How Codex Works

Modular, semantic, and open-standard documentation authoring

Modular Documentation


Codex is a modular documentation authoring tool that is more efficient than word processing and desktop publishing applications. Sharing common modules of content (topics) between multiple documents via references eliminates the need to duplicate content with copy and paste, and the subsequent need to update identical content in multiple locations. This minimizes the time required to write, review, and update documentation. Localization costs are also minimized by translating shared content only once, and by only re-translating modules of content that have been updated.

Semantically-Tagged Text


Codex is a semantic documentation authoring tool, so content is tagged based on meaning, not format. This eliminates the need for writers and translators to manually adjust text formatting and styling, saving time and money. Semantic documentation can also be easily published from a single source to multiple delivery formats, such as PDF, HTML, WebHelp, EPUB, and Kindle.


Open Standard

Codex is an open-standard documentation authoring tool that uses the most popular open standard for technical documentation: DITA. This allows you to assemble a cost-effective documentation solution for authoring, publishing, and content management from a wide range of open-standard tools developed by independent software vendors like Adobe, Astoria, Bluestream, IBM, Ixiasoft, JustSystems, PTC, Quark, SDL, Syncro Soft, and many more. And if you're already using DITA, you can easily add Codex to your existing solution.