Typefi Systems provides a set of modules that meet some of the more common advanced composition needs for paragraph "keep" rules, conditional spacing, overset text detection, table alignment and spacing, mathematical equations, NLM/JATS import, and indexing.
For further information on pricing and suitability for your workflow, or to arrange a demo to see these advanced modules in action, contact your Typefi representative.
Adobe InDesign CS5 and CS5.5 paragraph styles offer "keep with next" and "keep with previous" options, allowing designers to apply these keep rules to paragraph styles. In practice, the need to apply a keep rule may depend on a range of factors, including the specific types paragraphs before and after. Typefi's Advanced Conditional Keeps is an optional module that allows for extra "properties" to be added to paragraph styles, enabling the designer to specify paragraph keep options that differ based on preceding and following paragraphs. The module means that the keep rules can be defined for a single paragraph style and be applied automatically in the Typefi Publish workflow, instead of creating different paragraph styles modified only by their keep rules and having to work out after composition when these should be applied.
Adobe InDesign paragraph styles allow designers to set the amount of space before and after the paragraph. If the amount of space differs depending on the preceding or following paragraph, then usual practice is to create more than one version of essentially the same style. Typefi's Advanced Conditional Spacing module provides extra "properties" for paragraph styles that enables designers to specify the amount of spacing before and after according to the paragraph styles above and below. This module allows designers to keep the number of style variations to a minimum, and speeds up the workflow by allowing editors to apply the single correct paragraph style without worrying about which variation it should be.
When a frame contains more text than it can display, the frame is said to be "overset". Overset text does not normally appear on export to PDF from InDesign, which means that while the designer can see the warnings about overset text, the actual text itself cannot be seen and the warnings cannot be shared with authors and editors on proof.
Typefi's Advanced Overset Detection module automatically detects overset frames and highlights them in the generated proof InDesign and PDF document using high visibility labels on a separate layer. The overset text is also displayed on additional trailing pages of the proof. This provides authors and editors with the opportunity to review the overset text and make changes instantly, greatly enhancing the publishing workflow.
Typefi Publish supports table styles for most text-based tables. Standard table column alignment of left, centre and right align is supported by Typefi Publish, while alignment on specific characters, such as as the decimal point, plus/minus sign, en-dash and brackets, is managed by Typefi's Advanced Table Alignment module.
Tables with particular styles for headers, footers, left and right columns are supported by Typefi Publish. More complex table styling, where cell styles are used with specific parts of a table, is provided by Typefi's Advanced Table Styling module.
Typesetting mathematical equations is notoriously complex, particularly when using XML instead of a graphic, and in both cases can lead to inconsistent paragraph leading. Typefi's Advanced Math for STM automatically adjusts the leading for mathematical equations, including equations generated via MathType.
In Typefi Writer (the Word add-in for Typefi Publish), the Advanced Math module also includes the integration to MathType so that you can edit your equations in Word but have them placed within Adobe InDesign in the correct layout.
Journal and book content that is authored in XML using the National Library of Medicine (NLM) DTD can be imported into Typefi Publish using Typefi’s NLM/JATS Import Module. This module is particularly powerful when used in conjunction with an XML authoring tool such as eXtyles. Typefi supports NLM 2.3, 3.0 and JATS 1.0.
Typefi Publish can also export NLM content from InDesign using the NLM Export Module. This module supports NLM 2.3 and 3.0.
The two modules can be used in parallel to maintain NLM content synchronisation (“round tripping”).
Product data and other content created using the DITA (Darwin Information Typing Architecture) XML data model can be imported into Typefi Publish using Typefi’s DITA Import Module. Some configuration is required to match the DITA implementation.
Technical documents and other content created using DocBook XML can be imported into Typefi Publish using the Typefi DocBook Import Module.
The DocBook Export Module allows content in InDesign to be exported back to DocBook XML.
The two DocBook modules can be used in parallel to maintain content synchronisation (“round tripping”).
Pharmaceutical content prepared according to the SPL (Structured Product Labelling) XML schema can be imported into Typefi Publish via Typefi’s SPL Import Module. Some configuration is required to match the SPL implementation.
Content produced using Typefi Publish for print, PDF or EPUB can also be automatically exported to web-ready XHTML with Typefi’s XHTML Export Module. This module:
Books produced using Typefi Publish for print, PDF or EPUB can be automatically exported to DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) XML format, the technical standard for publications intended for vision- and print-impaired readers.
Typefi's Indexing Module enables you to create indexes embedded in your content for better workflow and for easy re-use.
The Indexing Module integrates Word indexing with InDesign indexing, seamlessly transforming Word's index codes into equivalent InDesign index markers, while also embedding the index code in the underlying XML. Index mark-up created or imported into Word can easily be used to generate the index in InDesign or for XML formats, future-proofing your index.
Index Extras enhances and extends InDesign's indexing feature. Index Extras include: