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The SCHEMA Conference 2018

SCHEMAcon-2018

The current state of ST4 and CDS development, augmented reality demonstrations, a host of workshops and presentations. The NCC Mitte convention centre was once again full to the brim with technical writers, customers, potential customers, SCHEMA employees, partners and an enormous amount of combined expertise all under one roof. If that sounds to you like the SCHEMA Conference 2018, you would be right. 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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Impressions from the tekom Spring Conference 2018 in Koblenz

This year’s tekom Spring Conference in Koblenz was a big hit. The theme this year of standards in a time of digital change created a great deal of interest. One of the most hotly anticipated topics was, of course, iiRDS version 1.0, which was launched in parallel to the opening of the Spring Conference. As well as content delivery, there was also a lot of discussion about the challenges technical documentation will face in the future. 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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A preview of our SCHEMA Conference 2018

As in previous years, the common thread that unites the various components of this year’s conference is the trend that is under way in the realm of technical documentation – namely moving away from analogue preparation methods, and proceeding via digital document storage through to the smart provision of information. The conference is an event that has now become a fixed point on the annual calendar of agents and decision-makers in the “tech doc” sector: the SCHEMA Conference in Nuremberg. This year, we are looking forward to welcoming clients, technical writers, experts and, last but not least, trendsetters and pioneers at the Nürnberger Conference Center (NCC Mitte) on 19 and 20 June. Continue reading

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