The MarkStein Publishing Server (MPS) is a server-based module for automated layout editing in web-based system environments. It enables the granular creation and editing of layout documents with web technologies. The result is PDF files that can be used directly for printing or digital distribution. Alternatively, the resulting documents can also be refined and output with the MarkStein Publisher.
The MarkStein Publishing Server is based on the proven rendering technology of MarkStein Software GmbH, Darmstadt. This technology has been used for quite some time in the well-known multichannel publishing system tango and the DTP program MarkStein Publisher. The server module thus provides a tried and tested, stable and robust layout and output engine. With the integrated IDML filter, the MarkStein Publishing Server can also be used as a cost-effective alternative for InDesign Server.
Environment and Usage
The MarkStein Publishing Server is used as an editing module for layout documents and for data output together with web applications in a publishing environment.
API with 300 Functions
The open, documented programming interface (API) provides more than 300 functions for editing and outputting layout documents. Layout data can be controlled via predefined templates or individually generated and modified from the web system via the API. Texts from standard programs such as Microsoft Word and images can be placed and edited.
An IDML import filter is available for importing documents from Adobe InDesign. In addition to the conventional print data output as PostScript file or PDF, the MarkStein Publishing Server also has advanced functions for publishing data according to IDML (InDesign exchange format), EPUB, HTML, XML. Using a REST-API, additional contributions can be played directly on a website. The MarkStein Publishing Server is scalable within wide limits. Depending on the license, it can run in single instance or multi-instance mode.
Page Design with Web Technologies
Whenever layout documents are to be server-based and automatically edited, the MarkStein Publishing Server comes into play. The templates are created with MarkStein Publisher or InDesign. The MarkStein Publishing Server is therefore ideally suited for all web-based publishing applications in the areas of Web2Print, editorial systems, database publishing, catalogue production and the personalization of sophisticated printed matter.
Adobe PDF Library and PDF Converter (PDF processing), Duden Proof Factory (spell checking), Dieckmann hyphenation (German / English), Duden hyphenation (French / Spanish / Italian)
Support of other languages on request.
Supported Data Formats
MarkStein Publisher Document, tango XML, InDesign IDML
MarkStein Publisher, tango, InDesign-Tagged-Text, XPress Tags, Word, Excel, RTF, HTML, XML
EPS, PDF, AI, PSD, TIFF, JPEG, PNG, BMP
PostScript, PDF, IDML, EPS, TIFF, JPEG, PNG, EPUB
Command Examples (Telnet/TCP)
Single-Instance-Mode vs. Multi-Instance-Mode
In single instance mode, a started instance of the MarkStein Publishing Server can be addressed by several external applications. The requests are processed sequentially.
In multi-instance operation, each external client is assigned a separate instance of the MarkStein Publishing Server by a dispatcher module. Required instances are loaded as needed. In this case, requests from different clients can be processed in parallel.