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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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Introduction

So, finally, you’ve decided to write your content in DITA.

First, congratulations! For most companies or organizations, deciding whether to adopt Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) as an XML authoring methodology is an arduous journey. We’re strong supporters of the DITA standard and are confident that your investment to move to DITA can improve the technical information that you create for your products, services, or technologies.

Second, now what are you going to do? How do you start implementing DITA? What do you need to know before you start writing? What best practices have many of us in the technical writing community established? What are the gotchas and pitfalls of authoring in DITA? What’s the best way to learn ...

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