The toughest thing about learning any new software package is making the shift from what you already know to how this new software replaces processes and changes your world. It's shifting your perspective or expectations about how you think it should fit into your world to how your world will adapt to it, so you are using it in the most effective manner.At well over 5000 pages, the complete Arbortext documentation set covers a lot more that the basics. Yet, for the average use case, Arbortext works great right out of the box to handle 90% of technical documentation needs.If you're a brand new Arbortext user and feel that most of your technical publication needs are similar to 80-90% of technical publications out there, this book is for you. Even if you've got more complicated needs, this book is still for you. It doesn't matter what industry or what country you're in: Arbortext is used by customers in every industry in countries all around the world. We're going to show you how to get started quickly, how to shift your understanding so that you can make the most of your investment in your world.This book will give you pointers about how to get started down the road to using Arbortext in the most effective and most beneficial (to you) way possible.
In recent years Extensible Markup Language (XML) has had a major impact on software development and data interchange and has begun to have a similar effect in technical communication. This resource fills an important gap in the market by providing a broad introduction to XML and its role in technical communication.
Literary Market Place 2001 is the ultimate insider's guide to the U.S. book publishing industry, covering every conceivable aspect of the business. In two, easy-to-use volumes, it provides: -- 50 sections organizing everyone and everything in the business -- from publishers, agents, and ad agencies to associations, distributors, and events -- Over 14,500 listings in all -- featuring names, addresses, and numbers ... key personnel ... activities, specialties, and other relevant data ... e-mail addresses and Web sites ... and more -- Some 24,000 decision-makers throughout the industry, listed in a separate "Personnel Yellow Pages" section in each volume -- Thousands of services and suppliers equipped to meet every publishing need or requirement -- More than 400 new entries to this edition plus thousands of updated listings throughout. LMP 2001 leaves no stone unturned in connecting you with the publishing firm, service, or product you or your patrons need. It's completely revised and updated to help: -- Publishers locate other publishers, free-lancers, agents, printers, wholesalers, manufacturers, and more -- Suppliers find names and numbers of potential publishing customers -- Job seekers locate contact names, addresses, and phone numbers throughout the industry -- Booksellers get publisher ordering and shipping information -- Writers locate publishers for their works -- Librarians provide patrons with the reference source they need to find their way through the publishing industry
Foreword------------------------------------- SGML is misunderstood and underestimated. I have always wanted to write this book. I am pleased that two people with whom I have had the pleasure to work were finally able to do so. Since I have always been a bit of an evangelist, I feel pride when my "students" become recognized "teachers". In the early years of SGML we struggled to define a language that would bring the information to its rightful place. We succeeded. Then we had to explain these idea to technical adoptors. Again, I think we have succeeded. We have learned much about SGML in the process of implementing it. These experiences must now also be shared, along with comprehensible information on the lan guage itself. The word must move out of the lab and the computer center and reach the business people, the users, the movers and shakers. The next generation will do things with SGML that we can't even imagine yet- it is that versatile.