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Subject:RE: DITA - how to start? From:"Kevin McGowan" <thatguy_80 -at- hotmail -dot- com> To:caveatrob -at- gmail -dot- com, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com Date:Fri, 31 Aug 2007 14:58:51 -0400
As a day-to-day DITA user, I have to tell you the honest truth. The best
resources are the folks on the DITA Framemaker Yahoo group. The obvious
caveat meaning that they work with the FrameMaker DITA plugin...but they are
very knowledgeable about DITA and its various applications.
There is sweet little DITA documentation out there that I've found to be
thoroughly useful. A lot of theoretical info, and some practical tool info
that appears in the odd article, and postings on the aforementioned group.
As for Windows tools...there are many besides FrameMaker. If you're trying
to accomplish a specific task, your own specs and budget will determine
which one to go with.
>From: "Rob Hudson" <caveatrob -at- gmail -dot- com>
>To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
>Subject: DITA - how to start?
>Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2007 15:03:27 -0500
>I'm sure this question has been asked many times, but as a new PhD
>student and "old" documenter, I'm wondering about foundational
>resources and readings for both DITA theory and DITA applicaiton.
>And speaking of applications, what are my options in Windows for DITA
>tools? Do I just grab a reference manual and a copy of XML Spy?
>What do DITA users on this list use in day-to-day tasks?
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