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WHAT IS PAGEMAJIK?
PageMajik is a Content Management System specifically tailored to the needs of publishers and content creators.
By bringing together the work of authors, editors, and designers on one intuitive platform, PageMajik streamlines the publishing process and enables effortless collaboration.
All the data submitted are stored in secure servers on the cloud, ensuring constant access to all your content. The platform's robust version control features minimize human error and enable members of your team to work together smoothly, increasing productivity and reducing cost.
Organize and Optimize
What publishers need most is a way to tap into the full potential of the resources they already have.
At the heart of PageMajik's solution to this is its "publishing-aware" CMS, which provides a centralized repository and catalogue of all files, eliminating the need for multiple local copies and the redundant duplicates that arise because of this set-up. Not only are these assets secure, they can also be accessed and retrieved with ease, creating the collaborative working environment of the future.
As a "publishing aware" CMS, PageMajik automatically creates a comprehensive folder structure for each book, which allows publishers and content creators to begin using the system right away. The roles, rights, and duties of each person can also be specified in advance, minimizing the possibility of error.
By working with the software, knowledge, and resources publishers already have, PageMajik helps organize and optimise, transforming every facet of publishing.
AUTOMATION = SAVINGS
By automating a wide variety of processes, PageMajik ensures that most routine tasks are taken care of, allowing publishers to focus on high-level editorial and creative enhancements.
A built-in authoring function gives content creators the option of using a guided authoring environment, where the next logical step will continuously be introduced, allowing them to focus on the actual writing.
PageMajik also lets authors and editors check in real-time if submission guidelines are being met. For the author, this means that the manuscript can be evaluated in terms of customizable rules and autocorrected appropriately, while for the art editor, the resolution and size of artwork can be checked against requirements.
PageMajik also uses AI innovatively to create near perfect InDesign pages without any human intervention. Instead of having your designer laboriously format manuscript elements by hand in InDesign, manuscript content is typeset into an InDesign document in a matter of minutes. This dramatically reduces the time taken and effort necessary to typeset even complex layouts.
With an average 40% saving in time due to PageMajik's automation, you get more time for the vital task of seeking out the next great idea.
Built for You. Yes, You.
PageMajik is created for every member of the publishing value chain. No matter what role you play in publishing, its architecture will seem like it has been created just for you.
This is achieved through an expansive and sophisticated ecosystem of tools, which includes a guided authoring environment for authors, customizable language rules engine for editors, automated pagination without any human intervention for designers, and a near real-time proofing system for reviewers and translators, to name a few. Taken together, these mean increased efficiency and time saved for publishers.
Everyone deserves to be pampered, right?
Works with You
What makes PageMajik essential to publishing is its ability to incorporate your workflow rules, letting you direct and control every aspect of the way information is stored, handled, and shared.
This means that you get to decide in a granular way who gets access to which information and to whom the manuscript should be sent after the completion of a certain task. This flexibility allows for customizing the chosen workflows to whatever your needs are, ensuring that PageMajik will not compel you to change anything about the way you work.
In addition, your workflows already in place can be adhered to and your existing systems can be integrated with PageMajik using an Application Program Interface (API). So, instead of imposing several strenuous steps on your way of working, the system adapts itself to your existing processes. Adoption is therefore made incredibly straightforward, meaning you can start working within the PageMajik environment with minimum onboarding and training.
PageMajik is committed to constantly stay well ahead of the field and thereby ensure our partners are never left behind.
That is why we are currently developing and honing products to meet evolving needs of publishers and their teams, which include blockchain-powered smart contracts, automatic indexing for books, keyword extraction and image classification using artificial intelligence, and machine learning to sharpen images.
PageMajik always has an eye on the horizon and constantly transforms itself, ensuring that we remain the essential publishing tool for the times.
In addition to being an all-purpose repository for your files, PageMajik provides a constellation of products carefully thought through to enhance the abilities and experience of every single member on your publishing team- including publishers, authors, illustrators, editors, designers, rights managers, index creators, sensitivity readers, and translators.
The future of publishing is here.
WordSword is an XHTML authoring environment that helps create smart manuscripts by intelligently assisting the author throughout the entire writing process.
WordSword provides a guided authoring environment, where the next appropriate style is continuously determined and suggested. At any given time, only the styles most relevant to the current context are exposed to the author. This ensures that the publisher's comprehensive templates get used without burdening the author in any way.
By ensuring that the manuscript is structured without overwhelming the author, WordSword ensures that the author can focus on the actual writing itself.
StyleFinder takes any unstructured manuscript and automatically structures it by identifying headings, paragraphs, figures, tables, references and their citations, and tagging them appropriately.
The manuscript is evaluated against the publisher's house style requirements, and any inconsistencies, non-adherence to style guidelines, grammar errors, context-based errors, and improper word usage and abbreviations are highlighted for corrective action.
The creation of bibliographies is substantially simplified since all citations and references are styled and checked for completeness. Whole bibliographies can be authenticated against major reference databases such as PubMed.
Despite these complex functions running behind the scenes, the user interface itself is completely intuitive. It includes an editor and an innovative tree-view of the document, where the content is grouped by tags rather than by the usual reading order.
EasyType uses extensive automation to create near-perfect InDesign pages without any manual intervention in a matter of minutes.
The production designer has to review the InDesign file and make minor design adjustments for aesthetic purposes. This significantly reduces the time taken and effort necessary to typeset even complex layouts.
For designs requiring creative paging, the structured output of StyleFinder is a big advantage as the styles will be applied and design elements will be placed automatically.
The designer gets an InDesign file with all the elements styled, instead of having to do this manually.
WYCIWYG (What You Change Is What You Get) is a next-gen proofreading system that lets you review and make changes in near real-time.
WYCIWYG speeds up the proofreading process by allowing authors and editors to simultaneously review PDFs and make changes into a linked XHTML file. These changes are automatically incorporated into the InDesign file and in a matter of minutes, PageMajik generates a new PDF with little or no changes to the rest of the layout.
This elimination of proof marking and its movement through multiple editors and production staff simplifies the process and minimizes the possibility of inaccuracies due to oversight and misinterpretation.
An easy-to-use interface that makes the submission of articles and abstracts less cumbersome, while automatically extracting all relevant metadata.
Store and catalogue all user files, including photos, audio, and video, which can be searched, imported, and exported whenever necessary.
All information pertaining to rights and permissions can be tracked using PageMajik's art log. Metadata on rights and permissions is embedded in the images by PageMajik.
PageMajik's inbuilt image processor lets you compare different versions of the same image, sharpen out-of-focus photos, and manipulate text in images.
An InDesign extension that allows you to search, link, and automatically update images in the PageMajik CMS from within InDesign.
In 2016, after decades of working in publishing, our veteran team of publishing professionals and tech wizards decided to start UI Tech to provide technological solutions specially tailored to the needs of publishers. We were convinced, and remain convinced, of the need for a tech company that was not just technically proficient, but also one that knew the publishing industry well. And so PageMajik was born,and has since then remained committed to helping publishers recognize and adapt to new challenges as rapidly as possible.
Drawing inspiration from Arthur C. Clarke's observation that "any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic", we are committed to constantly staying well ahead of the field. And so, while we are proud of the existing capabilities of our platform, we will always be looking to improve upon them. PageMajik always has an eye on the horizon and constantly transforms itself, ensuring that we remain the essential publishing tool for the times.
The versatility and adaptability of the PageMajik system means users can produce several outputs, including books, journals, travelogues, and eBooks.
To facilitate the diversity of creative processes, the authoring system lets writers keep track of character backgrounds and plot arcs using digital flashcards, Sophisticated AI sorting enables them to compare their creative choices against alternative decisions.
Whether it is textbooks, scholarly tomes, travelogues, or biographies, PageMajik's guided authoring system ensures that publisher requirements are met. Automated pagination and near real-time proofing drastically decrease the time taken to publish.
Production and review of journals is vastly simplified. Metadata from articles can be extracted and analyzed to validate submission quality. Step-by-step guidance ensures that the submission process for abstracts and papers is made significantly more convenient for authors.
Guidebooks and travelogues that are filled with gorgeous high-quality images can now be designed in dramatically reduced time. PageMajik's InDesign extension ImageDropper, which links assets directly to the PageMajik DAM, updates changes to assets in real time to the version in the DAM.
PageMajik assists looseleaf publications by automatically identifying sections that have been modified, updating page numbers, and generating revised PDFs for proofing, thereby transforming a usually cumbersome endeavor into a quick update.
Creating posters for any event/publication requires combining contributions from multiple sources - often these are individual Word documents that need to be given specific layout treatment depending on the sequence in which they are to be displayed. EasyType handles all of this in an automated fashion, removing the need to manually style each focal point in the poster to the design envisaged.
A simple interface that allows for updating or inserting new entries in dictionaries. Alternate meanings and cross references are appropriately tagged and interlinked where appropriate.
eBooks and Digital Content
The underlying XML structure of PageMajik files allows for the rapid creation and instantaneous updating of digital content and ebooks, including pdfs, ePubs, and mobi files.
" It is refreshing to work with a team that understands the publisher's challenges and not just the technology. We look forward to working on offshoots of the PageMajik system and to the continued cost and time savings we have realized in the production of our product. "-Joanne Jay
Vice President, Production
Springer Publishing Company
Partnering with Springer Publishing Company
Springer Publishing Company publishes books and journals for the healthcare and helping professions. This means creating resources for diverse fields such as nursing, gerontology, rehabilitation, psychology, public health, social work, counseling, medicine, and healthcare administration. They chose PageMajik to help uphold and further their tradition of excellence and service.
A Content Management System was provided to house Springer Publishing's wealth of assets and to enable collaboration among a wide range of contributors and vendors. The built-in version control features helped users external and internal to Springer Publishing access the most up-to-date version of the content at all times.
They were interested in taking advantage of the workflow efficiencies built into PageMajik. One example is the adoption of the proofing module wyCiwyg, which resulted in a 30% cost savings. Authors and proofreaders are able to review and make changes to proofs directly using this interface and their changes, when submitted back into PageMajik, were automatically incorporated by the system. This removed the drudgery around manual transfer of edits from marked up PDF proofs to the InDesign layout and tremendously improved turnaround and accuracy.
We are extremely proud of the work we have already done with Springer Publishing. And in line with our commitment to being a dependable long-term tech partner, we will constantly be on the lookout for ways to further their vision and meeting any new needs that may arise.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- Do I need expert help to get PageMajik working for me?
- Do you have a ‘Try before you Buy’ program?
- Okay, I've chosen PageMajik. But how does it benefit me as a user?
- How long does it take to finish the installation from the date of order acceptance?
- And how much time does it take to transfer these projects?
- How many hours of training is required to operate PageMajik? Will training/support be provided by UI Tech?
- Do I need to invest in new computer hardware to get PageMajik running?
- Are there any hidden costs that I should be aware of when ordering PageMajik? For instance, would you charge me additional charges for customization with a new installation?
- What is the expected data availability and do I need to back-up data at regular intervals?
- Do you have a comprehensive disaster recovery plan?
- Will PageMajik work both on Mac and PC?
- Can PageMajik exchange data with other similar industry standard systems?
- What version of Adobe InDesign do I need to use PageMajik?
- What versions of Microsoft Word is supported by PageMajik?
- Which browser would you recommend as the ideal choice for PageMajik?
- How will an internal quality check verify the revised proof PDF of PageMajik's WYCIWYG workflow?
- Will there be a problem if an XML workflow based on a specific DTD is being followed throughout?
- Can XML files be uploaded as ‘Manuscript’ in case of an XML workflow?
- If we use an XML workflow, would edits made to the XHTML file update the background XML when the changes are taken into InDesign?
- If we work in an XML workflow, would changes to the XHTML be reflected in the background XML of InDesign?
- Why do you use xhtml for WordSword instead of xml?
- If I notice any bugs during the engagement period, will UI Tech fix them? If yes, what will be the turnaround time?
- What are the hours of Support at your helpdesk?
- Is PageMajik sold as a perpetual license or as a subscription license?
- Can you demonstrate successful similar deployments of PageMajik?
- Do you offer multi-tenancy?
- You talk of PageMajik being future-proofed? Can you explain?
- How much time would it take to change my tagging structure for my files to work within PageMajik?
Do I need expert help to get PageMajik working for me?
PageMajik is absolutely easy to use and requires no expert help in its day-to-day use. However, for your convenience, we will offer you expert assistance to ensure that PageMajik is up and running at your end. Our services to you on this front include creating user profiles and sharing credentials, and also assisting you with your first few projects, should you need it. In addition, PageMajik's online Help function is always present as part of your system to offer you instant assistance, whenever you need it.
Do you have a ‘Try before you Buy’ program?
We will be delighted to provide you with a first-hand feel of PageMajik. All you need to do is provide us with sample files. Using this, we can set up a trial site for a restricted timeframe for you to explore the system's functions and features.
Okay, I've chosen PageMajik. But how does it benefit me as a user?
If you are providing composition and project management services to a publisher, what is sure to interest you is PageMajik's ability to:
- pour content into a template and provide galleys
- update changes made during review using an XHTML file back into the application file, and
- be a cost-effective solution for content management.
If you are a publisher, PageMajik can also offer you incredible value as a content repository and by offering you a bird's eye view of all your publications. You can port your content into the system and have the flexibility of allowing your suppliers to work in the same space so that everyone is sharing one version of the content at all times.
How long does it take to finish the installation from the date of order acceptance?
PageMajik can be installed in your system almost immediately after your order has been processed. The actual installation time is just around six hours. This excludes the time taken to transfer your live projects to the system during the transition.
And how much time does it take to transfer these projects?
That depends on the number of projects you wish to move to PageMajik.
How many hours of training is required to operate PageMajik? Will training/support be provided by UI Tech?
PageMajik has been designed in such a way that it is easy to use and takes very little time to familiarize. To make your transition to PageMajik smooth and comfortable, we offer two to three formal training sessions to help you get the best out of this unique online publishing system. After you go live, you can reach out to our Help Desk for any real-time support or for any further assistance.
Do I need to invest in new computer hardware to get PageMajik running?
One of the striking features of PageMajik is its simplicity in design. While it is exhaustive and robust in its features, it does not require any additional hardware. PageMajik is hosted on AWS (Amazon Web Server) and can be accessed using a web browser. What you need to have at your end are licenses for Adobe InDesign and MS Word (2010 or later) for performing file-related tasks.
Are there any hidden costs that I should be aware of when ordering PageMajik? For instance,would you charge me additional charges for customization with a new installation?
There are absolutely no hidden costs with PageMajik. Customization charges will depend on the nature and complexity of your request. Should you require such services, the costs for the same will be intimated to you on request.
What is the expected data availability and do I need to back-up data at regular intervals?
All your files will be saved on Amazon cloud, so you can be assured of 100% data integrity and backup at all times.
Do you have a comprehensive disaster recovery plan?
With PageMajik, you don't need to have any concerns regarding lost files or data. PageMajik is hosted on AWS. So, in the case of an eventuality, you are assured of a secure data back-up and recovery system.
Will PageMajik work both on Mac and PC?
Yes, PageMajik is ideally suited to work on both Mac and Windows environments.
Can PageMajik exchange data with other similar industry standard systems?
This is possible if the systems you are referring to provide an API (application program interface) call. A certain degree of customization can help facilitate exchange of information with PageMajik.
What version of Adobe InDesign do I need to use PageMajik?
You will need Adobe InDesign CS6 or later for PageMajik to run in your system. This is to enable you to make the best use of PageMajik's functionalities to generate and update proofs. If you are using PageMajik to store InDesign files, any version of InDesign can be uploaded.
Which browser would you recommend as the ideal choice for PageMajik?
Google Chrome would be our first choice of browser for PageMajik.
How will an internal quality check verify the revised proof PDF of PageMajik's WYCIWYG workflow?
PageMajik stores versions, and these are accessible to users. Your QC person can check PageMajik's updated (revised) PDF against the (previous) XHTML version, with the ‘track changes’ feature. The two files can be opened in WYCIWYG and the tracked changes visible in the XHTML window can be checked against the PDF. Please note that a click on the PDF will not bring up the appropriate location in the XHTML as in this case the two files are not synchronized versions.
Will there be a problem if an XML workflow based on a specific DTD is being followed throughout?
Absolutely not. What's more, the XML will be preserved.
Can XML files be uploaded as ‘Manuscript’ in case of an XML workflow?
Sure, XML files can be uploaded into the Manuscript folder. And if you have your own way of converting the XML into InDesign, your next step would be to upload the InDesign files into the ‘InDesign’ folder.
If we use an XML workflow, would edits made to the XHTML file update the background XML when the changes are taken into InDesign?
PageMajik will mimic InDesign's behavior when changes are made to InDesign files and there is XML in the background. The content changes will automatically be reflected in the background XML.
If we work in an XML workflow, would changes to the XHTML be reflected in the background XML of InDesign?
No, the changes will not be reflected in the XML.
Why do you use xhtml for WordSword instead of xml?
We find that xhtml gives more value, since authors only tend to be concerned with text and content. However, you can still open xml too within the editor and so this does not make any difference at all.
If I notice any bugs during the engagement period, will UI Tech fix them? If yes, what will be the turnaround time?
You can be assured that we will be with you right through the initial months, as you transition from your current mode of operation onto PageMajik. For the first three months, we will provide 100% support, both online and on-call, for any bug or transition issues. For future upgrade availability, a Technical Information Letter will be sent to the designated contact person, as per our records.
What are the hours of Support at your helpdesk?
At UI Tech, we are available round the clock to address any of your support requirements. Our 24-hour support team can be accessed both by email and phone. The TAT (turnaround time) for any email concern is four hours.
Is PageMajik sold as a perpetual license or as a subscription license?
You can choose to invest in PageMajik either as a perpetual license-based model or on a subscription model, depending on your need.
Can you demonstrate successful similar deployments of PageMajik?
Our client list includes names like KLI, S4Carlisle, and Springer Publishing, who have used PageMajik to their advantage. We can provide case studies of such successful implementation based on request.
Do you offer multi-tenancy?
We should be in a position to offer multi-tenancy very shortly. Our Server/Online version is currently in Beta testing stage.
You talk of PageMajik being future-proofed? Can you explain?
Of late, the publishing industry has been witnessing a ‘digital divide’. And to make sure that we - and you - are on the right side of it, we have already begun addressing this issue with PageMajik. For starters, we have incorporated greater automation of processes to reduce human intervention and error percentage.
How much time would it take to change my tagging structure for my files to work within PageMajik?
Zero, because you do not need to do this at all! PageMajik can be customized to accept your files and you can continue to use the identifiers that you are familiar with.
What versions of Microsoft Word is supported by PageMajik?
We recommend MS Word 2010 or later versions for PageMajik.