This list of technical writing myths has a decidedly DITA slant; I don’t necessarily like the idea of DITA driving what is and isn’t acceptable practice for technical writing. That being said, I endorse the information provided about myth #4: 4. The Callouts on Graphics … Read More
by Sheila Loring A few days ago, there was a thread on the Framers mailing list regarding working in the structured FrameMaker environment. Someone commented that editing unstructured documents in the structured interface does not affect the unstructured documents. I found this to be untrue … Read More
We recently made our FrameMaker 7 workbook content available in a public wiki. We simply don’t have the time to make the needed updates to get the content to version 8, so we thought that we’d let you, the general public, have editable access to … Read More
Originally published in STC Intercom, January 2008 Getting your content into XML might be difficult enough, but once it’s there, how do you turn it into something you can deliver? The Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL) is a free and effective tool that can transform your … Read More
If you have added a structured application to the default ones provided by FrameMaker 8, proceed with caution before you install the patch for FrameMaker 8.0p266. The install will replace your applications definition file (structapps.fm) file without making a backup version. I had customized my … Read More
Jeni Tennison has a new blog. Her latest post has tips on when to use template matching, named templates, and for-each statements. In my experience, most people who are new to XSL overuse for-each loops, because they most closely resemble familiar programming constructs.
New on adobe.com, you’ll find a page dedicated to InDesign, XML, and scripting. Oddly, it’s entitled “Adobe digital imaging solutions for graphic designers.” The XML resources include case studies, excerpts from the InDesign User Guide and the Classroom in a Book, and a technical reference … Read More
In an excellent article that describes the challenges of reusing video content, Jon Udell writes this: “[W]e’ve hardly begun to understand the kinds of tools and techniques that will enable ordinary folks to compose and remix rich media in the same ways that — almost … Read More