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SCHEMA ST4 for everybody who needs it

Who could do with a little more SCHEMA ST4 in their professional life? But only a little bit more? For example, maybe only the approval process is relevant to one colleague, while somebody else wants to be informed about publications and translations and another person just wants to request the creation of a single datasheet. SCHEMA ST4 is intentionally very comprehensive so that it can meet the demands of all the everyday tasks involved in the technical writing process. With workflow automation, you can make sure that colleagues only have access to the parts of our component content management system that they really need. Continue reading


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Content delivery made even easier!

You only need a few things for content delivery with SCHEMA: SCHEMA ST4, SCHEMA CDS, modular content and metadata. To tell you the truth, SCHEMA ST4 is not absolutely necessary here, but that’s a discussion for another time. For a long time now, SCHEMA ST4 has been your tool for creating intelligent modular content with taxonomies and metadata. One upload to the Content Delivery Server later and your content is also available via mobile apps or the browser, where it can be filtered according to target group. There are now some new features awaiting you in SCHEMA ST4 and SCHEMA CDS which make this process even smoother. 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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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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Maximilian Herrmann


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Work more effectively with individualised interfaces

Are you working in a team on an ST4 project? Or are you working on a project alone, but constantly performing different tasks? Sometimes you’re just working on the text, sometimes the graphics and the next week it’s all about importing and exporting for translation management.

Alongside the workflow module, which is already a huge help for this sort of work, there’s a great little function that can make your daily tasks that bit more effective. After all, ST4 does not just allow in-depth individualisation – you can also adjust the interface so it best fits your processes. The keyword here is workplace. As it’s the start of the year, we want to use this article to show you how to set up a workplace, explain what it can do and provide a few best-practice tips. Continue reading


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Help on specific questions – How to get individual answers at Hotline level from ST4-FAQs

You may have already discovered this in ST4 2017. The Help menu now lets you go straight to FAQs – a new information service for ST4 users. Today’s post is about where this link takes you and what help can be found there. Continue reading