Key Concept Archive

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…

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…

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…

An ACL Tool to Find and Replace XML Attribute Values [Arbortext User Meeting]

Legal publishing uses a lot of attributes, and CCH publications are some of the richest legal reporting available. When we converted to SGML nine years ago, one of the first things our users requested was a way to modify attributes globally outside the Arbortext Editor Modify Attributes dialog. Often they…

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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbP9dPn0DkY

Those Devious Authors! Simplifying the Authoring Process for New Users

Arbortext Monster Garage, Season 2, Episode 14 Arbortext provides tools developers, IT staff, and support personnel a lot of resources to simplify the Authoring interface for users. Want to turn off the ability to tweak page-breaks so you don’t need to spend hours debugging a stylesheet error that doesn’t exist?…

A Developer’s Guide to IsoDraw Customization [Arbortext User Meeting]

A Developer’s Guide to IsoDraw Customization, Macro Coding, and the Associated Benefits This presentation is focused on the customization of IsoDraw. It will consist of general examples of how macros can be used to simply common tasks, benefits of setting preference files, and advantages of using custom toolbars. The session…

How to Create a Button in Arbortext Digital Media Publisher

Here’s a snippet from the PTC Express newsletter. You never know how well something will get saved and archived, so we’ve reproduced it here. Generally, we post code to the Adepters Code Archive. However, this article went out from the PTC Express news letter and it’s getting some attention in…

Podcast posted: Interview with Chris Makler, Aplia

This week’s podcast features Chris Makler from Aplia. Aplia is part of Cengage Learning.  Chris works on a team that has built an interesting application on top of Arbortext Editor. They’re using a lot of different technology to create an educational application for teaching economics. Customization is a tricky subject….