Key Concept Archive

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DITA was developed on Arbortext

When it comes to DITA, PTC has a history of being first: PTC was the first to deliver a complete DITA solution. As the first vendor to support DITA at IBM, the first vendor to support DITA editing, and the only vendor to participate as a founding member of the…

MathFlow for Arbortext

MathFlow: The MathML Toolbox MathFlow for Arbortext, created in partnership with PTC, provides mathematical equation support for Arbortext Editor and Arbortext Publishing Engine. Design Science partnered with PTC to create two products that install into Arbortext Editor and Arbortext Publishing Engine. About MathFlow MathFlow by Design Science provides editing, display,…

Adding Custom Actions to OxygenXML Frameworks

About this book In the first TC Dojo ebook, Adding Custom Actions to OxygenXML Frameworks, you’ll find advice from a long-time OxygenXML user and XSL/XSL-FO developer. Widely used by XML content creators and developers, OxygenXML is highly regarded as a premier application for XSLT and XQuery programmers. Her easy-to-follow approach…

AOTk: The Arbortext Open Toolkit

The AOTk is a set of plugins that will allow you to use Arbortext products directly with DITA Open Toolkit. We have everything you need to connect Arbortext with the DITA OT. We found this to be mostly an academic exercise (We did it for fun because we could): Most…

From Open Source Volunteer to Full-Time Tech Writer

In this talk, Gale describes a little bit about what open source software is and how she used her volunteer experience as an Apache Taverna committer to become a technical writer at Facebook. She describes the tangible and intangible skills she gained, as well as how she got noticed when…

Review: Adobe Technical Communications Suite 2017, UI, UX, and Techcomm

Updated: 29 November 2017 Last month I wrote about an article by Linn Vizard that I saw on the Adobe Creative Cloud blog about the Evolution of Buttons in UX Design. ¬†While I thoroughly enjoyed the article for personal reasons, I highlighted the article because UI and UX have become…

Adding Custom Actions to OxygenXML Frameworks

Elizabeth Fraley will walk through one way to customize the OxygenXML environment. What you will learn: How custom actions can personalize your OxygenXML environment How custom actions work How to add menu items and toolbar buttons that will trigger your custom actions Save yourself time by automating repetitive tasks Where…

Harnessing the Chi of Swagger in Your API Docs

Frequently when tech writers start creating API documentation, a developer will ask, Why don’t we use Swagger? Swagger, or the OpenAPI specification, is an open standard for describing your REST API. The Swagger/OpenAPI spec, which is created in YAML or JSON, can be parsed by different tools, such as the…