Structured authoring in Author and Quick-Editing Mode

Add and manage content

Structured authoring is based on a collection of rules that define how content can be used in a book or topic. A major benefit of Author-it's approach to structured authoring is the requirement to understand XML tagging has been removed. Create the rules in a wizard-like structure builder and assign them to a template - each object based on the template inherits the structure. Then create the content as normal in the Editor, without the need to include any XML tagging.

Implement structured authoring in any library. By using the methodology when you are creating a new library, you ensure all the content validates from the initial installation, or you can convert an existing library. The biggest requirement when converting existing content is that you take time to create a thorough implementation plan.

Use Author to create the templates, as well as for creating and validating content.

In the Editor

The Editor has two tabs to assist you when creating structured content. The Rules tab enables you to see at a glance if content has validated against the criteria set in the structure builder. The Example tab links to a topic displaying a layout guide, content sample, or other information that will provide a sample guideline.