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Quark Gets Testy with DITA in La Jolla

Content Management Strategies/DITA North America Begins April 23 Featuring Quark’s Mark Lewis

Denver, CO - 4/19/2012 - Next week in La Jolla, CA Mark Lewis, DITA evangelist and DITA product manager for Quark, will be onsite at Content Management Strategies/DITA North America to present “Get Testy with Your DITA.” Mark, a software engineer turned technical writer, is an expert in technical communication, XML, and DITA and is dedicated to helping content creators bridge the gap between unstructured and structured authoring.     

From Mark’s experience working with authors at every stage of DITA implementation, he is aware that testing along the way is crucial for success. Join him on Tuesday, April 24 to better understand the questions that must be addressed, such as:

  • Have authors applied the correct metadata?
  • Has the team chosen the correct filters when publishing?
  • Should testing be done at the map-level, the component-level, or both?
  • Which processes should the team use to test?
  • What is the cost of testing?

In this session that will highlight the why, what, when, and how of testing DITA code, Mark will also discuss economical options for testing if a DITA solution does not already include testing features.

        What: Get Testy with Your DITA
        Who: Mark Lewis, DITA product manager for Quark
        When: Tuesday, April 24 from 8:30 – 9:10 am Pacific
        Where: Content Management Strategies / DITA North America
        More Information: http://www.cm-strategies.com/2012/index.htm

Mark is part of the Quark team that is helping technical documentation, marketing, training, and other groups create and share structured content dynamically. With structured content those teams are able to deliver accurate information to customers and employees quickly and to all channels they require, including print, Web, and digital devices. By allowing authors across departments create valid XML content in Microsoft Word, organizations whose technical documentation groups already use XML can increase the power of structured authoring — and those who would like to adopt XML authoring can do so more easily.

For more information about Quark’s DITA solutions, please visit: http://www.quark.com/Solutions/Applications/DITA.aspx.

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About Quark
Founded in Denver in 1981, Quark’s vision was to create software that would lay the foundation for modern publishing. For 30 years, Quark has delivered on that promise. Quark’s dynamic publishing solutions are setting new standards in automated cross-media publishing by combining the power of XML with flexible layout and design to automate the delivery of customized, intelligent communications across print, the Web, and digital media.

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Contact: Sarah Rector, Quark Software Inc., 303-894-3753, srector@quark.com