Robust Content Creation & Editing for ATA Projects

ATAauthorPro™ is an ATA iSpec 2200 compliant solution for editing, managing and publishing documents. The standards-based, scalable PDF publishing capabilities are embedded in the editor to work in concert with ATApublisher™ and have no third-party dependencies or license requirements. AuthorPro enables authors to concentrate on technical content development instead of the final formatted and published outputs.

ATAauthorPro interfaceAuthor in standalone mode with a full publication, or in a modularized authoring workflow with seamless integration to the Common Source Data Base (CSDB) through Inmedius ATAmanager™.

Multiple DTD & XML Support

AuthorPro offers full editing and publishing support for Component Maintenance Manuals (CMMs), Aircraft Maintenance Manuals (AMMs) and Service Bulletins (SBs). In addition to support for iSpec 2200 SGML DTDs, authors may create documents that validate to XML schemas for a true XML workflow from editing to Interactive Electronic Technical Manual (IETM/IETP) delivery.

Project Level Integration & Connectivity

The software includes project level support for function codes and effectivity management. With connectivity through Manager, authors gain visibility of project-wide assets to automate the insertion of links and graphics. The unique Aircraft Maintenance and Task Oriented Support System (TOSS) numbers may be managed and inserted while authoring, ensuring valid anchor key values and references.

ATAauthorPro Benefits

  • Quickly, easily create ATA content
  • Reduce delivery times & costs
  • Easily conform to ATA requirements
  • Concentrate on content vs. presentation
  • Prevent non-compliant data from entering the CSDB
  • Access multiple ATA project configurations
  • Proven support for OEM data, including Boeing and Airbus

The Power of Integration

The Inmedius ATA Publishing Suite™ includes AuthorPro, Publisher and Manager software modules, combined to deliver a fully integrated solution set supporting the ATA documentation lifecycle. The Suite supports and integrates the key functions of managing, authoring, viewing and publishing ATA data, while providing precise control over documentation delivery. Easy to implement, maintain and use, ATA Publishing Suite facilitates single or multiple ATA projects. This integrated solution enables project managers to establish rules to effectively and automatically manage projects from start-up through authoring to final delivery.

Create, Manager & Retrieve Documents

Content Modularization

Work with full publications or with “burst”/modularized documents.

Full Integration with Management Workflows

Check in and check out documents from Manager and synchronize project information.

Creation of AMMs, CMMs, & SBs

Current DTD and XML schema support includes:

  • CMM: 3.2, 5.2, 5.1.2 and 10.2
  • AMM:3.2, 8.2.2, 9.0, 9.2 and 11.2
  • SB: 5.2 and 7.1.2

ATAauthorPro interfaceCreate ATA documents that are compliant and delivered with speed and accuracy.

Automatic Graphics Insertion

Authors can browse Manager to select project-specific graphics

Key Copy & Paste Support

Reuse, remove or retain ATA specific information, such as Standard Numbering System (SNS) and keys, from within the document or an external publication

Project Configuration & Document Validation

Configuration of Function Codes & Automated TOSS Management

Users can select from a pre-defined list of function codes and page block numbers, lists of subtask function codes can be automatically filtered according to task. Dynamic AMTOSS/MTOSS generation removes user error; Manager integration allows full automation of TOSS management at delivery time.

ATAauthorPro interfaceProject level management of function codes allows automatic generation of TOSS codes.

Effectivity Management Support in Project Configuration

Automated effectivity insertion creates consistent document and project rules.

Integrity Checks

In addition to DTD and schema validation check, AuthorPro includes utilities to track un-balanced revision markers, remove legacy revision markers, check table structures and batch process text.

Integrated Cross Referencing

Publication-Wide Linking in Full Publications & Modularized Documents

By synchronizing project information from Manager, the author of a modularized document can target other, remote, modules without requiring access to the document.

ATAauthorPro interfaceEnsure workstations are synchronized with the latest project settings, so each author has the most current information.

The following configuration is a recommended standard configuration.

Client Requirements


  • OS: Microsoft® Windows 7
  • Browser: Internet Explorer 8.0, 9.0
  • Host Application: PTC® Arbortext® Editor™ 5.4, 6


  • CPU: 2 GHz (dual core processor)
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Disk Space: 65 MB (for installation), 100 MB (approximate for user files)
  • Display: 1024x768 minimum, 1280x1024 recommended