• Introducing Our Latest eLearning Course: Mastering XPP Administration

     Are you prepared to delve into the world of XPP Administration? We're thrilled to unveil our newest eLearning course designed to equip you with comprehensive knowledge and skills in XPP Administration. This in-depth course, spanning 2 hours and...
  • Contenta and Contenta S1000D v5.12.1 Released

    We’re pleased to announce that Contenta and Contenta S1000D 5.12.1 are now available for download. A corresponding patch for LiveContent S1000D 5.12.1 is also available on request from Customer Support. This release embodies: Several UI improv...
  • New SME Tools for Contenta S1000D

    RWS is proud to announce the publication of 2 new e-learning courses in the Contenta Publishing Suite. S1000D Foundation Suite  The aim of this 45-minute course (up to 3 hours with exercises) is to provide you with an overview of the S1000D...
  • Virtual XPP Summit 2021 Survey: RWS will hold a Virtual XPP Summit in late…

    Virtual XPP Summit 2021 Survey: RWS is planning a Virtual XPP Summit, a number of educational sessions will be presented in real time on various topics. This is to be held late summer/early fall 2021 and we would like your input on session topics. Th...
  • CSS syntax check tool for XPP

    First of all this is not the 'big news' our president was referring to.But it is still big news... You, just like me and many others, have probably wasted valuable time looking at an XPP CSS file and wondering why it does not do what it was supposed ...
  • XyUser Group Update

    Happy Friday XyUsers,   I hope everyone is staying happy and healthy as this winter is winding down. Although it may seem that things have been very quiet on the XyUser Group front these days, I wanted to send out a quick note letting everyone k...
  • 2019 Conference update

    Summer is in full swing. I hope everyone spent the 4th of July with friends and loved ones. Now is the definitely the time to be enjoying the weather and taking in everything the long days have to offer. This is also the time to start thinking about ...
  • Conference registration is open

    Good afternoon,I hope this email finds you well. On behalf of the Board, Myself, and our Executive Director Shawn, we are all very excited to announce the open enrollment for the 2019 XyUser Conference this fall. The conference this year will be...
  • 2018 XyUser Group Conference Location



    I'm pleased to announce that the 2018 XyUser Group Annual Conference will be held at the Andaz in Savannah, GA, September 23-26.

    More information about the schedule and registration timing will be forthcoming. 


  • SDL XPP 2017 Wish List Update!


    We have completed our review and initial assessment of the information we collected at the 2017 XyUser Group Conference XPP Wish List session. Thank you to all who participated in another lively session! Each item has been assigned a disposition that maps to the dispositions we will be using to track product requests in the SDL XPP Ideas community page. I've attached a PDF that contains our updated assessment, grouped into…

  • Ready for the XyUser conference 2017?


    Just finished in time for the next conference.
    3 sessions and 1 mini clinic.
    This year for the first time the mini clinic will be hands on. Every participant will have his own xpp system to play with.

  • You want to know more about XPP and CSS?


    You want to increase your knowledge about the use of CSS in XPP from 0 to 100%?

    Come to the XyUser Conference in Scottsdale.
    Subscribe for the XPP/CSS Mini Clinic.

    This will be a hands-on full day session.
    Every participant will have his own terminal with XPP V9.2 access.

    Here is the what we will cover:

    1. Checklist

    2. Great!

    3. One more thing

    4. Fresh start

    5. Open the division

    6. CSS

    7. CSS Style Sheets

    8. CSS Synt…

  • XyUser Group 2017 Fall Conference Registration


    To All Members


    We are delighted to announce that registration is now open for the XyUser Fall Conference to be held in Scottsdale, Arizona September 24 through 27, 2017. The conference will be held at the Scott resort, formerly the FireSky resort. This fabulous venue has hosted the group on several occasions in the past, and everyone has seemed to truly enjoy it.  We are continuing to offer 3 Mini Clinics on the Sunday…

  • The Secret Workhorse


    I found an interesting article that combines my 2 favorite surbjects: Horses and Perl.

    And many of the things said in this articles actually apply just as well to XPP!


  • XyUser 2016 Fall Conference announcement


    The XyUser Group Board are delighted to announce that the 2016 Fall Conference dates and venue have been confimed. The Conference will be held at the Trump International Beach Resort, Sunny Isles Beach, Miami, Florida from 18th September to 21st September. Registration details will follow in due course but we encourage potential attendees to block these dates in your diary and start the process of obtaining the required…

  • Shift + F10


    What could there possibly be to say about using Shift + F10 in XPP?

    Not much, unless it suddenly stops doing what it does, which is to insert the special XPP tag brackets. So, if you like a bit of a puzzle, don't read too far ahead.

    What could make Shift + F10 not work, assuming nothing else has changed in your XPP environment?

    In my case, I had another software application running in the background. It turned out…

  • ArialUnicode and XPP


    ArialUnicodeMS is sort of the mother lode of fonts. It's a font intended to support the Unicode character set, which is basically the world.

    But it's a BIG font file, and that has presented some problems. Adobe Acrobat Distiller can't handle a font with more than 16,000 characters. And for other technical reasons, the Ghostscript PDF converter delivered with XPP is also unable to handle this font the way XPP presents…

  • XPP 9.1 !


    XPP 9.1 has been released. It's crazy how much stuff is packed into this one.

    There is, I think, something for everyone, whether you are “classic”, XML or CSS, whether you are interactive or black-box. Details are, of course, in the release notes and documentation. Here are some new things. It's a long list!! 

    • Change bars for graphics in pickups. Look for a new field in the Job Ticket to enable/disable…
  • Check notifications settings (the short story)


    Once you have gone through your profile settings and have verified that you have allowed emails from the SDL community site, there is a shorter way to change the notifications you get from the XyUser Forum.

    Go the the XyUser Group page and select the Forum entry (second entry)

    You should get the following page:

    Now click on the little wheel next to filter button and if your notifications are on you will see:


  • How to check your email notification settings (the long story)


    Just like with our good old listserv you might want to configure things so that receive an email notification when new things are happening on our XyUser Forum page.

    The first things you should check is if email notifications in general are allowed for your profile.
    You do this by clicking on your profile picture (top left of the screen).

    Now select the 'Settings'

    You will be shown a page like:

    The first setting…

  • In case of trouble


    If you have a general problem or question regarding the functionality of this site, the best place to look is under 'Conversations'/'Community Conversations'/'Community Feedback'

    If you have a more specific problem or you want to report a bug, you can send an email to community@sdl.com

  • Where to ask your XPP question...


    The best place to ask your XPP question in this group is in the Forum.

    Members can subscribe to the email notification for this Forum so that they get an email for every activity in the Forum.
    Which makes it work more or less like our old listserv (except that you can not respond by email)