What part(s) of the process are you looking to automate? Some parts of the process depend on the OS, some on FrameMaker, and some on Acrobat Distiller, so a solution for comprehensive automation can get compicated.
As to watched folders, there's nothing particularly complicated or mysterious as long as you have the Professional version of Adobe Acrobat. (The Standard edition and the bundled Distiller that comes with FrameMaker do not support watched folders.) All you need to do is create one or more folders at some convenient location and designate them in Distiller as watched folders. Distiller will automatically create In and Out subfolders within each folder you designate. If you want, you can attach a specific set of Distiller job options for each different watched folder. Then to use the watched folder, you just print your document to a PostScript file within the In subdirectory. Assuming that Distiller is running, it will periodically check each watched folder's In subdirectory and distill any PS file it finds, putting the PDF in the coresponding Out subdirectory. You can generte a bunch of PS files and then launch Distiller to do all the conversions in a batch, or you can leave Distiller running in the background to do the conversions as each book is printed to PS. Easy peasy. -Fred Ridder >From: "Ed Lightle" <elightle at commandalkon.com> >To: <framers at lists.frameusers.com> >Subject: Auto-Generation of PDF's >Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2007 15:57:32 -0500 > >I am looking for a tool for automating the creation of PDF's from >FrameMaker 7.0 books. I work in Unstructured FrameMaker. I also use >WebWorks 9.2 to create Microsoft HTML Help. > > > >I can't find anything current on WebWorks AutoMap. Is this product >discontinued? > > > >Also, should I just try to learn how to distill to "watched folders" >using Acrobat? If so, where do I go to learn how? > > > >Thanks, > >Ed Lightle > >Sr. Technical Writer > >Command Alkon Inc. > >elightle at commandalkon.com > >_______________________________________________ > > >You are currently subscribed to Framers as DocuDoc at hotmail.com. > >Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. > >To unsubscribe send a blank email to >framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com >or visit >http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/docudoc%40hotmail.com > >Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit >http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info. _________________________________________________________________ Booking a flight? Know when to buy with airfare predictions on MSN Travel. http://travel.msn.com/Articles/aboutfarecast.aspx&ocid=T001MSN25A07001