Author, baseline and generate high quality documents without having to design and develop RPE templates.
AN EASIER WAY TO
IBM® Rational Publishing Engine™ (RPE) can generate almost any kind of technical document imaginable, yet harnessing the full extent of its power and versatility –to produce great quality documents– remains technically challenging.
Author XG changes that. It hides the complexity of RPE behind a user-friendly interface that mimics the familiar look and feel of a regular word processor.
For the first time, non-technical users can author, collaborate and publish high quality documents without any specialist document generation expertise whatsoever.
NO TEMPLATE DESIGN OR
Author XG is content-centric. Documents are created, edited, shared, baselined and published directly by their authors, not by programmers developing document generation templates.
This is made possible thanks to innovative Blueprint technology – a unique breakthrough in document generation that allows a document’s structure, content, styling and metadata to be published automatically without any customized processing directives.
BEAUTIFUL BY DEFAULT
Professionally designed documents share common characteristics. From simple principles that govern the aesthetic of how page elements are arranged and formatted, to more technical practices like how document sections, headings, figures and tables are numbered and indexed.
We took the best of these principles and practices and built them into Author XG as defaults so that you’ll be able to generate the kind of smart, professional documents you expect, right out of the box.
Establishing a document’s integrity –in other words, validating the accuracy, chronology and provenance of its content– is fundamentally important when working with documents in regulated environments.
And with Author XG, high-integrity output comes as standard. A unique “Index of Data Sources” –a kind of contents table for dynamic content– ensures that wherever dynamic content is inserted into a document, so too are its accompanying identity and version credentials.
Whether its compliance, safety, security or contractual traceability, you can be assured that your critical documents will stand up to scrutiny.
WORK WITH THE STANDARDS
THAT MATTER TO YOU
Author XG helps document controllers and document management teams enforce standards for document content, formatting and metadata usage.
Administrators can define preset heading structures for content-prescriptive standards like MIL-STD-498, or enforce that authors enter required metadata like ITAR compliance statements.
ROCK SOLID VERSIONING &
Most of us use version-controlled repositories for storing and organizing our organization’s critical documents. Yet in most cases, investment in these systems is undermined by a haphazard approach to document authoring, with multiple revisions of the same document being passed between authors by email, network drives or –even worse– copy and paste.
Author XG’s shared Document Library ensures a methodical authoring approach by providing a common workspace for authors to create and collaborate on documents. All edits are versioned, and baselines can be captured so that key milestones in your document’s lifecycle can be reliably published at any point in the future.
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