Key Concept Archive

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How to find out whether a version of Arbortext is supported on a particular OS version

This is the one of the most-asked questions on the PTC forums. If you want to know whether any particular version of Arbortext is supported on any particular version of Windows, check the Software Compatibility Matrix. How to Find the Software Compatibility Matrix Here’s how to find this document and…

Fine-Tuning: Tricking Out Styler with Advanced Print Publisher Source Edits

Arbortext Monster Garage, Season 2, Episode 11 Simon Taylor shows off the kind of high-quality layout you can get with Arbortext 6.0. He shows how you can take advantage of APP templates to get bleed tabs that are tied to page content and move up and down accordingly, fancy rules…

Arbortext Formatter Shootout

Join APP Man, his evil FOe, and the FOSI Bear for a lively session on the various Arbortext formatting technologies. You’ll learn how the capabilities of Advanced Print Publisher compare with those of the FOSI and XSL/FO engines. And don’t forget to bring your toughest document formatting questions to the…

Podcast Posted: Simon Taylor, Requirements for Advanced Layout from XML Content

Since Arbortext Advanced Print Publisher (APP) was released as an alternative print composition engine in Arbortext 5.4 (June 2009), we’ve been digging into what it can do and why someone would really need it. In this week’s podcast, we interviewed Simon Taylor from PTC. Simon spends his time “thinking about…

Podcast posted: Interview with Chris Western, tformat

This week I interviewed Chris Western from tformat, a PTC partner focused on training and services for the Arbortext Advanced Print Publisher (APP) (formerly known as 3B2). Chris was hired at Advent, the original developers of 3B2 as a writer to document the product and it’s usage. In his tenure,…

Podcast Posted: Interview with Gareth Oakes, GPSL

Early in 2005, Arbortext acquired Advent, the makers of 3B2 publishing software. That year at the annual AUGI conference, the greater Arbortext community got their first look at the capabilities that 3B2 brought to the publishing table. For the most part, we were stunned. A lot of the things we’d…

Learn about Arbortext Print Publisher (APP) [Arbortext User Meeting]

The first meeting is a preview of the Arbortext Advanced Print Publisher (APP, formerly known as 3B2). Lawrie Stevens of GPSL, and founding member of Advent, will be showing the product as you’ve never seen it before. This is the first meeting of the Arbortext User Group. It will be…