updated 03:45 pm EDT, Tue August 10, 2004
Wolfram Publicon released
Wolfram Research has released , a new integrated software solution for composing sophisticated technical documents. The company says the software was designed to create or publish documents with technical content and producing platform-independent files that can be exported to HTML, XML, LaTeX, or custom Publicon formats. It offers math typesetting technology with additional templates for chemical equations, special characters, and symbols. Mathematical notation from a Publicon document can be copied and pasted for computation in Mathematica. It is available now for $150.
Publicon features built-in palettes, templates, and style sheets simplify the creation of documents that conform to industry-standard formats or allow for complete customization to match any style.
"You don't need to learn a new language or have any experience with publishing to create elegant technical documents with Publicon," says André Kuzniarek, manager of document technology at Wolfram Research. "From implementing mathematical and scientific typesetting to structuring the document for online publication, Publicon does it all with the click of a few buttons. With Publicon, technical authors have a complete system in which to write, while publishers have the guarantee of receiving documents custom-formatted to their exacting standards."
Other features include a guided, template-driven document creation system, a WYSIWYG interface, automatic conversion to and from MathML, full search within typeset equations for any character, automated reference management, notes and cross-reference insertion tools, spell-checking with a built-in technical dictionary, and a searchable help browser.