FrameMaker and DITA: Determine FrameMaker Savings with ROI Calculator

September 16, 2013 @ 12:28 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

FrameMaker 11 can save you a great deal of time and money over seemingly “less expensive” XML solutions, due to the reduced time to create full formatting for all of your outputs. This blog introduces you to a very brief video that walks you through a carefully researched “Return on Investment (ROI) Calculator” that will read more…

Adobe Technical Communication Products – Next release plan

September 9, 2013 @ 11:30 AM, By kverma

Hello Tech Comm Professionals, Hope you are well! I am sure many of you would have come across the announcement made by Adobe in May of this year, about the Creative products. Since this announcement was made, there has been plenty of lively discussion in the Tech Comm user community as well about the strategy read more…

RoboHelp 10 Featurette Video, part 13: Formatting RH List Numbers from Linked FM Files

September 5, 2013 @ 2:38 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Linking FrameMaker files as source into RoboHelp projects is easy. However, you may hit a glitch if you decide to change fonts for lists; if the CSS style was based on formatting in FrameMaker, you may need an extra step to fix the number’s font when you change fonts for list items. Adobe Certified Expert, read more…

“FrameMaker for Word Users” Round Up: Collected Blogs and videos

September 3, 2013 @ 12:29 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

UPDATE: please note that although this blog was written for FrameMaker 11 before the release of FrameMaker 12, all functional areas are still relevant. There are even more compelling reasons to migrate from Word to the latest FrameMaker 12. Stay tuned for more blogs and updated videos. Some months back we began our “douwriteright” campaign read more…

Back-to-School: Advanced FrameMaker 3-part webinar series

September 2, 2013 @ 4:33 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Our summer school 3-part webinar series on FrameMaker was such a success, that many attendees asked for a “part 2″ on more advanced topics. This blog summarizes what you can expect in the 3 episodes we’re delivering in September and October. You can register at: http://adobe.ly/1710Hgh Advanced FrameMaker Sess 1) Beyond Fonts and Numbering September read more…

Second looks: White Paper on Flexible Interaction Language with UDVs (RoboHelp)

August 29, 2013 @ 12:07 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Adobe Tech Comm periodically posts “in depth” white papers to help you choose strategies, master tools and overcome production challenges. One paper we posted a few months ago merits a second look. This blog touches on some key points you will discover when you download the paper. You may download the white paper by clicking read more…

#writeright 20) FrameMaker & Word: Insert Landscape Pages Next to Numbered Headings

August 28, 2013 @ 12:32 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

In Microsoft Word, there are often problems associated with inserting single column layout or landscape pages within multicolumn layout, if a section break is required in the middle of a multi-level list, or next to a numbered heading. This is not the case with FrameMaker. Word requires section breaks to change page layout; FrameMaker uses read more…

#writeright 19) FrameMaker & Word: Calculate Sidehead Savings

August 27, 2013 @ 12:26 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Our www.douwriteright.com calculator enables you to see savings calculated for FrameMaker advantages over Word. In this video, we “zero out” all categories in the calculator and just enter reasonable values for sideheads on several large projects. We explore how sideheads are commonly created via Tables in Word, and the problems that method leads to. Then read more…

RoboHelp 10 Featurette Videos, part 12: Using FM TOC or IX with Linked FM Files

August 26, 2013 @ 12:18 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

When you LINK FrameMaker source files into a RoboHelp project, you can set the single source layout to use the generated FrameMaker Table of Contents. This is an easy, 2-step process. Adobe Certified Expert Matt Sullivan walks you this logical process. Whenever your source FrameMaker book and TOC is updated, you can captured the updated read more…

#writeright 18) FrameMaker & Word: How to use the FM vs Word Savings Calculator

August 21, 2013 @ 11:15 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Earlier in the year we created a special microsite aimed at Word Users, or tech comm professionals who have Word as their primary frame of reference. This microsite contains an amazing calculator that can add up just how much of a cash leak you may have if you are using Word for the wrong kind read more…

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