Key Concept Archive

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Using Style Guides to Achieve Content Collaboration and Consistency

​ Attend Live Please be aware! The video for this session will not be available until after Lavacon. Be there or miss out. This is only one of the reasons why you should always attend a TC Dojo live. Style Guides: What Goes In Them and What Can They Cover? Style…

DITA Output Doesn’t Have to be Ugly

Traditionally, stylized DITA output has been clunky and code-editor driven. But it doesn’t have to be that way. See how one tool is taking features from other user experiences and bringing them in to a world that has been neglected. You can create styling libraries like you create content libraries….

Arbortext 102: Best Practices for Creating Arbortext Styler Stylesheets

Learn the basics for creating APP-based, Arbortext Styler stylesheets from start to finish. Paperback. ISBN: 978-0-9976505-3-2  

Problems upgrading your Arbortext Styler stylesheets from 6.1 to 7.0?

Quite by accident, we noticed that some stylesheets can have issues when upgrading to 7.0 from 6.1. A day or so ago, Liz was working with some stylesheets that hadn’t been touched since mid 2016 when she published her books. When she opened the stylesheet in 7.0 M080, Styler crashed…

Fancy Formatting of XML Tables in PDF Output

Arbortext Monster Garage, Season 3: Arbortext TC Dojo, Episode 12 In this session, we’re going to talk about tables. Want to change the table from a simple block of tabulated data into something pretty and easy to scan? Want alternating colored rows? Want a fancy border around the table? With…

How to Document your Stylesheets

by Karie You’re working on a big project or a book using DITA, but your boss asks you to change the style of the font at the last minute. This was something you had set months prior and you don’t remember how you did it or how to change it…

Bringing Reusability to Your XML Stylesheets: Property Sets

Arbortext Monster Garage, Season 3: Arbortext TC Dojo, Episode 9 We go to XML publishing for a lot of reasons. One of which is to achieve reusability of our information: Write it Once, Use it Anywhere. Often, beginning stylesheet developers will do a lot of repeated style coding to achieve…

Localizing your stylesheets – XLIFF in Arbortext Styler

Arbortext Monster Garage, Season 3: Arbortext TC Dojo, Episode 8 One of the last things that gets localized is your stylesheet. Stylesheets have generated text and that generated text needs to be translated too. (After all it isn’t “Table of Contents” in Japanese.) In this session, we’ll show you how…