Automating 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!

Speaker: Simon Taylor, PTC

When:  25 October 2011, 9-10 am Pacific/US

Slides, show notes, transcripts, and other collateral are available to members of the TC Dojo Master Series and to customers of Single-Sourcing Solutions.

Conquering the Mountain of Legacy Data

The Legacy Data SherpaSo you are finally planning that big move over to structured content. Great! You understand the benefits of reuse and what it means for your business.

But what do you do about the mountains of legacy content? Pack it all up and bring it with you? Leave it behind hoping you will never need to look at it again? Work in two worlds of structured (for the new content) and unstructured (for the old data) authoring?

In this FREE one hour session we will talk about the options you have for handling all of that old data. Like the Sherpa guides of Nepal, we can help you. In this session we will share with you what you will need to help you on the journey, what to plan for, and some hard won lessons learned along the way.

Webinar presented by: Don Bridges, Data Conversion Laboratory Inc.

When: 10 August 2011, 10-11 am Pacific/US

As always, members and customers of Single-Sourcing Solutions can access the full-screen video, slides, and transcript here.

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About Don Bridges

Don is the Manager of Commercial “Technical Documentation” projects at DCL. He manages DCL activities across divers markets such as aerospace, automotive, life sciences, manufacturing, semiconductor, software, telecom, and utilities. He’s written several articles on the “business” aspects of implementing XML and is a frequent conference speaker.

About Data Conversion Laboratory

Established in 1981, Data Conversion Laboratory ( has substantial expertise in complex conversion projects, including eBooks, TechDocs, Defense, and Libraries. They have experience with all the key DTDs, including DITA, ePub, MOBI, S1000D, ATA, NLM, DocBook, and TEI. They wrote the book, literally: They wrote the data conversion chapters in The XML Handbook and Columbia Guide to Digital Publishing.

About Single-Sourcing Solutions

Single-Sourcing Solutions ( is an elite PTC partner specializing in Arbortext 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.

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Lightning Talk: Don’t Sell Yourself Short

Did you know there is a new renaissance on the horizon? We are thrilled to see, more and more, a new enthusiasm about content creation to publication. We are all familiar with the words “content reuse” and “xml authoring” and “single-source” and “topic based authoring”. But all this talk is now coming from outside the walls of traditional tech pubs. It is starting to get a great deal of attention from the more creatively focused departments of Sales and, more notably, Marketing.

Now is the time for us to break down the walls that once divided the teams that create content. But how do you do that? Don’t sell yourself short! Those of you who have built your profession around the technology of creation and delivery have gained a great deal of insight. This expertise makes you a valuable resource for those seeking to adopt practices that are now like second nature to you.


Presented by: Liz Fraley, Single-Sourcing Solutions

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


About Lightning Talks

Lightning talks are presentations that are highly focused. The format for this presentation was 20 slides in 5 minutes, auto advancing at timed intervals.

Other lightning talks at the 2011 STC Summit