Development sneak preview

Editoria’s web-based word processor is being upgraded, along with the rest of the system, in response to the community’s most recent roadmap. In the current version of Editoria, Monemvasia, we have contextually sensitive styles. This means that once a component is recognized as a frontmatter item, for example, the ‘menu’ of style options available automatically updates to display only the styles relevant within the context of a front matter component. The same is true for parts, unnumbered components and chapters.

To take styling in the web-based word processor (via the Wax editor) to the next level, Christos Kokosias, Wax lead developer, is working up functionality (suggested by friends at punctum books) that adds the ability to customize tags at the chapter level. This will help with pagination as it improves the quality of the HTML available to export tools using CSS to automatically typeset content prepared in the browser.

In this first implementation, it is possible for customized styles to be added in wax, which equals custom tags in the HTML used within the system’s export environments like Paged.js, for example. While the development on customizable styles in the web-based word processor is nearly ready for testing, interactions within Editoria are still being developed.

New ‘custom styling’ functionality within Editoria’s web-based word processor; also pictured UI enhancements to support improved navigation between chapters while editing, word count, and other useful visual indicators such as for unresolved comments and suggested changes.

Stay tuned for an interactive super early beta version in coming weeks.

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