Quality assurance of technical documentation is often ensured by means of the four-eyes principle. However, time and time again, small errors or imprecisions still find their way into texts, even after careful checking. It would be useful to conduct an automated check according to formal rules, such as upper/lower case in headings. This is what the validation language Schematron (an ISO/IEC standard) does. It provides the opportunity to analyse and check text content available in XML, both automatically and with sensitivity to context. Continue reading
From 24th to 26th October 2017, the ICS in Stuttgart again threw open its doors to the TD sector, and we were thrilled to attend once more.
With 4,300 participants and more than 250 presentations, workshops, tutorials and tool presentations, the tekom annual conference is clearly still the main event in the industry. With Intelligent Information and the newly developed standard iiRDS for interactive content delivery at the forefront of the conference, the focus this year was firmly on the future of information preparation, distribution and exchange: exciting topics that are becoming increasingly unavoidable in the field of technical writing. Continue reading
You might have already noticed that in our blog posts about the tcworld conference, we always save the reveal of our biggest new features until last. Last year we introduced you to the project configurator, a component for automatically compiling publications. This year, automation in ST4 is once again the focus – specifically the automation of your authoring workflows. Continue reading
Each passing day brings us closer to the 2017 tekom conference in Stuttgart. At SCHEMA we are preparing particularly thoroughly for one topic: iiRDS – Intelligent Information Request and Delivery Standard. This standard is set to become a milestone in the world of documentation, since it enables technical information to be exchanged easily, no matter who the manufacturer or what kind of device you have. Continue reading
Are manuals and spare parts catalogues an indispensable part of everyday life in your Technical Information department? And do your service engineers or customers groan during site visits if they have to search in several different platforms for the information they need?
If so, then you might want to take a look at our Blue Box on the SCHEMA stand at the upcoming tekom conference in Stuttgart. With Catalog Content Integration, we may well have just the solution you’ve been looking for. Continue reading
We have already made numerous changes to the 2017 version of the software to improve the usability of ST4 and in turn the efficiency of your processes. This year we have built on this and made a few minor and major adjustments, which you can take a closer look at during the tcworld conference. Last week you will have familiarised yourself with the TMS Health Report, which supports your translation processes. In this post, we will be introducing six minor modifications, the aim of which is to further optimise the usability of ST4 and to make working with ST4 2018 more effective and intuitive every day. Continue reading
It’s just a few short weeks now until the 2017 tekom conference gets underway again in Stuttgart. Before getting to meet you face to face at the conference, we wanted to use the next few posts to take a look at the world of the forthcoming 2018 version of SCHEMA ST4. So, let’s dive in and discover the new features aimed primarily at making your workflows and processes easier. In this post, I will introduce you to a new function that is sure to bring a smile to the face of translation managers: the TMS Health Report. The TMS Health Report is a deceptively small tool that nonetheless packs a powerful punch. It can significantly improve the quality of your translations and enable you to identify structural differences between the source and target language much more efficiently – without the need to speak the target language. Continue reading