Turning Tables

This release, our tables received a massive facelift to make it even easier for authors to work with, regardless of the amount of data you’re dealing with. We also made it even easier to create lists. Not a fan of numbered lists? We got you! You can now configure lists to work with any symbol. …

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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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How to overcome everyday DITA issues

In a series of blog posts DITA-expert Wim Hooghwinkel describes some everyday DITA usability issues and lets us explain how we think to have solved these issues. Wim: Let’s face it: XML editing has it’s challenges. Especially for an average author who is not into tagging. It’s been worse though. The days that we needed to …

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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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Intuitive web-based XML editor for subject matter experts

At FontoXML we’re a big fan of the bestseller ‘Don’t make me think’ by Steve Krug. A book about human-computer interaction and web usability. The book’s premise is that a good software program or web site should let users accomplish their intended tasks as easily and directly as possible. A must-read for web- and software-designers …

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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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