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Mega list of Arbortext Resources

Arbortext folks are by nature a chatty and helpful bunch. This list is constantly evolving.  Where do you go?  (Have you taken the poll?)

Our favorites, in no particular order....


  • Mailing list hosted by PTC/User

    The PTC/User portal (  hosts the long-running Adepters mailing list. This list started in 1996  and has always been monitored by the PTC/Arbortext software engineering  staff. Many long-time users and tools folks also regularly monitor the  list. If you have a question, it's a really good resource as questions  generally get answered within 24 hours. Beginning and advanced questions  encouraged.

    The List Email Address is:

    You can join the list from the PTC/User portal:

  • Arbortext release information feed

    Sometimes you just want the details on a particular release. Was my bug fixed? Is that feature I wanted ready? Watch the release feed for details on Arbortext releases and stay up to date!

  • The Adepters Information Code Archive

    The Adepters Information code archive is located here

    Many Arbortext users regularly search it for help with difficult to  solve issues. The archive was started by Karl Johan Kleist. In 2008,  Karl changed career paths, and Liz Fraley at Single-Sourcing Solutions  has been maintaining it ever since.

    The archive has Arbortext, IsoDraw and (soon) APP code, macros, and solutions to common problems.

  • Advanced Print Publisher Mailing List hosted by Yahoo Groups

    Yahoo Group Name: 3b2users

    3b2users is a list for users of Arbortext Advanced Print Publisher,  formerly called Advent 3B2, for the exchange of information, hints and  tips.

  • Tutorial in the Help Center

    After launching Arbortext Editor, go to the Help menu and launch the  Help Center.  The first item under Authoring is an Arbortext Editor  Tutorial. This is a great place to start learning or to pick up some  tips and shortcuts to what you do every day.

  • SF Bay Arbortext PTC/User Group

    The  SF Bay Arbortext PTC/User Group hosts monthly Live Meetings showcasing  interesting implementation issues around the Arbortext community.

    The meeting announcement page is here:

  • PubWright Podcast

    Most Arbortext knowledge is tribal in nature. The PubWright podcast  interviews Arbortext implementers, customers, and experts in an attempt  to share that knowledge with the greater Arbortext community.

    This is a podcast series available here and on iTunes here.

  • Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter

    Visit the Arbortext PTC/User Group on Facebook here or join the discussions on LinkedIn here

    Single-Sourcing Solutions also maintains the list of Arbortext twitterers on Listorious.

  • Advisory Line

    When you need quick assistance to help you solve a challenge and don't have time to wait for an answer that you  may never receive. Call the Advisory Line.

  • Arbortext page on Squidoo

    Everything Arbortext in one place.

  • Single-Sourcing blog on

    The Single-Sourcing Blog spot for those times when DITA and Arbortext intersect

  • Introduction to DITA: A User Guide to the Darwin Information Typing Architecture Arbortext Edition - JoAnn Hackos

    While we're talking DITA.... Although this is not an online resource, this is Arbortext-specific. Procedures and Examples in this book use Arbortext Editor. The book can be ordered from ComTech Services here.

  • Slideshare

    You'd be surprised at how many there are. Presentations about, by, and for, Arbortext users.  Search: Arbortext

  • Arbortext videos on YouTube

    Search: Arbortext
    Search: IsoDraw

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