XMetaL Author Enterprise XML Editor

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The XML editor solution for consistently higher-value, timely global content that creates loyal customers and efficient, compliant business processes. XMetaL Author Enterprise 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.

Highlights of New Features in XMetaL Author Enterprise 14.0

  • The “Workbench” allows you to create and maintain collections of folders and files called “WorkSets” for quick access while you are working in XMetaL. The context menu lets you easily work with these items, similar to the context menu in Windows Explorer.
  • XMetaL supports editing of Lightweight DITA XML topics and maps. In this preview-level support only XDITA files can be authored, but you can add MDITA and HDITA topics to LwDITA maps, and publish LwDITA maps via DITA OT version 3.2.1.
  • Many of the user settings and preferences dialogs have been combined into a single hierarchical dialog. The new dialog includes a search/filter box allowing you to quickly find any option setting. XMetaL customizers can add their own settings panels to this unified dialog.
  • The Find and Replace dialog includes an option to highlight all occurrences of a search term within the current document.
  • Tracked changes are now visible in DITA-reused content; this can be turned on/off via the Options dialog.
  • DITA-reused content that contains unaccepted tracked changes inside can be made visible within the target/reusing document’s window.
  • Key spaces that you have associated with individual DITA topics can be remembered across sessions (via a setting in the Options dialog).
  • This version of XMetaL Author Enterprise includes DITA Open Toolkit Releases 3.2.1, 2.4.4, and 2.0. The default setting is for XMetaL to use DITA OT 3.2.1.

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