Key Concept Archive

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…

Podcast Posted: Interview with Michael Hahn, XML and SGML expert

Michael Hahn is the principal at Alphabetical by Author. He has almost twenty years’ experience with markup language (SGML and XML) development and implementation. He has managed analysis session meetings and prepared reports for a wide variety of information types for manufacturers, scientific and professional organizations, commercial publishers, defense contractors,…

Arbortext Editor and DITA Basics Workshop

Want to bring this workshop to your team? This workshop isn’t a generic training on Arbortext or DITA. You can get that in the eLearning library videos. This workshop is a 1–day, in-person, workshop that is specific to you and your unique business requirements, processes, and needs. Request a Quote…

Podcast Posted: Interview with Keith McGinnis, Review Publishing

This week’s podcast is an interview with Keith McGinnis. About a year ago, I did some stylesheet work for Keith McGinnis at Review Publishing. Review Publishing produces a weekly free newspaper and online news media portal. They were on their way to supporting all five of their local weekly papers…

Podcast Posted: Interview with Berry Braster, TedoPress

This week’s podcast is an interview with Berry Braster from Tedopres. If you’ve been a part of the Arbortext community for any length of time, you’ve seen Berry and you know about The Book. When I say “The Book” and “Tedopress” in the same breath, everyone knows which book I…