Arbortext 101

Abortext 101 bookArbortext 101: Best Practices for Configuring, Authoring, Styling, and Publishing with Arbortext

Arbortext is very widely used by content creators to generate high-quality, accurate and up-to-date product and service information.

Author Elizabeth Fraley, an Arbortext expert, wrote her first book, “Arbortext 101” to help tech writers learn the basics of the Arbortext software. Her easy-to-follow approach offers practical tips and pointers enabling readers to quickly get started developing dynamic and multi-channel content using Arbortext.

What you will learn

  • How to configure your environment: Arbortext Editor, Arbortext Styler, and Arbortext Publishing Engine
  • Easily implement DITA in an afternoon
  • Save yourself headaches at upgrade time
  • Get started quickly
  • Where to go for help

Praise for Arbortext 101

“A long-awaited guide” ~ Arbortext community leader

At last! A book like this has been needed for many years by the Arbortext community. The writing is clear and concise,not too “tech-y” (but just technical enough), and covers everything an Arbortext configurer needs in order to set up shop with this complex software suite. I wish I had had this book long ago to help me navigate the potential pitfalls of setting up Arbortext in a multi-user environment.The best practices shown here will result in a very clean, manageable Arbortext configuration.  ~ Todd Hicks, long-time Arbortext customer


Great resource for Arbortext Users  I wish this book had been available when I first started using Arbortext tools. Actually I wish I had this info before starting with AE. This book is very easy to read but even better for me as a reference, as I expect to use these facts now and in the future. The info on custom directory was worth the price of the book for me. I’ll be referring to sections on dcf and pcf files as well. ~ M. McGinnis, Arbortext user and Single-Sourcing Solutions customer

About the Author

Elizabeth FraleyFor years, Elizabeth Fraley has worked with clients guiding them through the getting started process with Arbortext, enabling them to be efficient content creators. She knows her customers want to do it themselves and that they just don’t want to do it alone.
This book builds on her consulting services and training at Single-Sourcing Solutions, a company she started in 2003. She is an active member in the Arbortext community and related XML information development communities.

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