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Arbortext for Authoring Workshop: Getting Started With Arbortext Editor

Learn the basics for authoring technical content in Arbortext. Good for anyone new to the toolset or simply curious about it. No experience required. In this hands-on workshop, we will walk through authoring and cover everything from creating a new…

Writing Accessible Technical Documentation

Learn about principles and importance of accessibility and how to apply current standards to your technical documentation. We’ll provide examples using Microsoft Word and explain how a properly formatted source document is the secret to PDF accessibility success. Erin and…

Arbortext 101

Arbortext for Authoring Workshop: Getting Started With Arbortext Editor In the first Arbortext Monster Garage book and first ever commercially-available book about Arbortext, Arbortext 101: Best Practices for Configuring, Authoring, Styling, and Publishing with Arbortext, you’ll find advice from a…

Arbortext 102

Arbortext for Authoring Workshop: Getting Started With Arbortext Editor In the second Arbortext Monster Garage book and first ever commercially-available book about Arbortext stylesheets, Arbortext 102: Best Practices for Creating Arbortext Styler Stylesheets, you’ll learn that the best part of…

Top 5 Arbortext Resources

Here’s the list of the top 5 resources new Arbortext customers should know about. If you’re an Arbortext User, you should know about these resources: Arbortext 101: Best Practices for Configuring, Authoring, Styling, and Publishing with Arbortext: This book gives you everything…

Using Checklists to Increase Consistency and Productivity in Communications Tasks

Anyone writing, editing, or managing any type of communications for a living is feeling the crunch. There is less time to create and edit; more types and formats of content; more apps, software, and systems to learn. And we expect…

Cognition, Design, and Usability: An Primer for Technical Communicators

Nothing is inherently usable. Rather, usability is about cognition—or how our minds process sensory input. If technical communicators understand such factors, they can create materials that address them and develop more usable designs. In this session, the presenter overviews Cognitive…

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…