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Common Questions: Customization

This week’s topic: Customization Last year we discovered that something we think everyone knows about Arbortext is almost totally unknown. It was a weird thing to discover because, for most of us, this “thing” was a major influencer in our…

Common Questions: BOMs

This week’s topic: BOMs As organizations start to see returns from XML implementations in technical publications, training, and support, they start to see how it can benefit even more departments across the organizations. One of the places that organizations look…

Common Questions: Reviewing XML Content

This week’s topic: Reviewing XML Content in Arbortext The question of reviewing content is a complex one. Every year, at the annual PTC user conference, this topic gets discussion. No one agrees on how the review process should work or…

What is the best way to learn Arbortext?

This was a question on LinkedIn. When it comes to learning, there are a lot of options. You’ll want to choose the way that you learn best in order for the training to be most effective for you. Get the…

How much does Arbortext cost?

by Dave There’s a lot of confusion, bad information, old information about Arbortext floating around out there. There’s an assumption that Arbortext is only for the Fortune 100 and that it’s completely out of reach for small to medium businesses….

Common Questions: Arbortext Editor

This week’s topic: Arbortext Editor Something that a lot of people don’t realize, but that Arbortext customers cherish, is that every part of the Arbortext Editor UIr—everything you can do in the Editor—is reachable through the extensive, well-documented, API. After the…

Common Questions: Publishing

This week’s topic: Publishing! When it comes to “publishing content” in Arbortext, you’re talking about a big subject. There’s Arbortext Publishing Engine (PE), which produces multi-channel output.  There’s Arbortext Digital Media Publisher (DMP), a component of Publishing Engine which enables you to distribute content on multiple types…

Common Questions: Data Merge

This week’s topic: Data Merge Data Merge is an interesting way to jump start your documents.  It’s also a great way to keep your content accurate and up-to-date while reducing the amount of work that you need to do to…