Cool. Thanks!

-Gillian

On Nov 21, 2014, at 5:10 AM, Jeff Coatsworth <jeff.coatswo...@jonasclub.com> 
wrote:

> Did you happen to see Bernie’s guest post about FM & XMl/DITA? - 
> http://blogs.adobe.com/techcomm/2014/11/xml-authoring-made-easy-not-for-geeks-anymore.html
>  
> From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com 
> [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Gillian Flato
> Sent: November-20-14 7:37 PM
> To: Scott Prentice
> Cc: framers@lists.frameusers.com
> Subject: Re: Tech Comm Suite 5
>  
> 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
>  
>  
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