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Simplifying the Authoring Process for New Users [Arbortext Monster Garage]

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Simplifying the Authoring Process for New Users [Arbortext Monster Garage]

Those Devious Authors!

 

Arbortext provides tools developers, IT staff, and support personnel a lot of resources to simplify the Authoring interface for users. Want to turn off the ability to tweak page-breaks so you don't need to spend hours debugging a stylesheet error that doesn't exist? Our shop coaches give their best hints on how to remove the 'troublesome' features in Arbortext Editor to simplify your job and your author's job as well!

 

In this 30 minute, recorded web session, Paul Nagai shows how you can:

  • Create XUI dialogs to allow editing metadata stored as attributes/elements.
  • Take advantage of "calculated attribute values" to aggregate metadata putting complex "calculations" into ACL and simplifying the stylesheet.
  • Combine these two techniques to produce multiple Tables of Contents or, more accurately, "Lists of Impact."

 

 

This session is accessible to Advanced Arbortext users.

 

 

View the Recording

The video is on our YouTube Channel!

 

 

 

About The Arbortext Monster Garage

There are a million Uber Geeky things you can do in Arbortext. Arbortext is a mature platform: The entire set of tools works together. Arbortext is open: The entire UI and publishing pipeline is 100% available through a well-tested API. The possibilities are enormous for anyone who wants to do new, interesting, over-the-top things with their product information. In this web series, we feature the Open API and the geeky things you can do with Arbortext. You?ll find knowledgeable mechanics, here. Put on your shop coat, because here we go!

 

The Arbortext Monster Garage is brought to you by Single-Sourcing Solutions. Our current project is the TC Dojo where you pick the topics and we find the experts. Be sure to check it out and vote on future TC Dojo webinar topics. The TC Dojo is all about you!

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