How do you handle CMYK pictures, CMYK and pantone colors table cell shading, bleed and crop marks?
Arbortext Editor supports only RGB colors. We bought also Isodraw, the styler and the publishing engine but it appears we will need Arbortext Advanced Print Publisher and a lot of scaring macros and coding.
Its a nightmare for a newbie to redact a shopping list of PTC products.
Hope you are more helpful than my PTC reseller 😞
We currently support a number of APP users in Italy, so if you do not find what you need with PE and decide to explore APP, please feel free to get in touch should you need some assistance.
thank you all for your help,
I am using DITA with Arbortext 6 to create a pricelist and a technical catalog of our products. I am customizing the default stylesheet of the Styler (ditabase.style).
Since they are technical documentation I do not need a very advanced layout but my graphic designer requires CMYK colors plus Pantone 350.
We chose Arbortext to be able to pull technical data from a database and to reuse content and translations through DITA. Additionally, we wanted to retain the source documents and the Translation Memories.
Thank you Gareth,
I do not need color profiles so I think the APP engine will suffice.
Could you tell me how to send "commands" or "PIs" to the APP engine? I have not found any reference documentation.