Released: Arbortext 102 Best Practices for Creating Arbortext Styler Stylesheets

Arbortext 102 (AMG #2)Announcing the release of Arbortext 102: Best Practices for Creating Arbortext Styler Stylesheets.

The second book in the Arbortext Monster Garage series, Arbortext 102 is the second book about Arbortext and the first book about creating and publishing with Styler. Written in DITA using Arbortext Editor and published with Arbortext Styler, Arbortext 102 gives step-by-step instructions about rapid stylesheet development.

This book has been tested by customers, who have wanted to take control of their stylesheets and have! Today, what was once only available to our customers is now available to everyone.

And, to celebrate the release of Arbortext 102, we are offering Arbortext 101 for 99¢ today only!  Get your copy at Amazon today.

XPath and XSLT for Everyone

Anyone working with XML content can benefit from learning XPath. XPath is the way that elements are identified and located inside an XML Document. Want to find the first title in your document? Or the fifth? Or the 2nd one that also has those 3 special notes following it?

Stylesheets are easier if you understand how to write an XPath expression. It just takes practice to learn how to structure the question that you use an XPath expression to answer.

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How to Document your Stylesheets

You’re working on a big project or a book using DITA, but your boss asks you to change the style of the font at the last minute. This was something you had set months prior and you don’t remember how you did it or how to change it now. This is why we like to recommend documenting your stylesheets. Think of it as an investment in your future time. Don’t waste time trying to figure out how you did something as simple as put page numbers in, record it through screen shots.

Create a graph in powerpoint laying out how this document was set up. The red lines show a visual of how the  pages are set, starting at the left going to the right you have the page; sets, types, regions and generated contents.

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