Re: DITA/docbook vs your own schema

2013-07-09 Thread Yves Barbion
Hi Rebecca I don't think any content maps perfectly to DITA, which is logical. But then again, you can specialize DITA to make it match your content. Some will even say that DITA must be specialized. Others have already given you some good arguments in favor of DITA or DocBook. With DITA, you

Re: DITA/docbook vs your own schema

2013-07-09 Thread John Sgammato
This article by Bernard Aschwanden on subsetting DITA may help: http://www.stc-siliconvalley.org/newsletter/2006_05/articles/aschwanden-subsetting-dita.htm On Mon, Jul 8, 2013 at 3:06 AM, rebecca officer rebecca.offi...@alliedtelesis.co.nz wrote: Does anyone know of a nice, clear list of

RE: DITA/docbook vs your own schema

2013-07-09 Thread Craig Ede
Okay, I'll start from the assumption that DITA or Docbook as standards are the way to go if you don't want to spend all kinds of time and money on development. Of course changing to DITA or Docbook will cost time and money, too. Just less of both. So which: DITA or Docbook DITA is much

Cleaning Character Formats

2013-07-09 Thread Karen Robbins
I want to remove rogue character formats and replace them with correct ones. I've used Character Tools to generate a list of formats by file so I know which ones are in each document of my book. I choose Character Format... in the Find/Change palette, type the character format name in the entry

Re: Cleaning Character Formats

2013-07-09 Thread Stuart Rogers
On 2013-Jul-09 3:15 PM, Karen Robbins wrote: I want to remove rogue character formats and replace them with correct ones. I've used Character Tools to generate a list of formats by file so I know which ones are in each document of my book. I choose Character Format... in the Find/Change

RE: Cleaning Character Formats

2013-07-09 Thread Fred Ridder
You don't indicate what version of FrameMaker you are using, so I'll try to keep my answers as generic and universal as possible. If you're trying to find named character styles, you should be choosing Character Tag rather than Character Format in the Find box. You will have to type the name

Re: Cleaning Character Formats

2013-07-09 Thread Mike Wickham
If I'm reading your message right, you should be choosing Character Tag: in the Find dialog, rather than a Character Format. The former searches for text with the assigned character style. The latter finds text with specific attributes, which may or may not have been assigned a character

Re: Cleaning Character Formats

2013-07-09 Thread Lin Sims
And as of Frame 10, you can also search for Character Format Override and Paragraph Format Override, so you don't even need to search for a specific tag. If you do search for a specific tag, remember that the first time you find it, you can reapply the tag to clear the override, then Copy Special

Re: Cleaning Character Formats

2013-07-09 Thread Karen Robbins
Thanks, Fred, maybe I was confusing format and tag. I guess I do want both overrides and tags, though--I can use Silicon Prairie's Character Tools to find both. As it happens, there are instances of bad practices like Italic and italic, so case would be relevant in some instances. Thanks, Lin, for

RE: Cleaning Character Formats

2013-07-09 Thread Fred Ridder
I just confirmed that Consider Case really is active in tag searches--peculiar but true. But since this is actually the case, you'd probably want to leave it OFF if you've got the kind of bad naming practices you mention. If you tell FrameMaker to consider case, then you'd have to do

Re: Cleaning Character Formats

2013-07-09 Thread Scott Prentice
While we're on the subject .. an unfortunate tag searching issue happens if your tag names contain hyphens, and you try to use the Whole Word option. FM will match on partial tag names where search string matches a hyphen-delimited word in your tag name. For example, if you have tags named

RE: DITA/docbook vs your own schema

2013-07-09 Thread Craig Ede
This distinction between a narrative and topics is a good one. I just worked through a series of manuals that were written as narratives. There was a lot of repeated content and procedures that were actually four or five procedures mixed together and then occurring later with the mixture

RE: DITA/docbook vs your own schema

2013-07-09 Thread Craig Ede
This is a really good book for getting experience in using DITA 1.2. I found that the sample application that is developed was very straightforward to implement in FrameMaker. It won't teach you everything you need to know about DITA, but all the basics are there.

RE: DITA/docbook vs your own schema

2013-07-09 Thread Craig Ede
Amen to that! Craig -Original Message- And unless you're very clever, it's easy to paint yourself into a corner with an in-house system. It might be simple to develop something for what your needs are now, but you neglect to make it open-ended or scalable for whatever changes you need

PDF Job Options - Standard versus High Quality Print

2013-07-09 Thread Melissa Clark
Hi, I'm writing today to query others about the Standard versus High Quality Print options under the PDF Setup in Adobe FrameMaker and Distiller. The various PDF job options are being evaluated internally. In particular (and what I'm asking about now), in PDF Setup - Settings - PDF Job

Re: Cleaning Character Formats

2013-07-09 Thread Grant Hogarth
It will also match head, head.1, head.2, Grant On 7/9/2013 3:47 PM, Scott Prentice wrote: While we're on the subject .. an unfortunate tag searching issue happens if your tag names contain hyphens, and you try to use the Whole Word option. FM will match on partial tag names where search

Custom Ruling and Shading of Tables via xml and EDD rules

2013-07-09 Thread Ed Nodland
I have XML files that include tables. Some cells include a class such as: td class=cheader Centered text with gray shading td class=header Left justified text with gray shading td class=cbody Centered text not shaded td class=body Left justified text not shaded I want to be able to open the XML

Re: DITA/docbook vs your own schema

2013-07-09 Thread Writer
Agreed. That has been my go to book since I started using DITA. Nadine This is a really good book for getting experience in using DITA 1.2. I found that the sample application that is developed was very straightforward to implement in FrameMaker. It won't teach you everything you need to know

Re: DITA/docbook vs your own schema

2013-07-09 Thread Alan T Litchfield
Unfortunately, that book cannot be sold internationally by Amazon. :( Alan On 10/07/13 2:19 PM, Writer wrote: Agreed. That has been my go to book since I started using DITA. Nadine This is a really good book for getting experience in using DITA 1.2. I found that the sample application

Re: PDF Job Options - Standard versus High Quality Print

2013-07-09 Thread Mike Wickham
There are definitely differences between Standard and High Quality Print options. For starters, Standard does NOT embed all fonts. If you use Distiller to check the settings of the .joboptions files, you'll see that Standard embeds most fonts, but NOT those that are commonly installed on

DITA/docbook vs your own schema

2013-07-09 Thread Yves Barbion
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Cleaning Character Formats

2013-07-09 Thread Karen Robbins
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Cleaning Character Formats

2013-07-09 Thread Stuart Rogers
On 2013-Jul-09 3:15 PM, Karen Robbins wrote: > I want to remove rogue character formats and replace them with correct > ones. I've used Character Tools to generate a list of formats by file > so I know which ones are in each document of my book. I choose > "Character Format..." in the

Cleaning Character Formats

2013-07-09 Thread Fred Ridder
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Cleaning Character Formats

2013-07-09 Thread Mike Wickham
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Cleaning Character Formats

2013-07-09 Thread Lin Sims
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Cleaning Character Formats

2013-07-09 Thread Karen Robbins
lert appears. > > My documents have only an A flow. I doubt the character format I'm looking > for would be on a master page. Even if a style or two were in an unanchored > box, for example, that doesn't explain all styles not being available or > found. > > I'm sure this is a case of user error. What am I doing wrong? > > Thanks, > Karen > -- next part -- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL: <http://lists.frameusers.com/pipermail/framers/attachments/20130709/f4849d75/attachment.html>

Cleaning Character Formats

2013-07-09 Thread Fred Ridder
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Cleaning Character Formats

2013-07-09 Thread Scott Prentice
case and lower case letters in the name of a 6-letter tag would > take 64 (2^6) separate searches with "consider case" ON, but only one > search with "consider case" OFF. > > -Fred Ridder -- next part -- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL: <http://lists.frameusers.com/pipermail/framers/attachments/20130709/16b01a60/attachment.html>

DITA/docbook vs your own schema

2013-07-09 Thread Craig Ede
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DITA/docbook vs your own schema

2013-07-09 Thread Craig Ede
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DITA/docbook vs your own schema

2013-07-09 Thread Craig Ede
Amen to that! Craig -Original Message- And unless you're very clever, it's easy to paint yourself into a corner with an in-house system. It might be "simple" to develop something for what your needs are now, but you neglect to make it open-ended or scalable for whatever changes you

PDF Job Options - Standard versus High Quality Print

2013-07-09 Thread Melissa Clark
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Cleaning Character Formats

2013-07-09 Thread Grant Hogarth
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Custom Ruling and Shading of Tables via xml and EDD rules

2013-07-09 Thread Ed Nodland
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DITA/docbook vs your own schema

2013-07-09 Thread Writer
Agreed. That has been my go to book since I started using DITA. Nadine > >This is a really good book for getting experience in using DITA 1.2. I found >that the sample application that is developed was very straightforward to >implement in FrameMaker. It won't teach you everything you need to

DITA to PDF output webinar Fri July 12

2013-07-09 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Friday July 12, 10AM Pacific Time: Rich PDF output from DITA via FrameMaker FrameMaker 11 is a complete DITA authoring and publishing solution. With built-in support for DITA 1.2, you can open XML files directly, edit as needed and save back to your DITA .xml source files. In addition,