Key Concept Archive

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Arbortext 201: Configuring Arbortext for MIL-STD Doctypes

Learn the basics for getting Arbortext and Windchill configured for the MIL-STD-38784 doctype. Paperback. ISBN: 978-0-997-6505-6-3

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

Changing the default templates in Arbortext Editor

Arbortext Monster Garage, Season 3: Arbortext TC Dojo, Episodes 14 (Docbook) & 15 (DITA) In this webinar, I’ll show you how you can change the default templates in Arbortext Editor so they are more representative of the content that you actually write. In the Arbortext Editor File->New dialog, you get…

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…

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…

Common Questions: Customization

This week’s topic: Customization Last year we discovered that something we think everyone knows about Arbortext is almost totally unknown. It was a weird thing to discover because, for most of us, this “thing” was a major influencer in our decision to become Arbortext customers in the first place. I’m…

Front Office: Creating Published Documents from Windchill

Arbortext Monster Garage, Season 2, Episode 19 Connecting Arbortext Content Manager (Windchill) to Publishing Engine can be tricky. Dmitry Tsarev gives you some tips and tricks about making it come together smoothly. About this session Skill Level: Intermediate Presenter: Dmitry Tsarev, Irisoft Watch the Video Recorded: November 2010

Amping up the Ignition: Customizing your Startup sequence

Arbortext Monster Garage, Season 2, Episode 18 Author? Editor? Developer? Learn how you can customize the startup sequence of Arbortext editor and immediately improve your productivity! About this session Audience: Intermediate Presenter: Brandon Ibach, Single-Sourcing Solutions Watch the Video Recorded: October 2010