Allow SMEs to Create and Edit XML Documents with x4o

By: I4i  09-12-2011
Keywords: office assistant, Xml Content

Subject matter experts should not have to be burdened with the unnecessary need to become XML experts. With i4i's x4o (XML for Office), XML content creation is as simple as selecting the appropriate XML template and authoring as in Microsoft Word. With x4o, your subject matter experts can:

  • Create and edit XML content based on pre-defined templates in Microsoft Word.
  • Markup XML in real-time - no post-processing is involved.
  • Insert semantic markup through the Office Assistant or right-mouse button.
  • Employ normal Microsoft Word functionality to insert XML elements. For example, press the ENTER key and a new marked-up paragraph or list item is automatically created.
  • Use pre-defined templates with familiar formatting.
  • Collaborate with users using other XML content applications.
  • Use any industry standard or custom DTD*. (If you don't have a DTD, simply build one in x4o Designer.)

* x4o can also be configured to support schemas.

Keywords: office assistant, Xml Content

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Authors and SMEs should not be required to learn standards; their time is best spent on document creation and editing. With i4i's x4o (XML for Office), you can enforce the structure and formatting of documents using templates. You also ensure that authors submit 100% standards compliant documents the first time.


Integrate XML Authoring with a CMS using x4o

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Allow Remote Authors to Work with XML Documents Using x4o

If your organization is using a Content Management System, x4o includes the x4o CMS Connector, which allows you to check-out and check-in documents over intranet/internet from CMSs, such as Documentum, OpenText, Oracle, SharePoint, and Tamino. Sending an XML document from i4i's x4o, along with all the support files, is a simple as selecting the 'File> Send To> Send x4o Email' menu item.


Use an Industry Standard or Custom DTD for Document Creation

You still need to provide your authors with a way to easily create and edit documents based on it. You can allow XML authoring to be as constrained or loose, and as hidden or visible, as required. You may have a custom DTD, or need to use an industry standard DTD for your documents. Your authors are still working in the familiar Microsoft Word environment. X4o allows you to use any valid XML or SGML DTD*.


Create and Edit XML Documents with x4o

Your authors should not be required to learn a markup language in order to create and edit XML documents. Create and edit XML content, based on pre-defined templates, in Microsoft Word. X4o can also be configured to support schemas. Use any industry standard or custom DTD*.