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Stuttgart, Germany, 2009/06/19 - *instinctools will open a new horizon in structured documentation by launching its DITAworks on June 22, 2009. DITAworks is a software solution that supports the entire documentation management lifecycle including modeling, creating and publishing.
*instinctools GmbH, a company specializing in Information management solutions and services, is going to launch DITAworks at the 9th German Single Source Forum in Munich on June 22, 2009. DITAworks helps to develop and manage structured documentation like product descriptions, training materials, process documentation, user manuals and online helps. The focus areas of DITAworks’ current release are visual modeling, an extended Eclipse documentation package and server side publishing.
*instinctools provides application development and maintenance services for all major Eclipse components, and so it is fitting that Eclipse RCP was chosen as the technological base for DITAworks. Furthermore, special features for documenting Eclipse based applications have been added to the DITAworks solution. Some of these are DITA specialization for defining Eclipse Help deliverables, transformation and validation for Eclipse Help, full support of Eclipse contexts and indexes as well as an IDE plug-in for help context assignment and synchronization with source code. Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director of Eclipse Foundation appreciates *instinctools’ latest development and says: “We are delighted that *instinctools is delivering this innovative technology to the growing Eclipse ecosystem. DITAworks provides a useful tool for creating technical documentation within the Eclipse environment.”
DITAworks follows the motto "DITAworks talks DITA!” and is able to utilize the full potential of the DITA standard because of its 100% native DITA architecture. And the feature which sets DITAworks further apart from other documentation tools lies in its unique and comprehensive modeling functions that allow project-specific documentation models (DITA Specializations). The complex modeling tasks are made easy with the help of visual editors and wizards. And the definitions of the model thus defined are carried through for further tasks.
DITAworks has plenty of features for making the task of structured documentation easier and more effective. It stimulates the re-use of content according to single source principles by smart implementation of DITA specific possibilities (topics, variables, conrefs). It also improves the effectiveness of documentation planning and creation through comfortable link management and preview functions, wizards for creating objects, and smart editors for topics and maps.
For more information on DITAworks (ditaworks.com) and its features, please visit DITAworks website.
*instinctools GmbH (instinctools.com) is a member of Eclipse Foundation and offers Software and Services for smart solutions in Information Management. Service offerings include appropriate software components and application architecture selection, application development and maintenance. *instinctools’ many years of experience in Java and Eclipse development help them in making their customers implement the Eclipse project strategy successfully.
About Eclipse Foundation
Eclipse (eclipse.org) is an open source community whose projects focus on providing an extensive and extensible software development platform. Eclipse offers tools and environments that extend across all phases of the software development process. The Eclipse Foundation is a non-profit, member-supported organization, which has the objective to lead the Eclipse open source community and manage the individual projects of the community.