Key Concept Archive

Problems upgrading your 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

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 Arbortext Styler, you have access to the APP Engine for…

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 1 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

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 to set your stylesheet up for localization. We’ll do a…

Advanced Modules – Managing DocBook and DITA

Do you have content in both DocBook and DITA? Are you worried that it has to be one or the other? Two doctypes means two stylesheets, right? It’s not as bad as you think! If you’ve been following the teachings at the Dojo and using best practices, you’re already using…

Managing Side-By-Side Content

In this session, we talk about the Side-By-Side panel in Styler. We talk about what it means, how best to use it, and how to make it work for you. We show you how to make it look like you’ve got a graphic embedded in a paragraph, with text spilling…

Stylesheet Reuse Basics: Property Sets

One of the most powerful mechanisms available to you as a stylesheet developer is the creation and use of property sets. Property sets help you abstract formatting needs into reusable components. Want consistent level 1 headers? Create a property set that you can use every time your stylesheet encounters a…

Styling Headers and Footers in Arbortext Styler

One of the most powerful mechanisms available to you as a stylesheet developer is the creation and use of property sets. Property sets help you abstract formatting needs into reusable components. Want consistent level 1 headers? Create a property set that you can use every time your stylesheet encounters a…

Creating Cool Covers in Arbortext Styler

Arbortext Monster Garage, Season 3, Episode 3 Everyone wants a great cover on their documents. Creating cool covers and nice-looking title pages don’t need to be done in another tool, you can do that right in Styler! In this session, we’ll show you how to break down a page and…