Woodwing updates Enterprise publishing system

WoodWing Software has released version 9.5 of its multi-channel publishing system Enterprise, which makes it easier to reuse online content in print. Thus a complete online story can be dragged and dropped onto an InDesign template with object styles applied. This means that all the components in the story, such as header, body and captions can be automatically formatted. The title can be re-written in the style of the print publication, the length of the body text can be adjusted to ensure copy fit, and additional article components and high-resolution images can be added as needed. The content of the Web story remains untouched.

Roel-Jan Mouw, CEO of WoodWing Software, explained: “Although online first is widely accepted among magazine and newspaper publishers, print is still the cash cow for many of them.”

Enterprise 9.5 already supports Drupal 8, which is currently available only as a beta version. In addition to PHP 5.4, Enterprise now supports PHP 5.5, and the Smart Connection plug-in now is compatible with the Adobe CC 2014.

There’s also better support for remote workers as articles can be automatically compressed and decompressed during transmission in a fully transparent manner. Files can then be compressed to 10% of their original size.

There’s also improved support for Asian and Arabic languages, including the Indian language Malayalam.


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