Thanks, appreciate the help and info. -Gillian
On Nov 20, 2014, at 2:59 PM, Scott Prentice <s...@leximation.com> wrote: > Hi Gillian... > > You may want to post this question to the framemaker-dita Yahoo group for > additional info. > > 1) There are no DITA "publishing scripts" in FM. To generate a PDF you save > the map to a book file (with FM chapter files), then save the book to a PDF. > The formatting of the generated FM files is controlled by the structure > application(s). Customizing the structure applications is far more complex > than can be explained in an email, but that's where you'll need to look. Note > that there is no difference between DITA authored in Oxygen or FM .. if it's > valid DITA, it's just DITA. Some people think that DITA in FM isn't "pure > DITA" .. it should be, and if it's not, it's not DITA. > > <note type="vendor-comment">DITA-FMx provides a much easier path to > publishing and customizing than you'll get with default FM, and can be fully > automated with additional tools.</note> > > 2) It depends on what you're trying to do. Here's the official list, the mode > of "connection" to FM and the effectiveness of these CMSes can be debated .. > > http://www.adobe.com/products/framemaker/cms-integration.html > > <note type="vendor-comment">DITA-FMx connects to the XDocs CMS, which is I > believe the lowest-cost CMS on the list. We are in the process of working on > a connector with easyDITA as well.</note> > > 3) It depends on how consistently tagged your FM files are. If your FM files > are a "mess" it's going to be really hard .. if your FM files are really > clean, it's going to be just reasonably hard. The sample files and webinar on > this page may be of some use .. > > http://leximation.com/downloads/adobe-fm2xml-2013/ > > Cheers, > > ...scott > > Scott Prentice > Leximation, Inc. > www.leximation.com > +1.415.485.1892 > > On 11/20/14 11:35 AM, Gillian Flato wrote: >> Guys, >> >> I am considering using Tech Comm Suite 5 for a project. I have some >> questions which I know you guys can answer better than Adobe: >> >> 1. How do you edit the publishing scripts to make custom-designed PDFs? Is >> it the same as with Oxygen and “pure” DITA? I have edited custom plugins >> that I used with Oxygen. >> >> 2. What’s a good, relatively low-cost CMS to use with Tech Comm Suite 5? >> >> 3. How easy is it to convert unstructured Frame docs to DITA docs to be used >> in Frame? >> >> Thanks! >> >> -Gillian >> > > _______________________________________________ > > > You are currently subscribed to framers as gill6...@comcast.net. > > Send list messages to firstname.lastname@example.org. > > To unsubscribe send a blank email to > framers-unsubscr...@lists.frameusers.com > or visit > http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/gill6034%40comcast.net > > Send administrative questions to listad...@frameusers.com. Visit > http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.
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