I also recommend to test the trial version yourself.
I installed it in a virtual machine so that nothing else will be affected.
When I tested the conversion to HTML Help briefly with the default
settings, it worked very well! Very fast. Very convenient! Seamless,
no issues. Many options to
I recommend Net-translators.
On 11-Mar-14 7:31 PM, Carol J. Elkins wrote:
I need to compile a list of recommended localization companies for a
client who is now ready to translate their Framemaker books. I'd like
But you wouldn't be editing screen shots, would you?
For extracting whole graphics like those, it might be better to do a saveAs
HTML and then use the graphics from the images directory. Also, MIF2Go can
export to FM to rtf, which allows you to save from Word to HTML. From there you
Here's a video tutorial for FM12:
[mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Roman Banks
Sent: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 8:53 PM
To: David Downing;
Here is some documentation which you might find useful:
[mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of rebecca officer
I’ve been using an evaluation copy of FrameMaker to test the online
The most capable format is the Responsive HTML5, which is comparable to the
Reverb format in Quadralay’s WebWorks ePublisher. It includes a slick skin
editor that lets you customize the visual appearance. As
I turned on track changes (Special Track Text Edits Enable). I make
changes, looks good in Frame document. I now want to send the book, with
changes, with track changes, to someone.
When I PDF the book, the changes don't get included. It creates the
before version and I want
FM 12 integrates the most popular features of RoboHelp, which does a
much better job of generating HTML than FrameMaker:
For the best-looking HTML from FrameMaker source, check out WebWorks ePublisher.
I have all of my books set for single-sided with Delete Empty Pages. Lately
extra blank pages are showing on many documents even after I save (which almost
always clears out empty pages) or select Remove Overrides when going from
master view to page view (another reliable way for deleting extra
My boss is asking me to provide a justification for using FM12 (which now
outputs webhelp and responsive html5) as a single-source for our webhelp (as
opposed to using only RH or importing FM into RH). Has anyone had experience
with any of these methods in ATCS 5? If so, I'd love to hear about
This page should help you understand states of conditional tags in FM 12:
On Sat, Feb 1, 2014 at 12:37 AM, David Downing david.h.down...@gmail.comwrote:
That tutorial for
The parenthesis support in conditional build expressions is added in FM 12.
Below is some more content about Conditional Text from the FM 12 What's New.
Hope this helps.
Conditional Tags pod
The new Conditional Tags pod makes it easier for you to create and manage
Unless you need PDF output or are using structured authoring, then there's no
need to single source out of FM. As for tracking usage, if your help is on a
web server (not a LAN server), you can check out the Adobe forums or
I have just bought and installed FrameMaker 12 and have been playing
around with the publish feature.
I would like to publish some manuals to epub, but I just can't seem to
make it work properly. When I publish to epub:
- all embedded pictures disappear
- czech characters disappear
Have you ever created ePUB output before? Some things may not be supported by
the standard - see http://www.mattrsullivan.com/blog/tcs/ebooks/ for issues
that Matt Sullivan had when he turned his FM bible into ePUB.
I am on the hunt for learning how to integrate HunSpell dictionaries
into FrameMaker 11, for languages such as Icelandic.
According to the FrameMaker 11 Upgrade Guide:
I have received a negative reply, but I haven't tried this myself. Not had
the time, really.
But this should be really easy as in OpenOffice, LibreOffice etc.
On Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 5:01 PM, Simon BUCH simon.b...@m-ais.com wrote:
I am on the hunt for
Have you checked out Arnis' post -
[mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Simon BUCH
Sent: March-12-14 1:01 PM
Subject: I am still hunting for HunSpell dictionaries in
Make sure your pagination setting select Next Available Page rather than Read
Subject: Blank pages
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2014 22:15:28 +
I have all of my books set for single-sided with Delete Empty Pages.
What are you using now? An earlier version of FrameMaker?
FM12 basically has most of RoboHelp folded in so you get two for one.
To see what you'd lose with only RoboHelp, generate a PDF from
RoboHelp and compare it with one saved from FrameMaker. Note that
FrameMaker can save PDF with change
Wouldn't it make sense that an Encapsulated PostScript element (EPS file) would
not print to a non-postscript printer (except the part of it that is
non-PostScript, i.e. the preview)?
The benefits of producing output to a PDF from FM and then printing to your
printer has been discussed many
I hope I never have to use it, but that's a very clever trick.
On Tue, Mar 11, 2014 at 7:44 AM, Steve Rickaby
Many thanks to Heiko Haida for the solution here: generate PDFs of the
graphics, which are (somewhat amazingly) then completely editable in
List of reasons for unwanted blank
pages (from Harro de Jong):
Blank pages at the start or end of a chapter:
- rightclick chapter in book-Pagination-Make page count
odd/even (can add an empty page at end of chapter)
- rightclick chapter in
And note that the Next Available option can only be chosen when you are
setting pagination from the *book file* window. FrameMaker keeps separate
file-level pagination properties in each component file and book-level
pagination properties in each book file that use the components. Next
I have done that many times. The vectors and splines created are
sometimes a bit poorly connected but in general, they follow the correct
structure for postscript output.
I have also used this approach on a number of projects to fix MS Word
drawings. That is those that have been made using
Yup, I agree with your observation, and do understand the oft-stated
requirement to use PDF output and then print from it. :)
It is just that I was not expecting the poor quality when I printed directly
from FrameMaker to the printer I had access to at the time (I was at home) to
Depending on whether or not you want a North American-based translation bureau,
I can recommend ADT International out of France
We used them for 7+ years. We only switched when my company was purchased and a
sister company in Denmark began handling our
Also, if you have a master page for blank pages, make sure it doesn't have a
text box on it that is set to be editable on the body pages. That had me
pulling my hair out a few weeks ago.
[mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of
Thanks for your comments, which I will share with my team.
In answer to your questions Robert: we have ATCS 5 (FM 12, RH 11) installed.
I'm working on creating a FM template. We currently output to .pdf (from Word -
ugh) and webhelp (from RH). We'd like to output to responsive html 5 and may,
I work in an office that uses an automated process to import XML files into
FrameMaker 11. After importing, the files are formatted into FM11 documents. We
are working in a Windows 7 environment.
We recently upgraded the Zapf Dingbats font family to ITC Zapf Dingbats Std
As long as you're evaluating alternatives, you should check out
WebWorks ePublisher. It can use Word, FrameMaker, and/or DITA as
source and the output. I haven't looked at its PDF output since my
source was in FrameMaker, but it kicked RoboHelp 10 to the curb as far
as web help.
On Wed, Mar 12,
I work with a number of localization companies, here are a couple for you:
Godfrey Garcia Jr.
Global Translation Systems
920 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Chapel Hill NC 27514
Ph.: (919) 967-2010 x 7
Fax: (919) 929-1333
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