Key Concept Archive

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Those Devious Authors! Simplifying the Authoring Process for New Users

Arbortext Monster Garage, Season 2, Episode 14 Arbortext provides tools developers, IT staff, and support personnel a lot of resources to simplify the Authoring interface for users. Want to turn off the ability to tweak page-breaks so you don’t need to spend hours debugging a stylesheet error that doesn’t exist?…

Café con UI: Integrating XUI Dialogs with a Java Backend

Arbortext Monster Garage, Season 2, Episode 13 Clay Helberg takes XUI to the next level. XUI dialogs can do a lot more than pretty up your Arbortext environment. When combined with Java, Javascript, or ActiveX, XUI dialogs in Arbortext become powerful ways to affect the UI, the document, the environment,…

A Trip to the XUI: Basic XUI Dialogs

Arbortext Monster Garage, Season 2, Episode 12 Jason Aiken shows the basics behind customizing your Arbortext Editor User Interface to simplify the environment for you or your users. Using XUI dialogs, Jason shows how to use the sample files provided with your copy and a few other, more complicated examples….

Rip Your ACL: Basic authoring automation in Arbortext

Arbortext Monster Garage, Season 2, Episode 8 In this 30 minute, recorded web session, Lynn Hales explains basic concepts and basic constructions of the scripting language available to Arbortext Users. Better known as ACL, Arbortext Command Language lets you do nearly anything you want inside Arbortext Editor or the publishing…

Power-User’s Toolkit: ACL Preliminaries

Arbortext Monster Garage, Season 2, Episode 7 In this 30 minute, recorded web session, Brandon Ibach gets you ready for Lynn Hales’ next session on Arbortext Command Language (ACL), the open API scripting language used in Arbortext customizations. About this session Skill Level: Intermediate Presenter: Brandon Ibach, Single-Sourcing Solutions Watch…