Do you work a lot with tables in ST4? I hardly dare ask this question. Whoever uses an content management system such as ST4, needs tables in many contexts. In user guides at every turn – and equally often in data sheets, spare parts catalogs, and service manuals.
ST4 Tips: Working with Standardized Tables
Tables are one of the most important presentation elements in technical documents. Whether technical data, maintenance plans, references to user interface elements or legends: Tables are simply irreplaceable because of their potential for displaying de-tailed information in a clear and structured manner. Continue reading
Today nobody can imagine technical documentation without the use of tables. They offer a reasonable and practical way of assembling data neatly and legibly. Mostly they contain technical product features with hardly any or no textual content. Some publications, like for example catalogs, seem to consist almost exclusively of tables. Even creating such tables might mean traveling down a rocky and tedious road. Keeping these contents up-to-date and administering them, sometimes feels almost like the recurring labors of Hercules. What used to be laboriously and manually picked at, written and administered using DTP tools can today be automated with XML-based content management systems.