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Learn the basics for authoring MIL-STD 40051-C technical content in Arbortext. Topics include: Introduction to authoring for defense; Creating documents, work packages, modules, etc; Understanding MIL-STD 40051-C; Cross-references and linking; Entities and file management; Tables and graphics; Collaborative writing, content management, shared authoring; Resources; Guidance for navigating the specification; and more.


This course is a combination of lectures mixed with examples and hands-on exercises.

Previous Experience Required: No previous Arbortext or XML authoring experience necessary.

Software Required: XML/SGML-enabled software with the MIL-STD doctype installed.

Attendees who have their own licensed copy of Arbortext Editor ready and installed may use their own environment during the class. Attendees who do not have XML/SGML-enabled software must procure their own fully-installed environment or purchase one of the add-ons to participate in the class.

How to register for this class:

If you do not have Arbortext Editor: You can attend and observe or purchase the “Add Software” add-on to participate in the class.

If you only have Arbortext Editor: Either procure and install the doctype on your own or purchase the “Add Doctype Install” and our IT team will schedule a time, prior to class start, to do a guided install on your computer.

If you have both Arbortext Editor and the doctype installed: You may use your own environment during the class.

Note: Pricing reflects GSA schedule.

Note: If you see “There are no appointment types available for scheduling”, it means that the class is full or registration has closed.