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  • Derek Read

    XMetaL Author Enterprise vs XMetaL Author Essential

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    XMetaL Author Enterprise vs XMetaL Author Essential

    XMetaL Author Enterprise =

    • XMetaL Author (XML and SGML editing core functionality including the capability to be customized for use with any DTD or Schema, the Element List, the Attribute Inspector, PlainText/TagsOn/Normal views, Resource Manager, Structure view, spell checking, etc)
    • Full DITA editing functionality.
    • Preconfigured and installed copy of the DITA Open Toolkit integrated with the XMetaL Author UI.
    • RenderX XEP (a fully licenced copy for producing PDF using the DITA OT).
    • XMetaL “Connector” (CMS integration support).
    • XMetaL Reviewer support.

    XMetaL Author Essential =

    • XMetaL Author (XML and SGML editing core functionality including the capability to be customized for use with any DTD or Schema, the Element List, the Attribute Inspector, PlainText/TagsOn/Normal views, Resource Manager, Structure view, spell checking, etc).

    “Essential” is the equivalent of what used to be called simply “XMetaL Author” in the 4.x days prior to the creation of the “Enterprise” version. The “XML and SGML editing core functionality” is identical in the two products when the version number is identical.

    Both products can be used with a “customization” for a particular DTD or Schema (industry standard such as DocBook for example, or perhaps one that an organization has published but is used mostly internally such as Microsoft's MAML or US House of Representatives bill.dtd, or any you might develop completely on your own that might not be known outside your organization). In this case the customization would be created either by you using XMetaL Developer, or provided by a 3rd party (perhaps one of our partners or our Professional Services team).

    There is no picking and choosing between features, meaning that if you only require one of the additional features listed for Enterprise you still must aquire the Enterprise release (Example: no need for DITA but you do need to integrate with a CMS, or vice versa –> Enterprise).

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