Document like clockwork.

Do you create and work on your documentation with Microsoft Word or in txt-format? Moreover, do you have to store your contents several times or create a new version every time for operating manuals, service guidelines and web?

Nowadays technical documentation faces a wide range of variations and products. In addition, work routines, tools and the flow of information between the editors is inefficient. Furthermore, the costs are disproportionately high.

If you have already heard from the benefits of single source publishing, modularization and other advantages from XML based text production then Xeditor is the right choice for you.

No matter whether for documentation for mechanical and plant engineering, software development, aerospace or medical technology, Xpublisher's flexibility can be used in many industries.

The web-based editorial system Xpublisher creates and administers your technical documentation absolutely media neutral and separates them consistently from the publication channel. Industrial enterprises, above all mid-sized companies from machinery and plant engineering, profit from it. It does not matter whether it is web, print or mobile documentation. Because of its high level of automaton, production takes place economically efficient, fast and error-free.

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Overview of key features:

Norm-compliant warnings

Xpublisher supports the production of warning notices according to Ansi Z35.6. The norm is valid as the only comprehensive norm of security and warning notices in documents accompanying the product and is in the USA and Germany of special relevance. The warning notices can also be compatible with the demands of German Institute for Standardization EN 82079-1.

Structuring à la carte

Xpublisher supports all current technical documentation standards: DITA, DocBook, PI-Mod, etc. Do you have your own schema at your disposal? No problem! Our developers can gladly adapt the editor to your schema. For this we offer you an initial twelve hours of free support.

Web technologies for mobile technical editing

Slender, flexible, performant: Xpublisher is based on the newest web technologies. Differentiate yourself from the competition and win young and experienced technical editors and let them work at the time and place of their choice. Xpublisher can be used on-line as well as off-line. No time wasted on business travel. Produce high quality content on the train, in the airplane or in your favorite café.

Direct connection with Adobe InDesign

A bidirectional connection with Adobe InDesign for professional layout design efficiently enables the production of high quality design for books, magazines etc.

Single source versus Multichannel publishing

Guaranteed consistent communication of technical writing and marketing via single source product information. Thereby, you not only save on costs, but also avoid legal pitfalls because information has to be identical throughout all instruction manuals, websites and spare parts catalogs. At the same time you can show product information on different media channels simultaneously without extra effort or expense.

Publication management with a bird's-eye view

With our system you always know which version of manuals, pamphlets or data sheets your customers receive. Thus you can address your customers specifically when their descriptions/safety instructions are updated. As a result you save on printing costs, time and ease your customer's nerves, for those who are not really affected by the update.

Efficient collaboration

Many editors complain of the fact that they have to "chase after" information. It often seems that technical writing developers first get in touch when the product has already been delivered and the instructions have to be finished preferably by yesterday. Xpublisher offers, via its centralized messaging system for internal and external messages, an optimal solution for speeding up the processes between technical editors and engineers.

Developers and proofreaders could check documents directly in the editorial system. Change requests are directly discussed in the comment system with the editors. Thanks to versioning and change tracking key figures can be generated that are often held back by technical writers due to change requests.