Project Planner, Confluence Import, Syntax Highlighting and much more

February 17, 2017

The new Planner View takes your documentation projects to the next level

We just had another release (yes, that’s the third one this year…) and it’s a really cool one too!

This has actually been out for a month or so, but we’ve just not had time to blog!

The new Planner View replaces what used to be called the Assignments View, and it’s a complete overhaul. Now with a more project management-like interface with a calendar/gantt chart widget you’ll have much better control over your projects.

You’ll be able to filter on type of assignment, user, time period and more. There are also lots of settings to configure it to work the way you want, with notifications, and even release automation if you want.

And what’s more, it’s much more scalable than the previous interface, so we’ll be able to add more and more functionality down the road. If there’s anything in particular you’d like to see, you’re welcome to add feature requests.

Confluence Import

We’ve been able to import Confluence content for a while, among all the other formats that can be imported. But while it was a bit of a process before to import from Confluence, now it’s much easier – basically “at the click of a button”. You’ll find it in the drop down of the import wizard.

So whether you just want to collaborate with others writing in Confluence or need to migrate all your documentation to a full-fledged single-sourcing CCMS, just start the import, get yourself a cup of coffee and come back to your documentation imported and ready to start working on in Paligo!

Integration with Memsource (Phrase) translation memory tool

This feature will be in beta for a while, but fully functional. You can now send translation jobs directly to Memsource (Phrase) to have a translator pick it up, do the job and then send it directly back to Paligo!

Easier Source Code Editing

Our main focus with Paligo is to make structured authoring feel natural and intuitive, like in a clean word-processor-like editor.

So with that focus, the plain XML source has not been in the spot light, not immediately accessible, or requiring the Oxygen plugin.

But we’ve had many requests to have a full source editing view more readily available to be able to fiddle with the nuts and bolts of the actual XML more directly from within the Paligo editor. Well, we just made it much easier!

Syntax Highlighting for PDF

And speaking of source code… For those of you documenting software or use code snippets in any way, we’ve got good news. We’ve had syntax highlighting in HTML/HTML5 output for a while. But getting really good syntax highlighting for PDF is a challenge, but now we’ve found a solution we think you’ll really like.

You can now have really beautiful syntax highlighting in PDF, and you can configure it directly in the Layout Editor for your PDF layout, and you can choose from a a number of light or dark themes.

Improved Taxonomies

In addition to the Planner, we’ve also made a number of other improvements. One of them for the taxonomies. You can now use taxonomies even more flexibly, publishing the taxonomy values in your HTML output for further processing, or use them to narrow down searches for content by selecting multiple categories to match.

Snappier Performance in the Editor

We’ve also made an update to the Paligo Editor, and we think you’re really going to notice the difference! Switching documents in the editor will feel really snappy! Try it out :-).

And lots of other goodies

As always, apart from the main new features, we’ve also made a number of bug fixes but also improvements, such as adding further possibilities in the Layout Editor for dynamic text in headers and footers.