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SCHEMA and DAIKIN – smart meets cool

What do SCHEMA and your weekend shopping have in common? – It’s simple: When you reach into that refrigerator in the comfortable air-conditioned supermarket, it’s very likely to contain several pieces of DAIKIN technology. DAIKIN is the world’s leading manufacturer of heat pumps, ventilation systems and air-conditioning and refrigeration systems. The multinational Japanese company with headquarters in Osaka and 67,000 employees worldwide offers solutions for hotels, office buildings and supermarkets, and also for domestic use. Plus: DAIKIN has chosen to use SCHEMA ST4 and the Content Delivery Server to create smart, interactive manuals. In their talk ‘DAIKIN Service Information at your service’ at the SCHEMA conference, Peter Lemahieu and Lore Vertongen explained why SCHEMA is the best solution for DAIKIN. Continue reading


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ST4 2017 sneak peek: more highlights from the new version

In 2016 a great deal has happened once again in the world of technical documentation since the last ST4 release. With ST4 2017, we want to fulfil the increasing demands on efficient content management. Alongside some substantial changes, we have of course made many small changes that we briefly want to introduce to you in this post.

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Miele Shows How It’s Done: Automating Layout Works

Content management and layout – until a short while ago, these were two quite separate disciplines at Miele. With the XML revolution and the successive move of content to SCHEMA ST4, day-to-day work changed. The resulting performance improvement in content management made one thing very clear, however: The classic external DTP process had to change, too. Quickly the question arose whether ST4 could take over this process without loss and automate it. All this taking into account the high quality requirements of customer documentation. Continue reading


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“We’re Getting Very Positive Feedback from the Market.” – The Online Media Designer from a developer’s perspective.

The Online Media Designer (OMD for short) is doubtlessly one of the most exciting new features in ST4 2016. We’ve already talked about it in our blog. In this post, we’ll hear from Matthias Hofmann. He’s the official backlog owner and main responsible person for developing the product. How did it all start with the OMD? What were the ups and downs during development? How does the result look in hindsight? Questions which he’ll answer for us here. Continue reading


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ST4 Online Media Designer: Online Layouts made easy

You are familiar with this scenario: The agent delivered the prototypes and now the only thing that is left is to transfer the design into the CMS. Or: Your clients want their product datasheets “exactly” in the design of their homepage – however in HTML5. And you know: A whole lot of work is waiting for you. However this is now going to end. Continue reading


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On Some Aspects of Layout Automation and its Supplementation (Part 2)

[1] Challenge: Creating a template on a graphic user interface without programming. Answer: The Page Layout Designer.

The process of creating an XSL-FO template and then carrying out a 100% layout production will only make you happy when the layout can actually be produced at 100%. This may sound redundant but in reality many customers find it very problematic to form a set of rules from their actually existing documents, which can then be laid down in the XSL-FO template.

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