FrameMaker XML Migration Strategy, Part 4: Illustrated Easy Conversion Steps

September 29, 2014 @ 5:33 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Guest Blog by Bernard Aschwanden of Publishing Smarter In under 2000 words I plan to teach you how to author (basic) content in DITA and get you familiar with structured FrameMaker as a writer, and also to teach you how to create a (basic) conversion table. In my recorded presentation for Adobe, Bernard Sess 1) Easy Steps read more…

FrameMaker 12: Towards Successful Localization with XML & Other Strategies

September 23, 2014 @ 10:16 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

This guest blog was written by Diana Ballard and Carlotta Bulgarelli of Logos Group Translation. FrameMaker 12 offers an elegant adoption of DITA-XML with the potential for major localization efficiencies. In early September, we opened the translation ‘black-box’ and heard from LOGOS, Multilingual Language Service Solutions Company (www.logos.net). Carlotta Bulgarelli and Diana Ballard from LOGOS read more…

FrameMaker XML Migration Strategy, Part 3: Benefits

September 19, 2014 @ 9:59 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

During our on-going blog series on Migration Strategies using FrameMaker, we also want to touch on BENEFITS of moving to structure … specifically with FrameMaker. Our special guest, Chris Desopoulos, brilliantly demonstrated some of the most potent things you can accomplish in XML structure in his recent session on traversing XML-tree structure with ExtendScript. You read more…

Choosing a Tech Comm Toolkit

September 15, 2014 @ 11:52 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Guest Blog from Matt Sullivan Matt Sullivan shares resources and insights related to his recent webinar on “Choosing the Right Tech Comm Toolkit.” You will find links to his presentation in the body of his blog below. Editor, Maxwell Hoffmann ___________________ The Adobe Technical Communication Suite 5.1 is a great choice for producing tech comm read more…

Digital Reality – Escape to a Virtual World or Explore an Augmented Culture?

August 26, 2014 @ 4:03 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Guest blog post by Neus Lorenzo and Ray Gallon A simple call to action …. Rate from one to ten: How real are Angry Birds? Is Second Life a place? Is LinkedIn your new counselor? Fill out our survey and register for and join our Sept 24 webinar on Digital Reality How “real” is digital read more…

Preview of Late Summer Webinars

August 21, 2014 @ 2:00 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

We have greatly expanded our August and September webinar calendar with many exciting guest webinars. This blog gives you a preview of what to expect in some of these exciting sessions, along with registration links embedded in the webinar titles. NOTE: if you are reading this blog after a date that is mentioned, you may read more…

Sess 1) Beyond WebHelp: Editing HTML5 layouts in RoboHelp 11

August 19, 2014 @ 1:51 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

RoboHelp 11 is extremely powerful and yet easy to use. One of the hallmark features of new version 11 is the icon-driven “wizard” for modifying HTML5 responsive layouts. As powerful as this visual editor is, there are some major layout changes that you cannot accomplish with the visual editor alone. RoboHelp expert, Willam van Weelden, read more…

FrameMaker XML Migration Strategy, Part 2: How to Convert via FM

August 15, 2014 @ 8:53 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Continuing our exploration of ways that FrameMaker 12 can help you migrate your content to structure, we explore another recently posted resource. In late August, we had a dynamic webinar session from Bernard Aschwanden of Publishing Smarter. You may view the eSeminar Recording by clicking on the title: Bernard Sess 1) Easy Steps to Convert Your read more…

FrameMaker XML Migration Strategy, Part 1: Resources

August 8, 2014 @ 7:54 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

In the coming weeks, you will see a series of blogs that will have something to do with “converting to structure.” Why? By popular demand: this is one of the  most sought after areas of expertise in our field. I frequently have webinar attendees or conference members ask for more resources and materials in this read more…

Squeeze FrameMaker to the last drop with ExtendScript

August 5, 2014 @ 12:15 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

As powerful as FrameMaker is, you can make the product go even further if you move beyond commonly known advanced features. Our Tech Comm Solutions consultant, Dustin Vaughn, recently hosted a webinar with well-known FrameMaker expert Russell Ward of Spirent (and West Street Consulting.) Although Russ is a regular “fixture” in most FrameMaker forums, his read more…

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