XMetaL Author Enterprise XML Editor

The XML editor solution for consistently higher-value, timely global content that creates loyal customers and efficient, compliant business processes.XMetaL Author Enterprise 9.0 helps you get to market faster by bringing structure and automation to the process of content creation. Using XML standards such as the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA), XMetaL enables authors to re-purpose higher-value information products into the myriad of languages and formats your customers demand.Used standalone or integrated with virtually any content management system, XMetaL helps even non-technical writers to create reusable content without needing to be proficient in XML—and ensures that the process of content creation contributes to the timely market release of products worldwide.
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Highlights of New Features in XMetaL Author Enterprise 9.0

The 9.0 release is packed with new features including:

  • Microsoft SharePoint Connector – XMetaL Author Enterprise 9 includes connectivity to Microsoft SharePoint as an optional add-on. In addition, several new features have been added to the SharePoint connector:
    • Tree-view navigation in the XMetaL Resource Manager window
    • New search results display
    • Configurable search plans – save searches and results display settings
    • Both form-based and Windows credential login support
  • DITA Open Toolkit Log Results Panel – The log output from generating DITA OT content is now displayed in a new Results Panel. The Results Panel provides a summary section for quickly navigating to build errors and warnings, a link from each error code for viewing additional details about the DITA OT error code, and a link for opening the file causing the presented error. The log file can also be easily searched and saved in the Results Panel.
  • DITA Open Toolkit updates – XMetaL Author Enterprise 9 incorporates DITA Open Toolkit 1.8 Milestone 2.
  • CALS Split Table Editing Enhancement – The table splitting action can now split at the tgroup element as well as the table element level.
  • S1000D Issue 4.1 Starter Kit – XMetaL Author Enterprise 9 includes support for S1000D authoring as an optional add-on (installed separately). Please contact your XMetaL account manager for more details.

Promote Content Reuse for Greater Quality and Consistency

  • Locate, reference, and reuse content from file systems or content repositories for consistency across the enterprise
  • Publish XML content directly from the author’s desktop to a variety of customer-facing output formats including PDF, EPUB, Kindle, HTML, online help systems and more
  • Leverage XMetaL’s extensible publishing framework – a scalable, low-cost alternative to proprietary publishing systems
  • Integrate authoring with virtually any repositories, content management systems (CMS) or source control systems in your organization with XMetaL Connector

Leverage Best Practices in Topic-based Authoring

  • First authoring software with full DITA support, including visualization and advanced editing for better control of content presentation
  • Help authors write with reuse in mind with a familiar, topic-oriented user interface designed specifically for authoring of DITA content
  • Minimize development and maintenance costs by automatically generating authoring configurations for DITA specializations