S1000DauthorPro XE

Browser-Based, WYSIWYG Editor for S1000D Projects

Designed by experts, S1000DauthorPro™ XE is a comprehensive S1000D authoring solution providing unparalleled ease of use. The S1000D content creation software provides authors with a sophisticated and intuitive environment to quickly and easily create and edit content; facilitating 100% browser-based authoring that conforms to S1000D requirements. The WYSIWYG technology enables a broader pool of S1000D authors, many of whom previously may have been excluded, due the complexity of the Specification. AuthorPro XE ultimately enables authors to concentrate on S1000D technical content development instead of the final formatted and published outputs.

Inmedius S1000DauthorPro XEThe easy-to-use interface enables S1000D authors to focus on creating complex S1000D content and Data Modules; ensuring single or multiple S1000D projects are delivered, and up and running quickly.

This robust S1000D authoring solution decreases the barriers of implementation through its ease of use and lower operating costs. AuthorPro XE is simpler to use than a traditional XML editor, yet gives complete control to the author to edit XML content. No additional S1000D authoring or editing tools are necessary. All the S1000D authoring functionality needed to be successful is included in one comprehensive software solution. With AuthorPro XE, authors can begin editing without the expense and delay of installing costly, proprietary software on the individual client. This allows new authors, at diverse sites, to quickly come up to speed and work on new projects without the need to deploy software on remote machines.


S1000DauthorPro XE Benefits

  • Avoid timely, costly software installations & maintenance fees
  • Work remotely with web access
  • Quickly & easily create S1000D content with Schema-based validation
  • Concentrate on S1000D content rather than presentation with WYSIWYG editing
  • Reduce delivery times, improve turnaround

The Power of Integration

As an integrated solution, the S1000D authoring platform may be embedded in the management system, providing a single point for data access. AuthorPro XE is an S1000D online authoring solution that works in conjunction with Inmedius S1000Dmanager on multiple levels. The integration of these products provides visibility and access to data stored in the Common Source Database (CSDB) for the benefit of authors and project managers.

AuthorPro XE and Manager are two of the seven software modules comprising the Inmedius S1000D Publishing Suite, a fully integrated solution set, supporting the entire S1000D documentation lifecycle. The Commercial-Off-The-Shelf software modules are easy-to-use, implement and maintain; working together to integrate authoring through publishing. A complete, end-to-end authoring solution, the Publishing Suite allows you to successfully manage the technical documentation publication process and make every facet of an S1000D implementation possible. Only with an integrated solution can rules established by project managers be so effectively and automatically carried out from start-up through authoring to final delivery.

Browser-Based S1000D Authoring Solution

No Client Installation or Updates

Once XE is installed on the server, there is no additional IT support, software installation or set-up required on the local machine. Centrally managed updates to the S1000D authoring software are fast and easy, requiring no additional effort by the end-user.

Web-based, CSDB Integration

S1000Dmanager Integration

S1000D authors quickly access projects to locate and open assigned Data Modules, allowing an integrated workflow with the Common Source Database (CSDB). Workstations are synchronized with the latest project settings, Data Module Requirements List (DMRL), approved applicabilities, and reusable warning and cautions; ensuring each author has the most current information available when they need it. A system administrator creates the document in S1000Dmanager and assigns it to a specific author. Generating content consists of inserting elements and populating the element with the appropriate data.


Author S1000D Data Modules

S1000D Data Module Creation Supports Specification

Write S1000D Data Modules that comply with S1000D changes and issues. Since AuthorPro XE ensures that project rules are enforced, S1000D authors are free to concentrate on creating quality technical content and do not have to be burdened with project documentation rules.

Author DMs with WYSIWYG Editor

Robust Options Feature Easy-to-Use WYSIWYG Editor

The user has the choice of three modes for authoring S1000D data:

  • WYSIWYG provides users with an authoring solution with a view of the data as it will be displayed in the Interactive Electronic Technical Publication (IETP)
  • Outline shows the structure of the underlying XML
  • XML provides advance access to the underlying, raw XML code that makes up the Data Module

Advanced S1000D Authoring Tools

Integrated Cross Referencing & Management

View all cross references in the system from a centralized location. An easy-to-use selection box provides the ability to create a cross reference with a single click. The burden of performing lengthy steps associated with authoring a reference is removed. Instead, authors are able to concentrate on critical content development.

S1000D Tools

Insert REFDM from S1000Dmanager
Users are able to choose a REFDM from a selection of S1000D Data Modules contained within a Data Module Requirement List. The workstation extracts from S1000Dmanager all of the relevant S1000D Data Modules within a project. The author simply selects a REFDM from a list rather than performing the lengthy process of scrolling through spreadsheets and database tables to locate the information.
Add External Links
When inserting an external link to another REFDM, the author is presented with a selection list populated from Data Module Requirement Lists in S1000Dmanager. The software also accommodates the use of the S1000D XLINK capability, allowing authors to select specific targets within external S1000D Data Modules.

Graphics & Hotspot Integration

This powerful S1000D authoring solution enable users to easily identify graphic hotspots that the author needs to link to and extract hotspot information. In addition, AuthorPro XE notifies the author if a previously authored link to a hotspot has changed within an illustration.

Data Reuse

Insert warnings and cautions from a resource file that contains a set of warnings and caution for that project. Users may also insert parts data in a Maintenance Data Module from an Illustrated Parts Data Data Module.

Data Module Validation & Integrity Checks

Authors are instantaneously presented with detailed feedback on S1000D Data Modules that fail S1000D or specific project rules; which heightens the response time to correct the affected S1000D Data Module. Working hand-in-hand with its context sensitive editing environment, AuthorPro XE ensures S1000D documents are compliant to the Specification and delivered with speed and accuracy.

AuthrPro XE installs into S1000Dmanager™

Client Requirements

Software

  • OS: Microsoft ® Windows (2000, XP,7)
  • Browser: Internet Explorer 7.0, 8.0, 9.0
  • Plug-in: PTC ® Arbortext ® IsoView ™ 7.2 for Computer Graphics Metafiles (CGM) support

Hardware

  • CPU: 2 GHz (dual core processor); 64-bit system recommended
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Disk Space: 100MB
  • Display: 1024x768 minimum, 1280x1024 recommended