Topic-oriented Structuring - Concepts and Strategies — A 1 day course

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Retired Course; no longer available


Producers of documentation are confronted by the challenges that come with the ever increasing scope of documentation, new requirements, and immense costs. Consequently, there is enormous pressure to find solutions to these problems.

Production costs must decrease, the quality of documentation must increase and more flexibility is required to effectively meet the needs of users. One solution is provided by topic-oriented structuring, which is well-known in the world of online help.

This method aims to isolate and describe each topic as an individual building block, independent of its context. A successful classification of topics means that correctness is easier to check and that topics are easier to reuse.

From a collection of 'good' topics, the appropriate documents can be put together flexibly and on demand for various target groups, purposes, and output media.


After the course, you will know the principle of topic oriented structuring and conventional topic classes.

Suitable For

Authors and people who are responsible for technical documentation.


No previous knowledge required.


This course has been retired and is no longer available.

Courses in this subject are scheduled on request. We can arrange a course at our training centre in Goethestrasse, Munich or on customer site.

For courses at our training centre in Munich, the fee will be:

Group discounts are available for groups of 2 or more paticipants.

On-site course fees are as above + expenses recharged at cost.


What is a topic?

Linking topics

Topic-based information structures

Structuring topic contents