Key Concept Archive

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These are a few of our favorite things

Single-Sourcing Solutions shares the top features and tricks they use and teach in the Arbortext tool suite. Dojo Master Liz Fraley, Single-Sourcing Solutions, is a serial entrepreneur. She’s founded two companies, sits on the boards of three non-profits, and is constantly coming up with new ways to share knowledge in…

Arbortext Publishing Engine

These are a few of our favorite things Arbortext Publishing Engine is a server-based, single system that provides the end-to-end ability to intelligently aggregate, profile and assemble content automatically to provide accurate, relevant product information, fully prepared for publishing to one or many media, such as Web, interactive and page-based…

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…

Arbortext Adapters for Common Content Management Systems

These are a few of our favorite things 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,…

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…

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);…

Common Questions: Publishing

This week’s topic: Publishing! When it comes to “publishing content” in Arbortext, you’re talking about a big subject. There’s Arbortext Publishing Engine (PE), which produces multi-channel output.  There’s Arbortext Digital Media Publisher (DMP), a component of Publishing Engine which enables you to distribute content on multiple types of digital media and to web applications. There’s Arbortext Advanced…

Under-the-hood multimedia publishing

Arbortext Monster Garage, Season 1, Episode 7 If you are like most companies, you want to stand out in the crowd. You want your company image to make an impact and be remembered. You want your customers to be able to find the information they need, when they want it….