Helen St. Denis

Converting Legacy Content to DITA – It’s Not Rocket Science!

Many companies shy away from implementing DITA due to the false perception that converting legacy content to the DITA standard is expensive and tedious.

In this case study session, Pamela Noreault from ACI Worldwide (the market leader in banking and payments software products) and Les Burnham from Stilo International, will share a first-hand look at how ACI approached the task of converting 85,000 pages of legacy content as an integral part of their DITA implementation project.

Pam and Les will share insightful tips, tricks, best practices and valuable metrics, ensuring you come away with a better understanding of what it takes to convert content to DITA – and the realization that it really isn’t rocket science!


Helen originally joined Stilo as a technical editor in the documentation team and now works closely with our Migrate customers, helping to analyze their legacy content, configure dedicated conversion portals, and provide training and support on an ongoing basis. Over a period of several years, she has helped to convert many thousands of pages from FrameMaker, Word, RoboHelp, and InDesign files to DITA and other XML formats.

Helen holds a BA in English from St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, and has pursued graduate studies at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.

Co-Presenting With

Pam Noreault