This article shows how Scriptorium helped one company use XML to integrate information in a database with desktop publishing content. In most enterprises, useful content exists in a number of different tools or databases. To include that content in your publications, you might use traditional … Read More
The basic idea of structured content—separate storage of content and formatting—is changing production workflows and, increasingly, content creation tools. In FrameMaker 12, Adobe joins the party on the tech comm side.
In the late ’50s, my mom worked for the library at a large Canadian university. One day the library received an official letter from the U.S.S.R. asking the library to please return the Soviet Union’s encyclopedia for “revisions.”
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.
Importing DITA into FrameMaker can be frustrating because it doesn’t ignore whitespace. Learn how to overcome this annoyance.
by Sheila Loring DITA XML is of little use to readers unless it’s converted to some kind of output. The DITA Open Toolkit (DITA OT) provides transforms and scripts that convert DITA to PDF output and a long list of other formats. Producing PDF output … Read More
The Shanghai Tech Writer blog has posted a screen capture of a rather ominous error message in FrameMaker: The licensing subsystem has failed catastrophically. You must reinstall or call customer support. I have never been the unfortunate recipient of that particular message in the many … Read More
Have you ever been really scared? I don’t mean just the Halloween kinda scared, but really scared. That’s how I felt at the Burlington Marriott when the hotel employee delivered the box containing the workbooks for my Introduction to XMetaL and DITA workshop. He stood … Read More
What other explanation is there for Adobe, nicknamed The Cone of Silence, making this announcement: If you are planning to attend the [STC] Conference [in Minneapolis], you now have added incentive. We will be providing technology sneak peeks of the features of the next versions … Read More
Remember, Publishing Fundamentals: FrameMaker 7 is currently available as a secured PDF through the Adobe Document Center. Access will expire at year-end. To access the book, click here. For access details, read Alan’s original post.