STC Conference: Debbie Kennedy on Modular Writing and Reusability
Duratio: 7 min.
Debbie's presentation on modular writing and reusability was attended by about 200 people. In her presentation, Debbie explained how to chunk content by first looking at different content types: procedures, processes, facts, principles, and so forth. She also mentions a tool called Content Mapper that writers can use to chunk and reuse information through Microsoft Word. A trial version of the DITA version of Content Mapper is available at www.infomap.com.
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