Understanding Preliminary Information – Traditional and How it works in S1000D Publishing

Publishing technical content often requires that there is Preliminary Information contained within the end artifact, but what do we mean by Preliminary Information and how does this traditional monolithic requirement translate into an S1000D publishing requirement?

On this course you will learn:

  • The role of preliminary information – traditional and modular content
  • How preliminary information is used within an S1000D publication process
  • How you can identify preliminary information and what the specification says
  • Software considerations/limitations and the power of correct preliminary production by your software tools.

During the course we will remind ourselves of the role of S1000D and how we bring content back together, then where preliminary information sits within this process and how it may just be a vital ingredient that you are missing or under-employing.

TD-iQ Subscribers can access this course as part of their subscription. Want to join TD-iQ? Then contact us for more details.

Mike Ingledew

A trained aircraft engineer (rotorcraft), I entered in to the field of technical information writing S1000D data modules on a major European military platform.

After a series of high profile project roles and the privilege of supporting clients worldwide, I ended my 'employed' career at a subsidiary of Boeing Aircraft after I decided to leave and focus on TDW full-time.

From my time supporting clients worldwide, I could see that there was a market need for an independent organisation that could be a trusted advisory source for those needing to implement successful technical information strategies.

I am passionate about the art of technical communications and the process, software and skills needed in our market.

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