With over 20 years serving the technical communications industry, WebWorks ePublisher is the ultimate tried and true publishing solution for technical communicators. It is important to us that the value of what you do is not lost when delivering the content you create. Because of this, WebWorks puts more into the development of content delivery than any other competitor, by a wide margin. This means you'll get more outputs that are up to date; that handle your styles, graphics, tables, headings, and other elements correctly; and, most importantly, that look and feel amazing to your end users.

ePublisher Features

Premium-Quality Outputs

ePublisher allows you to take advantage of new technologies and empowers you with features and formats that keep the integrity of your message while meeting the preferences of your audience. The WebWorks platform offers technical communicators the ability to convert single-source documentation to 16 different premium outputs through a "one-click" publishing workflow.

Outputs Include:
  • WebWorks Reverb - HTML5/Responsive UX system for any device or environment that is customizable, easy to localize, super fast, and powerful. Ideal for context-sensitive help, mobile, desktop, as well as server-side applications.
  • Dynamic HTML - Fully functional and stylized HTML for more basic implementations.
  • ePUB - Create eBooks with superior layout and content conversions for even the most complex graphics and tables.
  • PDF - Create standalone PDFs or PDFs integrated into your online help.
  • Eclipse Help, SunJava Help, and many more!

Why We Do Mobile Better

WebWorks has developed a proprietary HTML5 mobile output called WebWorks Reverb that you won't find in any other publishing solution. WebWorks Reverb will publish HTML5 to any device, present or future, all from a single file set, with no need for you to develop several custom templates or do any additional formatting. Remember, just because someone has HTML5 doesn't mean they have WebWorks Reverb!

Single Source, from ANY Source

ePublisher does not in any way modify your source documents. Instead, ePublisher scans the information from your source documents and maps that information as your default settings--automatically! This allows you to use any supported format in any project. Transferring from FrameMaker unstructured to structured? No problem. Use both in one project and the output will look uniform. No one will be able to tell you had different formats. Moving from Word to DITA? Still no problem. It works the same, because ePublisher builds a fresh output using the information from your source documentation but is not dependent on it.

Save Time by Setting Your Conditions in ePublisher

Instead of having to go into the source documents and change the conditions every time you publish, you can just set the proper conditions in your ePublisher target. No matter what the conditions are set to in the source documents, ONLY the conditions that you have approved will display in the published output. Just simply add or change the content you want and then let ePublisher generate the right output with the right conditional text automatically. This is the one-click publishing workflow that ePublisher can give you under any circumstance.

Variable

ePublisher has the most scalable pricing available out of any publishing platform! Since only managing users need a "Designer" license that allows them to edit styles, output settings, and other publishing options, ePublisher actually becomes more economical the bigger your department becomes. This is a quality unique to ePublisher that will save your department more money than any other publishing solution.

Create Custom PDFs with a Friendly Point-and-Click Interface

With ePublisher, creating PDFs is a breeze. A friendly point-and-click interface gives you the ability to make a beautiful custom PDF without having to worry about coding features manually or keeping the integrity of your links.

ePublisher provides the only graphical UI in the industry for customizing the layout and look and feel of your PDF output. No complex coding is required, and you have complete control over all aspects of the layout and styling of your content.

Multi-File PDF Generation with Working Hypertext Linking

ePublisher allows you to generate publications that include multiple PDF files while preserving the hypertext links between separate PDF files. Not only are your hypertext links preserved, but if you have links between different document types, such as Word to FrameMaker or Structured FrameMaker to FrameMaker or Word to DITA, your hypertext links will still resolve between your separate documents.

Control the Look and Feel of Your Output Through Your Styles

ePublisher scans your source documents to gather all the style information that you worked so hard to put together. Once in your ePublisher project, your styling information becomes the default settings to get you started on customizing the most advanced output. Use that information through a simple display preview to determine the best output behavior for your content.

Microsoft Word Features

Start from Day One - Whether you are starting from scratch or working with existing Word documents, ePublisher will allow you to create stunning output to meet all your needs right out of the box.

Complete Integration with Your Existing Workflow - Competing products such as RoboHelp or Flare are in fact counter-productive because they operate on the principle of importing your content into their system before making it available for publishing. This step introduces proprietary software, forcing users to leave their current Word workflow and adopt one imposed on them. Described as "live link" publishing, this feature overwrites previous Word.doc imports, creates additional post-editing work, and adds additional steps to be performed in the proprietary authoring environments. ePublisher requires none of these conditions and fully incorporates into your current workflow.

Work from Word - All of your Word content authoring and styling can be maintained in Word, allowing your writers to keep Word as their primary software tool and eliminating the need for training on a complex help authoring tool (HAT). Once you design your own customized stationery, all your writers are free to use it without having to worry about managing one of their own. To them, it will always be a drag-and-drop process to create an organized manual and then a simple point-and-click step to publish to anything, whether a PDF, standalone HTML, ePUB, or the most advanced HTML5 output, called Reverb Help.

Make Word Better - In addition to the normal features of Word, ePublisher enhances your ability by adding variables and conditional text settings right into the Word user interface. These two capabilities allow you to reuse content across one or more publications while also making it super easy to change your variables and conditions based on what you are publishing.

Produce Reports - ePublisher also integrates into Word the ability to run reports, including 508 non-compliance, misused Word style usage, missing links, and more.

Multiple Outputs From a Single Source - ePublisher allows you to choose between different PDF designs from any single Word document.

Automate Link Management - ePublisher enhances Word by adding the ability to provide context-sensitive help in your output. ePublisher manages all the links, and all the writer has to do is place topic alias markers directly into the Word document.

DITA Features

Out-of-the-Box DITA Publishing - ePublisher is the only solution with a complete DITA GUI for creating a look and feel that can be deployed across your writing team without any additional configuration.

Automatic Styles - Throw your DITA toolkit scripts away. ePublisher automatically assigns styles to all of your DITA elements during the publishing process.

Customizable Publishing Power - Despite its simplicity and ease of use, ePublisher can meet the needs of those that have the most demanding custom requirements because all components of ePublisher's engine can be systematically customized.

FrameMaker Features

Start from Day One - Whether you are authoring unstructured or structured FrameMaker documents or books, ePublisher can work with them all immediately. There is no special editing or mapping needed before you begin to generate premium outputs.

Complete Integration with Your Existing Workflow - Even Adobe's own RoboHelp makes you map styles before you can be productive. Other competing products like Flare are also counter-productive because they in fact operate on the principle of importing the content into their system before making it available for publishing. Described as "live link" publishing, this feature overwrites previous imports, creates additional post-editing work, and adds additional steps to be performed in proprietary environments. ePublisher requires none of these conditions and fully incorporates into your current workflow.

Work from FrameMaker - All of your FrameMaker content authoring and styling can be maintained in FrameMaker, allowing your writers to stay in their preferred authoring tool and not face all the complexities of a multifaceted HAT. Once you design your own customized stationery, all your writers are free to use it without having to know how it functions. To them, it will always be a drag-and-drop process to create an organized manual and then a simple click of a button to publish anything, whether PDF, standalone HTML, ePUB, or our most advanced HTML5 output, Reverb.

Central Management of Your Content Tools - ePublisher works with your existing FrameMaker variables and conditional settings to allow you a single interface to manage all your reuse requirements across one or more publishing projects. Also, your context-sensitive help needs will always be met without worrying about how you modify your FrameMaker content; ePublisher maintains it all for you.

None of Your Past PDF Work Will Be Lost - ePublisher allows you to choose between using the native PDF engine within FrameMaker or our XSL-FO formatting capability for customizing the PDF output.

ePublisher Advantages

One-Click Workflow

At WebWorks, the key to our success is making your life as easy as possible! That is the fundamental idea behind our one-click workflow. Our workflow removes numerous extra steps that are present with other publishing tools. You will never have to worry about manually importing styles, having to check your output formats on different devices, or managing several templates for the same content. ePublisher's workflow lets technical writers do what they do best--write documentation--while getting unprecedented output quality on any device in a single click.

Team Collaboration

With CloudDrafts integration, ePublisher allows you to utilize collaborative version control, version comparison and change highlights, multiple-user workflow, and much more!

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Easy-to-Use Content Editing

In ePublisher, you can edit content from any authoring environment. This means that whether you're more comfortable with Microsoft Word, Adobe FrameMaker, or DITA, ePublisher's premium solution will perfectly match all your included styles, structure, and other edits when publishing to the premium output of your choice.

Instead of having to go into the source documents and change the conditions every time you publish, you can just create a target for each condition and publish that target when ready. No matter what the conditions are set to in the source documents, ONLY the conditions you have approved will display in the published output. This whole shot is important. In the document manager, you see Word, FrameMaker, and DITA files. We show you the content in the top split screen, the styling information in the back, and the function that manages the conditions in ePublisher in the center of the picture.

Scalable for Enterprise

ePublisher has the most scalable pricing available out of any publishing platform! Since only managing users need a "Designer" license that allows them to edit styles, output settings, and other publishing options, ePublisher actually becomes more economical the bigger your department becomes. This is a quality unique to ePublisher that will save your department more money than any other publishing solution.

Never Get Locked In to Any Solution

Most solutions will tell you that you won't be locked in and that you can export your source files. What they don't mention is that you have to do hours upon hours of intensive manual labor to translate those source files into your new publishing workflow. Since ePublisher works with whichever authoring environment you're already using, there is no translation needed. Any contributor can easily start publishing from any other platform, at any time.

Social Integration

With ePublisher Facebook, Twitter, and Discus integrations, your documentation can become social! Users can comment, like, share, and tweet about your documentation. Once organized with ePublisher's advanced outputs, your documentation can use this information to determine where people are benefiting most from your documentation and make additions when needed.

Advanced Analytics

By integrating with Google Analytics, ePublisher allows you to take advantage of the world's most comprehensive analytical resource. You can see where your readers are spending the most time, where they're quickly exiting pages, and which path they're taking through your documentation. Through Google Analytics, ePublisher allows you to easily organize this information and turn it into actionable updates for your documentation.

Customer Implementations

WebWorks ePublisher offers a diverse feature set with multiple output formats that meet or exceed the needs of today's growing businesses. Whether your ePublisher template is straight out of the box or completely customized, you're sure to generate professional documentation for your end users.

See what our customers are doing

View firsthand how ePublisher can give you the power to transform your content into a useful information application through these customer implementations (select a logo to view ePublisher at work).

Tatsoft Software AG EHCACHE Canto GmbH QAD Network Instruments Actuate Cyberoam vmware Roxio Finalyser Duke Progress Software Pervasive Juniper L-Soft solarwinds Panologic` Saba Centra VMM Princeton Agilent

ePublisher Pricing

The comparison chart below illustrates ePublisher's subscription pricing advantage. With an ePublisher subscription, all new releases and upgrades, as well as premium-level support, are included. And that's not all. Since you only need one Designer license, the more users you have, the more money you save!

ePublisher Designer
Designer
For designing, branding, and publishing outputs
$795 / Year
$66 / Month
  • Generate Premier Outputs
  • Manage Variables and Conditions
  • Access Reports on Your Content
  • Modify Conditions, Variables, and Cross-Reference Formats
  • Design and Brand Outputs Through Easy User Interface
  • Preview Styles in Staging Area Before Generating Final Output
ePublisher Express
Express
Efficient publishing interface for additional users
$295 / Year
$25 / Month
  • Generate Premier Outputs
  • Manage Variables and Conditions
  • Access Reports on Your Content
  • Modify Conditions, Variables, and Cross-Reference Formats
  • Design and Brand Outputs Through Easy User Interface
  • Preview Styles in Staging Area Before Generating Final Output

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