Arbortext Version 7.0 Released

Summary of SPR Fixes in Arbortext 7.0 F000 release

Arbortext 7.0 was released last week. We saw a preview of what was coming last month and have been eagerly awaiting the release. There’s some big improvements with this release and some special treats for the early adopters.

What’s in the release? Support for DITA 1.3. A new JavaScript IDE for APP source in both Styler and APP. And a host of other features, including one that our customers requested!

7.0 will require new license generation, but 7.0 licenses are backwards compatible and will support older releases at the same time.  If you have an active maintenance contract, you can download Arbortext 7.0 at no additional cost from the PTC website.

We’re testing 7.0 for our customers right now and we’ll be talking about what we find in the Mastermind session in October. Come to the Mastermind if you want a look at 7.0 before you start testing your environment and getting ready to upgrade.  If you need any help testing your customizations or stylesheets, we can help! Join the Arbortext Mastermind or contact us at support@single-sourcing.com.

For now, this post will take you through the highlights of the release. Details on each feature and specific bug fixes contained in the release can be found in the release notes on the PTC website.

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Arbortext Advanced Print Publisher (APP) Version 11 M030 Released

Summary of SPR Fixes in Arbortext Advanced Print Publisher 11 M030 release

APP Version 11.0 M030 is available for download on the support site. Here’s the list of SPRs and enhancements added to the product release. We highly recommend you log in to the support site and read the release notes (login required).

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Arbortext Advanced Print Publisher (APP) V11 M010 Released

Summary of SPR Fixes in Arbortext Print Publisher V11 M010 release

Here’s the list of SPRs and enhancements added to the APP V11 M010 product release. We highly recommend you log in to the support site and read the release notes (login required).

The main feature of this release is the work PTC has done on PDF standards. In the PDF print options dialogue you’ll see a few changes:
* The ‘General’ tab now has a ‘Color Profiles’ area where you can specify the default color profiles to apply to the PDF for different color models.
* The ‘Linked images’ selector now has a ‘Passthrough’ option which tells APP to pass any linked images directly through to the PDF creation library, effectively maintaining any color profiles applied to that image.
* There is a new ‘Standards’ tab which features selectors for PDF/X and PDF/A standards. You can select the level of compliance you want to aim for there. You must make sure that all your other settings comply with that standard.
* Also on the ‘Standards’ tab are options to apply an output intent.
* You will also notice a ‘Security’ tab in the PDF options. This allows you to set passwords and permissions for your PDF

For details, read on….