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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 (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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View Flexible Interaction Language Scheme for multi-device publishing via RoboHelp 10

Our November 9th blog on “3 Key Webinar Recordings to Help set your strategy for 2013” made reference to our recording of a November webinar with Joe Welinske, which focused on how to use on placeholder (UDV) for multiple device gestures when single-source publishing to multiple screens. Specifically, you may have documentation for an app, […]

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Text Mining: removing “Nuggets” of ambiguity from FrameMaker content

On May 10th, we had an extremely informative webinar with guest John Smart, “Text Mining from Adobe FrameMaker: How to find lost Terminology in seconds.”  (Note: free Adobe account registration required to view this or any other on-demand webinar.) This webinar focused on how one of Smart Software’s tools (Text Miner)can be used to “mine” terminology […]

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Just a few words; improving Tech Comm Content via Simplified English

We recently had two webinars by Simplified English thought leader, John Smart of SMART SOFTWARE. John’s company has created several products that enhance FrameMaker by simplifying content and making it consistent. Here are some highlights of useful guidelines for achieving readable, “unambiguous” English that is only open to one interpretation, be it via translation or […]

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How Novell Uses FrameMaker for Structured Global Documentation

Global infrastructure software provider uses Adobe FrameMaker to streamline the documentation process and deliver information to global audiences faster. (Detailed PDF available here) In a recent conversation with Evelyn Sealander, senior documentation manager for Novell, Evelyn discussed how the global infrastructure software provider uses Adobe FrameMaker 10 to accelerate authoring and disseminating documentation to audiences […]

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