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.
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!
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
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.
Metadata allows you to add intelligent meaning to all content
Search easily for content with metadata-based searches
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.
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.
Meet challenging deadlines, even with remote contributors, by using the simple and intuitive real-time collaboration experience provided by Quark Author.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Easily create hyperlinks to other documents and resources, or cross-reference to other sections of the same document.
The Quark Author mobile app allows you to stay connected, comment, and make edits to content on your favorite mobile devices.
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.
Authors can easily create quality math formulas using the MathType editor by WIRIS that is integrated into Quark Author.