Key Concept Archive

For more information about how our library science background (and our love of all things metadata) guides the way we catalog information, see the Techcomm and Arbortext Resources page.

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….

Podcast posted: Interview with Todd Nowlan, “Benefits of XML and single-sourcing”

When we were getting ready for the CMS DITA/NA 2010, we reached out to long-time Arbortext customers to find out where they were now, what they did originally, and how they got from point A to point B. Just what did it take to make a successful single-sourcing implementation happen….

Where are My Keys: Improving Your Search Results in Online Content

Arbortext Monster Garage, Season 2, Episode 15 Small tweaks can dramatically improve search results for your users. See how easy it is to change the way search results appear in the out-of-the box online help produced by Arbortext Publishing Engine. About this session: Skill Level: Advanced Presenter: Clay Helberg, TerraXML…

Want to keep track of the latest release?

Over the years, we’ve had questions from customers asking about the latest release. What’s in it? Should they upgrade? Was my bug fixed? Is the enhancement I requested in there? It can be hard to convince yourself to read the release notes. After all, it’s locked in a PDF. You…

How to find out whether a version of Arbortext is supported on a particular OS version

This is the one of the most-asked questions on the PTC forums. If you want to know whether any particular version of Arbortext is supported on any particular version of Windows, check the Software Compatibility Matrix. How to Find the Software Compatibility Matrix Here’s how to find this document and…

Podcast Posted: Simon Taylor, Requirements for Advanced Layout from XML Content

Since Arbortext Advanced Print Publisher (APP) was released as an alternative print composition engine in Arbortext 5.4 (June 2009), we’ve been digging into what it can do and why someone would really need it. In this week’s podcast, we interviewed Simon Taylor from PTC. Simon spends his time “thinking about…

How to Create a Button in Arbortext Digital Media Publisher

Here’s a snippet from the PTC Express newsletter. You never know how well something will get saved and archived, so we’ve reproduced it here. Generally, we post code to the Adepters Code Archive. However, this article went out from the PTC Express news letter and it’s getting some attention in…