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Apr/14

21

Using Coderefs in DITA-FMx

One of the possibly more under-appreciated features of DITA 1.2 is the <coderef> element. A <coderef> lets you include the content of a non-DITA code file within a <codeblock> element. Using a <coderef> can help to ensure the accuracy of your documentation by including real working code samples. DITA-FMx 2.0 provides complete support for the […]

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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 Rick’s […]

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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 publishing […]

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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 used […]

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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 currently […]

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Mar/10

27

PDF Publishing with DITA-FMx 1.1

FrameMaker and DITA-FMx provide the easiest and least expensive way to get the highest quality PDF output from your DITA content. In addition to the numerous authoring features in DITA-FMx, it also provides many useful publishing options. Some of the more popular are listed below: Add related links from relationship tables Flatten conrefs and ensure […]

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DITA-FMx offers some features that make new file creation simple and easy. Entering the title for the new topic in the New File dialog box automatically creates the file name based on a format that you have defined using special building blocks. You can also create new files using “element templates” which pre-populate the topic […]

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DITA-FMx 1.1 provides a number of authoring features not available in standard FrameMaker 8 or 9. Some of these features are not available in other DITA editors, and are typically found only with a content management system.┬áThis video provides a quick tour of those features. If you’re a new user of DITA-FMx or are considering […]

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If you’re using DITA-FMx and would like to modify the formatting and layout in the topic authoring view or for book publishing, you’ll need to┬ámodify the corresponding FrameMaker structure applications (Topic, Map, and Book). When it comes time to customize the structure apps, you should “clone” the default applications provided with DITA-FMx to create your […]

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Mar/10

26

Installing DITA-FMx 1.1

This video walks you through the complete process of installing DITA-FMx in FrameMaker. It also demonstrates the installation of the default structure applications and creation of a new DITA topic. This video is useful for those who’d like a quick overview of the installation process. It also shows you the easy way to install new […]

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