Our community projects
We give away information like candy
Our committment to fostering strong community relationships differentiates us from our competitors. We donate 10% of our time to community educational efforts. This is a list of projects that we have founded, created, and organized for the technical communications and Arbortext communities:
The Single Sourcing blog is focused on information about Arbortext, the community, and the best practices for successful implementation of dynamic information delivery projects.
The TC Dojo is a series of webinars where the topics are chosen by the community and driven by community needs. In the TC Dojo-Arbortext Edition, we cover topics of interest to Arbortext users.
Top 5 Arbortext Resources List
We maintain the list of the top five resources for Arbortext users available out there.
TC Dojo Masterminds
Mastermind sessions are unique learning opportunities where members talk about real time issues they are solving and share ideas for possible solutions. These are Member-Only sessions.
Let’s face it, there are times when all you need is some quick assistance to help you solve a challenge.
Adepters code repository
We currently maintain this free Arbortext code archive. We donate the resources and contribute code to the repository on a regular basis.
Everything Arbortext in one place
We maintain the Arbortext article: Everything Arbortext in one place. This article gives you all the information you need about Arbortext all in one convenient place.
dita.xml.org blog on single-sourcing
We publish the Single-Sourcing Blog spot on the dita.xml.org Postings here are all DITA related.
We founded, organized, and delivered TC Camp, the first unconference for the techcomm community. We recently spun off TC Camp as it's own non-profit but remain a strong supporter of the event.
Arbortext Users on Meetup
We created and support the Arbortext User Group on Meetup to support those members of the Arbortext community who want to organize face-to-face events.
See Pictures of the people who use Arbortext from our Flickr stream.
Lots of other resources are available, too.
Arbortext has always had a very active community. Users and developers support each other, answer each other's questions, and present at conferences. We talk about everything: We talk about Arbortext, but we talk about all the related technologies that come into play as well. The community is more than just Arbortext customers. One of the strengths of the community -- and of the Arbortext product line -- is that PTC's Engineering team also partcipates in the community. You'll see them answering questions at all times of the day and night, right alongside us.
Arbortext @ PTC Communities
This is your best place for informal questions for PTC. Monitored by PTC R&D and Product Management as well as new and old customers. This group holds the archives for Adepters, the long-running mailing list that has been around since 1996. There's a lot of tribal knowledge buried here. (Migrated from PTC/User archives in April 2015, after being migrated from Arbortext in 2006.)
3B2 Users Mailing List
The 3b2users yahoo group is dedicated to Advanced Print Publisher (APP) questions and answers. APP was formerly known as 3B2.