Professional Development Seminars
In a tough market, you need to stay ahead of the pack.
The best way to do that is to make sure your skills are in demand. One of the highest demanded skills in the publications arena is Arbortext.
We offer these one day sessions to teach you what it takes to create and publish structured documents using the industry-leading tool: Arbortext
View upcoming seminars on the Events Page. Some courses are virutal and some are in-person. Courses may differ in the numbers of sessions and amount of information covered.
Typical in-person course agenda:
- 8:00 Registration
- 8:30 to 10:00 Class instruction and hands on practical training
- 10:00 to 10:30 Break — Coffee and refreshments will be provided.
- 10:30 to 12:00 Class instruction and hands on practical training
- 12:00 to 1:00 Lunch Break — Food will be provided for you
- 1:00 to 2:30 Class instruction and hands on practical training
- 2:30 to 3:00 Break — Refreshments provided
- 3:00 to 4:00 Final instruction and wrap up
Optional Goodies for in-person courses:
For DITA-focused courses, we will provide a copy of JoAnn Hackos' book "Introduction to DITA: A User Guide to the Darwin Information Typing Architecture Arbortext Editor" for an additional, optional fee. This book is a must have resource for anyone authoring in DITA.
Optional Goodies for attendees only:
If you would like to keep a copy of Arbortext Editor for your own use, you can purchase a special 1-year limited, personal license.
Need More Information?
"Introduction to Arbortext Editor - DITA Edition"
May 15, 2010 in San Jose, CA
Registration is CLOSED
For details, see the event announcement page.
What is Arbortext?
Next-century tools for dynamic product information development. The Arbortext product suite offers solutions at every stage of information development from defining, authoring, illustrating, to managing, and delivering content.
Arbortext is an end-to-end product information delivery system that automates the authoring and publishing processes for the delivery of high quality, tailored product information in the form of operator manuals, service documentation, and eLearning courseware.
What is DITA?
DITA is one of the most important innovations in XML publishing in years. Short for "Darwin Information Typing Architecture," DITA is an IBM invention that the company contributed to the community under the auspices of OASIS. DITA is an architecture based on XML for publishing technical information, and you can think of DITA as having three distinctive characteristics:
Arbortext & DITA
As the first vendor to support DITA at IBM, the first vendor to support DITA editing, and the only vendor to participate as a founding member of the OASIS DITA Technical Committee, PTC has led the way for DITA adoption. DITA was developed on Arbortext.
Covered in the seminar:
- Getting Started
- Background & Resources
- Structured Application and Authoring Concepts
- Introduction to Arbortext Editor
- Working with Structured Markup
- Structured Information and Document Structure
- Creating Tables
- Profiling Content in Arbortext Editor
- Introduction to DITA and the Arbortext DITA Application
- Creating DITA Topics, Concepts, and Tasks
- DITA Cross-References, Links, and Content References
- DITA Maps and Relationship Tables
Arbortext DITA provides access to all these capabilities:
- Conversion capabilities for legacy content
- Complete authoring support for maps and topics
- Link management
- Integrated support for review and approval cycles
- Conditional text to produce documents that meet the needs of individual readers
- Reuse of content across multiple documents
- Integrated functionality for content management
- Rich publishing capabilities for any media, including print and electronic