Hi Wayne, I am sorry to correct you, but I have been doing Windows (and Mac) FrameMaker automation for the last 8 years with FrameScript, including complex FrameMaker to PDF workflows.
Rick Quatro Carmen Publishing 585-659-8267 www.frameexpert.com >> Is there a more automated way to create PDFs from 53 FrameMaker >> books? Or is there a quicker way to set up this process from >> FrameMaker? Are there any programs that could help automate these >> processes? Do your companies hold any best practices that we could >> benefit from? > > I know people are probably tired of hearing this, but... Yes this can be > done, but painlessly, but only on a Mac. Using AppleScript, it is possible > to automate this. I just checked FM 7's AppleScript dictionary and I was > surprised at how many things were scriptable. One of the things Apple has > never been good at doing is promoting AppleScript, but it is still one of > the best ways to automate many tasks because it can be used to automate > and move data between several products. > > So, if you have a Mac, you're in luck. If not, then I don't have a good > answer for you. FYI, scripting the PDF part would involve more of the > Finder operations than FrameMaker's. > > -Wayne