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Corel XMetaL-Central

Corel Corporation Introduces Corel XMetaL-Central

New Server Application Drives XML Adoption by Simplifying the Management of Customized XML Authoring Environments

Ottawa, CANADA. October 29, 2002.

Corel Corporation today announced the upcoming availability of Corel XMetaL-Central, a new server-based application that works with Corel XMetaL to manage and maintain customized XML applications. By simplifying this process for enterprise and government IT professionals, Corel XMetaL-Central further enables the widespread adoption of XML for content creation.

Creating documents in XML offers organizations tremendous flexibility and efficiencies for reusing content for Web, mobile and professional print publishing. IT professionals manage this process and roll out customized XML-creation environments for every department and individual within their organization. As part of this process, IT departments must efficiently manage a variety of XML-related files and customizations including, Document Type Declarations (DTD), Style Sheets (CSS), XSLT, macro files, and virtually any other type of XML file.

"Using an XML editor like XMetaL for document creation delivers huge benefits. By enabling XML-based, single source publishing, a company or government department can rapidly deploy information to a variety of media," said Bruce Sharpe, executive vice-president of XML content solutions at Corel Corporation. "IT professionals are responsible for customizing the tools that power this solution. The full benefits of XML are realized when IT departments are able to quickly and easily provide end users with custom environments. By simplifying the process of managing XML, we've made XML document authoring even easier to implement."

"Tools that simplify the process of XML application management will further drive the adoption of XML for content creation," said Susan Funke, a research manager with IDC. "Corel XMetaL-Central provides IT professionals with additional resources to automate the maintenance of their custom XML environments."

Corel XMetaL-Central is designed for organizations with tens to thousands of XML document creators and editors. When used in conjunction with Corel XMetaL, Corel XMetaL-Central deploys personalized customizations or 'packages' to these end users based on their identity, the content they are working with, and factors in their environment. Invisible to the end user, these packages can be versioned, rolled back, or staged for future deployment. Corel XMetaL-Central automatically delivers the right package to the right person at the right time.

Corel XMetaL-Central is highly efficient for deploying a new XMetaL application to small or large groups of users, adding new functionality to an existing deployment, and updating elements in an existing XMetaL deployment.

Corel XMetaL-Central features and functionality includes:

  • Browser based interface to manage XMetaL-Central server objects including user profiles, customizations and associated relationships and server operations
  • IT-defined rules for matching packages with documents and users
  • Integration with third-party workflow through adaptor objects
  • Versioning of packages for controlled deployments
  • Use of the enterprise network login mechanism to access services
  • Off-line Corel XMetaL authoring mode
  • Server support for Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 2000 Server, Windows XP Professional and Solaris 9

Corel XMetaL-Central will be available in November 2002. For more information about Corel XMetaL-Central, please visit

About Corel Corporation

Founded in 1985, Corel Corporation ( is a leading technology company specializing in content development (both text and graphics), business process management and XML-enabled enterprise solutions. The company's goal is to give consumers and enterprise customers the ability to create, exchange and instantly interact with content that is always relevant, accurate and available. With its headquarters in Ottawa, Canada, Corel's common stock trades on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol CORL and on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol COR.


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