Early ExtendScript Experiences

Simon Bate / Reviews, Tools7 Comments

ExtendScript allows automation of most FrameMaker tasks and, through the ExtendScript Toolkit, allows scripts to use other ExtendScript or ActionScript objects. If our clients were going to be asking for tools that use ExtendScript, I thought I’d take a look at it.

Webhelp for DITA

Simon Bate / DITA, Tools4 Comments

Over the years we have been building and refining a set of templates and scripts that allow us to build an HTML-based webhelp system from DITA sources. As clients have requested features, we have incorporated the features into the help system. Now we are making this Help system available for purchase as “Scriptorium Help.”

You love PDF. You hate making it.

ScriptoriumTech / DITA, Tools7 Comments

by David Kelly The DITA Open Toolkit uses FOP to create PDFs directly from XSL-FO.  There are many PDF features that XSL-FO and FOP cannot provide during this conversion—configuring PDF security features, for instance, and using EPS graphics. While attempting to provide better graphics for … Read More