Did you know with Arbortext, Specializations require no additional programming?

Did you know Arbortext ships with easily customizable stylesheets to support output to multi-channel output formats (HTML, PDF, RTF, etc.)?

Did you know PTC now has the only fully-functional, end-to-end, enterprise-level DITA solution: Arbortext Editor, Publishing Engine, and Content Management System?

Did you know Arbortext 5.4M50 was released June 1st with full support for DITA 1.2 even before 1.2 was released for public comment?

The OASIS DITA standard began with IBM and it began in Arbortext. PTC/Arbortext was the only vendor invited to be a charter member of the Oasis DITA Technical Committee and participates on that committee today.

In this one hour websession and find out how easy it is to create DITA stylesheets in Arbortext.

Who should attend: Anyone interested in moving to DITA now or in the future, anyone who has already begun that transition but is looking for a better way, and anyone who is just plain curious.

Dojo Master

Liz Fraley, Single-Sourcing Solutions, is a serial entrepreneur. She’s founded two companies, sits on the boards of three non-profits, and is constantly coming up with new ways to share knowledge in the technical communications and content industries. She has worked in high-tech and government sectors, at companies of all different sizes (from startups to huge enterprises). She advocates approaches that directly improve organizational efficiency, productivity, and interoperability. If you ask her, she’ll say she’s happiest when those around her are successful.

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Recorded: August 2010

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Where to find the supporting material

Members of the Single-Sourcing Solutions Mastermind Group have access to the recording, slides, show notes, sample code, and transcripts on the members website.

Tweet Roundup

In case you missed attending the session live, the event had a live Twitter stream.

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SingleSourcing
Aug 31, 2010 at 9:51am
#Arbortext #DITA Webinar L.Fraley: Get your Arbortext resources here: http://social.single-sourcing.com
SingleSourcing
Aug 31, 2010 at 9:51am
Top 5 Arbortext Resources from Single-Sourcing Solutions, qualified value added reseller for PTC dynamic publishing products – Arbortext Mathcad Windchill http://top5.arbortextuser.org
SingleSourcing
Aug 31, 2010 at 11:01am
#Arbortext #DITA Webinar L.Fraley: A giant chart of resources available to the Arbortext community and this is just a small slice!
SingleSourcing
Aug 31, 2010 at 11:00am
#Arbortext #DITA Webinar L.Fraley: Please don’t ever, ever, ever, style concept, task or reference. Rely on fall-back processing!
SingleSourcing
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:59am
#Arbortext #DITA Webinar L.Fraley: Icon indicators, color, weight, hints to give you what you need to develop stylesheets right in the UI
SingleSourcing
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:57am
#Arbortext #DITA Webinar L.Fraley: RDS is a separate stand-alone file that does not affect your source content
SingleSourcing
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:56am
#Arbortext #DITA Webinar L.Fraley: Use the Resolved Document for Styling to see your content after it’s gone through publishing pipeline
SingleSourcing
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:55am
#Arbortext #DITA Webinar L.Fraley: Use a test document that contains many of the different contexts you need to style
SingleSourcing
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:54am
#Arbortext #DITA Webinar L.Fraley: Added APP code by adding a module and changing rendering engine to APP. Voila! Cool.
SingleSourcing
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:53am
#Arbortext #DITA Webinar L.Fraley: Source edit support–source edits are mechanism for going above and beyond, like including APP code!
SingleSourcing
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:52am
#Arbortext #DITA Webinar L.Fraley: Styler is a very powerful tool; people enjoy using it. It does a nice job of simplifying the view
SingleSourcing
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:51am
#Arbortext #DITA Webinar L.Fraley: easy to see that style applies only to one format or to all. Red to indicate you’re changing a subset/one
SingleSourcing
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:50am
#Arbortext #DITA Webinar L.Fraley: Styler can have multiple output formats from one stylesheet–true multi-channel stylesheeting
SingleSourcing
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:49am
#Arbortext #DITA Webinar L.Fraley: easy to move rules into/between modules and see precedence of modules
SingleSourcing
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:48am
#Arbortext #DITA Webinar L.Fraley: lots of customers using pageset modules
SingleSourcing
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:47am
#Arbortext #DITA Webinar L.Fraley: Sort by module–it’s a nice way to organize your work, and you can reuse modules in other stylesheets
SingleSourcing
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:46am
#Arbortext #DITA Webinar L.Fraley: You can sort by module, and work on all TASK-related parts at once, see everything together.
SingleSourcing
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:44am
#Arbortext #DITA Webinar L.Fraley: Styler validates modules on import to make sure you don’t have garbage in your stylesheet
SingleSourcing
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:43am
#Arbortext #DITA Webinar L.Fraley: Use a modular architecture to do your work, deploy flattened stylesheet to field–faster in production
SingleSourcing
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:42am
#Arbortext #DITA Webinar L.Fraley: Arbortext provides 31 modules OOB, easy to drop domains you don’t use
SingleSourcing
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:41am
#Arbortext #DITA Webinar L.Fraley: Use the flattened base or the modules provided OOB to start your stylesheet work
SingleSourcing
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:40am
#Arbortext #DITA Webinar L.Fraley: Styler is a tool that just anyone can pick up and use
SingleSourcing
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:39am
#Arbortext #DITA Webinar L.Fraley: Styler is a tool that can be used by the non-programmer; easy to understand, with info/hints right there
SingleSourcing
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:38am
#Arbortext #DITA Webinar L.Fraley: OTK–a great tool, but takes programming skills, really need to understand the DTD to dig around in it
SingleSourcing
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:36am
#Arbortext #DITA Webinar L.Fraley: Make sure w/specializations, you’re not going to break anything. Just think it through
SingleSourcing
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:35am
#Arbortext #DITA Webinar L.Fraley: There’s a notion of fall-back processing and you want to take advantage of it: no unnecessary styling
SingleSourcing
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:34am
#Arbortext #DITA Webinar L.Fraley: Styler has all of these little tips that provide you w/what you need to know as a stylesheet developer
SingleSourcing
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:33am
#Arbortext #DITA Webinar L.Fraley: Comment feature added in 5.4, you can see/add comments easily, right in UI
SingleSourcing
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:32am
#Arbortext #DITA Webinar L.Fraley: Can sort by element and can quickly jump to rules, elements, and contexts
SingleSourcing
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:31am
#Arbortext #DITA Webinar L.Fraley: Styler provides hints–“this elt is a specialization of…”–stylesheet devs need this info at hand
SingleSourcing
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:30am
#Arbortext #DITA Webinar L.Fraley: Lots of elements in OOB stylesheets are “unstyled by design”
SingleSourcing
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:29am
#Arbortext #DITA Webinar L.Fraley: With DITA, take advantage of fall-back processing. Styler makes this easy to see.
SingleSourcing
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:27am
#Arbortext #DITA Webinar L.Fraley: For folks who used Styler in the past, it looks a lot different; lots of new things to talk about
SingleSourcing
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:26am
#Arbortext #DITA Webinar L.Fraley: Styler provides a very robust, obvious, powerful way to make modifications to meet org needs
SingleSourcing
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:25am
#Arbortext #DITA Webinar L.Fraley: Can sort on column to see active vs overridden rules.
SingleSourcing
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:24am
#Arbortext #DITA Webinar L.Fraley: bold=active rule; gray/italic=overridden rule. Easy to see.
SingleSourcing
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:23am
#Arbortext #DITA Webinar L.Fraley: Icon shows precedence and priority status of rules in stylesheet.
SingleSourcing
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:21am
#Arbortext #DITA Webinar L.Fraley: Knowing specialization history is important for stylesheet writers, pop up hint in Styler is handy view
SingleSourcing
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:20am
#Arbortext #DITA Webinar L.Fraley: Hover over element and you can see where it comes from (file, module) and what it’s specialized from
SingleSourcing
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:19am
#Arbortext #DITA Webinar L.Fraley: by importing a read-only copy, you can leverage future updates provided by Arbortext
SingleSourcing
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:18am
#Arbortext #DITA Webinar L.Fraley: ATX provides a very extensive stylesheet that supports all of the DITA elements and attributes OOB
SingleSourcing
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:17am
#Arbortext #DITA Webinar L.Fraley: Start with an empty shell (driver) stylesheet and import read-only copy of OOB stylesheet
SingleSourcing
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:16am
#Arbortext #DITA Webinar L.Fraley: also an RDE – resolved document for editing – to see total — editiable– content in one view
SingleSourcing
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:15am
#Arbortext #DITA Webinar L.Fraley: RDS good for troubleshooting link problems, it’s what’s gone through the publishing pipeline
SingleSourcing
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:14am
#Arbortext #DITA Webinar L.Fraley: Styler has a “Resolved Document for Styling” (RDS) that contains all the info from map & topics
SingleSourcing
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:13am
#Arbortext #DITA Webinar L.Fraley: Style against a sample document that represents the vast majority of constructs you would see in output
SingleSourcing
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:12am
#Arbortext #DITA Webinar L.Fraley: Stylesheet creates the rules for how elements appear in the various contexts in the output
SingleSourcing
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:11am
#Arbortext #DITA Webinar L.Fraley: a single Styler stylesheet can create output for multiple output formats
SingleSourcing
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:10am
#Arbortext #DITA Webinar L.Fraley: Best practices for using Styler with the OOB DITA modular stylesheets
SingleSourcing
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:09am
#Arbortext #DITA Webinar L.Fraley: Talking about Styler – a UI to make non-programmers capable of maintaining/creating stylesheets
SingleSourcing
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:07am
#Arbortext #DITA Webinar L.Fraley: PTC pushing for interoperability, cooperation between applications — based on customer feedback
SingleSourcing
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:06am
#Arbortext #DITA Webinar L.Fraley: Arbortext is the only OOB end-to-end solution with integrated products that all play nicely w/each other
SingleSourcing
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:05am
#Arbortext #DITA Webinar L.Fraley: Arbortext was Editor IBM was using when they developed DITA; Arbortext part of OASIS DITA TC from start
SingleSourcing
Aug 31, 2010 at 10:04am
#Arbortext #DITA Webinar L.Fraley: Arbortext has a long history with SGML, XML, and DITA. Around since 1990
SingleSourcing
Aug 31, 2010 at 9:57am
#Arbortext #DITA Webinar: about to get started…
SingleSourcing
Aug 31, 2010 at 9:57am
#Arbortext #DITA Webinar: We’ll be live-tweeting the webinar. Fair warning: we’re going into high-volume for the next hour.

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