Syncro Soft has released version 9.2 of its XML Editor, a cross-platform XML authoring tool. The new version includes a new XML Author mode, which provides a streamlined interface tailored to the needs of writers who need to focus on document content and don’t need immediate access to the Schema Editor, XSLT or DTD development tools.

(XML Author is also available as a separate product at 60% of the cost of the full XML Editor suite, though the Author version doesn’t include the Subversion client, which is quite useful in its own right.)

Version 9.2 also includes a number of DITA-specific workflow and usability improvements such as a new DITA Maps Manager to assist with common map authoring tasks, a new Insert Content Reference dialog to aid in the selection of conref IDs, and a bundled version of the recently released DITA Open Toolkit version