Producing Pixel-Perfect PDF

FrameMaker gives you access to two separate PDF creation workflows. Both workflows support online or print-oriented delivery, and easily manage structured or unstructured content. And both workflows are fully customizable, allowing you to easily produce PDF output on the fly.

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FrameMaker 2020 Update 2 now available

Adobe has released the second update to FrameMaker 2020, also known as FrameMaker 16.0. The official build is 16.0.2.916. If you are using FrameMaker 16.0.0 or 16.0.1 you should be able to use the Help > Updates option in FrameMaker to download the latest build. If you are part of the prerelease for 16.0.2, you…

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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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