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FrameMaker Captivate integration in TCS3

Tweet Instead of plain text documents, readers are looking for a richer experience when they consume content—across all platforms, devices, and formats. TCS3 includes two industry leading tools for authoring documents and creating eLearning content—FrameMaker 10 and Captivate 5—which provide just that! TCS3 makes you even more productive by providing strong coupling between all its […]

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Designing templates in FrameMaker (Part 1)

In this detailed blog post series, Asit Pant, a veteran technical communicator and FrameMaker community-member, guides you through the main steps in the process of creating a FrameMaker template. The information in this series is targeted mainly toward creating unstructured templates, but many parts of it also apply to structured templates.

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Technical Communication Suite 3 : Linking FrameMaker DITAMAP and DITA topics in RoboHelp 9

Tweet RoboHelp 9 has introduced an additional option to the File > Link > FrameMaker Document menu command that lets you link to FrameMaker DITAMaps and FrameMaker DITA Topics. FrameMaker users working with DITA can now link FrameMaker ditamap and dita topics as well in addition to FrameMaker books, FrameMaker documents, and Word documents. Note: […]

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Technical Communication Suite 3 is here!

Tweet Technical Communication Suite 3 has now gone live! Some of the new features include: Robust single sourcing and publishing to multiple devices including ePub from both FrameMaker and RoboHelp environments (TCS special versions). Seamless review and collaboration. Improved cross-product integration. Complete suite supports scripting, thus strengthening automation workflows. Improved search capability in the outputs. […]

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Making change bars ‘invisible’ in interim PDFs

Another tip on managing change bars efficiently…

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Clearing change bars in a FrameMaker book

While generating the final PDF for publication, you must remove the change bars in a FrameMaker book. Before you remove the change bars, you should flatten any text insets that the book contains. Here’s information on how you can complete these two tasks…

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Find: Much beyond text…

You can use the Find/Change feature in FrameMaker to look for many different kinds of objects across a book or in a document.

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Fix broken cross-references in PDF files

Tweet It can be challenging to find broken cross-references in long documents — 500 pages, for example. Resolving the cross-reference(s) in the source FrameMaker file and then generating the PDF all over again isn’t the only way out. With Acrobat, you can easily fix broken cross-references in the PDF itself. Here’s how: In Acrobat, click Tools > […]

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Searching for ‘missing’ text in FrameMaker documents

Consider these important cases while searching for text in a FrameMaker document or book…

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Interactive 3D models in PDF documents

Tweet A picture is worth a thousand words. How much would an interactive 3D Model be worth? See this sample 3D_Model PDF to help you decide. Universal 3D is a compressed file format for 3D computer graphics data, and Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader have support embedding and viewing these 3D models for some time […]

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