R4i Writer is a powerful XML Authoring Tool which is optimized for the S1000D data formats.

Now authors can easily create high quality operational and maintainer information. R4i Writer installs “Ready to Write” with schemas and stylesheets for S1000D versions 2.0 to 4.2 included.

S1000D Authoring Feature List:

  • Support for all S1000D schema types for versions 2.0 to v4.2;
  • Pre-configured and ready to use with S1000D XSLT’s included;
  • Global Language support;
  • Quick view of Data Modules and Images in the CSDB / Repository Browser;
  • Drag & Drop Data Modules from the CSDB into the R4i Writer authoring window;
  • Drag & Drop or Copy Paste Images and DM’s from the CSDB to become references in the current document (Data Module) being authored;
  • Jump to last DM or image previewed in CSDB Repository Browser;
  • Live document preview of how it will look when published in your IETP;
  • Smart mark-up of entity declarations and reference block content as references are added;
  • Tag List for guided editing insertion of elements and attributes;
  • Document Tree – guided overview and navigation of the structure of the document;
  • Quick buttons – Quick interaction with the CSDB for the check in/check out and location of the current DM within the CSDB;
  • One button click for common authoring insertion (ordered lists, unordered lists, character entities / symbol palette);
  • Smart Reset Checkout;
  • Global Preview of all Images reference in the data module;
  • Graphic insertion with hotspot lookup;
  • Interactive TIR/CIR Lookup;
  • Applicability Block Builder;
  • Table Designer Tool;
  • Create schema Templates for fast start-up authoring;
  • Live schema Validation of documents;
  • BREX validation of documents;
  • Dockable Windows, for easy management of views with multiple monitors.


R4i Writer can be installed as an integrated product into the R4i Common Source Database (CSDB) or can be run as a stand-alone XML Authoring tool with R4i Writer Personal Edition.

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For detailed benefits of utilizing R4i Writer, click here to view our R4i Writer Pro Brochure and R4i Writer Personal Brochure or contact us for a demonstration.