To answer an earlier post about Arbortext and FrameMaker. We support and know both worlds very well. The Arbortext Editor is found in most of the regulated industries, pharmaceuticals, aerospace (Airbus), telecoms, automotive (Caterpillar) and defense. Arbortext is true SGML/XML, but tends to be more complex to setup. Example, to generate a .pdf book is a major task. FrameMaker .pdf is far easier to use. There is a scripting language called ACL which uses Java or .COM. By comparison, FrameMaker has the FDK and FrameScript. Like FrameMaker, Arbortext does not support Hebrew, Thai or Arabic. If you need good Arabic publishing, InDesign Middle East edition is the only tool. You will see the two products come closer when DITA becomes the standard. They are both excellent products, but for ease of use, FrameMaker is the winner. Anyone looking for FrameMaker to Arbortext conversion, contact us off list.
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