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Why technical writing is essential for the introduction of augmented reality

Recent developments are making the indisputable potential of augmented reality (AR) clearer and clearer – but how is AR influencing content management at companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland? And what opportunities does SCHEMA ST4 present for providing content for AR applications? Continue reading


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What’s on your mind? Giving feedback in SCHEMA ST4 2018

Software is always a work in progress and, to make sure we stay on top of our game, we’ve decided to set up a direct dialogue feature. We visit trade fairs where the latest new developments on the market are discussed and we maintain relationships with researchers and experts in the field. But a lot of what we learn about our products comes from customer feedback. Continue reading


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Impressions from the tekom Spring Conference 2018 in Koblenz

This year’s tekom Spring Conference in Koblenz was a big hit. The theme this year of standards in a time of digital change created a great deal of interest. One of the most hotly anticipated topics was, of course, iiRDS version 1.0, which was launched in parallel to the opening of the Spring Conference. As well as content delivery, there was also a lot of discussion about the challenges technical documentation will face in the future. Continue reading


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A place for workshops, learning and networking – the Schema Conference takes place from 19-20 June 2018 at NCC Mitte, Nuremberg

The range of topics covered are as diverse as various usage scenarios: technical writing and documentation is going through an exciting period of change and growth. As a worldwide leading supplier of Component Content Management System solutions, we always have our finger on the pulse of these new developments. At this year’s SCHEMA Conference on 19 and 20 June 2018 at the NürnbergMesse complex, we don’t just want to present our solutions to existing challenges. Continue reading


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Using group nodes to cross-reference variants

In our last post, we looked at modularisation – so how you deal with content for product variants, for example. Today we are looking at an aspect of creating modular content: How do I handle links to variants in ST4? This is handled in ST4 using “group nodes”. Continue reading


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What is modularisation? The essential basics for your content

Using a Component Content Management System (CCMS) such as SCHEMA ST4, you can manage your content in the form of modules, blocks or nodes. Among other things, this means that you only need to draft an individual section for a chapter once and can then reuse it in several different places. Changes to the original section are automatically pulled into the repeated sections. This is just one variant of modularisation; there are various others that you can use depending on the situation and framework conditions surrounding your content in ST4.

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A preview of our SCHEMA Conference 2018

As in previous years, the common thread that unites the various components of this year’s conference is the trend that is under way in the realm of technical documentation – namely moving away from analogue preparation methods, and proceeding via digital document storage through to the smart provision of information. The conference is an event that has now become a fixed point on the annual calendar of agents and decision-makers in the “tech doc” sector: the SCHEMA Conference in Nuremberg. This year, we are looking forward to welcoming clients, technical writers, experts and, last but not least, trendsetters and pioneers at the Nürnberger Conference Center (NCC Mitte) on 19 and 20 June. Continue reading