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Content management
System includes tools for import, creation, management and export of content

A content management system brings together all of your editorial departments, provides revision control and version tracking, and reduces costly production headaches for both print and online publications. SAXoTECH's systems were designed for the complexity of cross-media publishing.

The SAXoPRESS Content Management System stores and tracks all of your content in a powerful database - assignments, stories, photos, graphics, wire content, etc. Managers can view the status of any of these elements at any time. All users, whether they are working in your building or remotely, work more closely together through the use of these comprehensive workflow tools.

Content capture
The powerful MultiConverter application can automatically handle the reception and import of files from stringers, remote users and all the major wire services - both text and images.

The eReceiver application can also be configured to receive e-mail messages and attachments, as well files sent to an FTP server.
These stories and photos can automatically be routed into the production database for browsing and use by authorized users.

Content creation
Writers and photographers use the integrated tools in SAXoPRESS to create, edit and manage their content.

SAXoTEXT is the integrated text editor for the SAXoPRESS system. It was designed from the beginning to be a multiple media publishing tool - unlike standard off-the-shelf word processors. Both your print and online newsroom staff can use it for all their writing and editing tasks.

SAXoTEXT is a fast, efficient and easy to learn text editor. And, it's tightly integrated into the SAXoPRESS system, which makes it a very flexible publishing tool.

With SAXoTEXT, users can write headlines and subheads to fit the page geometry in your stylebook. Complete version tracking and edit tracking tools are also built into SAXoTEXT.

Workflow tools
SAXoPRESS includes a set of windows, or modules, that provide users with a wide range of work-flow and content management tools.

n The Articles Module is the primary workflow tool of the text editing staff. Story management is controlled from here. Users can search for stories, create and edit stories, assign articles to pages and change a story's workflow attributes (category, status, priority, access level, publication date, etc.).

n The Wire Articles Module allows wire users to browse the incoming feeds and select wire stories for publication in print or online. This module is integrated with the Articles Module and SAXoTEXT for editing wire stories for publication.

n The Local Photos Module allows users to browse through thumbnails of locally produced images and select one for publication. Local images can be captured with standard desktop scanners and software. This module is directly connected to SAXoTEXT and QuarkXPress, in which wire photos can be attached to stories in the text editor or dropped directly onto pages. Users can also open a selected image directly in Adobe PhotoshopT for image editing.

n The Wire Photos Module allows users to browse through the thumbnails of wire service images and to publish any of them in print or online.

n The Layout Module allows users to track and edit QuarkXPress pages stored in the SAXoPRESS database. Users can assign elements to pages, see full-color previews of pages, view status and user information about each page, create, open and edit pages in QuarkXPress, and change a page's workflow attributes (category, status, publication date, etc.).

n The NetNews Module is the content window for online editors and producers. This module allows users to create, edit, organize and publish content from SAXoPRESS to a number of online publishing systems, including the Publicus system from SAXoTECH.

Content export
SAXoPRESS includes several ways to export content from the database for re-purposing in other systems.

For example, the XML Robot can output any text content from SAXoPRESS in the XML format using any pre-defined Document Type Definition (DTD). You can also output text as HTML (using a defined HTML template), or as plain ASCII text.

Photos can also be easily exported from the system in a number of image file formats.


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