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65 Highlights in the New     XMetaL Author Enterprise 7.0                  by Tom Magliery 0                  18 April 201...
Brace yourself for awhirlwind tour of the newfeatures awaiting you inversion 7.0 of XMetaLAuthor Enterprise!
Themes      1. User experience             – General and DITA      2. DITA 1.2      3. Platform and extensibility© 2012 Ju...
Theme 1a: Usability(any document type)
Find in Files© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
1       Find in Files – Text search© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
Find in Files – Text search    2   Set the scope   of the search© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
3       Results pane       • Used not only for search results© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
Results pane  4   Collapse and expand       search results© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
Results pane  5   Toggle between tree   view and “flat” view   of results© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
Results pane  6    Toggle highlighting   of search results in the       editor window© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
Results pane   7   Double-click to open file /   jump to a search result© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
Results pane   8   Toolbar buttons or F4/Shift-F4   to navigate through results© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
Results pane   9   Summary of results© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
Results pane 10      Search within   the results window!© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
11        Find in Files – Markup search© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
12        Find in Files – XPath search© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
13        Spell check in Files© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
Other cross-file operations                                  14   15   16   17© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
Example      results – Word Count© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
In-place,      look-ahead element list      • Consider what’s NOT available        in the “regular” Element List pane:    ...
In-place,      look-ahead element list      • In XMetaL 7, press Ctrl+Enter:     18© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
Attribute Inspector –      DTD order or alphabetical      • Right-click in the AI     19© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
Theme 1b: Usability(DITA)
Map Editor improvements                                  20   Find and Spell check buttons                                ...
Insert topicref –      markup preview                                  24                                                 ...
Properties dialogs          26© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
DITA OT      pre-conditions checking        27© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
Theme 2: DITA 1.2
Keys      • Creating and binding keys      • Creating key-based references      • Key spaces and context© 2012 JustSystems...
Keys Part 1Creating and binding keys
Inserting a key definition 28      Give the key a name and      browse to select the target© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
Inserting a key definition      with a keyword                                  29     Give the key a name and     enter k...
Keys Part 2Creating key-based references
Creating key-based references      • Key-based        analogues to        the conref        commands               30     ...
Insert a key-based reference                                     33   In the Select Key dialog,   choose a key space, and ...
Keys Part 3Key spaces and context
Key spaces and context      • Whenever you edit a topic you can work        in the context of a key space 34          – If...
Key space manager                                  37© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
Adding a key space                                  38   Name the new key   space, select a map and   (optional) DITAVAL f...
Publishing-related stuff
DITA OT 1.5.4         39© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
Additional output types                                  DITA for Publishers – EPUB,                                  Kind...
WebHelp:      two-term search      45© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
DITA Miscellany
Conref range                                  46© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
Conref push      • Markup is supported      • No reference validation or transclusion© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
Learning and Training      templates                                  47© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
Other new templates                                  48© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
Settings and preferences
Updating      references – or not                                  49© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
New settings                                  New domains –                                  dependent on                 ...
Online help      updated for DITA 1.2                                  52© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
Theme 3: Platform andextensibility
Licensing options      • Traditional per-seat licensing      • Concurrent licensing 53             – Install XMetaL on as ...
Windows 7      64-bit compatible     54                                  Btw, that’s 37 to the                            ...
For partners, developers,customizers
55        “XMetaL Assistants” framework        • Look-ahead element list is an example        • Keyboard shortcut-based or...
56        Cross-file operations framework        • Examples: Word Count, Accept All          Changes, etc.        • Provid...
Other new APIs      •    Get/set INI variables      •    Results panel management      •    Making highlights      •    Sc...
Whew!!      How about a summary ...      • Cross-file operations including Find and        Spell Check      • DITA 1.2 sup...
For more information      • Contact your account representative             – North America +1 866 793 1542             – ...
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65 New Highlights of XMetaL Author Enterprise 7.0

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An overview of the new features available in the latest version of XMetaL Author Enteprise. This is the slide deck from a webinar we did. If you'd like to view the webinar recording with audio, it's available here:

http://justsystems.xmetal.com/webinar_downloads/65_New_Features_in_XMetaL_Author_Enterprise_7

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65 New Highlights of XMetaL Author Enterprise 7.0

  1. 1. 65 Highlights in the New XMetaL Author Enterprise 7.0 by Tom Magliery 0 18 April 2012© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
  2. 2. Brace yourself for awhirlwind tour of the newfeatures awaiting you inversion 7.0 of XMetaLAuthor Enterprise!
  3. 3. Themes 1. User experience – General and DITA 2. DITA 1.2 3. Platform and extensibility© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
  4. 4. Theme 1a: Usability(any document type)
  5. 5. Find in Files© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
  6. 6. 1 Find in Files – Text search© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
  7. 7. Find in Files – Text search 2 Set the scope of the search© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
  8. 8. 3 Results pane • Used not only for search results© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
  9. 9. Results pane 4 Collapse and expand search results© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
  10. 10. Results pane 5 Toggle between tree view and “flat” view of results© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
  11. 11. Results pane 6 Toggle highlighting of search results in the editor window© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
  12. 12. Results pane 7 Double-click to open file / jump to a search result© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
  13. 13. Results pane 8 Toolbar buttons or F4/Shift-F4 to navigate through results© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
  14. 14. Results pane 9 Summary of results© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
  15. 15. Results pane 10 Search within the results window!© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
  16. 16. 11 Find in Files – Markup search© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
  17. 17. 12 Find in Files – XPath search© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
  18. 18. 13 Spell check in Files© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
  19. 19. Other cross-file operations 14 15 16 17© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
  20. 20. Example results – Word Count© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
  21. 21. In-place, look-ahead element list • Consider what’s NOT available in the “regular” Element List pane: Your cursor here ...© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
  22. 22. In-place, look-ahead element list • In XMetaL 7, press Ctrl+Enter: 18© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
  23. 23. Attribute Inspector – DTD order or alphabetical • Right-click in the AI 19© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
  24. 24. Theme 1b: Usability(DITA)
  25. 25. Map Editor improvements 20 Find and Spell check buttons 21 Context (right-click) menu 22 Find references commands Lock-status icon with repository 23 connectors© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
  26. 26. Insert topicref – markup preview 24 25 Note also <navtitle> element support© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
  27. 27. Properties dialogs 26© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
  28. 28. DITA OT pre-conditions checking 27© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
  29. 29. Theme 2: DITA 1.2
  30. 30. Keys • Creating and binding keys • Creating key-based references • Key spaces and context© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
  31. 31. Keys Part 1Creating and binding keys
  32. 32. Inserting a key definition 28 Give the key a name and browse to select the target© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
  33. 33. Inserting a key definition with a keyword 29 Give the key a name and enter keyword text© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
  34. 34. Keys Part 2Creating key-based references
  35. 35. Creating key-based references • Key-based analogues to the conref commands 30 31 32© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
  36. 36. Insert a key-based reference 33 In the Select Key dialog, choose a key space, and the key from within it© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
  37. 37. Keys Part 3Key spaces and context
  38. 38. Key spaces and context • Whenever you edit a topic you can work in the context of a key space 34 – If you open a topic from a map, XMetaL uses the default key space of the map 35 – If you open a topic otherwise (File > Open), XMetaL will prompt you for a key space association 36 • Generating output automatically uses the DITAVAL file associated with that key space© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
  39. 39. Key space manager 37© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
  40. 40. Adding a key space 38 Name the new key space, select a map and (optional) DITAVAL file© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
  41. 41. Publishing-related stuff
  42. 42. DITA OT 1.5.4 39© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
  43. 43. Additional output types DITA for Publishers – EPUB, Kindle, InDesign and “HTML2” 40 41 42 43 HTML with tocjs 44© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
  44. 44. WebHelp: two-term search 45© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
  45. 45. DITA Miscellany
  46. 46. Conref range 46© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
  47. 47. Conref push • Markup is supported • No reference validation or transclusion© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
  48. 48. Learning and Training templates 47© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
  49. 49. Other new templates 48© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
  50. 50. Settings and preferences
  51. 51. Updating references – or not 49© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
  52. 52. New settings New domains – dependent on topic type 50 Switch between DITA 1.2 and 1.1 51© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
  53. 53. Online help updated for DITA 1.2 52© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
  54. 54. Theme 3: Platform andextensibility
  55. 55. Licensing options • Traditional per-seat licensing • Concurrent licensing 53 – Install XMetaL on as many computers as you wish – No more than N copies may be used simultaneously – XMetaL Licensing Server© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
  56. 56. Windows 7 64-bit compatible 54 Btw, that’s 37 to the 12th power, in binary.© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
  57. 57. For partners, developers,customizers
  58. 58. 55 “XMetaL Assistants” framework • Look-ahead element list is an example • Keyboard shortcut-based or Windows message-based XMetaL Assistants • Motivated by requirements of vendor partners for more seamless integration into the editor • Popup window is COM; also implement JScript “XMetaL service” class© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
  59. 59. 56 Cross-file operations framework • Examples: Word Count, Accept All Changes, etc. • Provide JScript code to be performed at overall start, end, and for each file • APIs to accumulate Results for display© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
  60. 60. Other new APIs • Get/set INI variables • Results panel management • Making highlights • Screen coordinates of a selection 57 58 59 • Scrolling a selection into view 60 61 62 • Hiding/showing inline controls 63 64 65 • ... and more!© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
  61. 61. Whew!! How about a summary ... • Cross-file operations including Find and Spell Check • DITA 1.2 support + updated DITA OT • In-place look-ahead element list • Concurrent licensing option • Windows 7 64-bit • New APIs and development support • AND LOTS OF OTHER STUFF© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.
  62. 62. For more information • Contact your account representative – North America +1 866 793 1542 – Europe +44 (0) 1462 889 082 – International +1 604 697 8705 • XMetaL Community Forums: http://forums.xmetal.com/ • Visit our website: – http://xmetal.com/ • Questions especially for me? – tom.magliery@justsystems.com© 2012 JustSystems Canada, Inc.

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