I’m happy to announce the fourth update to FrameMaker. This important update adds many enhancements to the Adobe Experience Manager connector and makes it compatible with the newly released XML Documentation Add-on for Adobe Experience Manager, Adobe’s new DITA CCMS.
In addition, we have made generic enhancements and fixed some important issues. I would like to extend big thanks to all those who’ve contributed by reporting issues and helping us improve the product.
In this post you can find all the updates and fixes that we made in FrameMaker (2015 release), Update 4.
User Interface Enhancements
Organized List of Items in the Format Menu
Earlier when you clicked
Format > Fonts (Characters or Paragraphs), FrameMaker showed you a list of fonts installed on your system in a multi-column layout. If you had a long list of fonts on your system, the list would cover up the whole FrameMaker user interface. Now, when you click
Format > Fonts (Characters or Paragraphs), FrameMaker organizes the list of items in a single column. If the list is long, you can use the up and down scroll icons to quickly traverse the list of items.
Adobe Experience Manager Connector Enhancements
New Review Comments Pod to Track and Manage Review Comments
You can now sync, view and reply to review comments received on a DITA Topic using the new Review Comments pod in FrameMaker. An author initiates a review task for a single topic or multiple topics from the Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) interface. Multiple reviewers can review the Topics and provide review comments. They can also view comments given by other reviewers in real-time and post replies.
You can open the new review pod in
> View > Pods > Review Comments...
Support for HTTPS
You can now use HTTPS to establish a connection between FrameMaker and AEM.
Integrated Search with XML Documentation Add-on for AEM
FrameMaker’s repository search is now seamlessly integrated with Adobe Experience Manager. If you use the repository search feature in FrameMaker, the search is performed in the DITA content within the AEM repository. For this feature to work, your Adobe Experience Manager server must have the XML Documentation Add-on installed.
New Adobe Experience Manager Options in the Preferences Dialog
The Preferences dialog box is updated to include configurable options for Adobe Experience Manager connector. You can use these options to set up file check-in and check-out preferences for AEM. Additionally, multiple usability enhancements are made in Connection Manager dialog and the repository manager window.
We’ve fixed 5 bugs as well:
While creating or updating a standalone TOC for an unstructured document in structured mode, the information for generating the TOC file is now retained. An empty file is no longer getting generated.
When connected to the AEM server, if the file has unresolved cross-references or text insets, it no longer fails to check-in.
When setting up a FrameMaker-AEM connection over VPN, the connection is now successfully made.
When you try to import or export an EDD file for an Arabic document, the settings are now replicated correctly.
In FrameMaker, if you checkout, edit, and save the file and then try to check-in the same file, you are no longer prompted to save the file again.
For a complete overview of all of enhancements and issues fixed in FrameMaker (2015 release), Update 1, Update 2, Update 3 and Update 4 please refer to the release notes.
You can also the FrameMaker (2015 release) Update 4 Readme-PDF here.
How to get Update 4 for FrameMaker (2015 release)
The update is available through Adobe Update Manager (AUM): Please check for the updates in FrameMaker’s menu
> Help > Updates.
It is also available for download from FrameMaker Support Center.
After the update, the FrameMaker version will be 184.108.40.2062.
I sincerely thank all of those who submitted feature enhancements and bug reports. It will be our endeavor to release these updates on a continuous basis to meet the needs of our customers. Please do keep your feedback coming.