Explore the key capabilities of

Quark Content Enablement

Author

Smart Content is the foundation for content automation, creating a single source of truth. Quark’s solutions support structured authoring within a familiar word processor-like environment using a Web browser or Microsoft Word. Authors can create and reuse authored content, charts, tables, images, data, video and more. They can also tag content (manually and automatically) to maximize discoverability and enable automation downstream.

Guided Authoring with Smart Content

The Quark Author app lets authors be more productive while staying consistent and compliant with content models defined for large scale document creation. The application configures itself based on such content models and ensures that authors are provided with real-time cues and feedback to rapidly create Smart Content. All this power and productivity comes in a modern and familiar web-based word processing interface!

Key Benefits

  • Simplify large scale content creation

  • 100% consistent content structure for error-free automation

  • Dramatic increase in authoring productivity

  • Authors can focus on the content without worrying about formatting and layout

Guided Authoring with Smart Content

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Metadata & Taxonomy

Rich metadata can be added at a very granular level, even down to an individual word level and with multiple values to ensure the content is truly smart. Tagging a piece of content with metadata allows you to add semantic meaning to it, allowing it to be found and used across the system in unique ways.

Key Benefits

  • Metadata allows you to add intelligent meaning to all content

  • Search easily for content with metadata-based searches

Metadata & Taxonomy

Multi-Channel Previews

Quark’s Author integration with the platform’s publishing automation engine ensures that authors can preview their content exactly as it will render when published to multiple publishing channels. This covers high quality print, web and mobile outputs.

Key Benefits

  • High fidelity previews of how your content will render in the final publication

  • Preview across multiple channels – print, web, mobile

  • Preview at any stage of the content workflow

  • Apply optional layout hints to your content and get instant feedback

  • Preview the effect of publishing parameters, e.g., internal vs. external distribution, classified vs. unclassified, etc.

Multi Channel Previews

Collaborative Authoring

Meet challenging deadlines, even with remote contributors, by using the simple and intuitive real-time collaboration experience provided by Quark Author.

Key Benefits

  • Work on your assigned component in context of the containing document.

  • Instantly view updates from other collaborators.

  • Your updates also show up instantly to all other collaborators.

  • Control the versioning and workflow state of your component independently.

Collaborative Authoring

Versioning

In the content creation workflow, it is critical to keep track of incremental changes as well major milestones such as approvals or release to publishing. Quark Content Enablement comes equipped with a high-end, version-controlled content repository that enables you to save major and minor versions of your content. Quark Author leverages this facility to continuously auto-save your edits as minor versions. As multiple authors contribute to the same content, this creates a visual audit trail of all the changes made by all the editors.

Key Benefits

  • Safeguard against loss of content due to human error or equipment failure

  • Complete audit trail for meeting compliance and governance needs

  • Review major milestones in the document’s lifecycle

  • Ability to restore from an older version

Versioning

Content Comparison

Compare any two versions of the same document, or two different documents, in a simple “track changes” view that clearly shows who made what changes to the document.

Key Benefits

  • Simplify your compliance reviews

  • Generate a reliable audit trail

  • View changes across versions even when Change Tracking is not turned on

  • View changes across copies of content

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Content Comparison

Insert Video And Audio Content

Being a multi-channel content authoring app, Quark Author lets you target the richness of digital media by supporting the use of video, audio and interactive charts and tables.

Insert Video And Audio Content

Hyperlinking & Cross-Referencing

Easily create hyperlinks to other documents and resources, or cross-reference to other sections of the same document.

Hyperlinking & Cross-Referencing

Microsoft Office Integration

With the Quark Content Enablement adapter for Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint), you can use the familiar Microsoft Office interface, and use the Platform to store, retrieve and manage content components such as Excel tables/ranges, charts, PowerPoint slides, presentations, etc.

With the Quark add-in for Microsoft Excel you can easily make Tables, Ranges and Charts in your Excel workbooks available as content components for your Publication.

Key Benefits

  • Easily make Tables, Ranges and Charts in your Excel workbooks available as content components for your Publication

  • Retain formatting done in Excel

  • No learning curve – use a simple keyboard shortcut to copy the selected Table, Range, or chart to the server clipboard, and paste it in Quark Author

  • As the owner of the Excel workbook, track all the documents that are using Tables, Ranges and Charts exported from the workbook

  • With a single click, push updates to affected exported components when data in the workbook changes.

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The Quark add-in for Microsoft PowerPoint extends the Content Enablement Platform’s workflow and content management benefits to PowerPoint users. The add-in also extends PowerPoint to enable the componentization of PowerPoint presentations, and to enable the re-use of relevant content components like images and Excel tables and Charts within PowerPoint slides.

Key Benefits

  • Create and Manage re-usable PowerPoint presentations and “Slide Groups”.

  • Apply metadata and version control while creating or editing PowerPoint presentations.

  • Use the Platform’s workflow features to manage the PowerPoint creation and review process.

  • Assemble a Presentation deck using existing Presentations or “Slide Groups”.

  • Link Excel tables and charts in PowerPoint presentations.

  • Your presentations will always have the latest approved content.

  • Re-use slides as figures in Quark Author.

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Mobile & Offline Authoring

The Quark Author mobile app allows you to stay connected, comment, and make edits to content on your favorite mobile devices.

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Connectivity should never stop an author from creating that brilliant piece. Quark Author features a dedicated offline mode allowing authors the ability to work anywhere at any time. While working offline the content will be stored locally on your computer and will automatically sync-up with the content repository when connected back to the network.

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Math Equations And Formulas

Authors can easily create quality math formulas using the MathType editor by WIRIS that is integrated into Quark Author.