FrameMaker10 and FrameMaker Server 10 launched today!

Tuesday, January 11 2011 @ 12:10 PM, By kverma

Hello everyone,

A quick introduction first! My name is Kapil Verma and I am the new product manager for FrameMaker. I have had the pleasure of interacting with some of you in the last few months and I am sure I will be interacting with more of you in the coming days and months.

I have very exciting news to share with you! Today, we launched the new version of FrameMaker and FrameMaker Server !! The new versions are part of the new Technical Communication Suite 3, which is the latest version of Adobe’s complete single-source authoring and multi-device publishing toolkit for the creation and publication of rich, standards-compliant technical information and training material.

Here is a quick summary of the new, improved features by major areas in FrameMaker 10 and FrameMaker Server 10.

FrameMaker 10

Author DITA Content

  • DITA 1.2 Support: With DITA 1.2 support in FrameMaker 10, you can now author content with new features including support for keys, topicset, conref range and more. Furthermore, you can easily switch between DITA 1.1 and 1.2 authoring mode depending on your needs.
  • DITA Specialization: Easily specialize DITA structures through a new, easy to use DITA specialization dialog
  • DITA Usability Enhancements: Author DITA content faster and easily through several key usability enhancements
Author XML Content
  • Working with Structured Applications: Easily create structured applications by using the new Structured Application Creation Dialog
  • Filtering by Attributes: Display XML content based on attribute values and logical expressions
  • Using the Attribute Editor: Review and edit your attributes easily with the new, improved Attribute Editor
  • Using Smart Insert: Automatically populate entire / portions of structures in XML files using the Smart Insert feature
  • Enhanced Tag View: Easily view and work with all elements in a collapsible format even in document view through the Enhanced Tag View
  • Creating a New XML File: Create XML files quickly and easily using new menu choices

Author-to-Author Collaboration

  • Content Management System Support: Connect to EMC Documentum® or with Microsoft® Sharepoint® using built–in features that support uploading, checking in and out files, editing, dependency management and version control for both FrameMaker Book and XML content

Productivity Enhancements

  • Scripting: Easily automate time-consuming, repetitive tasks through advanced scripting support with ExtendScript
  • Automatically Checking Spelling: Automatically check spelling as you type
  • Finding and Changing Overrides: Easily locate and fix your paragraph, character, and table formatting overrides
  • Using the Table Catalog: Manage your table formats using tools that match the functions of the Paragraph Catalog and Character Catalog
  • Repeating the Last Operation: Perform operations faster by repeating your last action
  • Setting Background Colors: Make your text stand out by changing the background color of your words or paragraphs
  • Setting a Poster: In videos, replace the default “play video” icon in the printed output with a image poster instead
  • Drag and drop editing: Easily reorganize your content in unstructured or structured documents by dragging it from one location to another
  • Creating Read/Write Rules: Easily create read/write rules with a new, easy-to-use interface
  • Configuring the maker.ini File: Use the enhancements in FrameMaker® initiation file maker.ini to set user and application preferences
  • Suppressing Alerts: Customize your alerts to show only the ones you want

Content Review

  • Importing PDF Comments: Conduct reviews of your content using Adobe PDF and easily import comments made in a PDF into your FrameMaker® source file
  • Using Tracking Text Edits: Track edits in maps, books, or files, including customizing the display of text edit colors and filtering by reviewer
  • Comparing Structured Documents: Compare any two documents (including structured documents) through the Compare Documents User Interface with changes marked in easy to use Track Text Edits in the composite document

FrameMaker Server 10

Single Source, Multichannel/Multidevice automated publishing solution

  • Using the new, improved FrameMaker Sever 10, automatically publish a single FrameMaker® source file to multiple formats such as PDF, WebHelp and even the popular ePub format for publishing to mobile devices and tablets.

These are just some of the great, new features that we have in the product. We are very excited about the new release and we hope that you will also find tremendous value in these new features.

Further, over the course of several next weeks, I will be posting details including video snippets of these new features. So stay tuned for more blog posts in the coming weeks and to learn more about these enhancements.

Some Helpful Links

Talk to you soon,

Kapil Verma

Product Manager – FrameMaker and FrameMaker Server

COMMENTS

  • By Paul Doyle - 3:20 PM on January 20, 2011  

    I have downloaded the trial version but the software won’t install, throwing up error messages and warnings. After downloading the Adobe Support Advisor software (a link in the FM10 installer window) and running it, I am told there is a conflict with my Adobe CS5 installation. When I click on the link to a knowledge database page, I find no mention of Framemaker 10, and merely vague information.

    I have tried installing several times, killing all processes related to Adobe software beforehand, but it makes no difference.

    What’s going wrong? We’re going backwards here, with the customer confronted by a mass of technical gobbledygook (see below). I just wanted to try it out…

    00-58765-065520012011 (Support Key, for what it’s worth)

    Exit Code: 7

    ————————————– Summary ————————————–

    – 0 fatal error(s), 23 error(s), 25 warning(s)

    WARNING: Payload {3BF96AC2-0CA1-11DF-B07B-459956D89593} AdobeHelp is already installed and the session payload {D9BABA9C-624E-4767-B18D-FBD71FEF325C} AdobeHelp has no upgrage/conflict relationship with it.

    WARNING: PayloadPolicyNode.SetAction: IN payload {AC76D478-1031-0000-3478-000000000004} Adobe PDF Creation Add-On 9 is required by {3E6C41F9-8CDB-4358-9A9D-D34D0550750E} Adobe FrameMaker 10 but isn’t free.

    WARNING: Warning: {2F6B67F4-A2BB-45D7-A80C-25FF646CC1C5} Adobe Player for Embedding will not be repaired, due to updated patch of STI and one of the top level payload is being installed.

    WARNING: Warning: {E995AC53-954A-48D2-A861-613B8D42A9BE} Adobe ExtendScript Toolkit CS5 will not be repaired, due to updated patch of STI and one of the top level payload is being installed.

    WARNING: Warning: {2F6B67F4-A2BB-45D7-A80C-25FF646CC1C5} Adobe Player for Embedding will not be repaired, due to updated patch of STI and one of the top level payload is being installed.

    WARNING: Payload cannot be installed due to dependent operation failure

    WARNING: Payload cannot be installed due to dependent operation failure

    WARNING: Payload cannot be installed due to dependent operation failure

    WARNING: Payload cannot be installed due to dependent operation failure

    WARNING: Payload cannot be installed due to dependent operation failure

    WARNING: Payload cannot be installed due to dependent operation failure

    WARNING: Payload cannot be installed due to dependent operation failure

    WARNING: Payload cannot be installed due to dependent operation failure

    WARNING: Payload cannot be installed due to dependent operation failure

    WARNING: Payload cannot be installed due to dependent operation failure

    WARNING: Payload cannot be installed due to dependent operation failure

    WARNING: Payload cannot be installed due to dependent operation failure

    WARNING: Payload cannot be installed due to dependent operation failure

    WARNING: Payload cannot be installed due to dependent operation failure

    WARNING: Payload cannot be installed due to dependent operation failure

    WARNING: Payload cannot be installed due to dependent operation failure

    WARNING: Payload cannot be installed due to dependent operation failure

    WARNING: Warning: {E995AC53-954A-48D2-A861-613B8D42A9BE} Adobe ExtendScript Toolkit CS5 will not be repaired, due to updated patch of STI and one of the top level payload is being installed.

    WARNING: Payload cannot be installed due to dependent operation failure

    WARNING: Payload cannot be installed due to dependent operation failure

    ERROR: Verifying payload integrity : Failed with code 1

    ERROR: MsiConfigureProductEx failed with error: 1612 – The installation source for this product is not available. Verify that the source exists and that you can access it.

    MSI Error message:

    ERROR: The following payload errors were found during install:

    ERROR: – Microsoft_VC90_ATL_x86: Install failed

    ERROR: – Microsoft_VC90_CRT_x86: Install failed

    ERROR: – Microsoft_VC80_ATL_x86: Install failed

    ERROR: – Adobe Linguistics 5.1: Install failed

    ERROR: – Adobe FrameMaker 10: Failed due to Language Pack installation failure

    ERROR: – Microsoft_VC90_MFC_x86: Install failed

    ERROR: – AdobeTypeSupport CS5: Install failed

    ERROR: – Adobe FrameMaker 10_AdobeFrameMaker10_en_GB: Install failed

    ERROR: – Microsoft_VC80_CRT_x86: Install failed

    ERROR: – Suite Shared Configuration CS5: Install failed

    ERROR: – Adobe PDF Creation Add-On 9: Install failed

    ERROR: – Microsoft_VC90_MFCLOC_x86: Install failed

    ERROR: – AdobePDFL CS5: Install failed

    ERROR: – AdobeCMaps CS5: Install failed

    ERROR: – Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 (Please wait… This might take a while): Install failed

    ERROR: – Microsoft_VC80_MFC_x86: Install failed

    ERROR: – Microsoft_VC80_MFCLOC_x86: Install failed

    ERROR: – AdobeHelp: Install failed

    ERROR: – AdobeJRE: Install failed

    ERROR: – Adobe AIR: Install failed

    ————————————————————————————-

    • By Jeremy Law - 2:54 AM on May 12, 2011  

      Paul,

      I talked to an adobe rep about this exact same problem. I had to go into the extracted files on my desktop and manually install all of the microsoft apps in the payload folder.

      Go to the payload folder and double click on all of the .msi files for Microsoft like:
      Microsoft_VC90_ATL_x86.msi
      Microsoft_VC80_CRT_x86.msi

      I hope this helps,

      Jeremy

  • By Jack Fegreus - 2:26 PM on February 3, 2011  

    I’m having a problem with S100D functionality in the trial versions of TCS 3 and FrameMaker 10. Nothing is working except the download, which takes me to the pending Application pack. Is that pack necessary to invoke the functionality described in the Reviewers Guide and videos? S100D is essential for a new project for which FrameMaker 10 is being assessed. Is the new Application Pack necessary to run the features documented in the tutorials? None of the referenced directories or examples were installed.

  • By Kapil Verma - 1:08 AM on February 23, 2011  

    Jack,

    thanks for your note. I am the product manager for FrameMaker. S1000D pack is now available for download at http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=4953. Just follow the on screen instructions to install and use the pack. Thanks for your patience

    Regards,
    Kapil Verma

  • By Amanda Wood - 12:18 PM on March 23, 2011  

    Is there a list of the bugs that have been fixed between 9 and 10? For example, there is a new bug (for me, between 7.2 and 9) where conditional text is not retained when you press return at the end of a sentence, leaving an unwanted hard return everywhere and having to go back and highlight everything again to re conditionalize. And any of the long term outstanding bugs such as cross references in text insets and not being able to use any headings at the beginning and end of text insets? A list of bug fixes would be very useful for me to determine if it is worth upgrading to 10. Thanks.

  • By kverma - 12:57 PM on April 19, 2011  

    Paul,

    The issue you are facing should not happen. can you try downloading and installing again, and let me know if you face the same issue?

    thanks,
    kapil verma
    Sr. Product Manager – FrameMaker

  • By Tony Corman - 8:31 PM on April 20, 2011  

    Frame10 claims to support DocBook but its not clear to me how it’s done. Does one author in Framemaker and “Save As” DocBook?

    • By kverma - 10:14 AM on June 3, 2011  

      Tony,

      Please go to File > New > XML and choose xdocbook in the structured application to start authoring docbook content. Hope that helps

      thanks,
      Kapil

  • By Mike Powell - 1:11 AM on November 15, 2011  

    But still no version for OS/X. Sad.

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