Using Arbortext Styler

Using Arbortext Styler

Course Description

In this course, you will learn how to create stylesheets for authoring. You will also learn how to edit window displays, page outputs, and Web outputs. You will develop techniques for specifying formats for the Arbortext window display, review multiple outputs and style-sheet formats, and become familiar with relevant documentation. In addition, you will learn how to code style-sheet categories that affect the Arbortext window display and paged output, and how to apply context, position, and conditional-based formatting. You will also learn how to use derivation and property sets to design a stylesheet that is easy to maintain. Finally, you will learn how to create and apply page sets, preview multiple outputs while developing Arbortext Styler style-sheets, export stylesheets to multiple types, and test your stylesheet to ensure its success.

Course Content

The course is divided into 24 modules covering utilization of Arbortext Styler. The modules cover areas such graphic formatting, working with properties, numbering, labeling, cross-referencing, creating footnotes and testing documents. Each day a certain amount of modules are presented and exercises based on information in the modules are performed. The last module is a project intended to complete individually.

Prerequisites: Introduction to XML, DITA and Arbortext or equivalent experience. Authoring using Arbortext Editor or equivalent work experience.
Audience: Arbortext stylesheet developers, programming developers and system integrators.

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Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
  • Module 1 – Introduction to Arbortext and Stylesheets
  • Module 2 – Guidelines for Getting Started
  • Module 3 – Getting Started with Arbortext Styler
  • Module 4 – Styles
  • Module 5 – Graphic Formatting
  • Module 6 – Adding Generated Text
  • Module 7 – Context and Position-Based Formatting
  • Module 8 – Conditional Formatting

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