About Arbortext Styler
Create Stylesheets to Automatically Deliver Predictable, High-Quality Product Information in Multiple Languages and Media Output
PTC Arbortext Styler is an innovative stylesheet tool that enables designers to configure stylesheets for automatic publishing of structured content using a single source of style. The stylesheets you create support one or multiple output media, with-out programming, enabling you to improve the quality and consistency of your information.
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Ensure Consistent, High-Quality Product Information
- Develop and enforce stylesheets to automate information layout and delivery
- Publish complex product information to one or multiple media–from the same stylesheet–without programming
- Automate layout tasks for multiple language content and regional formatting specifications
Increase Designer Productivity and Value
- Provide a single, easy-to-use interface for your comprehensive product information delivery requirements
- Simplify stylesheet creation across media to minimize programming
- Update stylesheets easily when requirements change
- Configure stylesheets to support multiple mediatypes and formats automatically
Reduce Publishing Production Costs and Cycle-Times
- Create a single-source of style to eliminate the development, maintenance and disparity of mul-tiple stylesheets
- Eliminate desktop publishing costs for document production
- Extend stylesheets by writing styling criteria for specific output media through source-code edits
RAPID STYLESHEET CREATION
- Simplify initial setup with style wizards.
- Intuitive user interface.
- Page layout controls include page-size, margins, columns, footnotes and page numbers.
- Tabbed panels for elements, page sets, size definitions, headers and footers, and combined fonts.
- Tabbed sections for applying text formatting for elements, element contexts and conditions.
- Simply create additional contexts and conditions without needing to write XPath expressions or testing code.
- Highlight source-code edits.
- Enable multiple levels of undo and redo.
- Use and track ‘property sets’ to group together formatting properties into reusable components.
- Add comments to stylesheet components to help development and maintenance.
- Support for multiple output types, such as print, PDF, Web, Microsoft Word and HTML Help, from a single stylesheet.
- Define styles for all output types or for a specific output.
- Preview content for print, PDF and Web media.
- Support for configuring PDF bookmarks and populating PDF document properties.
- Enable HTML ‘chunking’
- Split documents during publishing into logical chunks based on document hierarchy.
- Define chunk boundaries and configure tables of contents for chunked outputs in Arbortext Styler.
- Support for DITA by using input file or content management object structure to define the initial chunk boundaries.
- Output file metadata for inserting metadata into HTML, chunked HTML, and PDF outputs.
- Set up conditional styling based on element context, attribute values and content tests.
- Base styling on multi-level conditional tests.
- Import of existing FOSI stylesheet.
- Export of multiple stylesheet formats, including XSL-HTML, CSS, XSL-FO, and FOSI, and Arbortext Advanced Print Publisher composition engine.
AUTOMATICALLY GENERATED CONTENT
- Format tables of contents, indexes and other automatically generated lists, such as table lists and figure lists.
- Enable automatically generated text, including: bullets and list numbers; text preceding or following an element; header/footer content; repeating titles; cross-references; and indexes with language-specific collation rules.
- Edit generated content for each entry level to fine tune output.
- Add a new section between Automatically Generated Content and Modular.
- Easily support Right to Left languages by mirroring page lay out definition.
- Use multiple numbering schemes to comply with regional numbering rules.
- Define combined fonts for getting clearer results when mixing multiple types of characters.
- Generated text can be exported as a separate file for easy translation to create multi-language stylesheets.
- Use named property sets for modularity and reuse.
- Support for modular stylesheets for sharing common formatting definitions between multiple document types.
- Modify the style code directly for specialized applications using an extensive mechanism.
- Use source edits to provide tight control of output for specific media.