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Arbortext Editor Advanced Training

Upcoming deliveries

No open dates? Prefer a specific time and date or private delivery? You don't have to wait. Contact a Training Advisor to schedule a delivery that meets your needs.

About this training course

This class is for Arbortext Editor users who want to streamline their day-to-day work in Arbortext Editor. Individual deliveries are topic-focused on specific Arbortext Editor features, functionality, or concepts that stretch beyond the basics (see listings for specifics). All deliveries are a combination of lectures mixed with examples and hands-on exercises. Each attendee will be on a computer building and authoring a standards-based document.


Previous Experience: Attendees should have previously completed Arbortext Editor Basic Training or have previous experience using Arbortext Editor.

Software License: Attendees must have their own license of Arbortext Editor to participate in the exercises; attendees who do not have a license are welcome to attend and observe.

Where is the class held?

We offer both public and private deliveries, either fully remote or in-person. Regardless of the delivery style, all workshops are led by a live, online expert instructor, making for a fully interactive and engaging experience.

Virtual Public Deliveries are held online and, when you share your screen, it's just as if we're just like we're standing behind you and looking over your shoulder. All students can speak and hear each other and the instructor during lecture and hands-on lab exercises. The only difference between this class and in-person? No travel costs.

Private deliveries can be held virtually using your environment, on-site at your facility, or at a location nearby. Contact a training advisor to discuss specific requirements.

Our training sessions are highly interactive and engaging. All sessions are designed to be hands-on using standard, out-of-the-box Arbortext Editor. Training in your specific configuration will not be covered. All training is done through hands-on exercises to increase adoption and solidify learning.

Training sessions focus on specific topics such as:

  • Tag Templates
  • Adding Templates and Samples for existing doctypes (File→New dialog)
  • Adding templates to the New Topic window in the DITA Resource Manager
  • Working with the custom directory or application configuration
  • Working with complex tables in XML
  • DCF files
  • XUI Dialogs
  • Altering or adding menus in Editor
  • Using the DITA Key manager
  • Arbortext Command Language (ACL & AOM) Basics
  • Other topics…

Individually scheduled sessions identify the topic focus.

Want to suggest a topic?

JANICE SUMMERS, Single-Sourcing Solutions, specializes in helping people who’ve only ever used unstructured desktop publishing applications learn structured authoring. She graduated with a degree in I/O Psychology from San Jose State University and finds that her background helps adult learners in mastering new material. In fact, she’s been successfully transitioning Word users to XML authoring since 2005 and hasn’t lost anyone yet! She's the author of “Arbortext for Authoring: An Author's Guide to Getting Started with Arbortext Editor” (available on Amazon).

LIZ FRALEY, Single-Sourcing Solutions, is a long-time Arbortext user, customizer, stylesheet developer, and implementer. In addition to being a senior software architect, she is the founder of Single-Sourcing Solutions, a qualified, experienced trainer of Arbortext Products. She has over 25 years experience programming, teaching, and supporting knowledge growth in the communities she serves. She holds degrees in Computer Science and English from the University of Maryland College Park and a Masters in English from the University of Southern Mississippi. She's the author of “Arbortext 101: Best Practices for Configuring, Authoring, Styling, and Publishing with Arbortext,” available on Amazon, and has several more planned.

What Attendees Have Said

We needed to complete a large conversion effort in a one year effort. I needed experienced Arbortext editors. I did not have the time or budget to train anyone. Two writers did not have experience with Arbortext, but nagged me to hire them. They told me that they were being trained by Single-Sourcing Solutions. I took the risk and to my surprise they were well-trained and, in fact, taught me a few things that I did not know about the Editor. I would recommend Single-Sourcing Solutions to anyone, because they made me successful, and I did not even have a contract with them.


Team Lead/Software Engineer, Technical Publications, Northrop Grumman