Introduction to Adobe FrameMaker 11/12 (Unstructured) Class
Author, enrich, manage, and publish XML/DITA and unstructured content
Adobe® FrameMaker® software is a best-in-class authoring and publishing solution for XML and unstructured content. Use the new XML Code View to natively author structured content. Use PDF-based roundtrip reviews. Efficiently manage content with out-of-the-box CMS integration.
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Are your documents too long and too complex to lay out in Word? Then it is time to consider FrameMaker, the software of choice for professional technical writers. This two-day class is designed for the new FrameMaker user, and for those who are using the program, but feel like they are struggling to complete their work in a timely manner. Introduction to FrameMaker 11/12 focuses on the core features of document publishing with unstructured FrameMaker, including:
Working with FrameMaker Documents
A overview of the new FrameMaker 11/12 interface.
Defining Paragraph Formats
Create a document from scratch and learn how to define Paragraph formats with the Paragraph Designer.
Defining Color and Character Formats
Learn how to add color and inline formatting with the Character Designer.
Define running headers and footers that pull live data off the page, and update with document editing.
Add imported images and FrameMaker-drawn graphics to your chapter headers and footers.
Explore user variables, spell-check, thesaurus, extended characters, and more.
Easily one of the most powerful features of FrameMaker: learn to define table formats with Table Designer to quickly and accurately format multiple tables.
A electronic copy of Adobe FrameMaker 11 Classroom in a Book is included with the class registration. This title is not going to be released in paperback. You will have the option of downloading the workbook as a PDF for viewing in Adobe Reader on your computer or as an ePub that is compatible with almost all devices.
Is this class too elementary for your skill level? Consider Advanced Adobe FrameMaker 11 (Unstructured).
Create, manage, and publish technical documentation to multiple channels
Adobe® FrameMaker® 11 software is a best-in-class authoring and publishing solution with one of the lowest transition costs and highest ROI for migration to XML. Use the new XML Code View to natively author structured content. Collaborate with PDF-based roundtrip reviews. Manage content with out-of-the-box CMS integration. Publish to multiple channels, formats, and screens via HTML5 using Adobe FrameMaker Publishing Server 11 or Adobe Technical Communication Suite 4.
Top reasons to buy to Adobe® FrameMaker® 11
Native XML code View
Dive directly into XML code using the Code View. Exercise complete control over XML documents with a host of editing features, including customized toolbars, inline attribute editor, automated tracking of errors, Intelliprompt of attributes and elements, search using XPath, and advanced XSLT features.
Focus on writing without bothering about page breaks and text formatting. Use the Author View to speed up content creation prior to customizing appearance and output.
XSLT 2.0 support
Create a variety of transformation scenarios by applying pre-defined or customized XSLT to XML files. Execute these transformations using a range of JAXP-compliant processors, such as Xalan and Saxon. Define the scope of the transformation
a file, all files of a folder, DITA map or all children of a book.
Xpath 2.0 support
Eliminate the need to browse through numerous lines of XML code. Use the XPath Pod to find your elements and automatically apply functions to them. Customize your query builder, get suggestions, define the scope of queries, use the history dropdown feature, and save search results for greater productivity.
Speed up XML authoring with a range of productivity features such as Intelliprompt of elements and attributes, template based structure suggestions, automatic insertion of end tags, dynamic validation, and pretty printing. Work faster with large XML/DITA files and DITA maps in multiauthoring environments.
Comprehensive DITA support
Meet consistency and authoring needs as well as specific output requirements. Create customized information models with automatic generation of DITA 1.2 elements (such as titles, tables of content and indexes), page rounding and numbering. Easily publish DITA maps to various output formats.
Integration with Content Management Systems (CMSs)
Smoothly integrate with best-of-breed CMSs like EMC Documentum and Microsoft SharePoint via built-in connectors, and others using third-party plug-ins. Get a set of APIs to connect your enterprise authoring environment with virtually any CMS. Improve searchability of content with custom metadata.
Publishing virtually anywhere
Publish content to multiple channels, formats, and screens using HTML5 integration built into Adobe FrameMaker Publishing Server 11 or Adobe Technical Communication Suite 4. Deliver content to iPad and other tablets, smartphones, and desktops in a wide range of popular formats. Create print-ready CMYK PDFs.
Author structured content faster. Convert unstructured content to a structured format with Smart Paste (Microsoft Word and Excel and HTML to DITA, and HTML tables to FrameMaker tables).
Prepare your documentation for publishing and sharing with the user community. Use the WYSIWYG View to apply and modify styles, themes, and formats. Render your content as intended and see it as your users will.
Create, save, and apply Object Styles to give your content a consistent look and feel. Apply a wide variety of predefined styles to objects such as images, anchored frames, graphic objects, text frames, text lines, and equations. Easily update properties and change the styles of multiple objects by applying Object Styles to them.
Enhanced video support
Develop richer, more engaging technical content by adding a variety of high-impact multimedia features. Enjoy robust support for video content in MP4, FLV, and SWF formats. Customize videos by selecting posters and creating links with text, to play, pause, or jump.
Create linked documents with better readability and usability by inserting Hotspots over images, vector illustrations, and objects, or parts of them. Also convert shapes to Hotspots. On clicking on these Hotspots, your users will be guided to other relevant parts of the document.
Assisted authoring with banner text
Speed up authoring with customizable Banner Text suggestions for various content elements that eliminate the need for constantly referring to the document structure. Help authors of different backgrounds and skill levels create content consistently in a multi-authoring environment.
Linked 3D graphics
Create a richer user experience when working with 3D graphics by linking them with relevant parts of a document. Enable users to switch between parts of 3D graphics and the associated descriptions by inserting bi-directional links. Play 3D animations by clicking on the text.