Best Practices for Arbortext Workspaces in ACM and Windchill

Using workspaces in Arbortext Content Manager (or Windchill) can be a bit confusing.

How do you keep it clean? When should you create one? How long should you keep a workspace? How do you know which one to us (if you have several)? And, hey, while we’re at it, why might you have several?  What is a workspace for anyway? What does it mean?

In this session we’re going to talk about workspaces in Arbortext Content Manager and Windchill: How to use them effectively and what the best practices are for managing them.

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How to Use Change Tracking in Arbortext

In Arbortext, you can use the Change Tracking feature to track changes to text and markup.

Change tracking facilitates collaboration with other authors and editors by highlighting changes and allowing you to accept or reject them. It’s remarkably simple to take advantage of the change tracking feature for authoring. It is just as easy to show those same changes in published output.

In this session, we will show you how to turn on the feature, how to use it, how to accept or reject changes, how to view the different configurations of the document under review, and how to publish with changes visible.

We’ve even included a bonus: How to compare documents!

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Working with DITA Maps in Arbortext

In Arbortext 7.0, creating, editing, and manipulating DITA maps is easy to do!  In this TC Dojo: Arbortext Edition, we cover the basics for creating, managing, and using maps in Arbortext Editor.

We show you how to insert all kinds of DITA content: Topics, Concepts, References, Tasks, other maps and more! We explain the Resource Manager, several ways to create new topics and manage or insert existing topics. If there’s time, we will discuss how you can create your own templates to create stub documents that get you started quickly creating standard information structures.

By the end, you’ll be a pro at working with DITA maps in Arbortext.

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