Wax– the web based word processor that scholarly communications has been dreaming of– has been upgraded! Those familiar with Coko tools will recall that Wax is the styling/formatting interface in use within Editoria, and the manuscript annotation and presentation portal in use in xPub. It is pretty amazing to start with, but new features include better copy and paste from Wax document to Wax document and external sources (docx, google docs, etc.). This also means that Wax can now support nested lists, and inclusion/ display and review of tables.
The upgrade also enables theming capability (default is the Editoria theme), and a custom spell check with dictionary. Forthcoming functionality includes extended table formatting tools (add row/column, etc.).
“This version is much better,” said Wax developer Christos Kokosias. “The Editoria community meeting was great, it gave us a lot of things to think about and we have worked many of these ideas into the new Wax. It also looks good for next year. 2019 is going to be a exciting year for Wax!”
If you want to learn more about Wax, let us know, we’d be happy to show you to the repository, or to give you demonstrations of the platforms it is usefully integrated in to.