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.

Introducing XMetaL Author Enterprise 10


Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT

Recently we announced the release of XMetaL Author Enterprise 10. Join us now for a look at what’s new. In this short webinar we will show demos of the major new features, including:

  • DITA 1.3 support, including scoped keys, new topic types, new domains, and more
  • Support for right-to-left languages (Hebrew, Arabic, Farsi)
  • Schematron validation support (business rule validation)
  • Text Casing Assistant
  • Automatic DITA reuse refactoring


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Automating Content Conversion to DITA Using Stilo Migrate


Date: October 29, 2014

Les Burnham – CEO, Stilo International
Helen St. Denis – Conversion Services Manager, Stilo International

This webinar is being held in collaboration with Stilo International, leaders in automated content conversion, and will illustrate how the Migrate cloud conversion service enables technical authors and subject matter experts to:

  • Automate the conversion of legacy content to DITA
  • Cut down on manual pre-conversion prep and clean-up tasks
  • Be in complete control of the conversion process
  • Work at their own pace
  • Reduce overall conversion costs

The webinar will feature a live demonstration of Migrate—taking a sample unstructured FrameMaker document, and converting it to DITA – all in real-time, and under the direct control of the technical documentation team.

Whether your legacy content is in XML/SGML/HTML, FrameMaker, Word, InDesign, RoboHelp or DocBook, Stilo will demonstrate just how easy, quick and affordable it is to make the move to DITA using the Migrate cloud conversion service.


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Orchestrate Your Technical Communication to Work in Harmony


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

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?


How to Prove Great Content is Worth the Cost


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

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


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

Simplifying the Migration Equation


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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