Key Concept Archive

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Arbortext Adapters for Common Content Management Systems

Arbortext Adapters for Common Content Management Systems 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…

Arbortext Monster Garage

Arbortext Adapters for Common Content Management Systems Inspired by the popular “Monster Garage” television show on the Discovery Channel, the Arbortext Monster Garage is designed to teach Arbortext users how to leverage their investment in the Arbortext product line so as to continually grow their ROI. Here at Single-Sourcing Solutions,…

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

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…

How to Use Change Tracking in Arbortext

Arbortext Monster Garage, Season 3, Episode 13 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…

Using DITA keyrefs and conkeyrefs in Arbortext

Arbortext Monster Garage, Season 3: Arbortext TC Dojo, Episode 11 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…

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

Arbortext Monster Garage, Season 3: Arbortext TC Dojo, Special S1 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…