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Annotating

Adding graynotes to your work

Graynotes are private annotations that you can add to your composition as you work in order to retain important thoughts for later.
annotations,terminal graynotes,remarks,replies,placeholders

Assembling

Bringing the pieces together

When your writing project becomes involved, it's often convenient to split it into sections, each saved to a separate file.
include pragma

Authoring

The joy of distraction-free writing

A renaissance of sorts is under way, with authors eschewing the use of heavy feature-laden word processors in favor of a distraction-free writing experience hearkening back to the time before WYSIWYG.
distraction-free,symbolic endophrasing,text-within-code,code-within-text

Blogging

A simple tool for a simple task

Who needs a complicated user interface just to say what's on your mind?
complicated user interface,minimalist interface

Citing

Scholarly citations with citemarks

In scholarly articles, when important concepts are not the author's original work, they need to be attributed — but getting citations right is an error-prone task.
citemarks,interscribed expression,adjunct expression,build-citations

Complying

It's never been more convenient to be in compliance

Making your websites accessible to people with visual impairments is a necessary but time-consuming task.
ARIA,RDFa,shorthand-directive,plus-sign,question-mark

Configuring

XML ≤ JSON ≤ Yaml ≤ Blue

Software developers have been fiddling with configuration files for far too long: INI files, XML, Plists, JSON, Yaml, TOML, ... have we missed any?
INI,XML,PList,JSON,Yaml,TOML,keyword values,attributes,hierarchical structure,comments,include pragmas

Converting

Polygot emitters in action

Blue-phrase can be used to represent many structured languages, and instant conversion is possible with the dedicated emitters that are built into the blue-processor.
HTML,Markdown,github flavored,wikitext,XML,JSON,Yaml,TOML,INI

Cross Referencing

Whoa! Bidirectional hyperlinks!

Hyperlinks are an aid to readers, and are perhaps the key reason why HTML is such a success, but bidirectional hyperlinks are not a directly supported markup feature.
junctors,full duplex,half duplex,multiplex,bidirectional hyperlinks

Documenting

Taking markdown to the next level

Github has taken the humble README file and elevated it to star status by using Markdown. But after you've written a few of those, you start hoping that something will come along to take it to the next level.
Markdown,github flavored,README

Emphasizing

Enliven your words with inline styling

With blue-phrase, your words are always first and foremost, so sentences and paragraphs need no special treatment. When phrases need emphasis, surround them with styling doppelmarks.
styled phrases,bold,italicize,underline,quote

Enclosing

An innovative approach to templating

Pulling together the pieces of a document using include pragmas is fine, but blue-phrase goes one further with its innovative enclosure templating.
!enclosures for consistent framing; and for automatic decorations. Stop including, and start enclosing

Footnoting

When a digression just can't be thrown away

Some non-fiction works use footnotes to digress from the main thesis and explore interesting side-topics. Endnotes are similar to footnotes, except they appear in a group at the end of a chapter or the end of the book. Blue-phrase has special notemark notation to assist with coalescing and placing footnotes.
notemarks,build-notes

Implying

No need to be explicit when it's obvious

Blue-phrase uses a new technology called symbolic endophrasing, which turns markup syntax inside-out. One of the key features of this smart technology is its ability to imply context.
implied semantic context,p,span,table,ul,ol

Including

The missing HTML verb has been found

So what's the deal with HTML not having an 'include' feature? Countless solutions have arisen to solve this problem, but few are as straightforward as blue-phrase.
include pragma

Indexing

Do your readers a favor: give them an index

Serious works of reference need a good index, something that goes beyond simple word searching. Blue-phrase has indexmark notation which is used to mark passages for inclusion in an index.
indexmarks,metatopic,defining entry,unmarked entry,secondary entry,cross-reference entry,build-index

Itemizing

Tired of fussing with bulleted list?

When it comes to word processors, it seems like bulleted lists are never quite right — there's always a bit too much fiddling around with the paragraphs above and below. And nested lists? ... forget it!
ul,ol,li,implied semantax,nested lists

Listing

Your table of contents is always in sync

Compositions that are large enough to have a table of contents can benefit from the blue-phrase listmark feature. This is especialy convenient when the structure of your composition is adjusted during its development.
listmarks,list of illustrations,table of contents,list of figures,adjunct expression,interscribed expression,build-list

Publishing

Get your words out there

The final step in every writing project is getting your work in front of your intended audience. Read Write Tools software generates finished compositions suitable for various publishing platforms.
Print,PDF,Save,HTML,ePub,Ebook

Reusing

Lossless conversion — every jot and tittle

Chances are, you already have a big investment in web pages. Fortunately, you can reuse every bit of it with Read Write Tools software.
RWREUSE,jot and tittle,lossless transformation,round-trip compatible

Sequencing

Auto-incrementing ordinals, any way you like

When you have an ever-changing document, it's a chore to keep your numbered sections in order. Blue-phrase answers this challenge with sequencing variables.
sequencing variable,auto-increment,digits,letters,roman,greek,abjad,hebrew

Serving

The easy way to put blue-phrase on the Web

With Apache and NGINX, your blue-phrase documents need to be served as HTML, meaning that you'll have to manage both html and blue documents in your version control system. Not so with Read Write Tools' RWSERVE.
RWSERVE

Sourcing

Wait, wait, I'm confused

After years of working with HTML, coders know that hyperlinks are specified using an href attribute and images are specified using a src attribute, but c'mon who remembers what to use for objects, forms, and blockquotes?
sourceref,src,href,data,action,cite

Spelling

Finding and fixing typos

Read Write Tools' spellchecker puts a twist on this indispensable helper. Instead of popping up one-word at a time, or highlighting with squiggly red lines, the RWT spellchecker displays all your potential misspellings in one unified listing.
spelling,spellchecker,jargon

Structuring

Give your readers the visual clues they need to really explore

Poor structuring can turn your readers away — who wants to struggle through a wall of words? Good structuring becomes an invitation to the reader to immerse themselves in what you have to offer.
div,section,article,asid,nav,header.footer,blockquote,figure,dl,details

Styling

Chances are, you already know how to do this

Styling your composition is an art unto itself. Blue-phrase keeps this work separate from the work of writing, by delegating it to Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
id,classnames,style,inline declarations,style block,external declarations,targeting semantax,classnames,identifiers

Substituting

Declare variables on-the-fly and use them anywhere

Declaring and using variables in your blue-phrase templates gives them the flexibility to be used over and over.
variables,substitution

Tabulating

Arranging your data into tabular form has never been so easy!

Creating HTML tables has always been a study in perseverance. If you work at it long enough you eventually get the results you want.
html tables,classic notation,implied notation,inline notation

Wireframing

From wireframes to finished pages

Creating wireframes is an excellent way for designers to communicate their intentions to software developers, but all too often, their work is referenced once and thrown away.
user interface,wireframes,polished product

Writing

Tools for people with something to say

Read Write Tools makes software for writers, and writers come in many flavors: authors, bloggers, poets, scientists, software engineers, technical writers, webmasters, and ... what about you?
printed article,PDF document,web page,eBook,XML file,Markdown document

Tools for people with something to say