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“Automating High-Quality Output”


Presented by: Simon Taylor, PTC
25 October 2011, 9-10 am Pacific/US  (Date Change!)

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As always, members and customers of Single-Sourcing Solutions
will have access the full-screen video, slides,

and transcript on the member site.

High-Quality Output


You get it. You understand the value for having your content in XML. Perhaps you are already there or on your way. Now you have all of your content tagged and structured for optimal reuse. You breathe a sigh of relief.  Then you get the request to produce high quality designed outputs for things such as catalogs, product brochures, data sheets, or even advertisements, etc….  Can your rendering engine handle it?  If you have Arbortext the answer is definitely YES!  Join us for this FREE one hour session where we will show you how you can automate the creation of high volume, high quality output using the Arbortext Suite of products.  No time to attend, then register to receive your access to the recorded session!

About Simon Taylor

As the Product Manager for XML Publishing and Layout Applications at PTC, Simon spends his time “thinking about putting content on pages”. He has defined the requirements for several full product releases, presented at numerous conferences, represented PTC and product during sales processes and otherwise successfully managed these complex products. Before becoming a Product Manager, he was Application Engineer for Arbortext and PTC, he was a Technical Consultant delivering APP-based publishing solutions to customers, and has spent much of his time managing, paginating, editing, and developing STM books and journals, and he has recruited, managed and trained a number of new starters.

About PTC

PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC), The Product Development Company, develops, markets and supports product development software solutions and related services that help companies achieve their product development strategies and optimize their processes. Using the company's tightly integrated CAD and enterprise PLM solutions, organizations are better able to create and manage product information throughout the lifecycle for optimal product development success. For more information, please visit

About Single-Sourcing Solutions

Single-Sourcing Solutions ( is an elite PTC partner specializing in Arbortext and Mathcad products. With over a decade’s experience with the Arbortext toolset and in the practical development and deployment of mission-critical, custom XML development, Single-Sourcing Solutions has the expertise required for successful dynamic information delivery. We are very active in the global Arbortext community and related information development communities.  Our corporate sites...



We get a lot of questions about whether you can use Arbortext with the Open Toolkit.  The answer is, "Yes, of course," but any further details are difficult unless you know what the questioner means by that: "Arbortext" is a portfolio of products that includes an editor, multiple publishing engines (for both typical and magazine-quality publishing), a content management system, a styling tool (so non-programmers can create stylesheets), a DTD/configuration tool, a dynamic link manager, and an illustration tool. Which part of Arbortext do you want to use with the DITA OT?


For example, if you want index processing, you've got to swap out FOP. There's one place you can use Arbortext. You can use Arbortext editor as your DITA editor, that's another place. Want to create multi-channel stylesheets without having to learn XSL and XSL-FO, well, that's a third place. Want to kick off the DITA OT from inside the CMS? That's four.


So, because there are so many ways to answer this question, we've scheduled two DITA- and OT-specific sessions to our new Arbortext Monster Garage webinar series: Editing and Publishing.


The first session is this Friday at 10 AM Pacific. Our shop coach is Mark Giffin, Mark Giffin Consulting, Inc. He's going to explain the basics of how Arbortext works with the DITA Open Toolkit. (Later on, he'll show the details behind how it's done.)


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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.  It's interactive, and you’ll find knowledgeable mechanics, here. All Monster Garage sessions are 30 minutes start-to-finish, but you can hang around and ask the coaches questions for nearly as long as you like.


Put on your shop coat, because here we go….


Free Webinar: ROI of XML

Posted by ptc-1892082 Sep 17, 2010

Panel Discussion Moderated by:
Dave Lorenzoni, Single-Sourcing Solutions


Charlotte Robidoux, HP
Greg Johnson, Medtronic
Todd Nowlan, Nortel
Andy Pieper, Toro


Presented online:
23 September 2010 at 10 AM Pacific


Register at the link on the announcement page.




If you have  information about your company’s product or services  that needs to be  delivered to customers, whether it’s in print or  electronic form,  chances are you have heard of XML.


Are you finding yourself in the position of having to explain to others or have you wondered:

  • What’s all the big deal about XML?
  • Why should I care?
  • What’s in it for me?
  • How is it going to save me time?
  • How will I lower cost?


Then come and listen to our expert panel of industry leaders as they   share with you a bit of their journey and what the true ROI is of XML.   Experts from Hewlett-Packard, Medtronic, Nortel, and Toro.


No matter how large or small, how new or how old your company is or   what technology or service your company provides XML can have   significant returns for you in:

  • Reuse content for faster delivery of information
  • Separation of form and content (your writers can  write rather than try to tweak with documents to get them to look right)
  • Ability to deliver information in the language and format of choice
  • Utilize resources more effectively to help you meet  your deliverables/Do more with less/Improve time to market/Productivity


Who should attend?

  • Business leaders who are interested in gaining a competitive edge by improving product information.
  • Content creators who are trying to help their management understand the need for change.
  • Executives with P&L responsibility who need to drive to a greater ROI.


No time to attend? Sign up anyway so you can access the recording later.


As always, members and customers of Single-Sourcing Solutions will be able to access the video, slides, and transcript on the membership site.