Keep using your usual tools like Word to enter the text of your next best-seller. No need to learn new editing tools or applications.
Annotate your Word text with markup instructions tailored to your personal lay-out. Keywords between brackets. That's all!
Our engine converts your text into a variety of output formats: print, e-readers, online... with a wide range of style variations.
The first impulse to work on a TeX -driven publication engine orginated from a request by systemic books to typeset translations of existing Dutch publications into English and Spanish. A high-level TeX document class was developed, producing PDFs to submit to Amazon print-on-demand. The class included two book dimensions, and a revision mode for corrections and amendments.
As it turned out that the learning curve for TeX coding is too steep for the editing staff, decision was made to design a notation of codewords between brackets to allow for working in Word, converting to TeX automatically and outputting PDF. This notation comes with automatically generated user documentation from the document class, syntax checking and fuzzy logic to ease the editing process.
The proven DiKt technology is now ready to go public, as the core technology revealed itself usable, practical and profitable. The main deliverables are enhanced user documentation, a better graphical environment, error handling, and most of all a template library for document classes for current and future customers to dig into.
The DiKt project is in full development and we are servicing our first customers on a dedicated basis.
The next expansion phase for DiKt is to set up a wide range of output formats in full automatic mode for digital publishing. The second item is a toolbar in Microsoft Word which contains the commands of a chosen class to allow for macro-selection by clicking and storage in code internally and automated submission to the DiKt engine.
Siets and Bas have known each other for more than a quarter of a century, and they share two decades of experience in various lines of business. Siets lives in the Amsterdam neighbourhood. Bas moved to France in 2013, and met Jean-David in the Auvergne. They share the love for craftmanship in computer engineering and the combination of human skills and insight and the power of automated processing of information..