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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…

DITA Keys and the Keyref feature in Arbortext

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…

New Features in Arbortext 6.0

Arbortext is more than an Editor. Arbortext is really a full platform from editing to publishing and content management. Arbortext is the only fully-functional, end-to-end, pure XML, enterprise-level DITA solution. In this presentation, Liz Fraley is going to show Arbortext Editor 6.0 (with maybe a little bit about Styler thrown…

Common Questions: Bursting

This week’s topic: Bursting We start talking about something we call “bursting” when we get questions like the following: Can a writer or translator work just on paragraph chunks while an editor can see entire sections? This question is nearly always followed by this question: Can this level of granularity be…

What is the DITA Resource Manager?

by Karie Arbortext Editor has direct, built-in access to Arbortext Content Manager (Windchill) through the Object Browser and the Resource Manager. The Resource Manager makes reusing content objects more efficient for DITA writers. The Resource Manager is a dockable window that acts as a central location for finding data to be…

Common Questions: Language Support in Arbortext

This week’s topic: Language support in ArbortextXML publishing systems makes translation less expensive all-around. The biggest cost of translating content produced in traditional tools is the DTP that must be done on the content once it’s been translated. Some languages switch orientation (R to L rather than L to R);…

Can I use Arbortext with the DITA OT?

We get a lot of questions about whether you can use Arbortext with the Open Toolkit. The answer is, “Yes, of course,” but any further details are difficult unless you know what the questioner means by that. “Arbortext” is a portfolio of products that includes an editor, multiple publishing engines…