Use Microsoft Word to Write Structured Content Components Without XML Training

Our proprietary Microsoft Word plugin that lives within the unified Quark Publishing Platform NextGen ecosystem means the creation of XML-based, structured content is accessible and efficient for subject-matter experts and writers without the need for specialized XML training. By bridging the gap between the simplicity of MS Word and the sophistication of DITA, DocBook and other structured content schemas such as Quark Smart Content, we help transform everyday document creation into a streamlined, compliance-friendly process.

To see how structured authoring in Microsoft Word can transform your content strategies, timeframes, and results, request your demo of QPP NextGen today!

The Shift to Microsoft Word for Writing Structured Content

93% say that the authoring and editing of structured content using Microsoft Word is extremely or somewhat important.

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The Key Benefits of Structured Authoring with Microsoft Word

Discover the transformative impact of integrating structured authoring into Microsoft Word. This powerful combination brings together the familiarity of a widely-used word processor and the advanced capabilities of structured content, streamlining the content creation process for global demands across all channels.

Leverage These Powerful Features of Quark’s Microsoft Word Plugin

Structured authoring serves as the bedrock for content automation and other critical efficiencies, which is why we see so much value in making it as simple and accessible as possible. Key features of our Microsoft Word plugin include:

  • Instant familiarity: Enable subject-matter experts to use the familiar Microsoft Word environment to author content components.

  • Modularized content: Author structured, dynamic content components that contain auto-generated XML, such as sections, paragraphs, lists, tables, charts and images, for easy assembly and omnichannel output.

  • Integration of complex data sources: Include data from databases, spreadsheets and other sources.

  • Real-time, omnichannel previews: See how content will look across numerous channels with a comprehensive preview as well as previews at the page, section and subsection level, reducing review-and-approval cycles and optimizing the author experience.

  • Compliance validation: Create customized content validation rules to ensure that terminology complies with regulatory guidelines or that required sections or topics are included (e.g., legal disclosures).

  • Version control: Keep track of all changes made by editors and easily revert to old versions of content anytime.

  • Customization & filtering: Produce publications for different audiences and remove content that is irrelevant by filtering sections as appropriate.

  • Smart citation support: Create and reuse reference notes about specific content components, just like any other content.

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Get Started with Quark’s Microsoft Word Tool for Structured Authoring

Structured authoring can help you automate all the stages of content lifecycle management: creation, collaboration, assembly, publishing and analysis. With so much opportunity to be unlocked, it just makes sense to give your team powerful authoring tools in the familiar and efficient setting of Microsoft Word. Request your demo of QPP Next Gen to see how its MS Word plugin, Quark XML Author, can dramatically improve your organization’s ability to produce relevant, compliant, and timely content strategies.

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