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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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Release of XMLmind XSL-FO Converter v5.4.1


  • XMLmind XSL Utility and XMLmind XSL Server: updated several software components Apache FOP 2.1, DocBook XSL stylesheets 1.79.1, XMLmind DITA Converter v2.6, etc.

Latest version of XMLmind DITA Converter adds partial DITA 1.3 support to XMLmind XSL Utility and XMLmind XSL Server. Full DITA 1.3 support is planned for year 2016. More information in "About DITA support in XMLmind DITA Converter".

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