Arbortext Layout Developer
(aka APP or 3B2)
PTC’s Arbortext Layout Developer (formerly APP or 3B2) is an advanced print and PDF publishing toolbox wrapped around a core composition engine. The highly customisable nature and large array of vertical specific features enable tailoring to suit almost any publishing environment in both black-box and manual configurations.
The powerful nature of APP enables great flexibility when building solutions or integrating it into your workflow. The ability to automate all of your composition and reduce or eliminate manual composition can bring significant savings.
Layout Developer or APP was renamed from 3B2 when the original developers Advent Publishing Systems became part of Arbortext and then PTC. With its roots in typesetting, APP is still attributed with high quality and finely controlled typographical features which enable good quality output along with the dynamic composition flexibility.
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