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Vote for TC Dojo Session Topics

Periodically, throughout the year, I look at the TC Dojo survey to see what topics and speakers are most in demand by techcomm professionals. Those topics are used to decide upcoming TC Dojo sessions. In 2018, soft-skills started appearing somewhere in the top 5 most requested topics. This is great…

Changing the default templates in Arbortext Editor

Arbortext Monster Garage, Season 3: Arbortext TC Dojo, Episodes 14 (Docbook) & 15 (DITA) In this webinar, I’ll show you how you can change the default templates in Arbortext Editor so they are more representative of the content that you actually write. In the Arbortext Editor File->New dialog, you get…

How to Use Change Tracking in Arbortext

Arbortext Monster Garage, Season 3, Episode 13 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…

Working with DITA Maps in Arbortext

Arbortext Monster Garage, Season 3: Arbortext TC Dojo, Special S2 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…

Fancy Formatting of XML Tables in PDF Output

Arbortext Monster Garage, Season 3: Arbortext TC Dojo, Episode 12 In this session, we’re going to talk about tables. Want to change the table from a simple block of tabulated data into something pretty and easy to scan? Want alternating colored rows? Want a fancy border around the table? With…

Using DITA keyrefs and conkeyrefs in Arbortext

Arbortext Monster Garage, Season 3: Arbortext TC Dojo, Episode 11 In this webinar, we tackle the DITA feature keyrefs and conkeyrefs. The keyref and conkeyref mechanisms allow you to easily switch variable content. We show: how keys and key references are referenced by DITA maps how processing is evaluated how…

Best Practices for Arbortext Workspaces in Windchill

Arbortext Monster Garage, Season 3: Arbortext TC Dojo, Episode 10 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 use (if…

Bringing Reusability to Your XML Stylesheets: Property Sets

Arbortext Monster Garage, Season 3: Arbortext TC Dojo, Episode 9 We go to XML publishing for a lot of reasons. One of which is to achieve reusability of our information: Write it Once, Use it Anywhere. Often, beginning stylesheet developers will do a lot of repeated style coding to achieve…