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DITA Best Practices: A Roadmap for Writing, Editing, and Architecting in DITA by Jenifer Schlotfeldt, Michelle Carey, Laura Bellamy

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Chapter 10. Content Reuse

Reusing things is not just about being a good ecological friend to the planet. In the world of DITA, reuse is about writing content once and reusing that content wherever it’s needed.

You might have heard other terms that are associated with reuse, such as single-sourcing or information transclusion. Regardless of the term, reusing your content effectively in DITA can mean better content quality, consistent output, and cost savings for your company.

Benefits of Reuse

In case reuse wasn’t one of your primary motivations for converting content to DITA, consider the benefits of reuse:

Efficiency: Reuse improves the efficiency of writers, editors, and localization teams.

• Writers invest the effort to create content once ...

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