Subject: RE: TIM-RS
From: Fred Ridder <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>, <poshedly -at- bellsouth -dot- net>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2007 14:04:03 -0400

Peter Neilson wrote> The website for TIM-RS (at
> provides good info in both English and German. TIM-RS appears to support
> the use of MS Word, Epic (a.k.a. Arbortext) and FrameMaker. It has XML
> features for FrameMaker and something called XMetaL. It appears to provide
> resource management as well as integrated methods for document production.
> That should mean it can help you keep track of a plethora of versions of
> illustrations or examples, and can combine material from various sources
> into a single document.

As a matter of information, "something called XMetaL" is
actually the leading competitor to Arbortext Epic in the
dedicated XML editor market. XMetaL used to be the
product of a company called Blast Radius, but after a
name change and a corporate acquisiton the current
pubisher is a company called JustSystems, Inc. Back in
the Blast Radius era, they actually took the interesting
approach of recommending the use of structured
FrameMaker as a high-quality publishing tool for the
back side of an XML system that uses XMetaL as the
primary editor.

-Fred Ridder

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