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DOCX, XML, HTML, and Publishing Workflows

Most publishing workflows start with an author submitting their manuscript. For better or worse, this manuscript is most often in a docx format, created using Microsoft Word. The docx manuscript is typically used throughout the reviewing and editing process, often shuttled around as an attachment to emails and other communications. Once the manuscript is accepted,…

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Wax Show ‘n’ Tell

Last Thursday, the talented Yannis Barlas gave an excellent walkthrough of Wax, Coko’s in-browser word processor. Wax is built with the Substance.io library, and in addition to having advanced functionality like track changes, commenting, styling, and more, it’s designed to be reusable, customizable, and easily integrated into new projects. Check it out: Your browser does…

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A look at the future of journals with xpub

The Coko team has been hard at work on the xpub-Collabra journal platform. Below you can take a first look at a mockup of one of the components: It’s built on top of PubSweet, the community-driven platform-building toolkit, and the result above is based on the design brief you can check out here. It’s all…

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Ink 1.0 is here!

The Collaborative Knowledge Foundation is pleased to announce the release of INK 1.0. It’s an exciting milestone for us: After almost a year of development, INK has grown from a scribble on a bit of paper to a fully fledged, production-ready framework ready to automate some of the tricky and time-consuming aspects of document and content…

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INK – the file conversion engine

For the past 8 months we have been been building INK – the open source file conversion and transformation engine for publishing. INK is now nearing 1.0, ready in the next weeks. In anticipation of the first major release we thought you might to know a little more about what INK does and why. INK has…

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INK client upgrade

As INK starts to move from a proof-of-concept prototype to a production system, we’re continually making changes to make its functionality relevant, usable and demonstratively useful. Recently, our focus has been improving the user experience around waiting for processing. We wanted users to be aware of what is going on while files are processing in a…

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All About INK (explained with cake)

INK is Coko’s ingestion, conversion and syndication environment that converts content and data from one format to another, tags with identifiers and normalizes metadata. When an author or group of authors creates content, there is a fair bit of processing that needs to be done on the content in order to prepare it for publishing….

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Where we are with File Conversion

There has been quite a bit of interest in our HTML-first strategy and how we manage file conversion. The general inquiries start with ‘isn’t converting from MS Word to HTML impossible?’ through to what technologies we use and our general approach. Well, we are pleased to report that conversion from MS Word to HTML isn’t…

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