Key Concept Archive

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Arbortext Layout Designer

Arbortext Layout Designer Arbortext Layout Designer is designed for the automated production of complex printed documents Arbortext Layout Designer (formerly known as 3B2) enables automatic publishing of complex documents without sacrificing quality. Best-in-class typographic capabilities coupled with powerful automation tools allow users to create DTP quality output in a server…

Advance Your Career Through Self-Publishing

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,…

Publish High-Quality, Print-Ready DITA in less than a day

b Post Summary Everyone says, “Publishing DITA is Hard!” But the truth is you can publish DITA content for ePub and Print output with very little work. The promise that vendors (like us) have been giving for 20 years is real today. I published Arbortext 101 in less than one day for…

Automating High-Quality Output

Arbortext Monster Garage, Season 1, Episode 8 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…

What’s New in Arbortext 6.0?

We’ve already posted the details to the release feed, but I want to talk about the big features coming to Editor and Styler the 6.0 release. I admit this is little bit of a tour with a focus on the improvements to DITA support. This release has a lot of changes…

Common Questions: Language Support in Arbortext

This week’s topic: Language support in ArbortextXML publishing systems makes translation less expensive all-around. The biggest cost of translating content produced in traditional tools is the DTP that must be done on the content once it’s been translated. Some languages switch orientation (R to L rather than L to R);…

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 of digital media and to web applications. There’s Arbortext Advanced…

Want to keep track of the latest release?

Over the years, we’ve had questions from customers asking about the latest release. What’s in it? Should they upgrade? Was my bug fixed? Is the enhancement I requested in there? It can be hard to convince yourself to read the release notes. After all, it’s locked in a PDF. You…