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RPE Document Generation for JSON data with support for JIRA

The JSON data format is widely accepted and used for exchanging data in today’s world. Rational Publishing Engine (RPE) previously was able to generate documents from tools that exposed data in XML format. With RPE 2.1.2, documents can be generated consuming data in JSON format. There is absolutely no change in the user experience for adding schema, […]

Generate comparison document with Rational Publishing Engine

With Rational Publishing Engine (RPE) 2.1.2, you can generate comparison documents which compare two documents of different versions. The differential document is similar to making changes to the document when “Track Changes” is enabled in Microsoft Word to track formatting changes, additions and deletions of content, comments, etc. Some of the basic use cases include: […]

Drag and drop Rational Publishing Engine template design

With Rational Publishing Engine (RPE) 2.1, you could drag and drop the web resource URL from the application you are working on (e.g. Rational DOORS Next Generation, Rational Quality Manager, Rational Team Concert, Rational Rhapsody Design Manager, Jazz Reporting Service) onto RPE Studio editor and get a new RPE template for the dropped web resource. RPE […]

Template assistant in Rational Publishing Engine 2.1 and 2.1.1

Template assistant in Rational Publishing Engine (RPE) 2.1 and 2.1.1 guides new template designers with a step-by-step walkthrough on building an RPE template and the complete process up to document generation. This interactive studio guide gives a very quick introduction to various parts in RPE Studio. Guide Bar in RPE 2.1 The new guide bar in the template editor allows […]

Monitoring and controlling document generation jobs in Document Builder

Rational Publishing Engine (RPE) Document Builder was introduced in RPE 2.0 to allow reuse and collaboration with the new web solution. RPE Document Builder also  simplifies the deployment and maintenance of RPE by providing an alternative to the RPE thick clients for generating documents. With RPE 2.1.1, an RPE administrator can pause, resume, or cancel […]

Sample assets in Rational Publishing Engine Document Builder

Out-of-the-box sample assets have been available in the Rational Publishing Engine (RPE) Desktop installation of RPE Document Studio and RPE Launcher for many versions. These sample assets are now included within RPE Document Builder 2.1.1. The sample assets include: RPE Templates to work with specific data sources. (e.g. Rational DOORS Next Generation, Rational Team Concert, […]

Math equations in Word and PDF documents from Rational Publishing Engine

With Rational Publishing Engine (RPE) 2.1.1, we can render mathematical equations in Word and PDF documents. RPE expects input to be MathML format to be able it to render them. See examples of mathematical equations in MathML format at MathJax. Microsoft Word DOCX format has built-in support for math equations (through MathML) with an equations […]

Rational Publishing Engine 2.1.1 videos

In continuation to What’s new in Rational Publishing Engine 2.1.1, the team has recorded videos of some of the new features/enhancements in the Rational Publishing Engine 2.1.1 YouTube playlist. Watch this space for more details on each of these new features/enhancements from Rational Publishing Engine (RPE) 2.1.1: Generate documents from fine-grained components JavaScript improvements with […]

Rational Publishing Engine – year 2016 retrospective

Rational Publishing Engine (RPE) had a very productive and successful 2016 year. I want to reflect on top three accomplishments during the year and let you know how you can engage with us going forward. Started with the RPE 2.1 release, which delivered a simpler way to create new templates. Users have the ability to […]

IBM Rational Publishing Engine 2.0 M5 Beta – Improved document styling

We’re glad to announce that the Rational Publishing Engine (RPE) 2.0 Beta on Bluemix has been updated to the M5 build! There is no registration or special process required in order to access the beta. Aside from announcing this update, the intention of this post is to provide a little extra help to those looking for […]