CambridgeDocs, a provider of unstructured data management and enterprise publishing, has announced the release of Word FO Designer, a new plug-in for Microsoft Word that allows organizations to add multi-channel publishing to their business applications. Word FO Designer turns Microsoft Word into an authoring tool for creating electronic and print documents with no requirement to write custom code, and enabling the creation of scaleable publishing applications in both Windows and Unix environments.
Examples of XML content that can be published using Word FO Designer, include: Personalized Correspondence; Dynamic Reports; Online Printable Forms; Insurance Policies; and Press Releases. When used in conjunction with the CambridgeDocs xDoc Publishing Server, Word FO Designer allows organizations to generate Stylesheets from Microsoft Word documents. Based on the open w3c XSLT format, these Stylesheets can insert XML data into designated locations within Word documents and then dynamically populate their content, similar to a server-side Mail Merge.
Word FO Designer also allows for inserting formatting control within templates through the use of Microsoft Word commands. Cross-platform server-based applications (written in either Java or .NET) can then call these document templates and include dynamic personalized multi-channel publishing within business processes. The Word FO Designer is priced at $995 per copy, and is available for download immediately from the website.