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  As a follow-up to Custom scripting in the DITA-FMx book-build process (which focuses on using ExtendScript), I asked Rick Quatro (FrameScripter extraordinaire) if he could provide some detailed information on setting up a FrameScript for use in the DITA-FMx book-build process. The following is a repost (with permission) of that article (also available on […]

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  One of the popular features in DITA-FMx is its ability to generate a PDF-ready FrameMaker book and files from a DITA map. The idea is that these files are actually PDF-ready .. one click to build the book, quick review (optional), then save to PDF. Because you can define all of the setup and […]

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  I’m seeing a disturbing trend. It’s been happening for some time now but seems to be getting more and more prevalent. User interface designers appear to be focusing solely on design, with usability taking a back seat. This isn’t a new battle, the question of form follows function vs. function follows form was debated long before […]

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EPUB3 XHTML5 is invalid in oXygen?

  oXygen (14) is a great tool for working with and cleaning up EPUB files. You can point it an EPUB file, and the Archive Viewer will show you the contents of that EPUB, letting you edit the files within. You can also validate the EPUB, with each error in the report linked directly to […]

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  Despite the fact that FrameMaker was one of the first authoring tools to support structured authoring (FrameBuilder and SGML in 1991 then FrameMaker and XML in 2002), it is still seen by many as purely a book authoring and publishing tool. While it excels at long document production and provides excellent page layout and […]

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  If you’re not satisfied with your current DITA to PDF workflow, you might consider FMx-Auto. FMx-Auto enables automated (scripted) publishing of a DITA map through FrameMaker and DITA-FMx. This can be integrated into most publishing workflows on the desktop or server. If you’re interested in getting high-quality PDFs from your DITA content, like you […]

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  If you’re publishing PDFs from DITA and want high quality with minimal effort, you should consider using DITA-FMx and FMx-Auto. If you’re already using FrameMaker and DITA-FMx, FMx-Auto will enable you to create the same PDFs you’re getting through manually saving the FMx-generated book to a PDF, using scripting or batch processing. If you’re […]

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  First let me point out that I’m a bit of a Mac-head. After 30+ years of using “IBM PCs” I made the switch to Macs a little over two years ago. Mac desktop (Mini), Mac Server (Mini), Mac laptops (MacBook and MacBook Pro), not to mention the iPhones and iPad. Yeah, completely jumped ship. […]

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  People often complain that it’s too hard to edit XML files in FrameMaker. Before you can effectively edit files you need to set up a structure application for that XML model. A structure application is a set of special files and instructions that tell FrameMaker how to apply formatting to the XML tags and […]

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  In order to create a custom AIR Help application, you must first install the Flex and AIR SDKs. I’ll walk you through the simple installation process, then give you some sample AIR Help source files to test. This process assumes that you’re not using Flash Builder or another IDE for development. If you are […]

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