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Arbortext for Authoring Workshop: Getting Started With Arbortext Editor

Learn the basics for authoring technical content in Arbortext. Good for anyone new to the toolset or simply curious about it. No experience required. In this hands-on workshop, we will walk through authoring and cover everything from creating a new document to publishing a finished product. Each attendee will be…

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Liz Fraley shares the top features they use and the their best methods for teaching #XML authoring and single-source #publishing (via the #Arbortext tool suite) When: Wednesday, 11 AM ET/US, 17 June 2020 Dojo Master Liz Fraley, Single-Sourcing Solutions, is a serial entrepreneur. She’s founded two companies, sits on the…

Arbortext Editor

Arbortext for Authoring Workshop: Getting Started With 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…

Arbortext Videos and Training On Demand

Arbortext for Authoring Workshop: Getting Started With Arbortext Editor Arbortext video training is available on demand on Vimeo. We use Vimeo to distribute video content of specific training sessions to the public. Members of our Mastermind Groups have access to them for free through the Members Forums. Channel: Arbortext TC…

Arbortext 101

Arbortext for Authoring Workshop: Getting Started With Arbortext Editor 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…

Arbortext Author and Print

Arbortext for Authoring Workshop: Getting Started With Arbortext Editor With the Arbortext Author and Print package, you get the full capability of Arbortext Editor plus the ability to create PDF output.  Tens of thousands of authors worldwide use Arbortext Editor to generate product information such as operator and maintenance manuals,…

Is Arbortext DITA Pure DITA? YES!

Is Arbortext pure DITA?  Yes. Arbortext is pure DITA, pure XML. We are always surprised when we get this question because: Arbortext was the software IBM was using when they developed DITA. What does it mean to be “pure DITA”? DITA is an architecture and a method for writing, not a…

What training do I need to use Arbortext well?

Dear Liz I am starting to work with the PTC Arbortext Editor using SGML. I need to know if I can get training on the editor? What would it take to get the training to use it well? Would I need to buy the software? Please help! Wondering in Wichita…