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.

XMetaL and TopLeaf – Making DITA publishing easy


Date: Thursday, April 14, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PDT

TopLeaf is a professional DITA and XML publishing system from Turn-Key Systems. TopLeaf stylesheet development tools make it easy to create and maintain stylesheets for DITA content. With TopLeaf you do not need programming skills to build powerful and efficient stylesheets. A single TopLeaf stylesheet can be used to publish your content in PDF, HTML, RTF, eBook and CHM formats.

Topics covered in this forty minute webinar include:

  • The XMetaL-TopLeaf plugin
  • TopLeaf page layout tool
  • TopLeaf tag mapping tool
  • TopLeaf Mapping Assistant
  • Single source publishing to PDF, HTML, RTF, CHM and eBook

You will see how TopLeaf’s iterative stylesheet development and preview techniques make it easy to style your content and get it into production quickly, and you’ll find out that TopLeaf is easy on your budget as well.

TopLeaf works with XMetaL Enterprise version 7 or later.

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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

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