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
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
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.
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
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
It is fitting, during this chilly winter period, that today’s post is about deep-freezing content. This is how we like to describe SCHEMA ST4’s release function in our training courses. But what is behind it? And above all, what do you get out of it? This hot topic (to stay with the metaphor) is what I would like to reveal a little bit about today. Continue reading
On Tuesday of next week, the tekom annual conference will get underway in Stuttgart. At the conference we will be presenting the latest version of our component content management system – ST4 2017.
Today I want to tell you about one of the most exciting new features: the project configurator. In general terms, it reduces the workload involved in manually compiling nodes in projects.
What sounds easy (and it really is easy), will open up completely new vistas for you in terms of organising your authoring processes. Not only can you automate the cooperation between ST4 and other systems, but you can also automate tasks directly in the system. Continue reading