Key Concept Archive

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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…

Implementation Audit

30 minutes. A special service offered at a discounted rate, the Implementation Audit will give you peace of mind. It’s sole purpose is to have someone double check your work (or someone else’s) and make sure you’re set up for success.  

Arbortext 101: Best Practices for Configuring, Authoring, Styling, and Publishing with Arbortext

Learn the basics for getting Arbortext configured correctly the first time. Discover the essential keys to setting up your environment. Paperback. ISBN: 978-0-9976505-1-8

Arbortext Adapters for Common Content Management Systems

What training do I need to use Arbortext well? 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…

Arbortext Monster Garage

What training do I need to use Arbortext well? 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…

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…