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Arbortext Editor

Tens of thousands of authors worldwide use Arbortext Editor to generate product information such as operator and maintenance manuals, service guides and eLearning materials as well as other marketing, sales and reference documents. Get Arbortext 101 to learn the basics of the Arbortext software. Arbortext is easy to learn and this book…

Arbortext 101

In the first Arbortext Monster Garage book and first ever commercially-available book about Arbortext, Arbortext 101: Best Practices for Configuring, Authoring, Styling, and Publishing with Arbortext, you’ll find advice from a long-time Arbortext user, developer, and well-known community member. Arbortext is very widely used by content creators to generate high-quality,…

Arbortext Adapters for Common Content Management Systems

About Arbortext-CMS Adapters CMS Adapters connect Arbortext Editor directly to your CMS system. They provide seamless access to repository features directly from the Arbortext Editor user interface. These adapters are provided for free by PTC to Arbortext customers using the corresponding CMS system. For questions, e-mail: sales@single-sourcing.com Benefits to using Arbortext-CMS…

Changing the default templates in Arbortext Editor

Arbortext Monster Garage, Season 3: Arbortext TC Dojo, Episodes 14 (Docbook) & 15 (DITA) In this webinar, I’ll show you how you can change the default templates in Arbortext Editor so they are more representative of the content that you actually write. In the Arbortext Editor File->New dialog, you get…

Same mess, different tools – Liz Fraley on the Content Content Podcast

b Post Summary In her interview, Liz Fraley talks in detail about the history of structured authoring and how her opinions have changed over 17 years in the technical writing industry. Last month I had the opportunity to talk with Ed Marsh of the Content Content podcast. I’ve known Ed…

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

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 less than…

How to Use Change Tracking in Arbortext

In Arbortext, you can use the Change Tracking feature to track changes to text and markup. Change tracking facilitates collaboration with other authors and editors by highlighting changes and allowing you to accept or reject them. It’s remarkably simple to take advantage of the change tracking feature for authoring. It…

DITA Keys and Conkeys

In this webinar, we tackle the DITA feature keyrefs and conkeyrefs. The keyref and conkeyref mechanisms allow you to easily switch variable content. We show: how keys and key references are referenced by DITA maps how processing is evaluated how to combine keys with maps for easier manageability how to…

Arbortext Editor for Authoring: So Easy A Child Can Do It

One of the hardest things for technical communicators moving into an XML authoring environment is that you’re learning two things at once: A new UI and a new technology. In this session, we’re going to take a step back and walk through the Editor UI. There are a lot of…

The DITA Keyref feature

The OASIS DITA standard began with IBM and it began in Arbortext. PTC/Arbortext was the only vendor invited to be a charter member of the Oasis DITA Technical Committee and participates on that committee today. With the 5.4 release in 2010, Arbortext added support for DITA 1.2 which introduced the…