Arbortext 102

Arbortext 102 bookArbortext 102: Best Practices for Creating Arbortext Styler Stylesheets

The Arbortext Publishing Suite is an end-to-end authoring and publishing solution that can meet and exceed the publishing needs for any single sourced content needs.

The best part is the ability to create complicated style without having to be a programmer.

Written in DITA and published with Arbortext Styler, this guide book takes you through the full cycle from start to finish. By the time you walk through this book, you will have built your own full functioning production ready professional stylesheet. It will even show you some troubleshoot techniques to help you if you ever get stuck.

Author Elizabeth Fraley, an Arbortext expert, adding to her Arbortext Monster Garage book series wrote “Arbortext 102” to help stylesheet designers learn best practices for creating Arbortext Styler stylesheets and customers evaluate the quality of stylesheets delivered by consultants.

Her easy-to-follow approach offers practical tips and pointers enabling readers to quickly get started developing dynamic and multi-channel stylesheets using Arbortext Styler.

What you will learn

  • How to configure your environment
  • How to set up page sets, page types, page regions, generated text
  • Using property sets effectively
  • Step-by-step instructions to create your first stylesheet
  • Troubleshooting stylesheets
  • Easily implement a print or web stylesheets
  • Creating covers, formatting tables of contents, and more!
  • Save yourself headaches at upgrade time
  • Get started quickly — Create a stylesheet in a day!
  • Where to go for help

Praise for Arbortext 102

“This is a rock-star book!” ~ Arbortext community leader

Liz’s book, Arbortext 102 (and it’s predecessor Arbortext 101), has been invaluable. Not only was Arbortext 102 a step-by-step instruction manual, it was also easily understood. DITA concepts can be very intimidating, but Liz’s book made understanding DITA concepts user friendly and accommodating. ~ Verified Arbortext 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 series 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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