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Prerequisite Knowledge
The following knowledge is prerequisite to the content in this document:
Familiarity with the basic components and processes that make up PTC Arbortext Layout Developer and the experience necessary to use this knowledge to program the application to correspond with individual business requirements. If this is not the case, please refer to the document User’s Guide, which contains an overview of the product. Although any instructions in that guide are based on the traditional proprietary PTC Arbortext Layout Developer syntax, which is still in operation as a programming method, it is a useful starting point to learn your way around PTC Arbortext Layout Developer.
Proficiency in the use of the JavaScript scripting language, which provides access to the PTC Arbortext Layout Developer functionality described in the FOM, if you are intending to program your application using the FOM
Basic knowledge of concepts such as object based coding and scripting