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Arbortext editor upgrade to 7.1 from 6.1 with Customizations

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Gravel

Arbortext editor upgrade to 7.1 from 6.1 with Customizations

Hi folks,

 

Has any one undergone the exercise of upgrading your Arbortext editor and APE base from 6.1 version to 7.1 recently?  I would like to get a few answers on below questions

 

  • What were the pitfalls you went through and were you able to get a solutions for all and transitioned completely?
  • And was your 6.1 environment customized? If YES how did the customizations fair through during the upgrade and do you have any metrics on how much of your existing customization was re-usable without warranting further modifications or change to the code?

We are considering an upgrade with our heavily customized environment and would like to have few inputs before we take the dive-in really.

 

Thanks in advance!

 

BR

Amar Karthi ARASAN

 

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Re: Arbortext editor upgrade to 7.1 from 6.1 with Customizations

We upgraded from 6.1 (SMA Customized) to 7.1 (TIA customized). The 6.1 application needs to updated to support DITA 1.3 this change was made in 7.1 m040 (I think). We found just opening the 6.1 stylesheet in 7.1 caused all sorts things to be out of context. We ended up sending the application out and getting the consultants to make it 7.1 ready. Our customization made it through, but do not sound as detailed as yours.

 

Bryon