Advance Your Career Through Self-Publishing [On-Line Event]

Writing a book gives you an opportunity to provide tangible value. It can establish your brand and increase your professional standing. Information professionals are uniquely positioned to take advantage of self-publishing because we already know how to transform source material to online and print materials and because we have editors, designers, and talented peer reviewers in our network.

While self-publishing is easier than ever, reaching your audience and making money from your book is harder for self-publishers; we do our own marketing and distribution so the audience can find our book.
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Automating High-Quality Output

You get it. You understand the value for having your content in XML. Perhaps you are already there or on your way. Now you have all of your content tagged and structured for optimal reuse. You breathe a sigh of relief.

Then you get the request to produce high quality designed outputs for things such as catalogs, product brochures, data sheets, or even advertisements, etc….

Can your rendering engine handle it?

If you have Arbortext the answer is definitely YES! Continue reading “Automating High-Quality Output”

Arbortext Formatter Shootout

Learn how the capabilities of Advanced Print Publisher compare with those of the FOSI and XSL/FO engines.

Join APP Man, his evil FOe, and the FOSI Bear for a lively session on the various Arbortext formatting technologies. You’ll learn how the capabilities of Advanced Print Publisher compare with those of the FOSI and XSL/FO engines. And don’t forget to bring your toughest document formatting questions to the experts!

This session will feature a panel consisting of experts in each of the three major technologies supported by the Arbortext family of documentation formatting systems:

  • Advanced Print Publisher (APP, formerly known as 3B2)
  • Arbortext Styler
  • Formatting Output Specification Instance (FOSI)
  • Extensible Stylesheet Language – Formatting Objects (XSL-FO)

The session will open with a brief overview of the capabilities and pros/cons of each formatting technology by the respective experts. This will be followed by the panel answering audience questions on formatter capabilities and techniques, as well as difficult formatting problems and how the various technologies might address them.

This session will be moderated by Eric Flynn and the panelists included:

  • Gareth Oakes, GPSL  (APP)
  • Suzanne Napoleon, FOSI Expert, (FOSI)
  • Zarella Rendon, PTC (Styler)
  • Clay Helberg, TerraXML (FO)
  • Liz Fraley, Single-Sourcing Solutions (FO)

Presented at:  PTC/User World Event 2010