RoboHelp 11 Can Do That? Anatomy of a Project …

July 23, 2014 @ 12:51 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Although many of us are aware of RoboHelp 11′s power, it is always refreshing ot have an eye-witness account from the field, delivered by professionals who don’t work for Adobe. In late July we had a refreshing webinar from Tanner Services Corporation on “I Didn’t Know RoboHelp Could Do That!‘ [Click on the title to read more…

TCS 5.0.1 is here and Captivate 8 and Presenter 10 are part of it !

July 10, 2014 @ 5:12 AM, By Vikram Verma

Hello Everyone, Today, I am pleased to announce the availability of TCS 5.0.1 update, which includes the latest versions of Adobe Captivate and Adobe Presenter products. We had included Captivate 7 and Presenter 9 in TCS 5 at launch, however, since we have released Captivate 8 and Presenter 10 recently, we are happy to include these read more…

Upgrade to FM12 Reason #7) Direct XML editing and low-cost FM XML Author

July 9, 2014 @ 2:24 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Amongst the many compelling reasons for upgrading from FrameMaker 7.x to FrameMaker 12, 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. New, less expensive version read more…

Upgrade to FM12 Reason #6) Full DITA Compliance, Accessible Structured Editing

July 8, 2014 @ 2:24 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

FrameMaker 12’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 read more…

Upgrade to FM12 Reason #5) Tools for handling large projects

July 7, 2014 @ 12:20 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

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 read more…

Upgrade to FM12 Reason #4) Fuller Format and structure control

July 3, 2014 @ 12:11 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Speaking from my over one thousand hours of experience “optimizing” unstructured FrameMaker files for translation and localization, I can vouch for the following fact: FrameMaker 12’s ability to handle catalog styles more efficiently than FrameMaker 7.x and its ability search and locate format overrides can reduce some production preparation tasks by as much as 90%! read more…

Upgrade to FM12 Reason #3) Collaborative and Mobile Review

July 2, 2014 @ 12:06 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Versions of FrameMaker after FrameMaker 7.2 introduced two potent features that could be reason alone to upgrade to FrameMaker 12: (a) track changes and (b) ability to import PDF review comments and annotations “in place” in the source FrameMaker document. Both of the features streamline the edit and review process substantially. Sample documents used for read more…

Upgrade to FM12 Reason #2) Greater customization, customized workflows

July 1, 2014 @ 12:59 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

One of the most compelling reasons to upgrade to FrameMaker 12 is the redesigned User Interface (UI) which allows “named” workspaces that “remember” placement of menus, etc. Most significantly, nearly any document or menu may be docked, allowed to float, or “dragged” out of the workspace (document window.) More room to breathe Once you have upgraded read more…

Upgrade to FM12 Reason #1) Fewer steps, more automation

June 30, 2014 @ 12:38 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

A sizable group of FrameMaker users are still using FrameMaker 7.x (7.0, 7.1 or 7.2). These versions were released in 2002, 2003 and 2005 respectively. Obviously the product has changed substantially in 9 to 12 years. It is a testament to how far ahead of its time version 7 was for those still using it. There are numerous read more…

Upgrade to FM12 INTRO: Overview of many reasons

June 27, 2014 @ 12:38 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Although FrameMaker has improved substantially and has radically improved its scope of publishing capabilities over the past 7-10 years, there are still many loyal users who continue to use older releases. Actually, this is a compliment to the strength of the core code. How many products do you know of in which some small groups read more…

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