Hello frameusers. This week I've been playing with the 30 day trial of FrameMaker 12.
Most of my work at the moment has been generating HTML Help: my existing workflow has been with TechComm Suite 4, authoring in Frame 11, linking the books into RoboHelp 10 and generating CHMs from there. I've found that workflow a bit cumbersome, and struggled quite a bit to get my CHM files looking the same as my Frame source (although I mostly got there in the end, not least with some help from others on this list...) I'm trying to see whether I could just use Frame 12 instead, and forget about RoboHelp and TechComm Suite. (As I don't need the multiplicity of output formats the latter can produce.) The dialog boxes for configuring CHM output from Frame 12 look very familiar ( :) yes, they're straight out of RoboHelp) and I was quickly and easily able to achieve about 95% of what I'd been doing in TCS4. The only 'gotcha' I have encountered is this: Creating a CHM from Frame12 still ignores anything that was on a Master Page or Reference Page - so any 'boilerplate' graphics etc get ditched. In TCS4, I'd instead used RoboHelp "Master Pages" to append a boilerplate footer to each CHM topic. Am I right that I can't do this with Frame12 alone? Or is there some workaround I'm overlooking? (Sadly I don't think I can do without this feature, so if it can't be done in Frame12 alone I'll need to stick with TCS4... TCS5 is no good as it doesn't have Illustrator, as many of you have already noted......) Also, the "Glossary" feature in Frame12 seems to be broken - I ought to be able to include "GlossaryTerm" markers on words, and have the marker text displayed in the CHM as tooltips, pop-ups, etc. It doesn't appear to work though (other people have confirmed the same issue on the Adobe Forums). Has anyone here tried this successfully? David ________________________________ *** Confidentiality Notice: This e-mail, including any associated or attached files, is intended solely for the individual or entity to which it is addressed. This e-mail is confidential and may well also be legally privileged. If you have received it in error, you are on notice of its status. Please notify the sender immediately by reply e-mail and then delete this message from your system. Please do not copy it or use it for any purposes, or disclose its contents to any other person. This email comes from a division of the Invensys Group, owned by Invensys Limited, which is a company registered in England and Wales with its registered office at 3rd Floor, 40 Grosvenor Place, London, SW1X 7AW (Registered number 166023). For a list of European legal entities within the Invensys Group, please select the Legal Entities link at invensys.com. Invensys Limited is owned by the Schneider-Electric Group. You may contact Invensys Limited on +44 (0)20 3155 1200 or e-mail recept...@invensys.com. This e-mail and any attachments thereto may be subject to the terms of any agreements between Invensys (and/or its subsidiaries and affiliates) and the recipient (and/or its subsidiaries and affiliates).
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