Here’s a short summary of SPRs and enhancements added to the product release. Many SPRs and enhancements are part of the release. We highly recommend you log in to the support site and read the release notes. If you have an active maintenance contract you can download the new version from the PTC-Support website as usual. If you need any help please contact our Support team.


Generally, we post the list of SPRs and enhancements added to a product release. However, this release affects all 5.3 releases from 5.3 F000 through 5.3 M200. As a result, the release notes document is 208 pages. If you want details, we highly recommend you log in to the support site and read the release notes.

Individual SPR Counts

M200 (6), M190 (6), M180 (10), M170 (7), M160 (21), M150 (9), M140 (33), M130 (34), M120 (17), M110 (39), M100 (24), M90 (24), M80 (23), M70 (43), M60 (33), M50 (65), M40 (59), M30 (53), M20 (20), M10 (280), New features added to F000.

Summary of fixes and changes

Here's a short summary, but all Arbortext products have been affected in the 5.3 release tree. When you see a release in parenthesis, this is the highest point at which this product/issue was affected by the SPR:

  • SPR fixes and changes to:
    • Composition and publishing
    • Arbortext Help Center
    • Arbortext Editor (AE)
    • Arbortext Publishing Engine (PE)
    • Arbortext Import Export
    • Arbortext Styler
    • Arbortext Architect
    • Arbortext Dynamic Link Manager (DLM)
    • Arbortext Command Language (ACL)
    • DITA Application
    • Inline elements and spell checking
    • Service Manual Application (SMA)
    • Help Center
    • XUI
    • Vista Support
    • Environment Variable Changes
    • Localized Online Help/Help Center
    • XSL Support
    • Arbortext Object Model (AOM) Changes
    • New manual for Arbortext PE Programmers
    • SVG support
    • Enhanced Completeness Checking
    • API
  • New Arbortext Command Language (ACL) functions
  • Adapter updates and fixes
    • Arbortext Adapter to Documentum/WDK now supports Documentum Webtop 6.5
    • Arbortext Adapter to IBM Document Manager added adapter-specific extension methods, ability to retrieve lifecycle state information and labels, user roles, and setting items to new lifecycle states.
    • Changes to the PTC Server connection adapter: reserved instance-based attribute name notification
  • New sample code

For more information

Documentation supporting Arbortext is delivered in the Arbortext Editor Help Center. You can download the release notes for this and all recent releases from the Reference Documentation area of the PTC web site at


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