The 2022 Typefi User Conference was held at the Hotel Warwick in Geneva, Switzerland on 13 October 2022, with delegates from 15 organisations joining the Typefi team for a day packed with informative discussions and some much needed in-person catch up with Typefi staff and other attendees.
Thank you to everyone who joined us!
It was a full day with a busy agenda. The morning kicked off with product updates as well as several first-time reveals including our new collaboration app Project Marcoola, new Typefi Writer integrations including Google Docs and Word 365, and integrations with oXygen and Fonto.
Following the big reveals was an informative session on publishing mathematics, and a case study explaining how Typefi created a custom workflow and Word template that allows non-technical staff at the World Health Organization to create PDF output in a consistent style.
After a delicious French lunch, we returned to the ballroom for customer roundtable discussions with Typefi staff. Topics included Project Marcoola and content management, Typefi Writer, Accessibility, Standards, and Maths. These lively discussions were a highlight of the event!
The event concluded with a look at what the Typefi Professional Services team has been up to, as well as a few big changes we’ve made to our Cloud offerings and our project management approach in order to better serve you. It’s all part of our mission to help you Do More.
All of the conference sessions were recorded—you’ll find the videos and transcripts at the links below!
I would like to thank you for the excellent organization of the Typefi gathering in Geneva…an excellent opportunity to exchange views and issues with the Typefi team…I thank you for giving us the great opportunity to participate in it.
- Categories: AutoFit, Marcoola, Product Update, Typefitter
There are plenty of exciting new things in the works at Typefi! Caleb discusses the tentative product release schedule for 2023, shows off the latest updates to Typefitter and AutoFit, and reveals our latest big development: an all-in-one collaboration surface called Project Marcoola.
- Categories: Fonto Editor, Oxygen Web Author, Typefi Writer
Guy discusses the latest updates to Typefi Writer and reveals some exciting new integrations. Typefi Writer has always been a desktop solution—but we believe that the future of authoring will be online. That’s why Guy and the team have developed new Typefi Writer integrations with Google Docs and Word365, and Typefi Server integrations with XML authoring tools including oXygen and Fonto.
- Category: Math
Damian explores mathematical fonts, markup languages and authoring tools, and goes into detail on two common methods of publishing equations—EPS images and MathML. He also discusses the strengths and weaknesses of EPS versus MathML and delves into how the upcoming end of support for PostScript Type 1 fonts will impact mathematical publishing workflows.
- Categories: Case Study, Microsoft Word, PDF
The World Health Organization (WHO) needed a way for non-technical staff to generate PDF output to a consistent style—and Typefi had a solution. The team built a custom workflow where content can be created in a simple Word template without using Typefi Writer. Kevin discusses this unique workflow and how it enabled the WHO to streamline production of its WHO Guidelines.
- Categories: Standards, Support, Typefi Cloud
Jason provides an update on the changes that have taken place within the Typefi Professional Services team since the previous Typefi User Conference in 2019. He discusses the latest support metrics, the launch of my.typefi.com and coming updates, the latest changes to Typefi Cloud, and the new Managed Workflows for Standards service package.
- Category: Support
We’re excited to announce that we are implementing a new approach to project management at Typefi! As part of this change, any project you undertake with Typefi will now have a dedicated project manager. Marie explains how this will work, how it will impact you, and the benefits it will bring.
Caleb drives the vision and strategy for Typefi’s products, and cultivates strategic partnerships with developers to extend Typefi’s core capabilities. He is an award-winning designer and Adobe Certified Expert in InDesign with over a decade’s experience designing, developing and implementing publishing technology. He holds a Master of Graphic Design from North Carolina State University and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Guy van der Kolk
Guy first got hooked on publishing while attending an international school in Ivory Coast, where he used Pagemaker, Photoshop and an Apple Quicktake 100 camera to help create the yearbook. After many hours of hard work, while holding the final printed product, he knew this was an industry he wanted to be a part of.
Having spent the first 17 years of his life in West Africa, Guy is fluent in three languages and has a multicultural background that has served him well in his career. As an IT consultant and trainer for an Apple Premium reseller and then as a Senior Solutions Consultant for Typefi, he has trained thousands of people to get the most out of their software.
In 2020, Guy moved into the role of Typefi Product Manager, working with the product and engineering teams to continue to improve on our world-leading publishing software and bring you exciting new features. He continues to apply his deep product knowledge in a Professional Services capacity, working on projects with new and current customers.
Damian started out as an apprentice typesetter over 20 years ago at a leading South African educational publisher, and from the start was curious about opportunities that digital technologies bring to publishing. He transitioned to general market publishing and eventually became a service provider to local and offshore publishers covering a diverse range of publishing markets, all requiring varying workflows and output requirements.
Damian has extensive experience working with publishers to use evolving technologies and innovative digital publishing products to improve workflows, and to transition from pure print to digital outputs such as web, e-books, and CMS publishing.
Kevin began working with type in 1984 and joins Typefi with a wide range of experience in typesetting and data manipulation (learning PageMaker on a Mac IIci with a 9 inch mono monitor being a particularly fond memory).
More recently, Kevin has specialised in offering customers automated and interactive solutions. Utilising his knowledge in XML and XSLT, he has provided bespoke templates and end-to-end workflows to some of the UK’s leading tour operators, book publishers and the financial reporting sector.
Outside of work, Kevin is actively involved in table tennis and sampling real ale.
Jason leads Typefi’s global Professional Services team and has over 15 years of experience in managing publishing operations and digital products for both small and large publishing houses. He has successfully led teams to redefine the publishing process to include digital products and improve profitability in the travel and medical publishing sectors.
Working closely with Typefi’s team of experts, Marie manages client projects to ensure they are successfully delivered and meet their specific needs. Marie develops Typefi’s project management process to continuously improve client collaboration. Marie joined Typefi in 2016 as a Solutions Consultant and brings to her current role, a wealth of experience in helping clients adopt the best solution to achieve their goals. In 2022, Marie achieved her Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) qualification. Prior to Typefi, Marie held a number of positions in the publishing industry in London (UK), including for the publisher of Research Fortnight and the London School of Business and Finance. She graduated with a Masters degree in European Political Sciences from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain) and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Sciences from Sciences Po Strasbourg (France). She is trilingual in English, French and Spanish.