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RoboHelp 2019 Update 4 now available

Adobe released RoboHelp 2019 Update 4 today. Use the Help > Updates menu item in RoboHelp 2019 to update, or visit https://www.adobe.com/support/robohelp/downloads.html to download the updater manually. Following is a list of the feature enhancements and fixes. Feature Enhancements Import and link FrameMaker files You can now import and link FrameMaker files (.fm, .mif, and .book) in Robohelp. You…

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FrameMaker 2019 Update 2 now available

Adobe released the second updater for FrameMaker 2019 today. As always, you can run the updater from the FrameMaker Help menu to download this free update. Here’s a list of the enhancements in Update 2, as well as a list of bugs that should now be fixed. Check out the issues fixed in Update 1…

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RoboHelp 2019 Update 3 now available

Adobe released RoboHelp 2019 Update 3 today. Use the Help > Updates menu item in RoboHelp 2019 to update, or visit https://www.adobe.com/support/robohelp/downloads.html to download the updater manually. Following is a list of the feature enhancements and fixes. Feature enhancements Use user-defined variables in output title You can now use variables in the title of any…

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FrameMaker 2019 and a new Structured Authoring Workbook Now Available

FrameMaker 2019 is now 64-bit, and has a fully revamped PDF engine and major improvements to the structured environment. I’ve updated and published the FrameMaker 2019 version of my structured authoring workbook. You can view details on my Books page, or order the book here. Here’s a more detailed list of improvements, courtesy of Adobe. FrameMaker…

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RoboHelp 2019 Update 2 now available

Adobe released RoboHelp 2019 Update 2 today. Use the Help > Updates menu item in RoboHelp 2019 to update, or visit https://www.adobe.com/support/robohelp/downloads.html to download the updater manually. Following is a list of the feature enhancements and fixes. Feature enhancements Work with an enhanced TOC Topic titles in the Table of Contents panel now automatically sync…

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FrameMaker 2019 Update 1 now available

Adobe released the first updater for FrameMaker 2019 today. As always, you can run the updater from the FrameMaker Help menu to download this free update. NOTE: Update 1 is also available for manual download at https://supportdownloads.adobe.com/product.jsp?product=22&platform=Windows Here’s a list of the enhancements in Update 2, as well as a list of bugs that should now…

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RoboHelp 2019 Update 1 now available

Adobe released RoboHelp 2019 Update 1 today. Use the Help > Updates menu item in RoboHelp 2019 to update, or visit https://www.adobe.com/support/robohelp/downloads.html to download the updater manually. Following is a list of the feature enhancements and fixes. Feature enhancements Access Output and Author views in a single screen In RoboHelp 2019 release, Author and Output…

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Helpful FrameMaker scripts

Students in my FrameMaker courses know that my favorite FrameMaker ExtendScript is Rick Quatro’s FindChangeFormatsBatch. But Rick has a few other great scripts, and since I had some Template course students asking about them this week, I figured I’d share descriptions and links for all of them in one place. Each script name is an…

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XML authoring made easy

FrameMaker is a top-notch long document editor, capable of managing documents that contain thousands of pages. It is built from the ground up with consistency in mind, as you can see from this list of items that you can import from a template in both structured and unstructured documents. But when you start working with truly…

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Win great stuff from Adobe!

Adobe is running their 2018 Customer Experience Survey and their swag game is in top form! The survey should only take about 7 minutes, so hop over there before June 8th to qualify for the drawing. Be sure to let me know if you win so we can let Adobe know that their Tech Comm Tools…

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FrameMaker Templates

FrameMaker is a powerful tool for creating books and other long documents. If you’d like free training (including sample files and a 30-day download of the software) on how to get started with FrameMaker, seehttps://techcommtools.teachable.com/. You’ll also find authoring and template courses there as well. Defining a template A template stores formatting information so that…

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Making Your Life Easier: The 10 Coolest Features in Adobe FrameMaker

Listen in to the live version I’ll be giving an Adobe-sponsored webinar on May 3, 2018. To attend the webinar or listen to the recording afterward, register at https://2018-05-03-framemaker-with-matt-sullivan.meetus.adobeevents.com/ The back story OK, so you’re a technical communicator. And Adobe FrameMaker is one of the few tools you’d consider using for content creation. But let’s…

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Why FrameMaker costs less than Word

Interested in the recorded webinar that accompanies this post? I will add a link to the recording as soon as it’s posted by Adobe FrameMaker is better than Word for tech docs Of course, you probably already know or suspect this, since the MS Word fan club can be a lonely place to hang out. You’ve…

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The Top 5 Ways FrameMaker eliminates your MS Word cash leaks

  I’ll be giving a webinar for Adobe on April 18 where I’ll be showing why FrameMaker is so much better and more cost-effective than MS Word for technical content. If you’re already a FrameMaker user, do your Word peers a favor and share this with them so they can move up to a more powerful platform! This…

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My Fm secret weapon: FindChangeFormatsBatch

FrameMaker does an amazing array of things. In particular, its ability to store formats in document catalogs can be both powerful and overwhelming when you have many documents to manage. One way that I keep my own work straight, and how I help clients get control of their own work, is by using the FindChangeFormatsBatch…

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