Earlier I was blogging about various possibilities to automate your daily routine with DITA.

For example, manufacturing companies are widely using bills of materials that include components from which a particular product is assembled. So wouldn’t it be great if you could use a bill of materials as input and automatically generate the entire documentation set from individual DITA topics spread across your content repository? You wouldn’t even have to manually create DITA maps.

Or imagine a set of troubleshooting topics that explain the process of fixing an issue. The process might involve a series of procedures where the result of each procedure determines the next steps. Troubleshooting may also involve several people, such as end-user and support engineer. Wouldn’t it be fantastic if you could automatically and instantly transform the troubleshooting topics into a clickable diagram that graphically represents the entire process for the different roles?

Or how about an automatically generated topic that summarizes the information retrieved and aggregated from individual topics, such as a table that contains a list and description of system components.

These are just a few examples of what can be automated. We’ve built a solution that lets us easily implement virtually any automated document assembly or content generation scenario.

So let’s meet and talk about what can be automated with your content! Even if you are not sure what could be assembled or generated automatically in your company, we’ll think together with you and show you new possibilities.

We’ll be at the CMS/DITA North America conference in Reston, Virginia, from April 4th through 6th. Please feel free to drop us a line at and we’ll arrange a meeting.

Looking forward to meeting you!


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