FirstSpirit touts integration in content management

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FirstSpirit 4.2R4 touts office integration

ECM Plusby Paul Quigley – German CMS vendor e-Spirit has just released Version 4.2 Release 4 of FirstSpirit content management system.

According to e-Spirit, the new release facilitates management of digital content for communication channels and simplifies routine tasks for editors.

CMS V4.2R4 is available exclusively for pilot customers in the roll-out phase which has started this month (October 2010).

The special feature of 4.2R4 is office integration. Editors can directly view, edit, and save office documents to the media management area in FirstSpirit using FirstSpirit’s integrated preview feature (JavaClient).

This new standard function is a cross-platform feature that also supports OpenOffice integration in addition to MS applications. FirstSpirit is able to open and edit documents in a range of formats, including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, as well as OpenOffice Writer, Calc, and Impress, using the application that is currently installed on local computers, and, publish them to a website or the intranet.

In the integrated preview, users can open multiple tabs simultaneously, thereby providing separate preview areas for individual office applications alongside the preview of publishing channels for optimal monitoring of system workflows.

FirstSpirit’s browser preview also enables playing audio and video files in many formats, including MP3, WMV, AVI, and MPG. A plugin in the current browser is used for displaying PDF and Flash documents while an integrated text editor in FirstSpirit is used for viewing text-based files, such as .TXT, HTML, XML and CSS. A Java-based application is used to display graphics in the relevant language and with the appropriate resolutions.

In addition to functional enhancements in the JavaClient, FirstSpirit 4.2R4 provides a newly-optimized WebClient. The editing interface, which allows for quick and simple browser-based editing particularly for non-specialist editors, has been given a visual ‘facelift’ along with numerous usability optimizations to make it more intuitive to work with.

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