IGP:Digital Publisher 5.0 Released

17  June 2015

IGP:Digital Publisher, Digital Content Production, Document Revision Management

IGP:Digital Publisher 5.0 has been released. The big feature improvements reflect the fast changing nature of digital content production.

IGP:Digital Publisher 5.0 has been released. You can read the technical release notes on LEARN@IGP here.

This is a major feature update and introduces new digital publishing features that have never been available before, but are vital for serious future value digital content strategies for all publishers.

This feature set highlights the significant differences between desktop applications like Quark Express, InDesign and Framemaker, and even the significant limitations of XML-First strategies. Content production becomes dynamic not only in terms of multiple formats from one master controlled semantic XHTML source but is expanded to multiple editions in multiple formats from one controlled semantic XHTML source; viritually instantly.

Document Version

IGP:Digital Publisher now supports Document Version strategies. This feature allows the editors to take a snapshot of the current state of the document they are working with. This includes all section and block strategies for versions.

For trade publishers this means:

For academic publishers this means:

For education publishers this means:


The Document Version once saved can be viewed by other editors working on the document. A new button name Document History is now introduced on the Writer interface.

The "Document History" button is made available along with the several other button that show up after clicking the "Section Tools" button.

The step by step instructions explaining this option are available at the following link.


CSS Editor Version

CSS Editor now supports revision and version strategies. This will allow the editor or designer to view the changes and also revert changes in CSS. This has multiple advantages.

IGP:Digital Publisher is built on the solid foundation of high-quality content structural and semantic tagging using IGP:FoundationXHTML (FX). The power of CSS acting on the FX tagging provides unlimited presentation options in print and any e-book format.

The step by step instructions are available at the following link.


Export and Import Document Archive with Version Page History

Export and Import Archive now contains the history of the document.

  1. a. Export: By default only the Document Version History details are exported. This can be controlled in the settings file.
    1. i. Export Document Version Details (exclude PDF, MS word, Archive, Metadata file). Created New directory inside DP Archive Package which is "document_version", "page_history" and "delete_page_history" which contains processing file.
    2. ii. Export only those Page History Details which are created during the Document Version event.
  2. b. Import
    1. i. Import Document Version Details according to New Document ID and Page Ids.
    2. ii. Page History Details are retained, for eg. the Modified by, Date modified etc.
  3. c. Document, Account and Global Components are handled in Page History
  4. d. Handled in linkresolver linking
  5. e. Also implemented in Copy Document
  6. Manuscript Importer Interface Updates
The existing "Add/Edit" & "Remove" will be replaced with a new user interface. In this new user interface we have retained the look of CSV file as much as possible so that the user interface is easy to relate and use.

There are several other product Updates and Bug fixes handled in this release. The detailed release notes are available at the following link. Please take a look.


If you have any questions regarding any of the features or updates, please do not hesitate to ask.

Content Block Configuration Setup

Content block configuration is now a first-order customization feature. In IGP:Digital Publisher any content that is in a defined IGP:FoundationXHTML block gets the content block tools.

These have now been significantly improved so they can be extended with features such as block positioning and sizing properties, borders... in fact any CSS property that is required for custom adjustment in a specific block type. This is being actively used to create fixed-layout ePub3 books with a lot less custom CSS editing.


These major revisions redefine how publisher digital content can be managed and used for both print and digital book strategies.

At it's heart the system It is now straight-foward to maintain multiple CSS templates


Posted by: Richard Pipe

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