Tools to Help You Work
A WFDW subscription includes two offline tools: the Scribe Add-In (SAI) and InDesign Tools. Online, the Digital Hub performs the heavy lifting.
The SAI is a Word plug-in that facilitates applying styles and automatically performs many editorial functions. These include cleansing manuscripts of common errors, intelligently applying title case, building style sheets, and flagging problems according to style guides. The SAI aids communication among all involved in the process, even authors.
Scribe’s InDesign Tools facilitate typesetting best practices and assist with the many nuances of the craft, such as creating page ranges for notes and placing images. The tools enable clean exports to XML, prepare documents for accessibility, and enable custom settings.
The Digital Hub is our online conversion center, converting publications from one format to another. It features customizable stylesheets, an ePub rezipper, alt-text/accessibility capacity, and automatic print articulation (spacing for proper typography).
Scribe Markup Language (ScML) is a robust, comprehensive XML schema natively designed for publishing. Because it is mapped to standard styles and employs intuitive nomenclature, it’s also easy to learn. From developmental editing through e-book production, everyone involved speaks the same language. The advantages are clarity and consistency in work, fewer errors, and a streamlined publication process. The result is better publications.
Fast-Track to E-books/Galleys
Once styled in Word, files can be fast-tracked to produce print and electronic galleys. The same process enables the resurrection of backlist titles, e-books at any stage, HTML for web publishing, and instant XML output.