It’s beginning to look at bit like Christmas…so it is time again for the Mekon annual food Christmas audit. The Mekon team have once again conducting a seasonal food audit. This year our independent panel are tasting cranberry sauce and mince pies (not together) on sale this December in the UK supermarkets including Aldi, Lidl,… Read more It’s beginning to look at bit like Christmas…
What you might not know about Mekon is that we have a vast experience in developing custom applications to customer’s specific business requirements. We work with different standards including DITA, S1000D, and ATA, and use technologies such as FOSI, XSLT, XSLFO, C++ , JAVA and FrameMaker FDK. Using our technology and product expertise we can… Read more Developing Custom Applications or Stylesheets to Customer’s Specific Business Requirements
Mekon are pleased to announce the launch of the notusCSDB in 2020. Mekon have worked with several CSDB’s over the years, supporting customers to manage their S1000D content in an efficient way. Many of these CSDB’s are very sophisticated and capable, which brings complexity and a high price tag. Having spoken to many component manufacturers,… Read more Mekon notusCSDB new product!
Over the years the S1000D Specification has gained quite a few additional features which have in the main been useful. Granted some of the features have been questionable and some in the community have wondered where the ideas have come from or even why they have been added. Level Attribute Some of you may remember… Read more Missing Bits
A little more than two years ago, I wrote an article titled, “Introducing Bitesize business rules” . A couple of months prior, I was invited by Susanne Berg from Mekon Ltd to write short monthly articles for a series they called Bitesize Business Rules. The idea was to share tips, tricks, and insights into S1000D Business… Read more Bitesize Business Rules Series as a Book
Hot on the heels of my last blog about Microsoft breaking how FrameMaker prouduces PDF file I can now report that the latest Windows Update on my machine has fixed the problem. On Thursday last week when I shut my machine down I noticed that there was a windows updated in the offing. So, full… Read more Well, Well, Wel! – PDF Production now fixed
Some of you who are using Windows 10, and I understand that this is an increasing number, may have been afflicted by the Windows Update in June this year. FrameMaker is an application which is much used in the Technical Publications industry. In it unstructured form this has been in use for many years mainly… Read more Windows Update and FrameMaker
When we consider the business rules Document (brDoc) Schema covered so far, we concentrated on the elements and very little on the attributes. In fact, so far we have only mentioned the attribute brDecisionPointUniqueIdent, which marks the unique identifier of a Business Rules Decision Point (BRDP), and is placed on the element brPara (business rules… Read more brDoc: The Attributes You Shouldn’t Ignore