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Updated
2017-10-17



Features

  • Publication in book form
    • PDF documents
    • Camera-ready copy
  • Digital publication
    • XML export, according to the TEI standard
      • Optional export of page and line numbers
      • Optional export of formatting and styles, including tab stops and OpenType features
      • Export of linked graphics regions
      • Export of objects as graphics
    • HTML export
    • Additional XML and HTML tagging is possible
  • Specialised notes/apparatus
    • Any number of notes and apparatus
    • Critical apparatus features:
      • Text references
      • Line numbers
      • Indexing of recurring words
      • Marking of references that need attention because the corresponding text was changed
    • Apparatus indicating available sources
    • Numbered footnotes in many numbering styles
    • Double footnotes
    • Notes as running text or as separate paragraphs
    • Notes as footnotes / end notes / section end notes / notes to appear as footnotes, but within the text at section ends
  • Critical edition support
    • Sigla
      • Freely definable sigla and group sigla for manuscripts, editions or any constellation of text witnesses
      • Sigla shapes can always be altered
      • Group sigla are applied automatically
      • Group sigla creation is aware of missing sources
      • Optional definition of powerful rules for group sigla
    • Automatic collation of witnesses, using a unique algorithm allowing for orthographical variants
    • Search for constellations of witnesses etc.
    • Currently available text sources may be printed for each page
    • Display of variant distribution across witness groups
    • Export of variants for subgroups of sources
    • Export of variants data for use with cladistic software (computer-aided stemmatology)
    • Full source text retrieval from critical apparatus
    • Collation functionality: merging of different apparatus to one text
    • No longer used witnesses may be deleted globally
    • Validation of critical apparatus for citations of missing sources
    • Validation of positive apparatus for completeness
  • Working with the CTE
    • Fully graphical surface - no coding
    • Languages, characters, scripts:
      • Unicode: all script systems in a coherent technical standard
      • Right-to-left and bidirectional text
      • Support for complex scripts such as Arabic and Indic
      • Built in keyboards for many scripts, freely expansible
      • Kashida justification for Arabic text (adjustable)
    • OpenType: the CTE is the first Windows word processor to provide access to advanced typography
    • Sophisticated system of paragraph and font format templates for quickly formatting and re-formatting a document
    • Edit mode for optimal usage of screen space
    • Print preview
    • Automatic and assisted manual hyphenation
    • Spell checking using freely available dictionaries
    • Freely definable hierarchical counters
    • Cross-references
      • To page and line
      • To chapter and line
      • Automatically adjust themselves according to their placement
      • To footnote numbers
      • To index numbers of words in the line
      • To counters
      • Also between documents
    • Embedding of graphics
    • Hyperlinking to graphics and parts of graphics
      • Rectangular, polygonal and combined regions
      • Two-way linking between texts and graphics
      • Full XML-export of relations
    • Linking and embedding of objects (e.g. Word graphics)
    • Drop caps
    • Quick formatting by ruler, toolbar, tool window and lists of used formats
    • Full undo/redo functionality
    • Recordable macros
    • Powerful search and replacement capabilities
      • Searching and replacing text and formats
      • Numerous dedicated wildcards
      • Regular expression (RegEx) searches
      • RegEx group replacement, including formats and optional case switching
      • Last found RegEx groups available for use in macros
    • Graphics viewer - for working with digitised sources
    • Fast navigation by chapters, headings or margin text
    • Keyboard-shortcuts for frequently used commands
    • Freely definable autotext for often-used text modules
    • Extensible menu for inclusion of macros
    • Customizable transliteration (Greek, Arabic, Devanagari...)
    • Drag&Drop
    • AutoRecover function
    • Checks for updates
  • Import of
    • XML/TEI documents
    • Microsoft Word and other RTF files
      • May be prepared for import of critical apparatus
    • Plain text (Ansi and Unicode)
  • Context-sensitive help with full documentation
  • Layout
    • Line numbering according to chapter and/or page
    • Margin text
    • Parallel texts such as text and translation or multiple versions
      • A dozen of predefined basic layouts
      • On single pages or facing pages
      • Parallel columns or blocks following each other
      • Optional bottom alignment of columns
      • Powerful synchronisation commands
      • Option to float notes between facing pages
      • Optional vertical synchronisation of texts
    • Running page headers may indicate, for the page or facing pages
      • The range of the printed text (chapters/lines)
      • Information given at the margins, such as folio number ranges
      • Freely defined text
    • Full mirroring between odd and even pages: available for margins, paragraph boundaries and justification
    • Newspaper columns: applicable to text and notes independently
    • Vertical justification: line spacing can be adjusted automatically to make columns align at the bottom
    • Definable adjustment of spacing between paragraphs based on templates
    • Special "characters"
      • Spaces of different sizes
      • Non-breaking spaces that expand on justification
      • Fine-tunable distribution of spacing upon justification
      • Optional line breaks
      • Breaking and non-breaking hyphens
    • Tabs: left-aligned, right-aligned, centered and - uniquely - justifying!
    • Margin templates for hierarchical ordering of different margin types
    • Over thirty different kinds of page and footnote numbers (Letters, Roman, Arabic, Indic...)
    • Justification of paragraph-final lines
    • "Smart Line starts" option for optimal justification - especially beautiful for Polytonic Greek poetic texts
    • Arabic text: adjustable kashida justification
    • Detecting glyphs that are not supported in the used font
  • Index creation
    • Indexes may be embedded or exported
    • Full text indexes
    • Entries may be defined for any number of indexes
    • Keyword-in-context (KWIC) indexes
    • Indexes text and / or any set of notes
    • Referencing by page or chapter, and possibly line number
    • Sorting algorithms for different languages, plus common Unicode sorting
    • Definable special sortings (e.g. Biblical books)
    • Definable lemmatisation of word forms
    • Numbers within entries are sorted correctly (indispensable for indexes of citations)