The 101 of Markups

You write your text in the editor on the left-hand side. This source text is displayed on the right in your desired format (e.g. HTML or PDF).

Use simple markups to highlight your statements, which are immediately formatted in the preview. Of course, the usual shortcuts such as ⌘+B work in the editor.

A Picture says more than 1000 Words

Drag an image from the Finder directly into your document. It will appear immediately. To scale and position it, simply add options between the brackets.

And best of all: you don't even need to know which options the images require; with the ESC key, all possible options appear with a short, understandable explanation.

The ESC Key is your Writing Assistant

These options are not only available for images. No matter where you are in the text: adoc Studio always explains the correct syntax.

Select AsciiDoc attributes, macros and commands directly in the smart auto-complete list in the editor.

Many Features

Use admonitions to separate statements from the text flow. With CAUTION:, for example, you can advise your reader to act cautiously or give them a tip with TIP:.

Create tables with simple letters, almost as if they were drawn. References inside and outside a document are a breeze as well.

Smart Documents

Another highlight in adoc Studio can be found between colons: The attributes. They make your text flexible.

Do you often use the same text blocks? Then use your own attributes. Once defined, you can use them anywhere and repeatedly. If you make changes, simply adjust the attribute and all repetitions are updated automatically.

Try out one of the various attributes that come as standard. You have already seen an important one with the table of contents.

One Text,
different Audiences

Imagine you are working on a car manual that customers can configure individually upon purchase. You now want the manual to always be tailored to the ordered car.

In adoc Studio, you can use ifdef and ifeval conditionals to show or hide certain text elements. This means you only need to activate the right conditions before exporting. The manual will automatically adapt to the desired configuration.

Want something a little more individual?

When writing the source text, you focus entirely on your document's content. You can choose one of the supplied product styles for layout and design, or create your own styles with a little CSS knowledge. This allows you to give your document a personal touch.

Every output format is supported. Gone are the days when you needed a separate stylesheet for PDFs.

Editor with Style

Do you want to design your editor differently? Then simply change the look.

In the settings, you can choose from the included styles or create your own: All elements - from the background to individual layers - can be customized.

AsciiDoc

adoc Studio uses AsciiDoc as the basis for all texts. It is an easy-to-learn markup language that is primarily used for technical documentation.

The language was created in 2002 by Stuart Rackham. It is constantly evolving and is now approaching standardization. Today, AsciiDoc is used by developers and writers worldwide.

A large community has formed around AsciiDoc, which also supports newcomers through forums, manuals and many websites.