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Collaborative Authoring and Reviewing in an XML environment


Streamlining and simplifying the collaborative process on cloud based multi user platforms

Until relatively recently, authoring and editing tools were mostly desktop-based applications. Content creators would share their work - Word documents, images, text files - at each stage of a project with team members for review and revision, usually via email. This was a time consuming process and it demanded a lot of co-ordinating to keep track of comments and versions, which affected productivity.

Collaborative authoring and editing tools are now central to the business of content creation. They have evolved into cloud or web based multi-user platforms that allow people to develop content without depending on technical experts and they enable global teams to work seamlessly together in a 24/7 world where collaborative authoring and editing are mission critical for publishers, universities, government departments, insurance companies and the aerospace industry, to name but five pillars of today's economy.

Structured content creation with an intuitive interface

There are already sophisticated collaborative authoring tools that allow you to create and collaborate on unstructured content, such as Google Docs. However, if there is a demand to create structured content on an XML basis, there is a lack of user-friendly tools. There are only tools that require technical knowledge on the part of the authors. And this is exactly where Xeditor, the intuitive XML editor comes into play, which simultaneously meets two requirements: structured content creation and intuitive collaborative working on a web-based multi-user platform.

Xeditor reinforces the concept of ownership by allowing multiple stakeholders - authors, experts, reviewers - to collaborate and interact together. It also helps customers to improve operational efficiency and performance by streamlining and simplifying the authoring and review process in an XML environment, making life less stressful for document stakeholders while reducing the number of review cycles needed.

Xeditor supports collaboration and review process of structured content

This is the logic behind Xeditor and it's reflected in how it addresses the differing needs of today's content creation stakeholders, from start to finish. Xeditor 5.0 supports collaborative XML authoring and editing with a suite of tools that include as well as spelling and grammar check. Two stand-out features are structured change tracking and a comment system within a minimalist design. Structured and multi-user change tracking means structural changes are tracked in addition to content changes. Xeditor knows when and where elements were moved, added, or deleted, so that users never lose any important version history. It also color coordinates all user changes and adds in-context Accept/Reject buttons - making it even easier to collaborate across teams.

Summary: Whether users are within an intranet or on the internet, they can work anywhere, with any device, because Xeditor operates completely within the browser independently of system and location to create and edit XML content within an intuitive interface. It also enables users to follow a project's progress and evolution, whether team members physically work together as a team or individually remotely. Collaboration in an XML environment becomes child's play.