1:00 PM EDT
 
Webinar Presented by: JustSystems

Tips and Tricks for Using XMetaL to Migrate Content In-House

This “37-minute” webinar is about how XMetaL Author can help you with migrating content from unstructured formats (Microsoft Word or Adobe FrameMaker) to structured (DITA or other XML types).

There’s no denying it: This task is a pain. If the job is small enough, it can be cost-effective to do it by hand with your existing tools. If it’s large, you may need to dedicate significant internal resources, or find and manage additional cheap labor, hire specialized consultants or vendors, or any combination of these.

The challenging question is: where is the dividing line between “small” and “large”? The answer: it’s not a line, but more of a blur. And yours is different from everyone else’s.

Our objective today is to show you some ways that you can at least push that line (blur) over sideways a bit. By taking better advantage of some “power user” abilities of XMetaL, you can make it worthwhile to do more of the conversion in-house, thus lowering your cost on the more expensive alternatives.

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