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From Taher Alkhateeb <slidingfilame...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: References for DITA as a tool for on-line help
Date Fri, 05 Jun 2015 08:38:33 GMT
Great resources Ron. Thank you for sharing. FYI I find DITA-OT to be nice and powerful. I'm
beginning to do some of our own documentation on it. 

----- Original Message -----

From: "Ron Wheeler" <rwheeler@artifact-software.com> 
To: "dev" <dev@ofbiz.apache.org> 
Sent: Thursday, 4 June, 2015 6:14:56 PM 
Subject: References for DITA as a tool for on-line help 

http://www.slideshare.net/abelsp/using-dita-for-online-help 
Slideshare has a lot of other presentations on DITA 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darwin_Information_Typing_Architecture 
Short with Hello World example 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Online_help 
Alternatives for producing on-line help - DocBooks and DITA considered 
together since they are closely related 

http://www.ditawriter.com/sample-dita-produced-output/ Has links to 
actual documents produced from DITA sources. 

https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/30122/DHSC_BestPractices_November20_rdr.pdf

exhaustive article on ways to deliver help authored by DITA tools. It 
shows that an investment in DITA content will always be protected even 
if the OFBiz UI and help delivery technology changes. 

Table of Contents 
*Introduction to the DITA Help Best Practices Guide* 

*Developing DITA-based Help for Existing Help Environments* 
-Arbortext Digital Media Publisher 
-Eclipse Help 
-CSHelp Plug-in 
-Eclipse_CSH Plug-in for Dynamic Context-Sensitive Help 
-Eclipse Help 
-Leximation AIR Help Plug-in 
-Microsoft HTMLHelp 
-Context-Sensitive Help using the Enhanced HTML (htmlhelp2) Plug-In 
-The DITA Open Toolkit HTMLHelp Transform 

*Developing Custom DITA-based Help Systems** 
*-DHTML Effects in HTML Generated from DITA 
-DITA-OT Plug-ins 
-HTMLSearch Plug-in 
-TOCJS and TOCJSBIS Plug-ins 
-Dynamic Rendering of DITA into XHTML 
-JavaScript-Based Context Sensitive Help 
-WinANT Options Supporting HTML-Based Output 
-WinANT Options Supporting Microsoft® HTML Help 

*Developing DITA-based Help for Existing Help Authoring Tools** 
*-Converting DITA Content to WebHelp using RoboHelp® 

There are a lot more articles on using DITA content in On-line help. 

The same content is available for other uses. 

Ron 

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Ron Wheeler 
President 
Artifact Software Inc 
email: rwheeler@artifact-software.com 
skype: ronaldmwheeler 
phone: 866-970-2435, ext 102 



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