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XPP XML PROFESSIONAL PUBLISHER

What is XML Professional Publisher (XPP)?
XMLProfessional Publisher is a high performance content formatting and publishing application that composes pages from XML source data and outputs high quality results in Postscript and PDF formats. XPP can also format other fielded data, such as database feeds, SGML, HTML, and other ASCII text to high-quality pages. XPP provides superior XML and typographic support combined with a level of speed, power and throughput that is unattainable in other publishing systems.

Who uses XML Professional Publisher?
Typical users of XPP include software developers that produce large volumes of technical documentation, aerospace and other manufacturers that issue product and service manuals, legal publishers, and professional publishers who produce financial, scientific or medical journals, textbooks, catalogs, and loose-leaf publications. Increasingly, customers include publishers that offer publishing services to remote users for print-on-demand or hosted applications.

Does our organization need XML Professional Publisher?
XPP is ideal for your organization if you produce high-volume publications ranging in complexity that require rapid turnaround, text and graphics input from multiple sources and output in a variety of media. Many organizations reap benefits from XPP by automating manual processes formerly done by desktop tools. Finally, XPP is often used to maintain the look and feel of business critical documents that have utility to end users and brand identity to consumers.

What will XML Professional Publisher do for our organization?
XPP will automate the composition of large volumes of data normally generated by companies that produce printed or PDF documents from an information repository of structured data (such as a content or document management system, database, or legacy system). An XPP system in action can turn XML and other encoded or structured data into fully formatted documents complete with complex tables, math equations, footnotes, tables of contents and indexes. In addition to printed pages, XPP will also produce Acrobat PDF documents or Web pages as part of its automated publishing capabilities.


What are the three key features?
XML and SGML Support: Provides architecture and tools that facilitate the composition of XML and SGML data. Formats output based on XML tags and attribute values.
Automated Background Composition: Automates composition and pagination by importing and formatting text; placing graphics; creating footnotes, sidebars, and tables; and generating Tables of Contents and Indexes.
Sophisticated Composition Controls: User-definable macros to automate complex functions, extensive footnote capabilities, robust tabular and math composition, multiple language hyphenation within a single document, with 30 languages offered, including Chinese, Korean, and Japanese.


Are there features for particular documents or industries?
Yes, XPP includes many features that make it best in class and the choice for the most demanding applications, including:

Technical publishing: Automated loose-leaf processing, multilingual hyphenation in over 30 languages, auto-creation and resolution of tables of contents, illustration, indices, and cross-references, and compliance with industry standards such as CALS, ATA, AECMA, DocBook, and others.
Legal Publishing: Multi-column footnotes, loose-leaf composition, complex indices, and other features for this demanding market.
Financial Publishing: Blacklining, financial tables, EDGAR II, print change pages, and other composition and data processing features necessary for competitive financial printing applications.
Commercial Publishing: Extremely refined control of page and content formatting, including multiple options for formatting logic and output settings. Essential features for books, courseware, and custom publishing applications.
Scientific, Technical, and Medical Publishing: Includes composition logic for graphic placement, dynamic style bundles, and multiple workflow options to create journals, articles, and other publications.
Catalog and Directory publishing: Predefined styles, database import and database update for last minute changes and page control facilitate the production of these types of documents.


Why should we choose XML Professional Publisher?
Formats data and produces Postscript and PDF output from databases, XML editors, content management systems, or structured word processing files.
Leverages native TIFF, GIF, and EPS graphics.
Automatically creates hyperlinks in Acrobat PDF output using PDF marks.
Provides interactive editing capabilities for quick proofing, style development, and edits during productions, where appropriate.
Employs sophisticated blacklining and change page management and control
Automate loose-leaf publishing
Produces high-quality Postscript from XML automatically
Automates production of simple or complex documents
Eliminates manual labor frequently required with desktop programs
Improves typographic quality and shortens page turnaround time
Expands production and output capabilities and scales to handle high-volume throughput

What are the system requirements?
Servers: Microsoft Windows NTand 2000, Sun Solaris and IBM AIX
Client: Windows 98/2000/NT and UNIX


Will XML Professional Publisher save us money?
Yes, in fact many tasks that take several hours on a desktop system can be completed in minutes with XPP. Many XPP customers deploy the system as a revenue generating application for processing and formatting data in a hosted or services oriented offering.


 

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