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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.
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.
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.
A simple tool for a simple task
Who needs a complicated user interface just to say what's on your mind?
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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
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.
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?
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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).
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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.
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
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.
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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?
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