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Help From the Author: Arbortext Styler

60 minutes.Troubleshooting guidance, mentoring, and training for stylesheet developers. For anyone working through Arbortext 102 or having specific questions about Styler stylesheets.  

Publish High-Quality, Print-Ready DITA in less than a day

b Post Summary Everyone says, “Publishing DITA is Hard!” But the truth is you can publish DITA content for ePub and Print output with very little work. The promise that vendors (like us) have been giving for 20 years is real today. I published Arbortext 101 in less than one day for…

Making ePub Work

There are lots of tools that can generate an EPUB from various source formats, but often the resulting EPUB doesn’t look so hot. Things often get even worse when you view that EPUB with a desktop reader. Using the layout features in the publishing tool doesn’t seem to help much,…

Preparing Legacy Help Projects for Responsive Design

Do you have legacy help projects whose content is still valid and that you’d like to make responsive? The latest releases of popular help authoring tools make it easy to make legacy projects responsive with just a few mouse clicks. Unfortunately, legacy projects were often designed and created in ways…

Introducing RoboHelp 2015

New UI, Dynamic Personal Filters, Native Mobile Apps, Way Better HTML5 Layout Editor Adobe RoboHelp (2015 release) now offers a new degree of usability to both help authors and their users. Use new dynamic content filters to empower users to find relevant content faster. Leverage the new HTML5 layout and…

Fit the most information in the least amount of space

Writing instructions for products you can hold in your hand isn’t the same as writing for the software industry. In many cases, you’re creating paper documents to fit in small boxes, so page layouts matter. This session addresses the unique needs of writers in the manufacturing industry, but these tips…

A Brief Introduction to HTML5

HTML5 and it’s supporting technologies, CSS and JavaScript, change how user interfaces are built. We’re not going to make you an expert in 30 minutes, but we’ll give a look at how the three technologies fit together and take a look at what the current elements are, document structure, semantics,…

Writing Mobile Documentation: Rewrite or Cut

So you’ve just been told to create a mobile version of your product’s help system… Can we revise content written for a large screen to fit on an iPhone screen? Can we cut it? Is there a point at which the two options are effectively the same? In either case,…

Under-the-hood multimedia publishing

Arbortext Monster Garage, Season 1, Episode 7 If you are like most companies, you want to stand out in the crowd. You want your company image to make an impact and be remembered. You want your customers to be able to find the information they need, when they want it….

Where are My Keys: Improving Your Search Results in Online Content

Arbortext Monster Garage, Season 2, Episode 15 Small tweaks can dramatically improve search results for your users. See how easy it is to change the way search results appear in the out-of-the box online help produced by Arbortext Publishing Engine. About this session: Skill Level: Advanced Presenter: Clay Helberg, TerraXML…