Maxwell Hoffmann, Adobe Product Evangelist, takes you on a tour of regular/unstructured document projects in the latest version of FrameMaker, FrameMaker (2015 Release.)

Max is Adobe’s Global Product Evangelist for Technical Communications and a former product manager for FrameMaker at Frame Technology. He spent nearly 15 years in the translation industry, where he managed or published over 1,000,000 pages of multilingual content in thousands of projects.

This is a two-part series:

  • RTL Publishing, Dynamic Personal Content, Improved UI, Tables & Conditional Text
  • Review of major improvements to XML, DITA and Structure

RTL Publishing, Dynamic Personal Content, Improved UI, Tables & Conditional Text.

You asked for it: new, improved Word import that lets you easily map styles (even table styles) on import and re-use that mapping. Now you can create a “mini-TOC” anywhere in the document. Discover major improvements to tables, including CONDITIONAL COLUMNS and seamless navigation as well as auto-inserted Table Title continuation variables. New color indicators, an intuitive expression builder and friendlier pod make conditional text control a snap. You can even use conditions on the BOOK level (e.g. hide entire chapters). Discover easy layout and language support for RTL Arabic/Hebrew Authoring. You can also mix western languages or CJK content with RTL. Publish personal dynamic content, which allows users to tick filter boxes in your online output to select just the content that they need. Publish standalone, native Apps for iOS and Android. Vastly improved layout editor for HTML5 responsive publishing.

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Recorded: July 2015

Review of major improvements to XML, DITA and Structure

Work faster with enhanced Structure view, inline MathML equations and reduced EDD customization time. Empower your SMEs to work in the simplified form-like XML environment, without knowing XML. Serve global markets by translating content into RTL languages, Arabic and Hebrew. Structure View: Work more easily with your XML structure. Enjoy a larger work area by collapsing elements and attributes for entire sub-trees. Get a visual indication of the element in focus and validity of a drop. Enhanced Quick Element Toolbar: Insert content even more easily with the enhanced, always-enabled Quick Element toolbar. The toolbar automatically identifies the next valid location if the inserted object is invalid at the current location; available icons in the QET change depending on DITA doc type you are inserted in.

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Recorded: August 2015

Key concepts

dita, framemaker, techcomm tools

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