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Automate Production

Our solutions let you pipeline processes, transform content, and organize and associate various parts of a project. Used together they provide powerful automation capability for many, or all, of your production tasks. Some automation examples are

  • Flow seamlessly from Word to XML to InDesign
  • Drive catalog production from a database or repository with XML to PDF
  • Create richly styled and complex design formatted PDF files from Word
  • Update catalogs with selective new data importing only the changed data

These are selected examples only. Many other workflows are possible based on your requirements.
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–Leverage your existing software. Integrate ours. Automate and enable parallel production of print and digital media.

XML “Anytime” Workflows

Use XML first, early, or last. We think XML ought to be available at any point in the workflow and designed our products to give you that flexibility.

One Engine - Multiple Channels – XML Anytime

A single highly-developed xml publishing engine drives xml import and export for print (Word, InDesign, Quark), and digital-media (ePub, and tablet Apps).

This means that XML is available at anytime in the workflow, or at multiple times in the workflow. And you can start with anything: An XML file; an XML editor; Microsoft Word; InDesign document. You can edit or create and then transform the content and flow to another application at any time. This is XML transformation the way you need it. When you need it.

–Leverage your existing software. Integrate ours. Automate and enable parallel production of print and digital media.

Unlock Legacy Content

Many publishers have a significant amount of content essentially locked up in various proprietary publishing application specific format, such as Word, InDesign, or Quark. Our export engine can unlock that content and convert it to any format of XML you need. We can create archive format XML for later reuse, convert it to XML for a learning management system, XHTML, drive a digital ePUB or app.

If you want to enrich your content, and are exporting from InDesign our unique MetaNotes editor lets you add metadata to the document, article, or character-string content level.

–Leverage your existing software. Integrate ours. Automate and enable parallel production of print and digital media.

eBooks & EPUB

Our export engines can drive ePUB2 and ePUB3 standard format XML. Layout can be flowing or fixed-layout for the iOs. Our export engines can be used in workflows to convert your backlist existing content to any digital format. They may also be used in workflows for current parallel development of print and digital media.

–Leverage your existing software. Integrate ours. Automate and enable parallel production of print and digital media.

Tablet & Mobile Apps

Our InDesign plug-ins permit designers to create complex multi-page “app” layouts with sidebars, feature-boxes, layered boxes (CHECK THIS), and special frames for interactive graphic features. Text can be styled and flowed into the target boxes. Designers assign properties for interactive graphic features and the corresponding images. Standard features include scrollabell sidebar text frames, slideshow-image frames, image replacement, image zoom. Other features requests are developed upon request.

Our xml transformation tools permit app creation and print production to happen in parallel for simultaneous delivery of both formats.

–Leverage your existing software. Integrate ours. Automate and enable parallel production of print and digital media.

Whiteboard & HTML Content

The same transformation engines that powers all import and export trasnformign content form multiple publishing applications – Word, InDesign, Quark and digital standards, can be used to target your whiteboard or HTML based system with content..

–Leverage your existing software. Integrate ours. Automate and enable parallel production of print and digital media.

Parallel Production: Print & Digital

XML Maestro manages print and digital workflows. You can author in Word and using our transformation engines, flow to style din Desgn for print, and simultaneously flow to epUb or app for initial digital prep. Continue to edit oue content in iNDesign and when final is pparioved flwo thei content to xml and app or eub. You end up with parallel produviotn for both media and simultaneous delivery.

–Leverage your existing software. Integrate ours. Automate and enable parallel production of print and digital media.

Back List Conversions

Our export engine unlocks your content and converts it to any format of XML you need. We can create archive format XML for subsequent reuse, convert it to XML for a learning management system, XHTML, or drive a digital ePUB or app.

If you want to enrich your content, and are using InDesign our unique MetaNotes editor lets you add metadata to the document, article, or character-string content level before you export the xml. You end up with enriched content adding to its value.

–Leverage your existing software. Integrate ours. Automate and enable parallel production of print and digital media.

Create Derivative & Supplemental Products

Easily create derivative, supplemental or modified products. If your content is in proprietary format, (Word or InDesign) XML ToolWorks exports that data to any format of xml required for your project and then re-styles and flows it to a completely different layout.

If you have an xml database or repository, XML ToolWorks queries that database and creates derivative products using all, or snippets, of your original content. For example XML ToolWorks can excerpt, restyle and create new exambooks in print or digital forms.

–Leverage your existing software. Integrate ours. Automate and enable parallel production of print and digital media.