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Peter Neilson wrote> The website for TIM-RS (at http://www.fct.de/produkte/tim-rs/index-e.html)
> 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
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