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New XMLmind XSL-FO Converter v5.4.2

New XMLmind XSL-FO Converter v5.4.2

Updated several software components in XMLmind XSL Utility and XMLmind XSL Server.

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Release of XMLmind XML Editor v7.1

Release of XMLmind XML Editor v7.1:

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Release of XMLmind DITA Converter v2.6.2

XMLmind DITA Converter v2.6.2 (August 18, 2016):

  • The EPUB 3.0 files generated by ditac are now compatible with EPUB 2.0 readers.
  • Several other minor enhancements.

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Automatically convert DOCX files to DITA

XMLmind Word To XML (w2x) can automatically convert DOCX files to DITA maps and topics.

Because w2x does not leverage MS-Word style names to do its job, you'll get good results out of the box. However, in some cases, you'll have to map a custom MS-Word style (e.g. "CodeSample") to an XML element (e.g. <codeblock>) to get excellent results.

Fortunately, desktop application w2x-app, which comes with new XMLmind Word To XML v1.2, has now a setup assistant including an easy-to-use style mapper (see screenshot below).

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Attractively priced XMLmind DITA Editor; free Personal Edition

XMLmind is happy to announce three new products: XMLmind DITA Editor, XMLmind DocBook Editor, XMLmind XHTML Editor. These products are attractively priced, “special editions” of XMLmind XML Editor v7. Because they focus on a single class of documents, these specialized editors are slightly faster and simpler to use than XMLmind XML Editor. More information in "Which editor to choose?".

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