Key Concept Archive

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Arbortext Publishing Engine

Arbortext Publishing Engine 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 formats. There is a single-user…

Arbortext 104: Omnibus, vol. 1

Omnibus volume. Includes 101, 102, 103, plus bonus material about Publishing Engine. Paperback. ISBN: 978-0-9976505-9-4

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…

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

Arbortext Publishing Engine 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: Benefits to using Arbortext-CMS…

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);…