MadCap Software, Inc. and Etteplan Oyj’s Dutch subsidiary, Etteplan | Tedopres, have entered a strategic partnership facilitate the authoring of content in Simplified Technical English (STE). Etteplan | Tedopres is the maker of HyperSTE, best-in-class quality assurance software for standardized documentation. MadCap Software is the leader in multi-channel content authoring and a showcase company for Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) Visual Studio and Microsoft XPS. Through their partnership, the companies are delivering HyperSTE for MadCap Flare, MadCap’s flagship software for multi-channel, single-source publishing of content to print, Web and mobile devices.
Realizing the STE Advantage
The Simplified Technical English specification provides guidelines for authoring clear, concise documentation. This clean, standardized approach to writing has enabled multi-national companies to trim their translation costs by up to 30%. At the same time, the concise style is tailor made for the smaller screens of mobile devices. As a result, STE is rapidly gaining adoption by companies seeking to optimize how they deliver content to their customers, partners and employees.
HyperSTE from Etteplan | Tedopres supports STE content development by providing rich, comprehensive functionality for checking content grammar, terminology and style. It is now available as a plug-in for MadCap Flare, the only software that lets authors create a single project and then directly publish it in multiple formats optimized for the Web, mobile devices, desktops, and print publishing. Additionally, the native XML architecture and support for Unicode and right to left (RTL) languages in Flare facilitate the ability to translate content into a broad range of languages. Using HyperSTE and Flare together, authors now have a powerful platform for developing content in STE once and then delivering it in the format and language of readers’ choice.
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