Authoring using Arbortext Styler 6.1

Pretoria (P1 Office)

Overview
Course Code TRN-4412-T
Course Length 2.5 Days

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 stylesheet formats, and become familiar with relevant documentation. In addition, you will learn
how to code stylesheet 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 stylesheets, export stylesheets to multiple types, and test your stylesheet to ensure its success. At the end of each module, you will complete
a set of review questions to reinforce critical topics from that module. At the end of the course, you will complete a course assessment in Pro/FICIENCY intended to evaluate your
understanding of the course as a whole.

Course Objectives
• Work effectively with Arbortext and stylesheets
• Review guidelines for getting started
• Become accustomed with Arbortext Styler
• Review styles
• Review formatting graphics
• Add generated text
• Review context-based and position-based formatting
• Review conditional based formatting
• Work with properties
• Assign space values and priorities
• Use default formatting
• Work with property sets
• Format text and generated text
• Number and label
• Create a Table of Contents
>Use cross-referencing
• Working with page sets
• Create and use modular Styler stylesheets
• Create footnotes
• Use the preview options in Arbortext Styler
• Export an Arbortext Styler stylesheet to other formats
• Test documents
• Manage and associate multiple stylesheets

Prerequisites
• Basic computer skills in a Windows computing environment
• Introduction to XML, DITA and Arbortext or an equivalent amount of experience with XML
• Authoring using Arbortext Editor 6.1 or equivalent work experience with Arbortext Editor
• A solid understanding of general XML concepts and DTDs

Audience
• This course is intended for Arbortext stylesheet developers, programming developers, and system integrators. People in related roles will also benefit from taking this course.

Event Date: 
Saturday, December 26, 2015 - 13:00 to 16:30