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XML Structured Authoring for Technical Documentation: Advanced Certificate Course

In this new age of technical writing, documents must be developed for rapid updating and multiple outputs (such as Microsoft Word, PDF, HTML5, XHTML, FrameMaker, MadCap Flare). One of the primary methods of achieving this is XML.

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Series Technical Writing: Online Certificate Programs and Classes
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Create an XML project for your portfolio

In this 6 week course you will complete a fully functional XML project that you can display in your professional portfolio for your technical writing pursuits. You will learn through videos and various other resources along with practice exercises. The instructor will provide you with assistance and feedback as you work through the exercises.

By the end of the course, you will:

  • Understand what “structured” means in structured authoring
  • Create a well-formed document
  • Use DTD (document type definition) to enable validation
  • Use SyncRO oXygen as an authoring tool
  • Segment your data for maximum use and reuse among a documentation set
  • Use XML elements, attributes, and entities
  • Use XSLT to output XHML documents
  • Use XSL-FO to output PDF
  • Produce a complete XML project that validates and generates multiple outputs
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CEU Information

Participants will earn 3 Continuing Education Units ( 30 Contact Hours) upon completion of this program.

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