FrameMaker 2020 Update 3 now available

Adobe has released FrameMaker 16.0.3, also known as FrameMaker 2020 Update 3.

You can use Help > Check for Updates to install this latest build.

Here is a list of what has been added and fixed:

Update 3 of FrameMaker Summer 2020 release has many improvements around handling of images in HTML5 output.

For more information, see What’s new in Update 3 of FrameMaker.

Fixed Issues

  • Cross-references when copied from one document to another in the same DITA book, open incorrect hyperlink destinations. 
    (Ref – 10563)
  • Names of sub-books are missing from the book-in-book TOC in the Responsive HTML5 output.
    (Ref – 10561)
  • @href attribute of an image is not dynamically updated on changing the image’s name inside an <image> element. 
    (Ref – 10556)
  • Dynamic HTML Drop Down Effects do not work as expected.
    (Ref – 10550)
  • Content loss or distorted text appears in the PDF output if it contains Assistant or Source Sans Pro fonts.
    (Ref – 10294)
  • The @lang attribute gets embedded in the meta content. The @lang attributes value doesn’t adhere to standards and gets inserted even if the paragraph has the same language as that of the document.
    (Ref – 10168)
  • Anchor tags are generated even when the corresponding @href is not defined. 
    (Ref – 10163)
  • Original image names are not retained, instead get renamed, when Responsive HTML5 output is generated.
    (Ref – 10098)
  • Some spaces are trimmed when certain variables are used in files and Responsive HTML5 output is generated for them.
    (Ref – 9950)
  • While generating Responsive HTML5 output, the post-processing of images resulted in a bit of (image) downsampling.
    (Ref – 9626)

Fixed crash issues in FrameMaker:
The following crash and freeze issues reported by users or found in FrameMaker have been fixed:

  • Cross-scripting vulnerability noticed in ‘ehlpdhtm.js’ file, which is used to generate Responsive HTML5 output.
    (Ref – 10021)
  • For a specific set of files, FrameMaker crashes on editing the settings (.sts) file or generating Responsive HTML5 output.
    (Ref –10347)
  • For a specific set of files, FrameMaker crashes on publishing Responsive HTML5 output.
    (Ref – 10502)

Deprecated feature(s) in FrameMaker:

The following feature has been deprecated in FrameMaker:

Password-protected PDF

The feature to password-protect your PDF file has been deprecated in FrameMaker. As the password was being stored in the .sts file, which could have resulted in a security issue.

However, you can generate the PDF output from FrameMaker, open it in Adobe Acrobat, and then set a password. In Acrobat, you can choose File Protect Using Password or you can choose Tools Protect Protect Using Password.  For more details see, Securing PDFs with passwords in Adobe Acrobat documentation.

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