I have been using FrameMaker with DITA-FMx to develop a book. In FrameMaker you can create composite graphics consisting of imported pixmaps plus text frames, text lines (graphics text), rules, shapes, etc. These do not export to DITA XML so I have been creating composite graphics in Inkscape.
Unfortunately, when imported into FrameMaker you often get strange artefacts: rules that were never drawn in the first place, random rectangles overlaying the objects, etc. I tried exporting to PDF via the Cairo engine but then my clipped pixmaps didn't (although, oddly, they always imported perfectly into FM!). The answer is to save as standard SVG in the Inkscape Save As dialogue, ignoring all the dire warnings about losing Inkscape-specific aspects. Be careful: this Save As turns into an "export from" because, when you try to close the "saved" file, Inkscape informs you that it is not saved and do you want to save it with Inkscape features. This will overwrite the file you just "exported" unknowingly. Anyway, this seems to solve all the problems with artefacts. I mention it to the DITA and FrameMaker community in case this affects other editors or tools. Regards, Hedley -- Hedley Finger 28 Regent Street Camberwell VIC 3124 Australia Tel. +61 3 9809 1229 Fax. (call phone first) Mob. (cell) +61 412 461 558 Email. "Hedley Finger" <hfinger at handholding.com.au>