Real-Life Requirements for Advanced Layout from XML Content

Since Arbortext Advanced Print Publisher (APP) was released as an alternative print composition engine in Arbortext 5.4 (June 2009), we’ve been digging into what it can do and why someone would really need it.

We interviewed Simon Taylor from PTC. Simon spends his time “thinking about printing content on pages”. It’s no surprise, given that he’s the Product Manager for APP and Styler at PTC. Simon was part of Advent, the company that originally built APP (named “3B2” at the time), which was acquired by Arbortext in 2005, before their acquisition by PTC.

We were very lucky to speak with him about real-life requirements for advanced layout and why customers are forced to go to a product like APP from formatting languages like FOSI and XSL-FO. He had a lot to say… Continue reading “Real-Life Requirements for Advanced Layout from XML Content”

Interview with Chris Western, tformat and APP World

This week’s podcast features Chris Western from tformat. tformat is a PTC partner focused on the Arbortext Advanced Print Publisher (APP) (formerly known as 3B2).  Chris was hired at Advent, the original developers of 3B2 as a writer to document the product and it’s usage. In his tenure, he not only developed the product documentation but training materials as well. Since then, he has specialized in training on APP (3B2)

APP takes such a different approach, training is critical to develop stylesheets effectively and well.  When done well, APP development can be deployed as a lights out solution for the most difficult automated publishing tasks. APP is the publishing engine you turn to when you can’t achieve what you want to do anywhere else. It’s an extremely powerful product. Continue reading “Interview with Chris Western, tformat and APP World”

Managing Side-By-Side Content [On-Line Event]

In this session, we’re going to talk about the Side-By-Side panel in Styler. We’ll talk about what it means, how best to use it, and how to make it work for you. We’ll show you how to make it look like you’ve got a graphic embedded in a paragraph, with text spilling around it, through the simple side-by-side mechanism. This is but one application of the side-by-side technology, but it’s a good one to get your feet wet with.

In the next TC Dojo: Arbortext Edition…

In this session, we’re going to talk about the Side-By-Side panel in Styler. We’ll talk about what it means, how best to use it, and how to make it work for you. We’ll show you how to make it look like you’ve got a graphic embedded in a paragraph, with text spilling around it, through the simple side-by-side mechanism. This is but one application of the side-by-side technology, but it’s a good one to get your feet wet with.

  • When: 27 February 2014
  • Audience: Intermediate
  • Cost: Free

Watch the recording

Videos from the Arbortext Dojo are not available to the public for free. They are part of our Arbortext On Demand channel on Vimeo.

The video, slides, sample files, and show notes are available free to members and customers of Single-Sourcing Solutions as well as members of the Masterminds in the Membership Forums.