DITA

User Documentation

Getting Started with Excel

This user guide was designed by using Darwin Information Typing Infrastructure (DITA), which is an XML data model for authoring and publishing. This group project involved creation of three topic types: task, concept, and reference; creation of a project plan, and then compilation of all topics by using FrameMaker.

Getting Started with Word

This user guide was designed by using Darwin Information Typing Infrastructure (DITA), which is an XML data model for authoring and publishing. This group project involved creation of three topic types: task, concept, and reference; creation of a project plan, and then compilation of all topics by using FrameMaker.

Online Help

MS Word Files

The following Online Help files are a sample of Modular Writing. Darwin Information Typing Infrastructure (DITA) uses three critical topic types:

  1. Task topics include XML elements that provide information about the task such as prerequisites, description, ordered or unordered steps, context, postrequisites, and examples.
  2. Concept topics include XML elements that explain an idea by sharing description, outline of the process, features, definitions, benefits, and relevant tools.
  3. Reference topics include XML elements that provide facts like short descriptions and visual cues like lists, sections, and tables.

XML Files

These XML files display content for online help files, and it utilizes several XML elements including general elements like title, section, shortdesc, and prolog; elements of Task Topics like task, steps, cmd, and result; elements of Concept Topics like concept, conbody, p, and ul; and elements of Reference Topics like refbody, table, and properties.

Task: Create New Document
Task: Insert Wordart
Concept: WordArt
Concept: Creating a New Document
Reference: Customizing WordArt
Reference: Keyboard Shortcuts for Basic Word Processing Tasks

PowerPoint Presentations

Limitations of Search Functionality PowerPoint presentation discusses the features and limitations of the Search Button in EasyDita. Technical Writers may create similar presentations if they wish to create something more exhaustive than what is originally available. These types of presentations can be used to thoroughly educate Technical Writers about concepts and tasks related to softwares.