Release 7.5: We finished 2018 faster and more intuitive!

A happy new year from everyone here at Fonto! To close out 2018, we released version 7.5 of our editor which includes a lot of (technical) improvements, one of which we have wanted to implement since the very beginning of FontoXML. Lazy loading (on-demand) within DITA root maps Very large DITA root maps can have a …

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Release 7.4: let us introduce Drag & Drop

Time really flies when you’re working on cool features, and we most certainly did this quarter. This release of Fonto XML Editor contains the long-awaited beta version of drag and drop in the outline view (previously known as structure view). The ability to mark content as read-only, and a long-requested addition to the find and …

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Amendment drafting with Fonto

Several of our customers are governments or publishers working with legislative content. One of the most important documents published by them are the amendment documents. In this blog post I’ll show you how FontoXML helps authoring these amendment documents. For those new to legislative processes and corresponding documents: new legislation is often introduced by augmenting …

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Fonto 7. The best has become even better.

A couple of minutes ago, we released version 7 of FontoXML. We are very excited, and with this post we want to inform you about the new features and the impact of upgrading to FontoXML 7.0 New features FontoXML 7 contains a large number of new features. Among these are: Improved collaboration. Users get near-real-time …

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1+1=3. When industry leaders work together

Technical documentation is of increasing importance for the customer journey that companies offer their clients and prospects. The XML Documentation Add-on for Adobe Experience Manager is the solution for organizations breaking down the barriers between technical and marketing content. The importance of structured content is growing. As a result, the task of structured content authoring …

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Soft validation in an editor environment: Schematron for non-technical users

Coming Friday our homebrewer and craft beer lover Martin will present his paper on Soft validation at XML Prague. Here, a sneak preview by means of the introduction and conclusions. There’s a lot in between so do come and join us there! Introduction FontoXML is an editor for XML content, used by non-technical authors. At …

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Structured authoring = Discipline x Enjoyable software

If you’re thinking about the adoption of a structured authoring tool like FontoXML, you should read the article on this topic by Barry Schaeffer (2013). In this article Barry, a veteran of more than 45 years in the content automation industry, not only describes the ‘tortured relationship’ between Word and XML (we also wrote about …

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Proof for Authors

Prospects want to know what they’re buying. They want to be sure that the software they’re interested in, will actually do the job to be done. So we’ve developed the FontoXML Sandbox in which you can play around on request. If you’re really serious about it, we’ll even set up a ‘private sandbox’ using your …

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Trial, a lot of error and back to the drawing board we go

We’re working hard to make structured authoring super intuitive for SMEs. We love doing it and we like to think we’re good at it. We love it when a plan comes together! Unfortunately, sometimes it doesn’t ‘fit’ all that well like in the days of the A-Team and MacGyver. Developing an intuitive web-based XML editor …

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