With eXtyles, we saw a quick and substantial return on our investment. We’ve not only saved time and improved the quality of our publications; we’ve also significantly cut our production costs.

Anne Vinnicombe

Vice President of Production and Electronic Publishing at Thieme Publishers New York

Setting aside the fact that eXtyles admirably performs as advertised, what I appreciate about the Inera team is that they come through on their promises: deliverables arrive when expected and run as expected. This sets them aside from many other software vendors.

Barry Bergin

Production Manager at American Concrete Institute

We find eXtyles to be an excellent partner because of their dedication to serving their customers.

Chris Hausler

Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Typefi Systems

Now that production sees how well the eXtyles conversion works, they wish they had done this years ago!

Jim Bender

XML IT Specialist at the United States Government Printing Office

We're definitely loving the advantage we're getting just straightening out references.

Larry Klein

Production Manager at the American Society for Microbiology

We don’t like to think back to the days when we didn’t have eXtyles for Optics Express production. We’re having great success with the software.

M. Scott Dineen

Director of Editorial Services at the Optical Society of America

Our return on investment in eXtyles is Inera’s commitment to the quality and adaptability of its product, the expertise of its staff, and the sincerity with which that staff interacts with its customers.

Peter Olson

Senior Copyediting Coordinator at Dartmouth Journal Services

eXtyles is the only tool we never consider changing or removing from our workflow.

Rob O'Donnell

Electronic Publishing and Production Director at Rockefeller University Press

It's a pleasure to promote eXtyles, as it really does magic in our documents.

Serge Juillerat

System Specialist at the International Organization for Standardization

People in our production working with eXtyles see something magical.

Sergey Strelkov

Deputy Head of Computer Support, MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica

eXtyles User Group Meeting 2017 Training Courses

The primary eXtyles User Group Meeting (XUG) will be held on Thursday, November 2. On Friday, November 3, Inera and our partners at Mulberry Technologies will offer four training courses for XUG attendees.


Friday Morning (concurrent sessions, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)

eXtyles Export Workshop (Minuteman Room)

Instructor: Jenny Seifert, Inera (with the Inera Support Team)

Many eXtyles users are proficient in MS Word and confidently move through the eXtyles processes that leverage Word functions, such as paragraph styling. But many of those same users pause before pushing the XML Export button, crossing their fingers that there will be no parsing errors that they will be unsure how to resolve. Although you don’t have to be an XML expert to use eXtyles, a clearer understanding of a few key XML principles and how eXtyles collects metadata and applies document structuring in Word to produce XML will help you better understand the export process so you can uncross those fingers.

This half-day course dives into the full eXtyles feature set from an XML perspective. The workshop will empower attendees to better understand how eXtyles processes interact to produce XML from Word. A special focus will be placed on the kinds of problems in Word documents that lead to XML errors, and lots of examples will be presented to help build your troubleshooting skills.

The eXtyles Export workshop is a lecture-style course; laptops are not required, but feel free to bring them to play along with the demonstrations. Join us to learn how XML puts the X in eXtyles!


Word (and Excel!) Tips for Editors (Cape Cod Room)

Instructors: Elizabeth Blake and Bruce Rosenblum, Inera

Are you tired of Word changing (c) to ©? Are you sick of that clipboard icon obscuring text every time you paste? Do you secretly have no idea what the Mailings tab is for and wish you could just get rid of it? Then Word Tips is the course for you!

In this session, participants will learn tips to work more efficiently by using the advanced (and often hidden) features of Word, with a focus on Word as an editing rather than an authoring tool. The curriculum includes customizing your Word settings, auto-correct options, document navigation, advanced Find and Replace, and table editing. The session will also address variations in these tools in different versions of Word.

A brand new extension to Word Tips will focus on how Excel, too, can be a tremendously useful tool for editors. Few courses are available that focus on how to use Excel for managing publication data, or simply manipulating text in ways that only an editor can love. This section of the course will highlight Excel features that are particularly helpful to those of us who spend our days editing Word files.

Word (and Excel!) Tips is a lecture-style course; laptops are not required, but feel free to bring them to play along with the demonstrations. Learn how to make Microsoft Office work for (not against) you!


Friday Afternoon (concurrent sessions, 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.)

XPath: The Secret to Success with XSLT, XQuery, and Schematron (Minuteman Room)

Instructor: Debbie Lapeyre, Mulberry Technologies

XPath is the language for navigating XML documents. XPath is shared by XSLT, XQuery, and Schematron. While beginners can do useful work in XML with even a rudimentary knowledge of XPath, a deeper knowledge of XPath is the key to fully empowering XML tools. In this fast-paced, technical overview of XPath we will cover: tree terminology, the XPath data model, relative and absolute location paths, node tests, functions and operators, and short and long syntax. We will cover most of XPath 1.0, key features of XPath 2.0, and introduce XPath 3.0.

The XPath tutorial is a lecture-style course; laptops are not required.


Just Enough JATS, BITS, and STS (Cape Cod Room)

Instructor: Tommie Usdin, Mulberry Technologies

This course is targeted to people who need to make high-level decisions about JATS, BITS, and STS. If you are deciding whether, when, and how to adopt or convert to JATS, BITS, or STS, or if you want to know how they are organized and how they relate to each other, this is the class for you.

The goal of this course is to give people enough working knowledge of JATS, BITS, and STS so they can make informed business decisions and participate fully in decisions about subsetting and customizing.

Starting with a description of the original goals and current uses of JATS, BITS, and STS, we will discuss ways in which they are similar and ways in which they differ, both technically and organizationally. The key design principles are the same for all of these “cousin” tag sets: for example, they are enabling not enforcing. We will discuss the implications of these design principles for production and interchange. These tag sets are also based on the same structural principles — for example, separation of metadata from display content, nested recursive sections, and the ability to do very rich encoding of citations. Because the tag sets are all quite loose, many users find it convenient to subset the model they adopt. We will discuss the reasons for subsetting (and supersetting) the public models and methods of doing so. Finally, we will show the variety of documentation and resources available to users of JATS, BITS, and STS.

The JATS, BITS, and STS tutorial is a lecture-style course; laptops are not required.