RoboHelp 2020 Update 4 now available

Adobe RoboHelp (2020 release) Update 4 introduces a new Knowledge Base output preset with article-based publishing, support for Zoho Knowledge Base, Multi-level Autonumbering, enhanced user Experience with accessibility improvements, Search and Frameless skin enhancements, other authoring enhancements. Adobe has also put together an excellent writeup of the release and what it contains. See their extensive help article…

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Custom graphics in DITA template headers

If your custom FrameMaker DITA template is stubbornly missing from your PDF output, FrameMaker may be looking for a referenced graphic file that it can’t find on your system. There’s a limitation when placing master page or other graphics: After importing the custom template file into your Publish Options, FrameMaker has trouble finding the path…

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Fixing Word Wrap in FrameMaker Table of Contents

Sometimes headings are longer than you like, creating uncomfortable line breaks in a generated table of contents. But setting up your TOC entries to break across two lines is pretty easy, once you have tab stops set up and you understand how to work with nonbreaking spaces, margins, and tab stops. Using something earlier than…

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DITA World 2021

Intelligent Content for an Intelligent World Adobe is again hosting the world’s biggest DITA Online Conference for Marketing and Technical Communication Professionals. Join Stefan Gentz and myself as we host 3 days of fantastic free content on March 16–18, 2021. Once again, the event is FREE AND ONLINE and will run from 9 am to…

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FrameMaker Structured Authoring Workbook (2020) available now

All content, exercises, and screenshots have been updated to align to FrameMaker 16.0.1, the latest version of FrameMaker (2020 Release) This book is perfect for self-study, and is an updated version of the material I’ve used in classes and courses for over 20 years. All files needed to complete the exercises and projects are included,…

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RoboHelp 2020 Update 3 now available

The following is a list of feature enhancements and issues resolved in RoboHelp and subsequent patch releases. Check the RoboHelp forum for solutions, workarounds, or any late-breaking information. RoboHelp Update 3 – December 01, 2020 Fixed Issues Application RoboHelp crashes on start under macOS Big Sur. (Ref – 8361) Authoring When using the CSS editor, changes…

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FrameMaker 16.0.1 now available

Here’s a list of the issues fixed in November 2020. Use the Help>Updates option to start download, or visit https://supportdownloads.adobe.com/product.jsp?product=22&platform=Windows to download manually. Look for a second update to arrive soon… Check FrameMaker community for solutions, workarounds, or any late-breaking information. FrameMaker Update 1 – November 11, 2020 Fixed Issues For a set of files, the dynamic…

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