#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…

#writeright 17) FrameMaker & Word: Modify DITA Templates and DITA navtitle

August 20, 2013 @ 12:19 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

We continue our “FrameMaker for Word” series of featurette videos with a look at two types of modifications you can make on DITA topics or other files with structured FrameMaker 11. Adobe Certified Expert Matt Sullivan is the guest presenter in both of the videos listed below. FrameMaker for Word: Modifying Structured Templates for DITA read more…

Setting up basic FrameMaker and RoboHelp integration

August 15, 2013 @ 12:19 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Matt Sullivan returns as a guest blogger to share technical details on integrating FrameMaker and RoboHelp in order to publish to multiple output formats. Matt covered many of the principles shared below in a recent webinar; you may view the recording by clicking on it’s title: Exploring TCS Integration Sess 2: FrameMaker > RoboHelp Integration. read more…

CMS Connector between FM11 and CQ 5.5 now available. And it is open source!

August 12, 2013 @ 9:26 AM, By Vikram Verma

Dear Framers, We are happy to announce the availability of CMS connector between FM 11 and CQ 5.5. If you recall, in September 2012, we had released a sample CQ connector with FrameMaker 11, for which Kapil blogged here. The sample connector was based on the new CMS Connector Framework and was open source so read more…

Did you miss FrameMaker 101 “Summer School?”

August 5, 2013 @ 7:43 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

With the busy summer months of June and July, you may have missed our “Summer School” session, which was a 3-part overview of FrameMaker. As with our RoboHelp 101 Series, our goal was to give you a “20,000 foot view” of the products most important capabilities. FrameMaker was awarded the prestigious CODiE award in 2013 read more…

#writeright 15) FrameMaker & Word: Caution Labels, Multiple Style Updates and Templates for Variables

August 2, 2013 @ 12:20 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

We continue our “FrameMaker for Word” series of featurette videos with a deep dive into Word to FrameMaker workflow, how to update formats for multiple paragraph styles in one step and using special templates just for User Variables. FrameMaker for Word: Caution Labels via Paragraph Prefixes and Reference Pages [in depth] Certified Adobe instructor, Barb read more…

Adobe STC Summit Interviews 7: Leadership in TechComm, Teaching TechComm & Copy vs. Content

August 1, 2013 @ 12:03 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

In this week’s installment of more Thought Leader interview’s from this year’s STC Summit, we cover a variety of topics, ranging from how leadership can be achieved within a TechComm Group, important ingredients required in teaching TechComm and what is the difference between editorial “copy” and intelligent, searchable content.   Neil Perlin: Merging of Mobile read more…

#writeright 14) FrameMaker & Word: Keyboard Shortcuts and Word to FM workflow

July 29, 2013 @ 12:32 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

We are continuing our series of “guest” #writeright “how to” videos. This week, we posted 3 more new videos by veteran FrameMaker expert (and certified expert), Barb Binder. FrameMaker for Word: Word to FrameMaker workflow [in depth] In this instructive session, Adobe Certified FrameMaker instructor Barb Binder describes 3 ways to get content from Word read more…

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