Timelux EditTime gets new features

December 20, 1996

The Seybold Report on Publishing Systems
Vol. 26, No. 8
December, 1996

Timelux demonstrated several new features made available since SGML Europe 96 in Munich, the most novel of which is the ability to drag and drop either the start tag or the end tag independently. It also showed a set of new features for multilingual editorial work, including the ability to have multiple document windows with a different language document open in each.

In synchronous editing mode, changes made to the structure of one document are automatically made to all open documents. Working on French, Spanish and English documents, for example, if one were to change the order of a series of paragraphs in the French document, EditTime would change the order in all three. With words in different languages, the SGML editor obviously cannot reflect all text edits from document to document, but it does respond to major editorial actions, such as block moves and deletions of text.

Recognizing that the tags do get in the way sometimes, Timelux has followed ArborText and SoftQuad in giving the user control over tag visibility and representation.