Common features (ILIAS and ePUB)

Insert elements like images, footnotes, a page break and internal links to chapters.

Set bookmarks and link to them: If you want to set an internal link to any part of your document, set a bookmark whereever you want and then link to that bookmark from any other place within your document. The internal links do also work as clickable links in Writer and in a PDF file, that you generate with Writer.

Format selected text as a heading of a certain level. Set the outline numbering for all heading levels.

Manage styles in a professional manner: The most notable feature since eLAIX 3.3.0 is certainly the way you manage styles. Define styles for sections (boxes with any content), paragraphs and characters. You can define your own styles and/or use the predefined ILIAS styles. Set font related properties, margins, borders, background color or graphic for your styles and your document will look exactly the same in the web than it looks in Writer. Your styles are even exported in a hierarchical manner, if you make use of it. This is really convenient, if you for example want to change the font family for all elements on all pages. You can achive this with a single declaration. In Writer as well as in ILIAS and in your eBook.

Format different list-types as alphanumeric, numeric, roman, bullet lists or structured lists.

Align objects like graphics, formulas or any OLE-object to the left, to the right or centered. eLAIX will automatically set the best anchor-method and space to text for the selected object.

ILIAS related features

Insert Accordion Elements: eLAIX provides a new toolbar button, which lets you insert groups of accordion elements with just a few mouse clicks. Accodions do provide a nice and modern way in structruring information within the content area of your site.

Insert downloadable files: You might want to provide files for downloading in certain contextes. Just click on the file list button in the eLAIX toolbar and select the file or multiple files, you want to put into the file list. eLAIX will manage all the rest for you.

Insert multimedia files (fixed): Due to a changement in the internal representation of multimedia files since OpenOffice 3.0, eLAIX was not able to successfully export multimedia files to ILIAS. This problem has now been fixed.

Open links in ILIAS frames: eLAIX now supports the ILIAS feature, to show links in additional frames. Just enter "Media", "Glossary" or "FAQ" in the field "Frame" within the "Insert Hyperlink" Dialog.

Mark words as ILIAS Keywords: Select one or more words in Writer and give your selection the character style "ILIAS Keyword". That's it.

Furthermore: You can partly export the document by selecting the chapters you want to export. The export dialog has been improved and can now stay opened to start a further export. The export of graphics is now shown. If you deactivate the option "Show graphics in their original sizes", the grahics are shown in the way they are scaled and can be shown in full size by a small magnifier symbol at the bottom of the graphic in ILIAS. In the metadata dialog the ISO 639-1 language codes have been implemented.

Use the ILIAS export dialogs to edit the document metadata and to finally export the document to an ILIAS learning module. As it is already realized in the ePUB export, metadata and export options of the ILIAS export will be handled in a single dialog in the near future.

Complete feature list ILIAS export

With eLAIX you can transfer the following content elements to ILIAS:

  • The metadata of the leaning unit
  • The structure of the document (chapter)
  • ILIAS-Pages
  • ILIAS Sections (represented as frames in Writer) and their styles
  • ILIAS paragraphs styles (and individual styles)
  • ILIAS character styles (and individual styles)
  • Hard formatted character styles: bold, italic, underline, color
  • Left and right marginales
  • Complete unicode character set, so special characters of all languages are supported
  • External hyperlinks
  • Internal links to chapters
  • Internal links to bookmarks
  • Accordions
  • Footnotes
  • Graphics with their size, adjustment and caption
  • Lists: alphanumeric, numeric, roman, bullets
  • Extended lists with multiple levels
  • File lists for download
  • Formulas (via integrated editor)
  • Tables containing any content (no vertically joined or splitted cells)
  • Frames containing any content
  • Media (audio, movie, animations/flash)
  • Standard header and footer of the document
  • Individual style for the learning unit (via style.xml file)

The reimport of learning modules

With eLAIX you can also reimport a once exported leaning module or import one that has been exported from ILIAS. However, not all parts of the document are recognized so far. Here's a list of what is currently supported:

  • Metadata (part)
  • Structure
  • Standard Paragraphs
  • ILIAS Paragraphs
  • Graphics (size, adjustment, caption)
  • Lists (simple)
  • External Hyperlinks
  • Bold Text
  • Tables (flat with paragraphs)

Especially the new style related features that came with eLAIX 3.3.0 are not implemented at the present. So stay tuned to the further development or even better support the project by ordering this functionality or becoming an eLAIX partner.

ebook related features

Use the ePUB export dialog to fill out required and optional metadata.

Set general options like chapterwise export and debug options.

Define content related options like cover image, maximum image width, chapter numbering and the TOC title.

Follow the progress of the export and get feedback about any problems.

Complete feature list eBook (ePUB) export

With eLAIX you can transfer the following elements to ePUB:

  • Cover image (internal image or external file)
  • The metadata of the eBook
  • The structure of the document (table of content by headings)
  • Additional ePUB 2 compatible table of content (ncx file)
  • Sections (represented as frames in Writer) and their styles
  • Paragraph styles
  • Character styles
  • Hard formatted character styles: bold, italic, underline, color
  • Complete unicode character set (= support of all languages)
  • External hyperlinks
  • Internal links to chapters
  • Internal links to bookmarks
  • Footnotes (backward compatible to ePUB 2)
  • Graphics with their size, adjustment and caption
  • Lists: alphanumeric, numeric, roman, bullets
  • Extended lists with multiple levels
  • Tables containing any content (no vertically joined or splitted cells)
  • Table headers and captions (incl. paragraph style)