Key Concept Archive

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Common Questions: XML and Standards Support

This week’s topic: XML and Standards support in Arbortext With the most recent release of Arbortext there’s a lot to talk about with respect to standards and XML technology support in Arbortext. Arbortext has been part of the W3C since the early 1990s and still maintains seats on nearly XML-related…

What is the DITA Resource Manager?

by Karie Arbortext Editor has direct, built-in access to Arbortext Content Manager (Windchill) through the Object Browser and the Resource Manager. The Resource Manager makes reusing content objects more efficient for DITA writers. The Resource Manager is a dockable window that acts as a central location for finding data to be…

Common Questions: Reviewing XML Content

This week’s topic: Reviewing XML Content in Arbortext The question of reviewing content is a complex one. Every year, at the annual PTC user conference, this topic gets discussion. No one agrees on how the review process should work or what should be captured or even who’s responsible for what….

How to solve your data merge challenges

By Dave Have you ever had a need to copy information from a database report, spreadsheet or any other source into a document such as a price list or specification document only to find that once you copied the information the source of your content changed? Or even worse, you…

MathFlow, MathType and MathML in Technical Publishing [Arbortext User Meeting]

Building the future of technical publishing with MathFlow, MathType, and MathML The XML standards framework underlying many technical publishing challenges and opportunities of the last decade has noticeably matured in recent years. A long list of technologies such as HTML, DITA, MathML, SVG, CSS and PDF now have very full…

Podcast posted: Interview with Todd Nowlan, “Benefits of XML and single-sourcing”

When we were getting ready for the CMS DITA/NA 2010, we reached out to long-time Arbortext customers to find out where they were now, what they did originally, and how they got from point A to point B. Just what did it take to make a successful single-sourcing implementation happen….

How to turn off Arbortext Processing Instructions

This is the second-most asked question. It’s one of the most common questions we get. It’s so common, there’s a post about it on the Arbortext Code Archive. Problem On save, Arbortext Editor adds processing instructions, like <?Pub  Caret?>. How do I remove processing instructions (PIs) ? Solution Turning off the…

Podcast posted: Regina Roman, FrameMaker expert turned XML fan

In this podcast, I interview Regina Roman.  No matter how long you know someone or who you think they are, you always learn something new about them. Regina is a 20-year FrameMaker veteran, but her experience as a technical writer goes even farther back. A year or so ago, she did her…