“As a writer I can easily structure my content.” (9/27)

“As a writer I can easily structure my content” is the 9th of 27 requirements that we studied as part of our benchmark study on XML editors. The ease of structuring a document is perhaps the most obvious prerequisite for an efficient structured authoring tool, but also the most ambiguous. This differs for each user …

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“As a user my spelling is automatically checked.” (8/27)

“As a user my spelling is automatically checked” is the 8th of 27 requirements that we studied as part of our benchmark on XML editors. This is an important requirement for any tool producing content that is to be distributed to others. Not surprisingly, an automatic spell checker was ranked as the second most important …

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“As a user I can easily see the structure of a document” (7/27)

“As a user I can easily see the structure of a document” is the 7th of 27 requirements that we studied as part of our benchmark on XML editors. This is an important requirement because having the document structure in mind is a prerequisite for composing a coherent document. The structure of a document is …

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“As a user I can easily manage metadata” (6/27)

As a user I can easily manage metadata is the 6th of 27 requirements that we studied as part of our benchmark on XML editors.This is an important requirement for many reasons. One of which; when content needs to be personalized, metadata need to be in order. Managing metadata The average rating on ‘managing metadata’ …

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“As a user I can change the type of a topic” (4/27)

“As a user I can change the type of a topic” was the fourth of 27 requirements that we studied as part of our benchmark on XML editors. Change the type of a topic This is an important requirement because the natural writing process is not a linear process. Rather, authors write, structure and review iteratively …

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“As a user I can add comments to a document.” (2/27)

“As a user I can add comments to a document” is the second of 27 requirements that we’ve studied as part of our benchmark on XML editors. Vital part of authoring We think this is an important requirement because it is a vital part of authoring and teamwork with colleagues. Adding comments for yourself allows …

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Benchmark study on XML editors

In our quest to make FontoXML the most user-friendly web-based XML editor available, we are conducting a benchmark study on (XML) editors*. Our study includes XML editors, DITA editors as well as more conventional editors such as Word and Google Docs. The latter two are included because they set the standard of what typical non-technical …

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