Whats-new-in-FrameMaker-2015-Product-Launch-Webinar

Feature Highlights of FrameMaker 2015 Launch Webinar

In early June we have launched FrameMaker 2015. In our product launch webinar we guide you through all the new features and enhancements.

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PRODUCT LAUNCH: What’s new in FrameMaker (2015 Release)

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The following are minute markers to help you move forward to areas of keen interest:

00:03:00

FM PRODUCT EVOLUTION so far

00:05:00

Summary of feature areas that are new in the product

  • more productivity
  • RTL language support
  • apps for mobile devices
  • best-in-class XML authoring and simplified XML authoring
  • enhancements to have a “rock solid” product

00:07:00

Better Tables: conditional columns, enhanced insert, navigate through columns more easy with arrow keys and drag and drop rows and columns; solid cell fills / shadings; NEW table styles out of box

00:08:21

Improvements to conditional text, visual indicators etc. Apply conditions at book level.

00:09:00

New “MiniTOC” within a document

00:10:30

DEMO of features described in WORK FASTER AND SMARTER

00:15:00

DEMO Applying conditions to components in a book

00:18:00

DEMO creating MiniTOC

00:20:00

Collaborate more effectively: Import of Microsoft Word docs into FrameMaker has been greatly enhanced. Map paragraph, character and table styles. Option to keep loca formattings overrides in the Word document or clean them during import. Option to delete empty paragraphs.

00:22:00

DEMO of enhanced Word import: view styles that have been created post-import in catalog

00:26:30

Example of re-using a style mapping table from previous Word import

00:28:00

Right-To-Left (RTL) Authoring / Publishing for Arabic and Hebrew

00:32:00

Covering various RTL workflows

00:33:00

DEMO of working with RTL and mixed content projects

00:34:00

View of Direction Tab for tables … how to give a table a fixed direction, regardless of normal inheritance from the document

00:36:00

Changing a translated document to RTL direction … Observe that “fixed” table maintains original LTR direction. One graphic which was set to LTR has not changed.

00:37:45

How to change numeral display in para prefixes to INDIC.

00:38:30

Document -> Format -> Numbering to change footnotes, page numbers, etc.

00:40:00

Using special markers to keep slashes in URLs in proper format

00:42:00

Working with Mixed Content (bi-directional) (RTL and LTR) on page or book level. You can also configure binding of the book.

00:44:00

DEMO of working with mixed content in a book and generating a “mixed” TOC

00:46:00

view of mixed TOC after typical formatting and initial adjustments to Reference Page

00:47:00

Asian CJK language mixed in same document as Arabic. A different layout engine is used, and auto-detected by double-byte CJK language.

00:49:00

Publish RTL to all online formats, including mobile apps

00:50:00

DEMO: publish Arabic to HTML5

00:53:00

Publishing to HTML5: Improvements to the Layout Editor which has much more granular control. Can turn off widgets for “frameless” output.

00:55:00

DEMO of improvements to HTML5 output … publish a book

00:56:00

A view of some of the mapping choices …

00:57:00

Tour of Layout Editor before publishing

01:01:30

Publishing a book, using conditions to exclude some content …

01:02:00

Example of frameless output with all widgets turned off

01:03:00

Generating mobile apps … the role of Adobe PhoneGap Build

01:08:00

Setting up Dynamic Content … set up Filter, create and customize list of filters

01:10:45

Looking at Dynamic Content feature in “Settings” before publish to HTML5

01:13:00

Live DEMO of choosing Filter choice boxes in published HTML5

01:14:00

How to debug by viewing HTML5 with “tags” showing, so you can see where content has specific condition tags from FrameMaker 2015

01:17:00

Embed CUSTOM FONTS in ePUBS … DEMO at 01:18:00

01:20:00

Simplified XML Authoring Environment. Picture of the old workflow. Two types of NEW simplified authoring without XML code.

01:22:00

Quick Element Toolbar: While inserting a new element, FrameMaker will figure out the next valid place where you can insert this element. Result: Valid XML.

01:25:00

Whom the new Simplified XML Authoring is designed for, and whom it is NOT designed for

01:25:00

LIVE DEMO of using “fill in form” in new Simplified XML Authoring

01:28:00

Inserting an ordered list from the Quick Element Toolbar … hitting RETURN then TAB will create an indented SUBLIST … very similar to word …

01:30:00

insert a Table … Navigation … Adding an IMAGE … another Section (you are guided where to insert it) …

01:31:00

Shortcuts: Ctrl-i will wrap selected text in the element for italic, Ctrl-b (bold) and Ctrl-u (underline) work in a similar manner

01:33:00

Moving to the “page” or “WYSIWYG” view displays valid XML as it would appear in published PDF.

01:35:00

Simplified XML author mode is highly customizable

01:36:00

STRUCTURE VIEW ENHANCEMENTS

01:37:00

Enhancement to MathML: can do INLINE EQUATIONS much more easily … equation will inherit most formatting from containing element, will publish to *.eps instead of raster

01:38:00

IMPROVEMENTS TO DITA SUPPORT … now ships with DITA-OT (open toolkit) and can use “ditaval” based filtering

01:39:00

QUICK DEMO: STRUCTURE VIEW ENHANCEMENTS …

can now drag n’ drop into empty elements …

INLINE EQUATIONS … notice better publishing

zoom reveals that VECTOR format makes the equation searchable in PDF

01:43:00

DITA Exchange connector by Content Technologies, in addition to CMS by Adobe Experience Manager, etc.

01:44:00

PACKAGER … will capture all assets when you need to share source files

ACTIVE PODS are more evident … pod location remembered

various dialogues can be resized

Smart Filters in lists of styles or elements

Condition text checkbox behavior is on/off = easier

Redesign of color definition dialog

01:46:00

EDD better performance … Smart Filter speed enhancement

01:47:00

DEMO of PACKAGER = creates zip file with all the dependencies

01:53:00

Smart Filtering in font dialog … can type in “Seg” to get to “Segoe”

NEW contextual tips that are related to what you are doing. Can turn tips on and off. Very helpful for mastering new features

01:54:00

Overview of new Technical Communication Suite 2015, and product savings

01:56:00

Pricing is basically the same as previous release … options for upgrades and subscription

01:58:00

Questions and Answers

Maxwell Hoffmann

I am the Adobe Global Product Evangelist for Tech Comm Suite. I am passionate about powerful, single-source publishing that can deliver content anytime, anywhere, any way.

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