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DITAworks Eclipse Help Package nominated for Eclipse Technology Award

(PresseBox) (Stuttgart, ) Through Eclipse Technology Awards, Eclipse Foundation recognizes the individuals, projects and technologies every year that have contributed to the dynamic development of the Eclipse community. For the Eclipse Community Awards 2010, *instinctools' DITAworks Eclipse Help Package has been nominated in the category "Best RCP Application".

In DITAworks and DITA Visual Specialization manager, *instinctools offers important tools for managing DITAbased documentation lifecycle and thereby improving productivity of the documentation process. The firms which develop their applications based on Eclipse can avail from the full Eclipse IDE integration benefits offered by the DITAworks Eclipse Help Package.

DITAworks Eclipse Help Package features functionality specifically tailored for documenting Eclipse/RCP applications and generate Eclipse Help. This package includes DITA specialization for defining Eclipse help deliverables, transformation and validation specifics for Eclipse Help. It also has full support for Eclipse Help contexts and indexes, and comfortable link management between content in different plugins. This package covers the limitations in the market from lack of software tools, both free and commercial, which have been hindering adoption of Eclipse help as publishing output format for DITA content.

The links between application and Eclipse Help are enabled by Eclipse context ID management and an IDE plugin for help context assignment and synchronization with source code. This IDE plugin helps in optimized coordination process between the development and the documentation teams. In designing the IDE plugin, the best practices as well as innovative ways for effective coordination work were incorporated. The emphasis was to provide productivity benefits for documentation as well as development in terms of proper utilization of time and resources, reduction of costs, reduction of gotomarket time and overall improvement in the quality of documentation.

From our demo video, you can see how DITAworks Eclipse Help Package functions.

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