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

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 […]

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Adobe STC Summit Interviews 2: voice recognition, survey results and for whom do you write?

This is the secondin our series of video interviews with key thought leaders and bright attendees at the STC Annual Summit in Atlanta. Adobe installed cameras, lights and had the “Content Wrangler” himself to help gather some of the most interesting thought leaders present. We have 40 interviews to share, and will continue to roll […]

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#WriteRight 7) FrameMaker & Word: Single-sourcing and multi-channel publications

FrameMaker 11 has a long history of creating multiple versions of documents or projects to address different audiences, and similar but slightly different product lines. For at least two decades, FrameMaker users have been able to use conditional text control to issue different, custom versions of documents from a single set of “base” source documents. […]

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Part (8) Reasons to upgrade from FM 7.x to FM 11: “Real” support for DITA

Amongst the many compelling reasons for upgrading from FrameMaker 7.x to FrameMaker 11, real “out-of-the-box” DITA support would surely be near the top of the list. Although FrameMaker 7.x was a competent and potent structured editor in its day, it was developed before most major milestones in DITA development and approval were achieved. A timeline […]

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Part (7) Reasons to upgrade from FM 7.x to FM 11: XML and Structured Editing

FrameMaker 11’s structured editing features and XML support have come a long way from the model introduced ten years ago with FrameMaker 7.0. That earlier release of FrameMaker combined two earlier separate products (Regular FrameMaker and FrameMaker+SGML), granting customers a “two-for-one” authoring solution; every copy of FrameMaker 7.x could produce either traditional unstructured documents, or […]

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Part (6) Reasons to upgrade from FM 7.x to FM 11: Book Building

Book building capabilities for managing multiple project assets (chapters, document content) were one of the prime drivers for many users moving to FrameMaker 7.x ten years ago. Ironically, the powers associated with this feature have increased exponentially with recent releases. For anyone who has to manage multiple chapters in various stages of approval, enhanced hierarchical […]

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VIDEO: Adobe TCS FrameMaker publish to HTML5 via RoboHelp with “Defaults”

Many of us have heard about publishing from FrameMaker 11 to HTML5 “via RoboHelp 10” in Tech Comm Suite 4.0. But just how much work does this involve, anyway? Surprisingly, not very much. Although it is relatively easy to either create or modify your own RoboHelp project, Adobe thoughtfully planted a built-in “Default” RoboHelp project […]

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