North Atlantic Publishing Systems (NAPS) is using this week’s Seybold Seminars event in New York to debut two new products: PubBox, a document and workflow management system; and NTS XML Conversion Toolset that can handle detailed Quark (or Word) to XML translation as an automated batch process.
Aimed at small and mid-size publishers, PubBox is billed as a plug-and-play workflow and document management solution. It’s browser-based, and features full check-out/check-in functionality, version and access control, and NAPS’ own logical job hierarchy. The software ships pre-configured based on the customer’s specifications. NAPS estimates it can be installed and users trained in about three days. NAPS has also announced that PubBox has been selected by the Seybold Editors as a Hot Pick for this week’s show.
The company has also made some changes to NAPS Translation System, or NTS. The software is billed as an XML-based conversion solution, and it provides the ability to convert Quark and RTF content to XML or Extensible Markup Language, as well as from XML to HTML. With NTS, users map standardized page elements in their documents to an XML tagging hierarchy, or they can also use document type definitions (DTDs) they’ve already created.
NAPS noted that NTS now features a new XML conversion toolset that can — for the first time — translate complex material like tabular matter, math equations, special characters, ordered lists and unpublished metadata.
The company is also using the event to show off two new Quark XTension tools, Namer and Clicker. Both part of the XML Toolset, the XTensions provide the ability to preprocess any special Quark docs that require manual intervention. The plug-ins sport rapid element sequencing and box naming conventions, multiple undo capability and other features.
Seybold Seminars runs through February 22; the exhibitor area opens tomorrow. Look for NAPS in booth 533.