Technical publishing

Frequently asked questions

technical publishing

Technical Publishing, Desktop Publishing, specialists working for localization vendors will not have the responsibility of creating material or designs on a localized manual or document

What is XML?

The Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a W3C-recommended general-purpose markup language for creating special-purpose markup languages, capable of describing many different kinds of data. It is a simplified subset of Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML). Its primary purpose is to facilitate the sharing of data across different systems, particularly systems connected via the Internet. Languages based on XML (for example, Geography Markup Language (GML), RDF/XML, RSS, MathML, Physical Markup Language (PML), XHTML, SVG) are defined in a formal way, allowing programs to modify and validate documents in these languages without prior knowledge of their form.

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Why do you need technical authoring?

Opticentre has developed an experienced team of technical authors/engineers to meet the technical documentation authoring requirements for every sector.
The combination of skilled author/engineers and the use of the latest information management technologies allow Opticentre to offer focused, cost effective and innovative technical documentation.
Specialist skills in writing, illustration and delivery (paper or electronic) of technical information to various industry standards are used for projects in a variety of industries.
Opticentre's authors/engineers are SGML/XML trained to ensure that the authoring process is optimized to reduce the cost to the customer.
The authoring skills cover all technical disciplines including mechanical, electrical and electronic (including communications).

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Why single source multi channel publishing should be preferred?

Companies with a wide and varied product range have all experienced the complexities of managing the associated data and producing different types of publications. Clients make ever-higher demands and the costs seem only to increase.
Opticentre proves these things can be done differently. Content management now becomes a controllable process, custom-made publications can be produced quickly and efficiently, and e-business applications that could once only be dreamed of now lie within reach.

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