Posted on: March 19th, 2012

In ePublisher 2011.3, we introduced an alternate processing flow for the Microsoft Word Office Open XML (OOXML, and DOCX, hereafter) document format. Following is a brief explanation of the reason for this new processing flow, some of the existing side-effects, and the implications of this approach down the road. Let’s start with a brief history […]

Related Links (DITA)

Posted on: March 25th, 2011

I just put up a wiki page with an example of adding titles to related-links > linkpools (that’s mouthful, and a strange one at that:)) in DITA.  This solution exposes the little known, and perhaps less used, markopen attribute in default.wwconfig.

WebWorks FTP Deployment (Experimental)

Posted on: December 7th, 2010

We just posted an application and wiki entry for a new experimental FTP deployment client for ePublisher. Anyone interested in using FTP(S) for deployment, please give it a go and give us feedback. Please comment either on the wiki page or this blog post.

But I’m not a developer!

Posted on: September 9th, 2010

I lack objectivity when it comes to programming. I enjoy it. It’s problem solving. There’s always a reasonable explanation. It involves building things. At least, when it’s most enjoyable it involves building things. I suppose when it’s least enjoyable, it involves fixing what you built, but I digress.

Getting ePub output into iBooks on iPhone/iPad

Posted on: August 27th, 2010

In a recent Study Hall, someone asked how one can deploy the ePub output generated by ePublisher to an iPad. This path has been a little unclear to me and so I promised to research and blog what I found.

Use JScript .NET instead

Posted on: August 15th, 2010

The ePublisher platform rests on top of the .NET platform.  Even though the bulk of the ePublisher processing is done with XSL, you can opt to process items with any of the .NET CLR languages rather than XSL. I published a wiki article which includes an ePublisher project that demonstrates processing content paragraphs with JScript .NET.   I […]

iBooks thoughts

Posted on: August 13th, 2010

Since the launch of ePublisher 2010.2, which included the new ePub format, I have been spending time with the iBooks app to see how I like it. That’s what I want to talk about in this article. What are my impressions, prejudices, likes, dislikes and so on.

Study Hall Makeup

Posted on: May 12th, 2010

Today I completely spaced on a Study Hall session that was to occur at 3:00pm CDT. To make amends, I have scheduled a make-up session for Thursday, May 13 at 1:00PM.

Study Hall

Posted on: March 29th, 2010

I will be moderating an online session named Study Hall, beginning this Wednesday, March 31 at 7pm CDT.  Study Hall is an informal online session in which we will explore ePublisher related concepts and questions.  Study Hall will occur the second and last Wednesday of each month.   Bookmark the link above to keep track of […]

Building New Stuff

Posted on: January 19th, 2010

One of the things that is challenging for me as a developer is staying on target with regard to ePublisher development when there are so many glittery web-technologies to play with.