River Valley Technologies, the 25 year old UK-based typesetting company is set to cut production costs and turn around times by half for publishers, by using its new RVPublisher platform. The system is a “pure” XML based end-to-end collaborative authoring and composition solution, comprising several modules that link seamlessly. Continue reading
River Valley Technologies commences legal proceedings against its old production partners, Focal Image India Pvt. Ltd, for infringement of software and IP rights.
OK. It’s the third time we have been asked if we have sold the company to a competitor, so time to make a brief announcement…
River Valley Technologies, the leading providers of LaTeX and XML-first typesetting are turning the industry on its head by launching a completely automated XML-based publishing system, RVPublisher. Continue reading
As Apple executives say, “we are really, really excited” to share something with you.
For quite a while we have been working on replacing the traditional method of sending PDFs to authors, and receiving annotations. We believe there should be only one “format of record“, namely the XML. Continue reading
Automatically generated PDFs have always been around, but the quality has generally not matched those created by a skilled operator, using a dedicated pagination system. Well, our pagination “engine” is TeX, which can be triggered to run automatically, and on a server. Continue reading
Some 10 years ago, we started a programme to create a graphical front end for LaTeX￼. This was a tall order, but version 1 was announced at the TeX Users Group meeting in Portland, Oregon. Creating LaTeX￼ “class files” is a very specialized task. Continue reading
When uploading PDFs of publications on their web sites, publishers have several dilemmas:
- Do they embed vivid, RGB images, best for online use, or CMYK, which are optimized for printing? Continue reading
The innovative new journal, PeerJ, has won the the 2013 ALPSP publishing innovation award! River Valley Technologies are proud to have played a small part, by designing the PDF file for the journal. We worked closely with the PeerJ team to create a design that is comfortable to read both on paper and on screen, and is also suited for near automated typesetting, directly from XML files.