Updates to the Well-Formed Document Workflow

Latest Releases

July 31, 2023 Digital Hub Update

By Scribe Inc.

Digital Hub ePub Accessibility Improvements

Several accessibility improvements have been made to ePubs produced in the Digital Hub. Many of these improvements will be applied automatically to all ePub 3 books produced in the Hub, while others need to be specified in the Hub project record to be included in the output.

Reflecting the growing importance of accessibility in digital publishing, accessibility metadata has been moved into its own dedicated tab on the project page.

Markup Improvements

Read more

May 30, 2023 SAI Update

By Scribe Inc.

An update to the SAI has been released. See the SAI installation documentation page for instructions on updating or installing this package.

Change Base Font

The Change Base Font tool has been added next to the “Cleanup” button in the SAI ribbon. This tool imposes roman base font on text so that italic text becomes roman and roman text becomes italic. There are two ways to apply this change:

  • Impose on Selected Paragraphs: Select text in the paragraphs where you want to impose roman base font

Read more

May 10, 2023 Digital Hub Update

By Scribe Inc.

Redesign of the Digital Hub

The Digital Hub is undergoing a visual redesign to improve the user experience of the Well-Formed Document Workflow. This redesign aims to reduce the amount of scrolling, make navigation more intuitive, and make critical information and alerts more apparent to users.

  • A new sidebar has been added to make navigation between different parts of the Hub easier.
  • Projects will show conversion alerts in a pop-up window when file conversions are completed. These and all

Read more

February 09, 2023 Digital Hub Update

By Scribe Inc.

Throughout the winter, the Digital Hub has been updated to improve the quality of the files and reports it produces.

New Hub Checks

  • Special Characters Issues: Several checks will warn about special Unicode characters that are often mistakenly used in place of much more common characters. These warnings provide recommendations about the best way to handle these characters within most projects.
  • Table of Contents Link Order: ScML files with linked TOCs will warn when the order of the linked content

Read more

November 29, 2022 SAI and Scribe Tools Update

By Scribe Inc.

A major update to the SAI and a minor update to the Scribe Tools for InDesign have been released. See the SAI installation and Scribe Tools documentation pages for instructions on updating or installing these packages.

SAI Updates

Check Title Case by Style

A new title case–checking tool has been added below the “Title Case” button in the SAI ribbon. This new tool checks all instances of selected ScML paragraph and character styles for title case conformance and adds comments to the document where

Read more

June 14, 2022 SAI and SAI Lite Update

By Scribe Inc.

Major updates to the SAI and SAI Lite have been released, improving the tools available for Workflow subscribers and authors who work with WFDW publishers. Scribe continues to work toward support for more dynamic embedded indexes. Installation instructions for either package can be found on our installation documentation page.

SAI Update

Compose Index Fields Cleanup Option

This new cleanup option can be used to compose index fields that have been previously added to a document using Word’s indexing

Read more

April 26, 2022 Scribe Tools Update

By Scribe Inc.

A new update of the Scribe Tools for InDesign is now available. Information about all of our tools can be found on our Scribe Tools documentation page.

New Features

Review Style Construction

Checks several aspects of a style and potential combinations of character/paragraph styles and reports potential issues in the setup and interaction between styles. Issues that are reported on each style include the following:

  • styles with both superscript/subscript and baseline shift
  • styles with italic

Read more

April 22, 2022 Digital Hub Update

By Scribe Inc.

The latest Digital Hub update continues to improve the accessibility of Hub-produced e-books to conform to accessibility standards and the expectations of various publishing platforms. The following markup will be automatically applied to correctly composed ePub 3 files.

  • Paragraphs composed as sec will have the aria-hidden attribute set in order to prevent assistive technologies from reading decorative punctuation marks aloud.
  • Various text styles associated with figures (e.g., figh, figh1,

Read more