DITA for Structured Content Creation (oXygen)
This course introduces you to essential DITA tasks and oXygen methods of accomplishing those tasks to produce XHTML, HTML5, PDF, RTF, and Word output.
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In this course, you learn how to:
- create DITA concept, task, and reference topics
- use DITA maps to bind DITA topics into usable documents
- use Heretto to output DITA projects to XHTML, HTML5, PDF, RTF, and Word output
- add graphics and tables to topics
- link topics both as hypertext links and as standard hardcopy cross-references
- format oXygen output with HTML and CSS
- use variables and conrefs for often-used and often-changed text in oXygen projects
- create conditions (different audiences, version, platforms, for example), tag topics and maps accordingly.
- output DITA projects according to specified conditions
You use links, videos and transcripts of those videos to learn these tasks, e-mail your instructor when you have questions, and send your work to the instructor for review.
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Course cost: McMurrey Associates $175 U.S., plus purchase a one-year license to Syncro oXygen for $59 US. See https://www.oxygenxml.com/buy_subscription_a12_editor.html
Here are the policies for this course:
- You have 93 days to complete the units of this course.
- You are welcome to work ahead of the schedule you see on your schedule page for this course. If you foresee needing extra time, contact email@example.com
- You can choose whether to take this course for a letter grade or pass–fail.
- No refunds will be granted after the third day that you have access to this course.
- Unless results are automatic, your instructor will review, comment on, and return your work within three days of receipt. Expect an e-mail confirmation that your instructor has received your work.
- Your instructor is available many hours per week to answer your questions and provide other help. Setting up an appointment works best.
- The topics in this course are the most important at beginning and intermediate levels. You can request units on other topics; your instructor will consider adding them.
- Your instructor will gladly provide you with a letter describing the quality of your work in this course.
- Your instructor will make reasonable efforts to ensure your success in this course but can make no guarantees concerning your writing or career success outside of this course.
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