Arbortext 5.4 M050 available for download

Available for immediate downloading from PTC’s support site is the Arbortext 5.4 M050 release.  In addition to bug fixes, this release adds full support for the Arbortext Advanced Print Publisher (APP) feature.  For earlier releases, APP was classified as a Technology Preview, and recommended for use only in test environments.  If you want to know all the details about this release, please check out the release noteslogin required.


  • Arbortext Advanced Print Publisher (APP) fully supported as an alternate composition engine in Publishing Engine and Styler.
  • DITA application updated to support the DITA 1.2 Specification
For details read on…

Arbortext Bootcamps Starting Up

In a tough market, you need to stay ahead the pack. The best way to do that is to make sure your skills are in demand. One of the highest demanded skills in the publications arena is Arbortext. We are offering this one day session for you to learn what it takes to create DITA structured documents using the leading industry tool: Arbortext Editor.

As far as I know, no one who has experience with Arbortext is out of work today. Companies are looking far and wide for people with Arbortext in their skills toolbox. At least one southern California company is hiring as many as they can get their hands on.

But you’ve got to know the tool. You’ve got to know the technology. In this economy, they aren’t willing to train or let you learn on the job.

We’re in the business of Arbortext and we are dedicated to continuing to grow skills in the community. We have a pageful of community projects to which every one of us here at Single-Sourcing Solutions dedicates our time. We blog and we podcast in the hopes of getting a lot of that Arbortext tribal information out of the heads of the experts and into the hands of people learning the tools.

Our latest idea to help foster skill development is the: Arbortext Bootcamp.

For a nominal fee, we’re offering a one-day professional development seminar[1]: Arbortext and DITA.

Here’s the URL:

Here are the quick and dirty details:

PTC, 2665 N 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95134

Date & Duration:
Two dates available: April 17, 2010 and September 18, 2010
Registration: 8:00 am, lecture 8:30 am – 4:00 pm


  1. Seminar Only: $150.00
  2. Copy of the Software: $350.00 (60% discount!)
  3. Copy of JoAnn Hackos’ book: $54.00

Prerequisites: Basic understanding of XML or SGML

Registration is online

[1] This idea was inspired by the Professional Development Seminar series done by the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the ACM, of which Liz Fraley, our founder, has been a Council Member since 1999 and is a past Chair of this chapter and a Chair or Member of two other ACM chapters in the United States.