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SCHEMA ST4 for everybody who needs it

Who could do with a little more SCHEMA ST4 in their professional life? But only a little bit more? For example, maybe only the approval process is relevant to one colleague, while somebody else wants to be informed about publications and translations and another person just wants to request the creation of a single datasheet. SCHEMA ST4 is intentionally very comprehensive so that it can meet the demands of all the everyday tasks involved in the technical writing process. With workflow automation, you can make sure that colleagues only have access to the parts of our component content management system that they really need. Continue reading


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Automatic consistency between documentation and development? BIOTRONIK shows you how

When creating software documentation, one thing’s for sure: ensuring that interface terms in the software match the technical documentation presents a particular challenge for technical writers. If a term changes on the software interface, it must also be changed in the documentation. The same applies to adjustable values on the software interface, which are often changed just before development is complete. When there are several different versions of the software and the documentation, updating the changes is a cumbersome task which often involves a separate editing process. Continue reading


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Intelligent screenshots with Callout Designer in SCHEMA ST4

In recent years, digital communication with and between products has continually increased. This is also the case for products from Bürkert Fluid Control Systems, a leading global manufacturer of measurement, control and regulation systems for fluids and gases. The Ingelfingen-based family business was founded over 70 years ago and since then it has developed a wide variety of products and applications for fluids. The company’s technical writing department has been using our SCHEMA ST4 Component Content Management System for three years. At the last SCHEMA Conference, Gudrun Krebs-Bothner and Ingrid Eichholz from Bürkert gave a talk entitled “The Living Screenshot – Intelligent Callout Graphics”, in which they demonstrated how they use ST4 to modularise user interface text from screenshots. Continue reading

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BSH and ST4: a new partnership brings interactivity to manuals

BSH Hausgeräte GmbH is Europe’s largest household appliance manufacturer, with brands such as Bosch and Siemens and products for all areas of everyday life. And because BSH relies on SCHEMA ST4, with 150 technical editors in various locations and around 100,000 “live” publications in up to 50 languages, it is also one of SCHEMA’s biggest customers. Networked home appliances have already been a reality for BSH for some years, and the company is now also preparing for its next developmental leap in technical documentation. If appliances communicate with you, the instructions need to be more than just words on a page – they need to get involved. In other words, they need to be able to respond interactively to your input. At the SCHEMA conference, Saskia Miller and Christina Steidle from BSH gave a presentation on why they decided to implement ST4 and how they are achieving this objective with the XML editing system. Continue reading


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Unconventional routes to high quality – All in a day’s work for Positive Technologies thanks to ST4

The information that a company distributes is never in a vacuum. Instead, it affects the content of many internal and external processes and, therefore, the content of user documentation in particular. If, for example, developers adjust the functionality of a software package, the interface also changes. Both of these aspects must also be replicated in the product documentation. So why not “simply” connect the two together, for example by coupling the CMS to the development process and using it as an analysis tool for content quality as well? Continue reading


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The SCHEMA Conference 2018

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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