Monthly Archives: October 2011

Call for Chapter Officers

Our chapter meetings may not be SRO, but we still provide a service to the North Bay technical documentation community — and we invite your participation in chapter roles. As long as you are an STC member and are able to attend regular chapter meetings (you do not need to be a NorthBay Chapter member), please contact from now through the last day of November if you would like to take on the role of president, vice president, treasurer, or web master.

Topic-Based Authoring with Linda Urban

STC Sacramento is presenting the following workshop:

Saturday October 22, 2011
9 AM to 5 PM

Topic-based authoring is a technique for writing content as discrete, stand-alone pieces (“topics”) that can be combined and reused in different ways. The topic-based approach has been getting a lot of attention recently because it is an integral part of DITA (the Darwin Information Typing Architecture) and other XML-based solutions. However, topic-based authoring has actually been around for quite some time, and does not require DITA or XML. Using a topic-based approach can improve consistency and usability of information, and can make it easier to reuse topics in different contexts. It can also simplify maintenance, speed up the review process, and facilitate shared authoring.

For additional details and registration: