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<oXygen/> Author Training Course

Syncro Soft <oXygen/> XML Author is an industry-leading XML editing tool. It is one of the most popular DITA authoring tools; DITA is an XML standard and framework for technical communication.

HyperWrite's three day <oXygen/> XML Author training is designed for technical writers working with DITA, and helps participants make the most of this powerful authoring tool.

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What You Will Learn

Upon successful completion of this course, attendees will be able to work with projects, create and edit DITA and other XML documents using <oXygen/>, and transform source files to Web, ePUB and PDF deliverable documents.


Those attending this course should be familiar with HTML, and understand the basics of DITA and XML.


  • Topic Workspace
  • Editing Modes
  • Creating new topics
  • Map Manager
  • Creating and editing maps
  • Opening and closing topics
  • Editing topic elements
  • Editing topic attributes
  • Validation, troubleshooting, and shortcuts
  • Spell-check, search
  • Information types
  • Working with lists
  • Working with tables
  • Previewing topics
  • Projects and folder structures
  • Configuring
  • Using the Help
  • Authoring shortcuts
  • Re-usable content
  • Conditions/Profiling
  • Working with images
  • Cross-references in topics
  • Cross-references in maps
  • Transformation scenarios
  • Applying transformation scenarios
  • Reviewing features

To enquire about this course, e-mail Tony Self, or phone HyperWrite on +61 3 9893 4712.


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Your Instructor

This training course is conducted by Tony Self.

Dr Tony Self is recognised as one of the pioneers of hypertext and online documents. He has been involved in documentation and training for his entire career of 30 years. Over the past 20 of those years, Tony has worked specifically in the areas of online help systems, computer-based training, and electronic documents.

In addition to consulting, Tony is an Adjunct Teaching Fellow at Swinburne University of Technology. He is the author of The DITA Style Guide, a Fellow of the Institute of Scientific and Technical Communication UK (ISTC), and holds a PhD in semantic markup languages, a Graduate Diploma in Technical Communication, and a Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.