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Writing Formalisms

Non-fiction books, technical documents, and peer-reviewed articles have certain formalisms that need to be handled. BLUE-PHRASE takes a novel approach to this, using doppelmarks to allow citations, glossary definitions, endnotes, index entries, and table of contents markers, to all be specified inline.

Cross Referencing

Whoa! Bidirectional hyperlinks!

Hyperlinks are an aid to readers, and are perhaps the key reason why HTML is such a success, but bidirectional hyperlinks are not a directly supported markup feature.
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Sequencing

Auto-incrementing ordinals, any way you like

When you have an ever-changing document, it's a chore to keep your numbered sections in order. Blue-phrase answers this challenge with sequencing variables.
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Listing

Your table of contents is always in sync

Compositions that are large enough to have a table of contents can benefit from the blue-phrase listmark feature. This is especialy convenient when the structure of your composition is adjusted during its development.
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Defining

The sane way to build a glossary of terms

Technical writing uses acronyms and jargon whose meanings need to be defined. Non-technical writing sometimes makes use of foreign language words whose meaning also needs to be defined. These are classic situations where preparing a glossary is a good idea.
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Citing

Scholarly citations with citemarks

In scholarly articles, when important concepts are not the author's original work, they need to be attributed — but getting citations right is an error-prone task.
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Indexing

Do your readers a favor: give them an index

Serious works of reference need a good index, something that goes beyond simple word searching. Blue-phrase has indexmark notation which is used to mark passages for inclusion in an index.
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Footnoting

When a digression just can't be thrown away

Some non-fiction works use footnotes to digress from the main thesis and explore interesting side-topics. Endnotes are similar to footnotes, except they appear in a group at the end of the book. Blue-phrase has special notemark notation to assist with coalescing and placing footnotes.
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