RE: Adobe announces FrameMaker (2015 Release)

2015-06-11 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Hello Robert,

The new feature of simplified XML editing is a no cost feature, in that it is 
built-in to the product. It will work in either Full-Featured FrameMaker, or 
the less expensive FrameMaker XML Author (2015 Release). [For information on 
FMXA, the 2nd version referred to, go to its home page at: 
http://www.adobe.com/products/framemakerxmlauthor.html ]

Here is a link to a video about how an optional setting for the AUTHORING MODE 
of XML editing in either FrameMaker or FrameMaker XML Author will allow you to 
have DITA fill-in-the-blank forms, vs. working with element tags and the 
traditional Structure View Window:
http://tv.adobe.com/watch/framemaker-2015/fm-simpler-xml-authoring/

This new technique will enable you to have temp team members (including SMEs) 
create new DITA content with minimal training.



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Empowering SMEs to author in a NEW, simplified 'form-like' XML environment, 
without knowing XML

That could be interesting, depending on exactly what it means, and how much 
extra you have to pay to use it.
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RE: Adobe announces FrameMaker (2015 Release)

2015-06-09 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Robert,

You can view the following featurette video to get a preview of how Conditional 
Table Columns work:

http://tv.adobe.com/watch/framemaker-2015/fm-cond-tbl-cols/

I'll post separately on the REGISTRATION pages for LAUNCH WEBINARS for 
FrameMaker 2015 on June 16 and RoboHelp 2015 on June 18



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Looking at the version comparison, the additions for unstructured FrameMaker in 
English are:

- conditional table columns
- book-level conditional text
- web help custom skins
- auto-insert table continuation variables
- mini-TOCs

Still no wiki integration.

I'll be curious to see how well the conditional table columns work.
That seems like a major challenge.
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VENDOR ANNOUNCE: FrameMaker 2015 Product Launch Webinar Tues June 16 08:00 Pacific Time

2015-06-09 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Hello!

You may have received a similar email invitation in your mail box from a 
different source in the past week; I just wanted to make sure that everyone on 
the Framers List is aware of  2 PRODUCT LAUNCH webinars that AdobeTCS has 
scheduled next week for our newest versions of FRAMEMAKER and ROBOHELP. Session 
Date/Time and Registration links are listed below, followed by a brief 
description.

We hope to see you there and are confident that you will see some new, exciting 
features.

PRODUCT LAUNCH: What's new in FrameMaker (2015 Release)
Tuesday June 16, 08:00 - 10:00 AM Pacific Time
Registration Link = http://adobe.ly/1I8aMK7

Key new features and  major work flow improvements in the FrameMaker product 
family that will be covered in this session, include:

*   Editing and publishing support for Right-to-Left languages, viz. Arabic 
and Hebrew 
*   Out-of-the-box publishing to mobile including native mobile apps, web, 
desktop and print
*   Easier layout editor for HTML5 allowing inclusion or exclusion of 
widgets for Filter, Search, etc.
*   Dynamic Content Filters enabling users to quickly find highly 
personalized, contextually relevant content
*   Greatly enhanced Word import into FrameMaker
*   Empowering SMEs to author in a NEW, simplified form-like XML 
environment, without knowing XML
*   Improved efficiency and usability with tables and conditional text 
control
*   Working faster with enhanced Structure view, in-line MathML equations 
and reduced EDD customization time
*   Extended DITA 1.3 support, mini-TOC, improved Quick Element Insertion 
Toolbar and a host of other features 
*   Several significant UI enhancements to boost productivity

FYI -- (for those also interested in RoboHelp)

PRODUCT LAUNCH: What's new in RoboHelp (2015 Release) and Tech Comm Suite (2015 
Release)
Thursday, June18, 08:00 - 10:00 AM Pacific Time
Registration Link = http://adobe.ly/1J7weQR

Completely redesigned User Interface

*   New ribbon-based UI with Context-sensitive icon display
*   Brand new HTML5 Layout! -- Easily show/hide widgets for Filter, TOC, 
Index, etc.
*   Native social media widget support
*   Support for Right-to-Left language support
*   Publish content with dynamic content filtering - Users can easily 
select and filter content, simplifying find-ability
*   URLs display dynamic content filter choices; excellent for CSH Context 
Sensitive Help
*   Easily publish stand-alone mobile apps for iOS and Android
*   Greatly improved FIND/REPLACE functionality
*   Support for named expressions with conditional build tags

Note: both sessions will be recorded. If you are interested, please register, 
even if you cannot attend; you will receive a follow-up email from Product 
Evangelist (me) that has minute-markers indicating how far into the recording 
key features are covered.


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online FrameMaker 12 Documentation totally revamped; in PDF and HTML5

2014-12-12 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Adobe has updated online Documentation for FrameMaker 12 (click the HELP button 
to try it out.)

The TWEET below has link to blog with details and illustrations:

NEW #FrameMaker User’s Guide: Sliced, Diced, and Enhanced [Now in HTML5 
Responsive Layout!] - adobe.ly/1yGIrTH

Here are the direct links to the documentation:
HTML: http://adobe.ly/11x6zyK
PDF: http://adobe.ly/1uLhITn



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RE: online FrameMaker 12 Documentation totally revamped; in PDF and HTML5

2014-12-12 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Robert, thank you for catching this. I will fix the link in the blog as well.



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From: robert.lauris...@gmail.com [mailto:robert.lauris...@gmail.com] On Behalf 
Of Robert Lauriston
Sent: Friday, December 12, 2014 11:37 AM
To: Maxwell Hoffmann; framers@lists.frameusers.com
Subject: Re: online FrameMaker 12 Documentation totally revamped; in PDF and 
HTML5

That obfuscated link resolves to
http://help.stage.adobe.com/en_US/FrameMaker/12.0/Help/Using/index.html
which is presumably your internal-only staging area.

If you remove the stage. it works correctly.

On Fri, Dec 12, 2014 at 10:53 AM, Maxwell Hoffmann mhoff...@adobe.com wrote:
 Here are the direct links to the documentation:
 HTML: http://adobe.ly/11x6zyK
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RE: online FrameMaker 12 Documentation totally revamped; in PDF and HTML5

2014-12-12 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Folks,

Here are the corrected shortened URLs to the online FrameMaker documentation 
outside of the stage area:

HTML: http://adobe.ly/1Dokcld

PDF: http://adobe.ly/1Dokp84



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From: robert.lauris...@gmail.com [mailto:robert.lauris...@gmail.com] On Behalf 
Of Robert Lauriston
Sent: Friday, December 12, 2014 11:37 AM
To: Maxwell Hoffmann; framers@lists.frameusers.com
Subject: Re: online FrameMaker 12 Documentation totally revamped; in PDF and 
HTML5

That obfuscated link resolves to
http://help.stage.adobe.com/en_US/FrameMaker/12.0/Help/Using/index.html
which is presumably your internal-only staging area.

If you remove the stage. it works correctly.

On Fri, Dec 12, 2014 at 10:53 AM, Maxwell Hoffmann mhoff...@adobe.com wrote:
 Here are the direct links to the documentation:
 HTML: http://adobe.ly/11x6zyK
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RE: online FrameMaker 12 Documentation totally revamped; in PDF and HTML5

2014-12-12 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Hi Robert,

Thank you for your detailed feedback. I will share this and other comments 
early next week with the doc team manager.



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-Original Message-
From: robert.lauris...@gmail.com [mailto:robert.lauris...@gmail.com] On Behalf 
Of Robert Lauriston
Sent: Friday, December 12, 2014 12:03 PM
To: Maxwell Hoffmann; framers@lists.frameusers.com
Subject: Re: online FrameMaker 12 Documentation totally revamped; in PDF and 
HTML5

The search seems to be broken, e.g. the results for footnote do not include 
this Create and edit footnotes topic:

http://help.adobe.com/en_US/framemaker/using/WS6C3D24E6-2965-48bb-B6CF-50D1439AEB01.html

Or maybe you just cut some content. Searching for endnote finds nothing.

Something's wrong with the word spacing, compare old and new to see what I mean:

http://help.adobe.com/en_US/framemaker/using/WSd817046a44e105e21e63e3d11ab7f7561e-7fff.html

http://help.adobe.com/en_US/FrameMaker/12.0/Help/Using/index.html#t=using-framemaker-12%2Ffrm_books_bk%2Ffrm_books_bk-4.htm

I prefer the smaller text in the old CSS.
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Update to FrameMaker 12 (FM 12.0.3)

2014-09-26 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Framers,

Today our product management team announced a point release free upgrade for 
users of FrameMaker 12. You can read all about it in the blog at the following 
URL:  http://adobe.ly/1BiFryz

Categories mentioned include:

Responsive HTML5 output is now faster and better

Additional publishing enhancements (FM Only)

== FrameMaker 12 can now publish the content in the reference pages as well 
for all non-PDF outputs.
== The non-PDF publishing for large files with many images is now faster 
with 50% reduction in publishing time.

Integration with other Adobe products would work without TCS license

Structure View Enhancements

Table Enhancements

CMS Connector Enhancements

We have fixed more than 25 bugs as well!



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RE: Jeremy H. Griffith, 1942-2014

2014-06-16 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
I was so saddened to learn this news. I met Jeremy dozens of time, including 
back in the day when he was starting Mif2Go. I benefited from that program 
and his expertise many times, but more importantly, by his goodness and honesty.

He will be sorely missed.



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From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com 
[mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Caroline Tabach
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How sad.

Although he created a program, he would always correspond with users and add 
features as requested.
It was the only application at that time, where one could get direct help from 
the owner.

(I know that things are not like that now).
Indeed a good man.



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VENDOR ANN: Major 40% discount on Tech Comm Suite 5 ends this Friday night

2014-05-29 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Hello!


There have been several posts to this group about Adobe's 5 products for the 
price of 1 in the past. This is just a reminder that 11:59 PM Pacific Time, 
Friday May 30th is when an attractive Adobe price discount comes to an end, 
forever.


The normal monthly subscription fee (one year commitment) for just FrameMaker 
12 is $29.99. Until the time listed above, you can subscribe to ALL of Adobe 
Tech Comm Suite 5 for that same price, $29.99 per month. Yes, that is  5 
products for the price of just 1.


The URL link may be found in the TWEET below:


40% Discount ends Friday 30May: just $1 PER DAY for 5x products: 40% off Adobe 
TECH COMM SUITE 5 subscription adobe.ly/1i7QcfOhttp://adobe.ly/1i7QcfO


?The 5 products are FrameMaker, RoboHelp, Captivate, Adobe Acrobat Pro and 
Presenter. Only $1 per day. 5 products. That translates to 20 cents per day per 
product.


I hope that you are able to take advantage of this terrific discount. This 
promotion was introduced in February as part of the Product Launch for 
FrameMaker 12 and Tech Comm Suite 5. You won't see another discount like this 
until the next major product version release.


Enjoy!


?



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RE: FrameMaker 12 Cloud

2014-05-20 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Rick,

You may want to be aware of a current product launch promotion that is about to 
expire. Through May 30th, (10 days left) you can subscribe to ALL of Tech Comm 
Suite 5 (FrameMaker, RoboHelp, Captivate, Acrobat and Presenter), for the same 
price of $29.99. That is one dollar per day for 5 products (yes, with a 
one-year commitment). 

This is a one-time promotion related to first 6 months of product launch and 
this comes to an end 11:59 PM May 30th, Pacific Time. There is an information 
link to the 40% off promo on the home page of FrameMaker and Tech Comm Suite.

FYI -- after the one year, you can downgrade from Tech Comm Suite to only 
FrameMaker and continue the subscription for only $29.99 per month. Again, $1 
per day.

Incidentally, if a major release comes out (e.g. FrameMaker 13) during your 
subscription, you are automatically upgraded at no extra cost.

If you would like regular updates on such promotions, follow us on Twitter at 
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Sent: Monday, May 19, 2014 12:04 PM
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Subject: FrameMaker 12 Cloud

Hi Framers,

Anyone using FrameMaker 12 subscription version? The price I am seeing is
$29.99 per month, but it requires a 1 year commitment. If you cancel before
the year is up, they charge you 50% of the remaining months. Huh? What good
is a month-to-month subscription if I have to commit to a year? I am
inquiring for a low-budget, non-profit client. Come on Adobe; there is
enough bad will with all of the subscription stuff and high upgrade prices.
Why the one-year commitment? Is it that costly to turn the subscription on
or off before the year is up? Why not like my Lynda.com subscription which I
can turn off and on at will?

Rick

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RE: FrameMaker 12 Cloud

2014-05-20 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Hi Steve,

Yes, you are right, I didn't answer Rick's question. I have no answer, other 
than that Lynda.com provides training which wouldn't be used weekly in 
production as FrameMaker usually is.

I do however feel that everyone should be aware that they only have 10 days 
left to get 5 products for $1 per day. That is a pretty big deal, and it ends 
forever on May 30th.

I will now exit this discussion. I do appreciate your feedback.




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From: Steve Rickaby srick...@wordmongers.demon.co.uk
Sent: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 7:43 AM
To: Maxwell Hoffmann; Rick Quatro; framers@lists.frameusers.com
Subject: RE: FrameMaker 12 Cloud

With all respect to Maxwell, special offers do not answer Rick's point. Adobe 
has generated *massive* ill-will over its licensing policies; I only hope this 
this is reflected in some substantive way, such as the stock price, that will 
cause it to rethink.

Incidentally, if a major release comes out (e.g. FrameMaker 13) during your 
subscription, you are automatically upgraded at no extra cost.

This is often touted as an advantage of cloud-based services, but is in fact a 
Really Bad Thing, as it can invalidate an organization's substantial investment 
in training and expertise by changing user interfaces and capabilities without 
warning - not to mention, er..., causing disruption to productivity (modesty 
forbids me from putting this more strongly, although I'd like to).

Just my 10c.

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RE: Using XML with FrameMaker

2014-03-26 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
FYI - FrameMaker XML Author 12 is a separate product. It is possible to edit 
preferences in FULL FrameMaker 12 to have the UI and functionality of 
FrameMaker XML Author 12. This new product costs 40% the price of full 
FrameMaker.

Here are some resources about FrameMaker XML Author:

* FrameMaker XML Author 12 Home = 
http://http://adobe.ly/1i8lvXGadobe.ly/1i8lvXGhttp://adobe.ly/1i8lvXG

* FrameMaker XML Author 12 FAQ = 
http://http://adobe.ly/1i8lVxjadobe.ly/1i8lVxjhttp://adobe.ly/1i8lVxj

* FrameMaker XML Author 12 AdobeTV show = 
http://http://adobe.ly/1gnRUMBadobe.ly/1gnRUMBhttp://adobe.ly/1gnRUMB



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Subject: RE: Using XML with FrameMaker

There is also the new Adobe Framemaker XML Author which comes are part of TCS 
5. You could check that out via the 30 day trial.

Craig

Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2014 13:39:55 +0100
Subject: Re: Using XML with FrameMaker
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Hi Mark
You can see a demo of FrameMaker's XML view here:

http://tv.adobe.com/watch/new-in-framemaker11-xml-authoring-features/framemaker-11-xml-view-walkthrough/


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RE: Can't get to either the Paragraph Designer or Character Designer

2014-02-03 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
David,

The only time I've ever experienced the behavior you are describing is if I had 
been running FrameMaker with more than one monitor and had some menus (e.g. 
Para Designer / Char Designer) displayed off of the main monitor. That is 
probably not the cause for you.

What you are experiencing is definitely not normal, with FrameMaker 12. When 
you first start FrameMaker, if you invoke the paragraph designer via Format 
menu or shortcut (Control-m) the menu should simply appear, docked in the right 
hand side of screen.

FM 12 has a new feature that enables you to save selected files when you quit 
FrameMaker. When you restart FrameMaker, you can use a Restore last session 
command: it will open the last documents you saved and even display the same 
zoom level and the same page that you were on. Pods will be in same display. 
You can see this in action in a 90 second video that demonstrates this feature 
at: http://adobe.ly/1eBC4Hl




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[mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of David Downing
Sent: Friday, January 24, 2014 2:11 PM
To: framers@lists.frameusers.com
Subject: Can't get to either the Paragraph Designer or Character Designer

I was humming along very nicely with one of those tutorials until I hit a major 
snag. I was supposd to do something with the paragraph designer, and neither 
the tutorial nor the FM 12 User Guide was very clear on how to get to it. I 
searched on my own, and found the menu option Format - Paragraph - Designer, 
which looked like what I should select. So I selected it and -- nothing 
happened. At least, nothing appeared that I could recognize as the Paragraph 
Designer. The same thing happened with the character designer. So either I'm 
making some kind of error or something's wrong with my copy of FM. I hope it's 
my error and you can tell me how to correct it.

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RE: search with RegExp RE: Now OT, I suppose. RE: Adobe pricing policies

2014-01-30 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Mike,

I will verify the correct answer for you and post it here soon. Sorry that your 
Q didn't get answered. We had well over 100 Qs between chat and the Q/A pod, so 
we answered as many as we can.

I believe the answer is no due to technical limitations of insets, but I will 
verify that.

FYI - if/when you upgrade to XML, you can use XPath in FrameMaker 11/12, which 
will search through all XML files in a folder, including sub folders.



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From: Mike [mailto:mhea...@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 8:55 AM
To: Craig Ede
Cc: Maxwell Hoffmann; framers
Subject: Re: search with RegExp RE: Now OT, I suppose. RE: Adobe pricing 
policies

My question was ignored many times during the webinar. Do the search 
enhancements include finding matches in included files? Currently, the only way 
I can search for strings in my books that single-source included files is to 
generate a PDF and search in it.

On Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 9:38 AM, Craig Ede 
craig...@hotmail.commailto:craig...@hotmail.com wrote:
I'm especially excited about the search with regular expressions. If that helps 
me easily modify the markers I'm inserting using Shlomo Peret's Form Assist, 
that will be a huge TimeSaver for me (pun intended).

Max, maybe you can schedule a webinar by Shlomo highlighting this use of that 
feature.

Craig
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RECORDING of What's new in FrameMaker 12 webinar from Jan 28 with time chart

2014-01-30 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Yesterday we had huge turnout at our first FrameMaker 12 webinar, which covered 
many significant new features. The session is 2 hours and 15 minutes long. I am 
posting info on how to access the recording and also some time stops you can 
fast forward to for specific features and areas that interest you the most.

Here is the link to the recording: http://adobe.ly/1ibB3Ku
(use your Adobe.com account credentials to log-in ... once you have you won't 
need to log-in again as long as browser instance is running.) If you are using 
Chrome, I recommend that you clear your cache and restart Chrome before viewing.

Here are some key time stop points that will take you to major highlights of 
the presentation:

* 1 hour 10 min = How to publish from FM12 to EPUB, HTML5 
RESPONSIVE LAYOUT and more
(in answer to many questions, this is FrameMaker 12 by itself, with no 
plug-ins, and no assistance from RoboHelp 11 or Tech Comm Suite 5!)
* 1 hour 36 min = Structure and FrameMaker XML Author 12
* 1 hour 50 min = MathML equations, including XML code view to edit
* 1 hour 53 min = improved XML white space handling
* 1 hour 57 min = Preview DITAMAP topic content
* 12 min = user interface enhancements
* 25 minutes = Regular Expressions used in Find/Change
(e.g. reverse date format)
* 28 min 44 sec = Generate QR code
* 30 min 28 sec = background color on text level and boxed/colored 
paragraphs
* 32 min 30 sec = improved Conditional Text control, new UI and 
complex expressions
* 38 min 44 sec = enhanced Smart Catalogs with search/filter to 
narrow choices
* 46 min = improved collaborative workflow with Dropbox integration 
and improved PDF review

Many people emailed me after the webinar asking about our 40% discount offer. 
For a limited time, all existing customers of Adobe Technical Communication 
Suite, Adobe FrameMaker and Adobe RoboHelp are eligible to take advantage of 
this limited period promotional offer to purchase subscription licenses of 
Adobe Technical Communication Suite 5 at 40% off for an entire year. This would 
allow you to subscribe to the entire Tech Comm Suite 5 (FrameMaker 12, RoboHelp 
11, Captivate 7, Acrobat Pro XI and Presenter 8) for only $29.99 per month, the 
same subscription price as FrameMaker. Subscriptions are now a 1 year 
commitment, though you are billed monthly. Perpetual (boxed DVD) licenses are 
still available.

Here is the link to that promotion:
http://www.adobe.com/products/framemaker/promotions.html




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RE: Can't get to either the Paragraph Designer or Character Designer

2014-01-30 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Lin,

I had a chance to spot check online Help in keyboard shortcuts for FM12, and 
they all appear to be there.

Check this help page:
http://adobe.ly/1eAcVwQ

I have tried over 20 ESC shortcuts in my use of the product and they all worked.



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From: Lin Sims [mailto:ljsims...@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 7:16 AM
To: Maxwell Hoffmann
Cc: David Downing; framers@lists.frameusers.com
Subject: Re: Can't get to either the Paragraph Designer or Character Designer

Hey, Max, do the Esc shortcuts still work? Sometime around FM9, some of them 
(some of the table cursor movement ones) stopped working. I wish that could be 
fixed, too, and expanded to add the new features and commands. They're VERY 
useful for fast access to a lot of the submenus.


On Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 3:15 PM, Maxwell Hoffmann 
mhoff...@adobe.commailto:mhoff...@adobe.com wrote:
David,

Those commands should work. You might also try the shortcuts Control-M for para 
designer and Control-D for character designer. Check to see which workspace you 
are using.

Make sure that you did not use Edit-Preferences and change your user interface 
to FrameMaker XML Editor ... which does make those menus go away.



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Sent: Friday, January 24, 2014 2:11 PM
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Subject: Can't get to either the Paragraph Designer or Character Designer

I was humming along very nicely with one of those tutorials until I hit a major 
snag. I was supposd to do something with the paragraph designer, and neither 
the tutorial nor the FM 12 User Guide was very clear on how to get to it. I 
searched on my own, and found the menu option Format - Paragraph - Designer, 
which looked like what I should select. So I selected it and -- nothing 
happened. At least, nothing appeared that I could recognize as the Paragraph 
Designer. The same thing happened with the character designer. So either I'm 
making some kind of error or something's wrong with my copy of FM. I hope it's 
my error and you can tell me how to correct it.


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RE: Now OT, I suppose. RE: Adobe pricing policies

2014-01-29 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Mike,

You are correct. That was my post. The point I was making was that if you 
subscribe for 2 years (no SW maintenance fees required) you are bound to get 
another release.

Regardless of how much someone may just not like FrameMaker 12, it would be 
difficult to accept this as a minor release. Product development has speeded up 
addition of time-saving features over what we experienced 7-9 years ago.



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-Original Message-
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[mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Mike Wickham
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2014 8:41 AM
To: framers@lists.frameusers.com
Subject: Re: Now OT, I suppose. RE: Adobe pricing policies

I don't have the original message handy, but I think the original poster was 
saying that at least the last three FrameMaker releases have been on an 
18-month cycle. We get a new version of FM every year and a half. 
This was previously the case with Creative Suite software, too.

Mike Wickham

On 1/24/2014 10:54 AM, Roger Shuttleworth wrote:
 Three releases of FrameMaker in 18 months - really? I must have 
 missed two of them.

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RE: Can't get to either the Paragraph Designer or Character Designer

2014-01-29 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
David,

Those commands should work. You might also try the shortcuts Control-M for para 
designer and Control-D for character designer. Check to see which workspace you 
are using.

Make sure that you did not use Edit-Preferences and change your user interface 
to FrameMaker XML Editor ... which does make those menus go away.



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[mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of David Downing
Sent: Friday, January 24, 2014 2:11 PM
To: framers@lists.frameusers.com
Subject: Can't get to either the Paragraph Designer or Character Designer

I was humming along very nicely with one of those tutorials until I hit a major 
snag. I was supposd to do something with the paragraph designer, and neither 
the tutorial nor the FM 12 User Guide was very clear on how to get to it. I 
searched on my own, and found the menu option Format - Paragraph - Designer, 
which looked like what I should select. So I selected it and -- nothing 
happened. At least, nothing appeared that I could recognize as the Paragraph 
Designer. The same thing happened with the character designer. So either I'm 
making some kind of error or something's wrong with my copy of FM. I hope it's 
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FREE TC CAMP Sat 25 Jan workshop Santa Clara, CA; world premiere live demo FrameMaker 12

2014-01-23 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
For any list members in the SF Bay Area, you have an opportunity to see the 
first live public demo of FrameMaker 12 this Saturday, Jan 25 at 8:45 AM, in a 
TC Camp workshop I'm giving at Mission College, Santa Clara.

The free workshop is courtesy of Adobe's sponsorship of TC  Camp. Other 
portions of the TC Camp later in the day require a modest fee; I attended last 
year and can highly recommend it. I hope to see some of you early Saturday 
morning when I will be sharing new features in Tech Comm Suite 5, FrameMaker 
12, FrameMaker XML Author 12 and RoboHelp 11.

Information on the session, with a link to register may be found at: 
http://bit.ly/1cWFVh6



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RE: Giving some paragraphs a background colour with DITA

2014-01-23 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
FYI - for those who haven't reviewed all new features in FrameMaker 12, a new 
Pgf box command is available on the Advanced Tab of the Paragraph Designer. 
Unlike single cell tables, the new paragraph background color creates a box 
of color than can break columns or pages.

Naturally, these values can be replicated as format rules in the EDD.

If you wish to see a brief video of this feature, you may view it here: 
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[mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Scott Prentice
Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 9:25 AM
To: framers@lists.frameusers.com
Subject: Re: Giving some paragraphs a background colour with DITA

Hi Rebecca...

For FM-DITA questions you'll probably get more replies by posting to the 
framemaker-dita Yahoo group.

Applying coloring/formatting to paragraphs via @outputclass is fairly easy by 
adding context rules to the p (or whatever) element definition that check for 
a match of that outputclass value and assigning the necessary paragraph tag or 
style overrides.

Doing the same with table cells is not so easy. While you can specify the 
overall table format based on the tgroup/@outputclass, there aren't any EDD 
context rules that you can use to assign properties to specific table cells or 
rows. Apparently FM11 added some new read/write rules that can assign these 
properties. I'm not familiar with setting these up, but you can read more about 
it in this post on the Adobe FrameMaker forum ..

http://forums.adobe.com/message/6026704

BTW .. I'm in the process of developing a new feature in DITA-FMx that will 
allow you to specify outputclass values for rows and cells. This should be 
available in FMx 2.0 when that's released.

Cheers,

...scott


On 1/21/14 8:26 PM, rebecca officer wrote:
Hi everyone

We're going to be using FrameMaker (12) to output PDFs from DITA. We'd like 
certain paragraphs and/or table cells to have a background colour.

Our specific usecase is that we produce multi-switch config examples. 
Sometimes, we find that each switch's content takes up more than a page, and 
that all the switches are nearly identical. It really helps if we can colour 
the content differently, so users (and us!) can see whether they're on switch 
1, 2 or 3.

We thought maybe outputclass would let us do this, but so far we haven't 
figured out how. We've found online references to doing this with the open 
toolkit, and for HTML with CSS, but nothing about Framemaker.

Is there a way to use the outputclass attribute to style how some elements 
appear in FrameMaker? If not, is there another way to get the effect we're 
after?

Thanks very much!
Rebecca
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RE: FM12 single-source integration?

2014-01-22 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Robert, 

To answer several people's questions, this new output is accomplished with only 
a FrameMaker license. You do not need to have either RoboHelp 11 nor Tech Comm 
Suite 5 to achieve the 5 new online outputs, including HTML5 responsive layout. 
This has been a major feature request for several year. Here it is!



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Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2014 10:33 AM
To: framers@lists.frameusers.com
Subject: FM12 single-source integration?

The Don't intend to use structured authoring? page of Adobe's FM12 promo 
says, Publish to popular output formats like EPUB 3, KF8, MOBI, WebHelp, CHM, 
and HTML5.

How do they accomplish that? Have they integrated a subset of RoboHelp the way 
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RE: Adobe pricing policies (was: FrameMaker 12 released)

2014-01-22 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Robert, 

For another viewpoint, Adobe was just named in the top 100 companies to work 
for by Fortune. Our 2013 revenues considerably exceeded projections. So 
somebody out there is happy with Adobe.  ;-)



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Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2014 10:57 AM
To: framers@lists.frameusers.com
Subject: Adobe pricing policies (was: FrameMaker 12 released)

It may seem like contempt, but I think they're just clueless.

They have a lot of products that have been mature for a long time, so they have 
little to offer users to justify upgrading.

They have a lot of employees with stale skill sets and it's not a company where 
someone with top skills would want to work. I overheard a conversation in a 
restaurant in which an Adobe employee was talking about how it was a great 
place to be while she figured out what to do next in her career because they 
were paying her $150K and she didn't really have to do anything.

Maybe they're not even clueless. In 2013, per SEC filings, Adobe insiders sold 
9 million shares and bought 5,000.

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 Adobe now seems contemptuous of its users. It's all about what works for 
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ANN: January 28th 8:00AM Pacific = LAUNCH WEBINAR for FrameMaker 12

2014-01-22 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Here's your chance to attend a live webinar and ask questions directly from 
FrameMaker Sr. Product Manager, Kapil Verma.

Tues Jan 28th at 8:00 AM
2 hours
Register at: http://adobe.ly/1cqZL3D

For a preview of some of what will be covered, watch this video: 
http://adobe.ly/1cT94K6

Join the Adobe Product Management team for an interactive learning session 
packed with launch presentations, LIVE product demos, tips and tricks and 
QA...as they publicly unveil for the very first time the latest releases of 
FrameMaker 12 and FrameMaker Publishing Server 12, and also announce the 
introduction of a brand new product Adobe FrameMaker XML Author 12.

What will be covered in this session?

Adobe FrameMaker 12: Multichannel multi-device publishing with best-in-class 
XML/DITA and unstructured authoring? All in one tool? Find out for yourselves!


* Publish anytime, anywhere, to any device natively from within 
FrameMaker 12 with no additional plug ins, at no extra cost - EPUB 3, KF8, 
MOBI, WebHelp, CHM, and HTML5 output

* Author with best-in-class XML/DITA support - MathML equations, DTD, 
XSLT 2.0 and XPath2.0 support, and DITA enhancements

* Collaborate across platforms (including mobile devices), even while 
content authoring is going on simultaneously - Dropbox support and integration 
with Adobe Experience Manager

* Do more than ever before - Smart Catalogs, Conditional Tags with 
nested parentheses, Regex support, and QR codes

NEW PRODUCT: Adobe FrameMaker XML Author 12: All the XML/DITA power of Adobe 
FrameMaker 12. That familiar FrameMaker interface. At 40% price of FrameMaker. 
Possible? Adobe FrameMaker XML Author 12 software offers best-in-class XML/DITA 
authoring with complete DTD support that's simple enough for subject matter 
experts and powerful enough for experienced users.


* Author with best-in-class XML/DITA support - MathML equations, DTD, 
XSLT 2.0 and XPath2.0 support, and DITA enhancements

* Collaborate across platforms (including mobile devices), even while 
content authoring is going on simultaneously - Dropbox support and integration 
with Adobe Experience Manager

* Do more than ever before - Smart Catalogs, Conditional Tags with 
nested parentheses, Regex support, and QR codes

Adobe FrameMaker Publishing Server 12: Can an enterprise remotely and 
automatically schedule, manage and publish content to multiple channels, 
formats and screens? Find out for yourselves!

Publish from anywhere - Publishing as a web service, multiple users can access 
publishing services simultaneously using their web browser

* Increase enterprise productivity - Schedule publishing tasks to be 
automatically executed, easy-to-use dashboard based monitoring, publishing task 
templates and reusable publishing presets, scripting support, shared APIs, and 
integration with Windows Task Scheduler

* Publish to multiple screens and formats - Generate responsive HTML5 
output for a wide range of screens with a single click or differentiate content 
for various devices with responsive HTML5 publishing. Deliver content to 
mobiles devices, tablets, and eBook readers in EPUB 3, KF8, and MOBI formats. 
Preview and optimize content for a better user experience

* Integrate with your Content Management System (CMS) - New web APIs to 
set up integrated publishing workflows between FrameMaker Publishing Server 12 
and your CMS using third-party plug-ins. Out-of-the-box support for leading 
CMSs like Adobe Experience Manager, EMC Documentum, and Microsoft(r) SharePoint



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2014-01-22 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Here's your chance to attend a live webinar and ask questions directly from 
FrameMaker Sr. Product Manager, Kapil Verma.

Tues Jan 28th at 8:00 AM
2 hours
Register at: http://adobe.ly/1cqZL3D

For a preview of some of what will be covered, watch this video: 
http://adobe.ly/1cT94K6

Join the Adobe Product Management team for an interactive learning session 
packed with launch presentations, LIVE product demos, tips and tricks and 
Q they publicly unveil for the very first time the latest releases of 
FrameMaker 12 and FrameMaker Publishing Server 12, and also announce the 
introduction of a brand new product Adobe FrameMaker XML Author 12.

What will be covered in this session?

Adobe FrameMaker 12: Multichannel multi-device publishing with best-in-class 
XML/DITA and unstructured authoring? All in one tool? Find out for yourselves!


* Publish anytime, anywhere, to any device natively from within 
FrameMaker 12 with no additional plug ins, at no extra cost - EPUB 3, KF8, 
MOBI, WebHelp, CHM, and HTML5 output

* Author with best-in-class XML/DITA support - MathML equations, DTD, 
XSLT 2.0 and XPath2.0 support, and DITA enhancements

* Collaborate across platforms (including mobile devices), even while 
content authoring is going on simultaneously - Dropbox support and integration 
with Adobe Experience Manager

* Do more than ever before - Smart Catalogs, Conditional Tags with 
nested parentheses, Regex support, and QR codes

NEW PRODUCT: Adobe FrameMaker XML Author 12: All the XML/DITA power of Adobe 
FrameMaker 12. That familiar FrameMaker interface. At 40% price of FrameMaker. 
Possible? Adobe FrameMaker XML Author 12 software offers best-in-class XML/DITA 
authoring with complete DTD support that's simple enough for subject matter 
experts and powerful enough for experienced users.


* Author with best-in-class XML/DITA support - MathML equations, DTD, 
XSLT 2.0 and XPath2.0 support, and DITA enhancements

* Collaborate across platforms (including mobile devices), even while 
content authoring is going on simultaneously - Dropbox support and integration 
with Adobe Experience Manager

* Do more than ever before - Smart Catalogs, Conditional Tags with 
nested parentheses, Regex support, and QR codes

Adobe FrameMaker Publishing Server 12: Can an enterprise remotely and 
automatically schedule, manage and publish content to multiple channels, 
formats and screens? Find out for yourselves!

Publish from anywhere - Publishing as a web service, multiple users can access 
publishing services simultaneously using their web browser

* Increase enterprise productivity - Schedule publishing tasks to be 
automatically executed, easy-to-use dashboard based monitoring, publishing task 
templates and reusable publishing presets, scripting support, shared APIs, and 
integration with Windows Task Scheduler

* Publish to multiple screens and formats - Generate responsive HTML5 
output for a wide range of screens with a single click or differentiate content 
for various devices with responsive HTML5 publishing. Deliver content to 
mobiles devices, tablets, and eBook readers in EPUB 3, KF8, and MOBI formats. 
Preview and optimize content for a better user experience

* Integrate with your Content Management System (CMS) - New web APIs to 
set up integrated publishing workflows between FrameMaker Publishing Server 12 
and your CMS using third-party plug-ins. Out-of-the-box support for leading 
CMSs like Adobe Experience Manager, EMC Documentum, and Microsoft(r) SharePoint



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FM12 single-source integration?

2014-01-20 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Robert, 

To answer several people's questions, this new output is accomplished with only 
a FrameMaker license. You do not need to have either RoboHelp 11 nor Tech Comm 
Suite 5 to achieve the 5 new online outputs, including HTML5 responsive layout. 
This has been a major feature request for several year. Here it is!



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-Original Message-
From: framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com 
[mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Robert Lauriston
Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2014 10:33 AM
To: framers at lists.frameusers.com
Subject: FM12 single-source integration?

The "Don't intend to use structured authoring?" page of Adobe's FM12 promo 
says, "Publish to popular output formats like EPUB 3, KF8, MOBI, WebHelp, CHM, 
and HTML5."

How do they accomplish that? Have they integrated a subset of RoboHelp the way 
they have been integrating a subset of Acrobat for years?
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Adobe pricing policies (was: FrameMaker 12 released)

2014-01-20 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Robert, 

For another viewpoint, Adobe was just named in the top 100 companies to work 
for by Fortune. Our 2013 revenues considerably exceeded projections. So 
"somebody" out there is happy with Adobe.  ;-)



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-Original Message-
From: framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com 
[mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Robert Lauriston
Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2014 10:57 AM
To: framers at lists.frameusers.com
Subject: Adobe pricing policies (was: FrameMaker 12 released)

It may seem like contempt, but I think they're just clueless.

They have a lot of products that have been mature for a long time, so they have 
little to offer users to justify upgrading.

They have a lot of employees with stale skill sets and it's not a company where 
someone with top skills would want to work. I overheard a conversation in a 
restaurant in which an Adobe employee was talking about how it was a great 
place to be while she figured out what to do next in her career because they 
were paying her $150K and she didn't really have to do anything.

Maybe they're not even clueless. In 2013, per SEC filings, Adobe insiders sold 
9 million shares and bought 5,000.

On Sat, Jan 18, 2014 at 10:38 AM, D L Reynolds  wrote:
> Adobe now seems contemptuous of its users. It's all about what works for 
> them, users be damned. Very disappointing.
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RE: FrameMaker 12 released

2014-01-18 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
FYI -- some misunderstandings have occurred because the website uses the word 
upgrade next to FM7: it is full product price, because there is no real 
upgrade from SW that was released 12 years ago. Adobe did have an aggressive 
discount to upgrade from FM7 to FM11 over a year ago. We promoted it with a 
multi-part blog series that included videos to show FM7 methods vs. FM11. It 
was advertised as your last chance to upgrade.

Not trying to shake any trees. Just being realistic about the options available 
to any of us on any SW that we purchased more than 5 years ago.



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Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2014 11:11 AM
To: Framers
Subject: Re: FrameMaker 12 released

If you buy a subscription and don't renew at the end of the year, the license 
is invalid and FrameMaker stops working.

If you buy the $1000 full version or a $400 or $600 upgrade, the license is 
perpetual. The only thing that expires is the support agreement.

I don't see why anyone would abandon FrameMaker just because the upgrades are a 
bad value.
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RE: FrameMaker 12 released

2014-01-18 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Here, I used 2 years as a duration model. Although it would probably be longer 
and more expensive, since upgrades for FrameMaker don't 
seem to occur every year now. Else I would have gotten at least one - sigh - 
during my 2 years license upgrade contract that expired before 
FM 12 was released.

Syed,


Syed, FYI -- FrameMaker 12 is the third release to come out in approximately an 
18 month cycle. For those who are regular users of FrameMaker and who are 
considering the subscription, take into account that you get a new full point 
release at no extra charge, and with no SW maintenance fees. Overall, for many 
people it does come out more economical.



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[mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Syed Zaeem Hosain 
(syed.hos...@aeris.net)
Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2014 4:22 PM
To: Robert Lauriston; Framers
Subject: RE: FrameMaker 12 released


I don't plan to do the subscription model for FrameMaker 12 either. It does not 
make sense for me - even if I were continuing with FrameMaker.

It only makes _some_ sense for new users of FrameMaker, or folks still on 
versions _prior_ to version 10, where the upgrade cost of $999 is the same as 
full price.

For example, after two years, the cost (24 * $29.99 = $719.76) is _much_ higher 
than the cost of a single upgrade to FM 12 from FM 11. And, after three years, 
it would be more than the list price of a full license.

Here, I used 2 years as a duration model. Although it would probably be longer 
and more expensive, since upgrades for FrameMaker don't seem to occur every 
year now. Else I would have gotten at least one - sigh - during my 2 years 
license upgrade contract that expired before FM 12 was released.

Z

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FrameMaker 12 Launch: Early reviews of Tech Comm Suite 5 and FM 12

2014-01-18 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
The link in Tweet below has link to some of the first reviews collected by 
TechWhirl:

Early Reviews for #Adobe Tech Comm Suite 5 and FrameMaker 12 from TechWhirl - 
http://bit.ly/1cy87qc



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FrameMaker 12 released

2014-01-17 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
FYI -- some misunderstandings have occurred because the website uses the word 
"upgrade" next to FM7: it is full product price, because there is no real 
"upgrade" from SW that was released 12 years ago. Adobe did have an aggressive 
discount to upgrade from FM7 to FM11 over a year ago. We promoted it with a 
multi-part blog series that included videos to show FM7 methods vs. FM11. It 
was advertised as "your last chance" to upgrade.

Not trying to shake any trees. Just being realistic about the options available 
to any of us on any SW that we purchased more than 5 years ago.



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[mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Robert Lauriston
Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2014 11:11 AM
To: Framers
Subject: Re: FrameMaker 12 released

If you buy a subscription and don't renew at the end of the year, the license 
is invalid and FrameMaker stops working.

If you buy the $1000 full version or a $400 or $600 upgrade, the license is 
perpetual. The only thing that expires is the support agreement.

I don't see why anyone would abandon FrameMaker just because the upgrades are a 
bad value.
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FrameMaker 12 released

2014-01-17 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
>Here, I used 2 years as a duration model. Although it would probably be longer 
>and more expensive, since upgrades for FrameMaker don't 
>seem to occur every year now. Else I would have gotten at least one - sigh - 
>during my 2 years "license upgrade" contract that expired before 
>FM 12 was released.

>Syed,


Syed, FYI -- FrameMaker 12 is the third release to come out in approximately an 
18 month cycle. For those who are regular users of FrameMaker and who are 
considering the subscription, take into account that you get a new full point 
release at no extra charge, and with no SW maintenance fees. Overall, for many 
people it does come out more economical.



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lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Syed Zaeem Hosain (syed.hos...@aeris.net)
Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2014 4:22 PM
To: Robert Lauriston; Framers
Subject: RE: FrameMaker 12 released


I don't plan to do the subscription model for FrameMaker 12 either. It does not 
make sense for me - even if I were continuing with FrameMaker.

It only makes _some_ sense for new users of FrameMaker, or folks still on 
versions _prior_ to version 10, where the "upgrade" cost of $999 is the same as 
full price.

For example, after two years, the cost (24 * $29.99 = $719.76) is _much_ higher 
than the cost of a single upgrade to FM 12 from FM 11. And, after three years, 
it would be more than the list price of a full license.

Here, I used 2 years as a duration model. Although it would probably be longer 
and more expensive, since upgrades for FrameMaker don't seem to occur every 
year now. Else I would have gotten at least one - sigh - during my 2 years 
"license upgrade" contract that expired before FM 12 was released.

Z

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FrameMaker 12 Launch: Early reviews of Tech Comm Suite 5 and FM 12

2014-01-17 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
The link in Tweet below has link to some of the first reviews collected by 
TechWhirl:

Early Reviews for #Adobe Tech Comm Suite 5 and FrameMaker 12 from TechWhirl - 
http://bit.ly/1cy87qc



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RE: Saving back from FM v11 to FM v9

2014-01-16 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Karen,

A few years ago while I was working for translation agencies, this would happen 
with Russian fonts, due to lack of Unicode support in FrameMaker 7. As I 
recall, our linguistic engineers had some utilities for converting Cyrillic 
characters back to non-Unicode font layouts. The main problem is FM 7's lack of 
Unicode support.



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From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com 
[mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Karen Mann
Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2014 8:15 AM
To: framers@lists.frameusers.com
Subject: Re: Saving back from FM v11 to FM v9


Thank you for responding. The files were in 8 different languages and the 
Russian files were all in question marks.



We had a situation where our SDL (translation software) version had to be put 
to a FM ver 7 mif (which does not recognize Unicode) because SDL did not 
recognize FM11 mif. A while ago SDL advanced to recognize FM 11 mif. I didn't 
know and one of the Framers informed me to save file to FM11 mif, open mif in 
FM ver9 and save to .fm. It worked! Caution...make sure you either 
distinctively name the different versions or put them in differently named 
folders/directories.



I would like to add, you have to delete the FM 11 book file and create a new 
book file in FM9, and always open the file from within the proper FM version.



Love our Framers...



Thanks everyone. Job done on time.

Karen Mann
km...@i-t-tech.commailto:km...@i-t-tech.com
262-251-9702 Ext. 111

IT Technologies
N96W15504 County Line Rd.
Germantown, WI 53022

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RE: FrameMaker 12 released

2014-01-16 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
I wanted to add some clarification to points raised in this discussion.

[1] Regarding how people behind firewalls can deal with monthly ping on 
subscription, I got some solutions from an internal source at Adobe:

In case a user has subscription, then they would need internet access and be 
online when they install and license the software and at least once every 30 
days thereafter.
However, Government or Defense customers would most likely be using Volume 
Licensing and hence, they could either use the offline activation mechanism 
(http://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/kb/acrobat-offline-activation.html) for 
activating the product on a machine that does not has internet. Alternatively, 
they could also create a pre-activated deployment package for these products on 
a machine that has internet access and then deploy them on the offline 
machines. The second option I provided above is usually preferred in scenarios 
where the user has multiple machines.

[2] Regarding the current upgrade costs and the 40% discount, and 
discontinuation of TCS month-to-month subscription, I just posted a blog that 
summarizes the issues and resources:

Tech Comm Suite 5: Month-to-Month Subscription Discontinued, Only Annual 
Subscription Plan Available =  http://adobe.ly/1fCaPTD

I hope you find this helpful.



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[mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Syed Zaeem Hosain 
(syed.hos...@aeris.net)
Sent: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 11:02 AM
To: Simon BUCH; 'Framers'
Subject: RE: FrameMaker 12 released

Simon Buch wrote:

  c. In Kapil VERMA's blog entry, there's a section about Licensing options:
'Furthermore, we are providing both perpetual and subscription licensing 
options on all our products. We do realize that the licensing needs of our 
customers vary and hence, we are offering both the options for you. There is 
also special upgrade pricing available as well as limited time promotional 
price for some customers. Please refer to the product homepages for exact 
pricing information (links below).'

Really?
To help summarize what I read ... as far as I can tell from the various pages 
(I am only showing the US costs).

The promotional pricing is for the subscription model of TCS 5:


1.  Subscription of TCS 5:$29.99 per month for the 
first year (at a discount of 40%) - goes up after 1 year.

For licensees with both FM 9 and Robohelp 8 (as I read it), there is a 
promotion discount to the full license price for each product (separately, as I 
read it):


1.  FM 12 $ 599 (at a 
discount of 40%)

2.  Robohelp 11 $ 599 (at a discount of 
40%)

Presumably, each license cost above is separate(?) And, there is fine print 
that I am not sure how it would be applied: this promotion is only available 
to eligible commercial and volume licensing customers worldwide and eligible 
retain commercial customers who purchase directly from the Adobe.com Store.

What is the definition of commercial in this context? Are free-lance writers 
who use FrameMaker and Robohelp not eligible?

For the new subscription model of FM 12, there is no discount:


1.  Subscription of FM 12:   $29.99 per month.
For perpetual license upgrades to FM, there is no discount:

1.  From FM 11 to FM 12:$ 399

2.  From FM 11 to TCS 5: $ 1199

3.  From FM 10 to FM 12:$ 599

4.  From FM 10 to TCS 5: $ 1199

5.  From FM 7.x, 8, 9 to FM 12:  $ 999 (no discount from list price)

6.  From FM 7.x, 8, 9 to TCS 5:   $ 1199

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ANN: FrameMaker 12 Product Launch Webinar Jan 28

2014-01-16 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Adobe launched its most significant upgrade to FrameMaker in 12 years this 
week. Join our product launch webinar on "What's New in FrameMaker 12? What is 
FrameMaker XML Author 12?" at 8:00 AM Pacific on Tues January 28th.

You may register at: http://adobe.ly/1cqZL3D

FrameMaker 12:  publish to 5 online formats (including HTML5 responsive layout) 
in addition to PDF, sans Suite or plug-ins; revamped UI with choice of icons; 
visual quick element toolbar for XML; MathML equations; Dropbox support, RegEx 
in FIND/CHANGE, generate QR codes, colored text boxes and much, much more.

NEW PRODUCT = FrameMaker XML Author 12: Effortlessly author XML/DITA content 
with an intuitive customizable user interface, role-based modes and multiviews, 
quick insertion and viewing of content, Smart Paste, and support for MathML 
equations, DTD, XSLT 2.0, and XPath2.0.

We hope that you can join us for the live webinar. Register and get the 
recording link if you are unable to attend. This venue, which includes live 
demos by Adobe Sr. Product Mgr Kapil Verma, will be the perfect place for you 
to ask questions.


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FrameMaker 12 released

2014-01-16 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Dr. Reng,

Thank you for bringing our product launch to the group's attention. Both the 
product manager, Kapil Verma, and I have submitted product announcements and 
webinar details to the list, but it appears that they aren't visible yet. (I am 
awaiting my confirmation email.)

For those who would like information on the 40% off promotion for FrameMaker 9 
users, you may get full details at this website:
http://www.adobe.com/products/technicalcommunicationsuite/promotions.html
Please note that you can only take advantage of the 40% promotion from the 
webpage listed above.

Another alternative that may alleviate any frustrations with upgrade costs is 
to migrate to a FrameMaker 12 subscription. Although you commit to one year 
with this subscription, the monthly rate is only $29. Any updates (including 
major releases) automatically become available to you during your active 
subscription. In the long run, this is possibly the most economical choice. By 
the way, you may recall that with the last release (FrameMaker 11), only Tech 
Comm Suite 4 was available for subscription; not the point products.

I don't know if there has been discussion about FrameMaker XML Author 12 yet. 
This is a new product: a fully functional, end-to-end XML authoring solution 
that is fully compliant with DITA OT. It costs 40% of the price for a full 
perpetual FrameMaker 12 license and is only $19.99 per month for a year's 
subscription. Find out more at: 
http://www.adobe.com/products/framemakerxmlauthor.html

For those of you not yet familiar with the new product features, here are 3 new 
AdobeTV channels that give quick, mini video demos, and will quickly let you 
know about just a few of the areas with major improvements:

FrameMaker 12 Features: http://tv.adobe.com/show/framemaker-12-features
FrameMaker XML Author 12 Features: 
http://tv.adobe.com/show/framemaker-xml-author-12
FrameMaker Publishing Server 12 Features: 
http://tv.adobe.com/show/framemaker-publishing-server-12

Enjoy!



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From: framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com<mailto:framers-bounces at 
lists.frameusers.com> [mailto:framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com] On 
Behalf Of Syed Zaeem Hosain (Syed.Hosain at 
aeris.net<mailto:syed.hos...@aeris.net>)

Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2014 12:00 AM

To: Reng, Dr. Winfried; framers at lists.frameusers.com<mailto:framers at 
lists.frameusers.com>

Subject: RE: FrameMaker 12 released



Thanks for the links. Some links on the FAQ page for FM 12 are broken ... 
notably one that takes you to the subscription pricing (including a 
"promotional" pricing discount).



Also, sorry to beat on this drum still, but the upgrade price of $399 from 
FrameMaker 11 is still too high to be justifiable (for *my* needs ... YMMV). 
Particularly after having spent many dollars on upgrading from version 9 to 10 
to 11 for no real benefit for my needs - these should all have been treated as 
bug fixes.



*And* my final two years of paying for license "upgrades" saw NO benefit at 
all, since there were no upgrades during that period (I paid for the FM 11 
upgrade separately!) ... I kinda feel like I should receive FrameMaker 12 
without any more "upgrade" payments, but I suspect this will not happen.



BTW, the upgrade price from FM 10 is $599. And from earlier versions: $999 ... 
which is same as full cost, so not really an upgrade!



Z



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From: framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com<mailto:framers-bounces at 
lists.frameusers.com> [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf 
Of Reng, Dr. Winfried

Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 11:57 PM

To: framers at lists.frameusers.com<mailto:framers at lists.frameusers.com>

Subject: FrameMaker 12 released



Hi,



FrameMaker 12 is released now.

There are many links with information. See below.



Best regards



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Saving back from FM v11 to FM v9

2014-01-16 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Karen,

A few years ago while I was working for translation agencies, this would happen 
with Russian fonts, due to lack of Unicode support in FrameMaker 7. As I 
recall, our linguistic engineers had some utilities for converting Cyrillic 
characters back to non-Unicode font layouts. The main problem is FM 7's lack of 
Unicode support.



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From: framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com 
[mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Karen Mann
Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2014 8:15 AM
To: framers at lists.frameusers.com
Subject: Re: Saving back from FM v11 to FM v9


Thank you for responding. The files were in 8 different languages and the 
Russian files were all in question marks.



We had a situation where our SDL (translation software) version had to be put 
to a FM ver 7 mif (which does not recognize Unicode) because SDL did not 
recognize FM11 mif. A while ago SDL advanced to recognize FM 11 mif. I didn't 
know and one of the Framers informed me to save file to FM11 mif, open mif in 
FM ver9 and save to .fm. It worked! Caution...make sure you either 
distinctively name the different versions or put them in differently named 
folders/directories.



I would like to add, you have to delete the FM 11 book file and create a new 
book file in FM9, and always open the file from within the proper FM version.



Love our Framers...



Thanks everyone. Job done on time.

Karen Mann
kmann at i-t-tech.com<mailto:kmann at i-t-tech.com>
262-251-9702 Ext. 111

IT Technologies
N96W15504 County Line Rd.
Germantown, WI 53022

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FrameMaker 12 released

2014-01-16 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
I wanted to add some clarification to points raised in this discussion.

[1] Regarding how people behind firewalls can deal with monthly ping on 
subscription, I got some solutions from an internal source at Adobe:

"In case a user has subscription, then they would need internet access and be 
online when they install and license the software and at least once every 30 
days thereafter.
However, Government or Defense customers would most likely be using Volume 
Licensing and hence, they could either use the offline activation mechanism 
(http://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/kb/acrobat-offline-activation.html) for 
activating the product on a machine that does not has internet. Alternatively, 
they could also create a pre-activated deployment package for these products on 
a machine that has internet access and then deploy them on the offline 
machines. The second option I provided above is usually preferred in scenarios 
where the user has multiple machines."

[2] Regarding the current upgrade costs and the 40% discount, and 
discontinuation of TCS month-to-month subscription, I just posted a blog that 
summarizes the issues and resources:

"Tech Comm Suite 5: Month-to-Month Subscription Discontinued, Only Annual 
Subscription Plan Available" =  http://adobe.ly/1fCaPTD

I hope you find this helpful.

________

Maxwell Hoffmann |  Product  Evangelist  |  Adobe  |  p. 503.336.5952  |  c. 
503.805.3719  |  mhoffman at adobe.com<mailto:mhoffman at adobe.com>
http://twitter.com/maxwellhoffmann -  
http://www.linkedin.com/in/maxwellhoffmann  blogs.adobe.com/techcomm
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From: framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces at 
lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Syed Zaeem Hosain (syed.hos...@aeris.net)
Sent: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 11:02 AM
To: Simon BUCH; 'Framers'
Subject: RE: FrameMaker 12 released

Simon Buch wrote:

>  c. In Kapil VERMA's blog entry, there's a section about "Licensing options":
'Furthermore, we are providing both perpetual and subscription licensing 
options on all our products. We do realize that the licensing needs of our 
customers vary and hence, we are offering both the options for you. There is 
also special upgrade pricing available as well as limited time promotional 
price for some customers. Please refer to the product homepages for exact 
pricing information (links below).'

Really?
To help summarize what I read ... as far as I can tell from the various pages 
(I am only showing the US costs).

The promotional pricing is for the subscription model of TCS 5:


1.  Subscription of TCS 5:$29.99 per month for the 
first year (at a discount of 40%) - goes up after 1 year.

For licensees with both FM 9 and Robohelp 8 (as I read it), there is a 
promotion discount to the full license price for each product (separately, as I 
read it):


1.  FM 12 $ 599 (at a 
discount of 40%)

2.  Robohelp 11 $ 599 (at a discount of 
40%)

Presumably, each license cost above is separate(?) And, there is fine print 
that I am not sure how it would be applied: this promotion is "only available 
to eligible commercial and volume licensing customers worldwide" and "eligible 
retain commercial customers who purchase directly from the Adobe.com Store".

What is the definition of "commercial" in this context? Are free-lance writers 
who use FrameMaker and Robohelp not eligible?

For the new subscription model of FM 12, there is no discount:


1.  Subscription of FM 12:   $29.99 per month.
For perpetual license upgrades to FM, there is no discount:

1.  From FM 11 to FM 12:$ 399

2.  From FM 11 to TCS 5: $ 1199

3.  From FM 10 to FM 12:$ 599

4.  From FM 10 to TCS 5: $ 1199

5.  From FM 7.x, 8, 9 to FM 12:  $ 999 (no discount from list price)

6.  From FM 7.x, 8, 9 to TCS 5:   $ 1199

Z
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ANN: FrameMaker 12 Product Launch Webinar Jan 28

2014-01-15 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Adobe launched its most significant upgrade to FrameMaker in 12 years this 
week. Join our product launch webinar on What's New in FrameMaker 12? What is 
FrameMaker XML Author 12? at 8:00 AM Pacific on Tues January 28th.

You may register at: http://adobe.ly/1cqZL3D

FrameMaker 12:  publish to 5 online formats (including HTML5 responsive layout) 
in addition to PDF, sans Suite or plug-ins; revamped UI with choice of icons; 
visual quick element toolbar for XML; MathML equations; Dropbox support, RegEx 
in FIND/CHANGE, generate QR codes, colored text boxes and much, much more.

NEW PRODUCT = FrameMaker XML Author 12: Effortlessly author XML/DITA content 
with an intuitive customizable user interface, role-based modes and multiviews, 
quick insertion and viewing of content, Smart Paste, and support for MathML 
equations, DTD, XSLT 2.0, and XPath2.0.

We hope that you can join us for the live webinar. Register and get the 
recording link if you are unable to attend. This venue, which includes live 
demos by Adobe Sr. Product Mgr Kapil Verma, will be the perfect place for you 
to ask questions.




Maxwell Hoffmann |  Product  Evangelist  |  Adobe  |  p. 503.336.5952  |  c. 
503.805.3719  |  mhoff...@adobe.commailto:mhoff...@adobe.com
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RE: FrameMaker 12 released

2014-01-15 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Dr. Reng,

Thank you for bringing our product launch to the group's attention. Both the 
product manager, Kapil Verma, and I have submitted product announcements and 
webinar details to the list, but it appears that they aren't visible yet. (I am 
awaiting my confirmation email.)

For those who would like information on the 40% off promotion for FrameMaker 9 
users, you may get full details at this website:
http://www.adobe.com/products/technicalcommunicationsuite/promotions.html
Please note that you can only take advantage of the 40% promotion from the 
webpage listed above.

Another alternative that may alleviate any frustrations with upgrade costs is 
to migrate to a FrameMaker 12 subscription. Although you commit to one year 
with this subscription, the monthly rate is only $29. Any updates (including 
major releases) automatically become available to you during your active 
subscription. In the long run, this is possibly the most economical choice. By 
the way, you may recall that with the last release (FrameMaker 11), only Tech 
Comm Suite 4 was available for subscription; not the point products.

I don't know if there has been discussion about FrameMaker XML Author 12 yet. 
This is a new product: a fully functional, end-to-end XML authoring solution 
that is fully compliant with DITA OT. It costs 40% of the price for a full 
perpetual FrameMaker 12 license and is only $19.99 per month for a year's 
subscription. Find out more at: 
http://www.adobe.com/products/framemakerxmlauthor.html

For those of you not yet familiar with the new product features, here are 3 new 
AdobeTV channels that give quick, mini video demos, and will quickly let you 
know about just a few of the areas with major improvements:

FrameMaker 12 Features: http://tv.adobe.com/show/framemaker-12-features
FrameMaker XML Author 12 Features: 
http://tv.adobe.com/show/framemaker-xml-author-12
FrameMaker Publishing Server 12 Features: 
http://tv.adobe.com/show/framemaker-publishing-server-12

Enjoy!



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-Original Message-

From: 
framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.commailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com
 [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Syed Zaeem Hosain 
(syed.hos...@aeris.netmailto:syed.hos...@aeris.net)

Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2014 12:00 AM

To: Reng, Dr. Winfried; 
framers@lists.frameusers.commailto:framers@lists.frameusers.com

Subject: RE: FrameMaker 12 released



Thanks for the links. Some links on the FAQ page for FM 12 are broken ... 
notably one that takes you to the subscription pricing (including a 
promotional pricing discount).



Also, sorry to beat on this drum still, but the upgrade price of $399 from 
FrameMaker 11 is still too high to be justifiable (for *my* needs ... YMMV). 
Particularly after having spent many dollars on upgrading from version 9 to 10 
to 11 for no real benefit for my needs - these should all have been treated as 
bug fixes.



*And* my final two years of paying for license upgrades saw NO benefit at 
all, since there were no upgrades during that period (I paid for the FM 11 
upgrade separately!) ... I kinda feel like I should receive FrameMaker 12 
without any more upgrade payments, but I suspect this will not happen.



BTW, the upgrade price from FM 10 is $599. And from earlier versions: $999 ... 
which is same as full cost, so not really an upgrade!



Z



-Original Message-

From: 
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 [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Reng, Dr. Winfried

Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 11:57 PM

To: framers@lists.frameusers.commailto:framers@lists.frameusers.com

Subject: FrameMaker 12 released



Hi,



FrameMaker 12 is released now.

There are many links with information. See below.



Best regards



Winfried

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RE: Word and Frame comparisons

2013-09-20 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
I can think of at least one thing FrameMaker can do with paragraph updates that 
I don't think is possible in Word; you can globally update multiple paragraph 
styles in one step:

(1) Create Heading1 Heading 2 Heading3 next to each other
(2) Drag select through these 3 paragraphs, and Control-M to open Paragraph 
Designers
(3) Go to font level. Notice that there is no name displayed for the paragraph 
style and that some of the values are set to As Is (probably font size)
(4) Change the color to Blue and click on Update All
(5) FrameMaker will ask you if you'd like to apply only font changes to 
paragraphs in selected area
(6) Click OK, and you have just changed the catalog definition for 3 paragraphs 
in one step.

You can see a brief video demo of this at: http://adobe.ly/18ddZqI



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[mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Shmuel Wolfson
Sent: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 2:10 AM
To: Theresa de Valence
Cc: framers@lists.frameusers.com
Subject: Re: Word and Frame comparisons

Here's a nice solution for that:
http://www.elharo.com/blog/word/2005/12/28/word-tip-1-reapplying-styles/



On 17-Sep-13 6:04 PM, Theresa de Valence wrote:
 Hi, this is possibly not the right place to ask this question, but ... 
 I have a lot of experience with Frame and very little experience with 
 MS Word.

 In Frame I can overwrite all paragraph format overrides with a click.

 Can this be done in Word?

 Thanks,
 Theresa
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Word and Frame comparisons

2013-09-19 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
I can think of at least one thing FrameMaker can do with paragraph updates that 
I don't think is possible in Word; you can globally update multiple paragraph 
styles in one step:

(1) Create "Heading1" "Heading 2" "Heading3" next to each other
(2) Drag select through these 3 paragraphs, and Control-M to open Paragraph 
Designers
(3) Go to font level. Notice that there is no name displayed for the paragraph 
style and that some of the values are set to "As Is" (probably font size)
(4) Change the color to Blue and click on Update All
(5) FrameMaker will ask you if you'd like to apply only font changes to 
paragraphs in selected area
(6) Click OK, and you have just changed the catalog definition for 3 paragraphs 
in one step.

You can see a brief video demo of this at: http://adobe.ly/18ddZqI



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-Original Message-
From: framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com 
[mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Shmuel Wolfson
Sent: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 2:10 AM
To: Theresa de Valence
Cc: framers at lists.frameusers.com
Subject: Re: Word and Frame comparisons

Here's a nice solution for that:
http://www.elharo.com/blog/word/2005/12/28/word-tip-1-reapplying-styles/



On 17-Sep-13 6:04 PM, Theresa de Valence wrote:
> Hi, this is possibly not the right place to ask this question, but ... 
> I have a lot of experience with Frame and very little experience with 
> MS Word.
>
> In Frame I can overwrite all paragraph format overrides with a click.
>
> Can this be done in Word?
>
> Thanks,
> Theresa


ANN: 13Sept Webinar 9AM PAC Optimizing the Word to FrameMaker Workflow

2013-09-11 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
9:00AM PAC Fri September 13, Register at: http://adobe.ly/16OF6Fw



Migration from Microsoft Word to FrameMaker is a very common path for content 
creators whose workflow outgrows Word's limitations with high volume or 
document complexity. Watch FrameMaker expert Barb Binder share her tips on how 
to manage a migration workflow from Word to FrameMaker, including:



== Optimizing styles and catalogs in Word before conversion to reduce document 
touch up

== Word document artifacts to eliminate or avoid

== How to grasp fundamentals of FrameMaker publishing in terms that Word users 
can appreciate and understand

== How to automate publishing tasks in FrameMaker via intelligent styles that 
required more manual effort in Word



After this session you will have a good foundation on how to work with Word and 
FrameMaker, and when it makes sense to migrate your project content into 
FrameMaker.



About our Presenter: Barb Binder is an Adobe Certified Instructor and the owner 
of Rocky Mountain Training. When she’s not teaching grown-ups how to use Adobe 
software, she’s at Winter Park teaching kids how to ski. -- She has been an 
Adobe Certified Instructor since 1997, and is currently certified on 
FrameMaker, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, InCopy and the Digital 
Publishing Suite. Her company, Rocky Mountain Training was one of the early 
adopters of online, interactive training delivery. Students attend classes from 
locations in North America, South America, Europe and even Australia.



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ANN: Adobe share's licensing plan for next release Tech Comm Suite

2013-09-11 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
I am sure many of you would have come across the announcement made by Adobe in 
May of this year, about the change to licensing for Creative products. Since 
this announcement was made, there has been plenty of lively discussion in the 
Tech Comm user community as well about the strategy of Adobe Tech Comm products.

Our Sr. Product Manager – Adobe Technical Communication Products, Kapil Verma, 
outlines Adobe's strategy for licensing with Tech Comm Suite products in the 
next release in a blog, Adobe Technical Communication Products Next Release 
Plan.

You may read the blog at: http://adobe.ly/17PFgz6

If you wish to share this message with others, here is a TWEET:
Adobe Techn Comm Products – Next release plan [cloud or perpetual licenses?] - 
http://adobe.ly/17PFgz6 #FrameMaker #RoboHelp
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RE: ANN: 13Sept Webinar 9AM PAC Optimizing the Word to FrameMaker Workflow

2013-09-11 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Yes, the session will be recorded, and found later that day at: Recorded 
webinars: http://adobe.ly/Pbdp0J

I recommend registering anyway, as I usually send a summary email to attendees 
not only with the specific link, but also links to relevant, recommended 
resources.



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From: Böðvar Björgvinsson [mailto:bod...@gmail.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 10:58 AM
To: Maxwell Hoffmann
Cc: framers@lists.frameusers.com
Subject: Re: ANN: 13Sept Webinar 9AM PAC Optimizing the Word to FrameMaker 
Workflow

Hi Maxwell,

It would have been great to be able to attend, but sadly I am otherwise 
engaged. Will this be recorded and available on Adobe website?

Thank you,

Bodvar Bjorgvinsson






On Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 4:29 AM, Maxwell Hoffmann mhoff...@adobe.com wrote:
9:00AM PAC Fri September 13, Register at: http://adobe.ly/16OF6Fw 
 
Migration from Microsoft Word to FrameMaker is a very common path for content 
creators whose workflow outgrows Word's limitations with high volume or 
document complexity. Watch FrameMaker expert Barb Binder share her tips on how 
to manage a migration workflow from Word to FrameMaker, including:
 [snip]


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ANN: Adobe share's licensing plan for next release Tech Comm Suite

2013-09-11 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
I am sure many of you would have come across the announcement made by Adobe in 
May of this year, about the change to licensing for Creative products. Since 
this announcement was made, there has been plenty of lively discussion in the 
Tech Comm user community as well about the strategy of Adobe Tech Comm products.

Our Sr. Product Manager ? Adobe Technical Communication Products, Kapil Verma, 
outlines Adobe's strategy for licensing with Tech Comm Suite products in the 
next release in a blog, "Adobe Technical Communication Products Next Release 
Plan."

You may read the blog at: http://adobe.ly/17PFgz6

If you wish to share this message with others, here is a TWEET:
Adobe Techn Comm Products ? Next release plan [cloud or perpetual licenses?] - 
http://adobe.ly/17PFgz6 #FrameMaker #RoboHelp
_______
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ANN: 13Sept Webinar 9AM PAC "Optimizing the Word to FrameMaker Workflow"

2013-09-11 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Yes, the session will be recorded, and found later that day at: Recorded 
webinars: http://adobe.ly/Pbdp0J

I recommend registering anyway, as I usually send a summary email to attendees 
not only with the specific link, but also links to relevant, recommended 
resources.



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503.805.3719? |? mhoffman at adobe.com 
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http://www.linkedin.com/in/maxwellhoffmann? blogs.adobe.com/techcomm
Upcoming webinars http://adobe.ly/Pbz6xIRecorded webinars: 
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From: B??var Bj?rgvinsson [mailto:bod...@gmail.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 10:58 AM
To: Maxwell Hoffmann
Cc: framers at lists.frameusers.com
Subject: Re: ANN: 13Sept Webinar 9AM PAC "Optimizing the Word to FrameMaker 
Workflow"

Hi Maxwell,

It would have been great to be able to attend, but sadly I am otherwise 
engaged. Will this be recorded and available on Adobe website?

Thank you,

Bodvar Bjorgvinsson






On Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 4:29 AM, Maxwell Hoffmann  wrote:
9:00AM PAC Fri September 13, Register at: http://adobe.ly/16OF6Fw 
?
Migration from Microsoft Word to FrameMaker is a very common path for content 
creators whose workflow outgrows Word's limitations with high volume or 
document complexity. Watch FrameMaker expert Barb Binder share her tips on how 
to manage a migration workflow from Word to FrameMaker, including:
?[snip]


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ANN: 13Sept Webinar 9AM PAC "Optimizing the Word to FrameMaker Workflow"

2013-09-10 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
9:00AM PAC Fri September 13, Register at: http://adobe.ly/16OF6Fw



Migration from Microsoft Word to FrameMaker is a very common path for content 
creators whose workflow outgrows Word's limitations with high volume or 
document complexity. Watch FrameMaker expert Barb Binder share her tips on how 
to manage a migration workflow from Word to FrameMaker, including:



== Optimizing styles and catalogs in Word before conversion to reduce document 
touch up

== Word document artifacts to eliminate or avoid

== How to grasp fundamentals of FrameMaker publishing in terms that Word users 
can appreciate and understand

== How to automate publishing tasks in FrameMaker via intelligent styles that 
required more manual effort in Word



After this session you will have a good foundation on how to work with Word and 
FrameMaker, and when it makes sense to migrate your project content into 
FrameMaker.



About our Presenter: Barb Binder is an Adobe Certified Instructor and the owner 
of Rocky Mountain Training. When she?s not teaching grown-ups how to use Adobe 
software, she?s at Winter Park teaching kids how to ski. -- She has been an 
Adobe Certified Instructor since 1997, and is currently certified on 
FrameMaker, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, InCopy and the Digital 
Publishing Suite. Her company, Rocky Mountain Training was one of the early 
adopters of online, interactive training delivery. Students attend classes from 
locations in North America, South America, Europe and even Australia.



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RE: Disappearing Palette Items

2013-08-30 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
I have not had any menus disappear in the past 18 months, but while working 
with FM9 and FM10 while in the translation industry, I did determine one 
possible cause of problems. I worked on two screens at home, and had some 
saved/named workspaces that had catalogs or palette on my laptop screen, with 
main work areas and common menus on my Cinerama external monitor.

When I went on the road and used my laptop, I would usually find all floating 
palettes and menus would appear over the workspace. If I didn't revise and save 
the workspace, when I returned home to two screen, occasionally a pallet would 
be in outer space ... not visible.

The best cure that I found was to toggle the FrameMaker window from full screen 
to smaller, resizable; that always made everything reappear.

For what it's worth, I haven't had any workspace items disappear since I came 
to work for Adobe 19 months ago, when I was granted a new Lenovo laptop and 
Windows 7. Personally, (we all experience different things), I had more 
problems with my older, 2008 laptop running WinXP with all the latest security 
updates.



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From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com 
[mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Craig Ede
Sent: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 2:29 PM
To: 'Karen Robbins'; 'Framer's List'
Subject: RE: Disappearing Palette Items

Reading the manual might help here.

The workspace menu doesn't read Authoring unless you have chosen the 
Authoring workspace environment. That button name just shows what you current 
workspace environment is set to. Mine can be Craig's Custom, Authoring, Design, 
Review, Structured Authoring, or others.
Your palette items are disappearing because you are closing them. Docking them 
will retain them, but if you undock them and then close them, they have to 
reopened to reappear.

Reading the manual will help you understand how they work and what logic drives 
their functioning.

Craig

From: 
framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.commailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com
 
[mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com]mailto:[mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com]
 On Behalf Of Karen Robbins
Sent: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 2:45 PM
To: Stuart Rogers; 
framers@lists.frameusers.commailto:framers@lists.frameusers.com
Subject: Re: Disappearing Palette Items

Actually, they disappear IN THE MIDDLE OF WORKING on a single document/book or 
multiple documents, not just on close! What a sad state of user interface 
affairs FM has fallen into. :-)
I now realize that the workspace menu everyone keeps referring to is actually 
the button that reads Authoring!
And while I can restore most of what I want to be in there, for some reason I 
can't get Object Properties back there, it only wants to exist as a 
free-standing window/part of the designer (which also won't move into the 
docked set). Sigh.
Thanks all,
Karen
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Disappearing Palette Items

2013-08-29 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
I have not had any menus disappear in the past 18 months, but while working 
with FM9 and FM10 while in the translation industry, I did determine one 
possible cause of problems. I worked on two screens at home, and had some 
saved/named workspaces that had catalogs or palette on my laptop screen, with 
main work areas and common menus on my "Cinerama" external monitor.

When I went on the road and used my laptop, I would usually find all floating 
palettes and menus would appear over the workspace. If I didn't revise and save 
the workspace, when I returned home to two screen, occasionally a pallet would 
be in "outer space" ... not visible.

The best cure that I found was to toggle the FrameMaker window from full screen 
to smaller, resizable; that always made everything reappear.

For what it's worth, I haven't had any workspace items disappear since I came 
to work for Adobe 19 months ago, when I was granted a new Lenovo laptop and 
Windows 7. Personally, (we all experience different things), I had more 
problems with my older, 2008 laptop running WinXP with all the latest security 
updates.

________

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503.805.3719  |  mhoffman at adobe.com<mailto:mhoffman at adobe.com>
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From: framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com 
[mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Craig Ede
Sent: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 2:29 PM
To: 'Karen Robbins'; 'Framer's List'
Subject: RE: Disappearing Palette Items

Reading the manual might help here.

The workspace menu doesn't read "Authoring" unless you have chosen the 
Authoring workspace environment. That button "name" just shows what you current 
workspace environment is set to. Mine can be Craig's Custom, Authoring, Design, 
Review, Structured Authoring, or others.
Your palette items are disappearing because you are closing them. Docking them 
will retain them, but if you undock them and then close them, they have to 
reopened to reappear.

Reading the manual will help you understand how they work and what logic drives 
their functioning.

Craig

From: framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com<mailto:framers-bounces at 
lists.frameusers.com> [mailto:framers-bounces at 
lists.frameusers.com]<mailto:[mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com]> On 
Behalf Of Karen Robbins
Sent: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 2:45 PM
To: Stuart Rogers; framers at lists.frameusers.com<mailto:framers at 
lists.frameusers.com>
Subject: Re: Disappearing Palette Items

Actually, they disappear IN THE MIDDLE OF WORKING on a single document/book or 
multiple documents, not just on close! What a sad state of user interface 
affairs FM has fallen into. :-)
I now realize that the "workspace menu" everyone keeps referring to is actually 
the button that reads "Authoring"!
And while I can restore most of what I want to be in there, for some reason I 
can't get Object Properties back there, it only wants to exist as a 
free-standing window/part of the designer (which also won't move into the 
docked set). Sigh.
Thanks all,
Karen
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VENDOR ANN: Recording link to 8/14 Webinar "Why Structure is a Necessity..."

2013-08-14 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
We had a record turn-out today for a very dynamic webinar from Scott Abel, The 
Content Wrangler, on "Why Structure is No Longer an Option, but Increasingly 
Becoming a Necessity."

The answers are not all about documentation, manuals, UA, etc. You may be 
surprised at some of the statistics revealed from Scott's recent research. Many 
forces driving the use of structure do happen to intersect nicely with 
FrameMaker, although this webinar has no product demo.

You will find the link to the webinar recording in the TWEET below:

Missed our @scottabel guest webinar "Why structured content is a necessity, not 
an option"? RECORDING = http://adobe.ly/16Q6RQa #techcomm

Note: the link will take you to what looks like a webinar registration page. 
Just use your free Adobe.com credentials (ID and password) to view this, or any 
of our other recordings.

Enjoy!

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vendor ANN July 25 webinar Designing Templates in FrameMaker with Barb Binder

2013-07-22 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Designing Templates in FrameMaker 11
25July 10AM Pacific Time, Register at: http://adobe.ly/131zIx0

Template design in FrameMaker is intuitive, easy-to-grasp, yet produces potent 
results, even in the early stages of a project. Whether you are working with 
unstructured FrameMaker, or you plan to use existing paragraph and character 
styles to incorporate into a structured DITA project, you can benefit from this 
session. Watch seasoned FrameMaker maven Barb Binder explain concepts like:

== Planning for logical paragraph, character, table and graphic object styles
== Time-saving steps in page layout (replicating and modifying master pages)
== Internal document content re-use from Reference Pages
== Advanced template extras like user variables, cross-references and more
== Tips for managing externally referenced graphics for logos and similar data

After this session you will have a good grounding in the fundamentals for 
planning a template, and also borrowing design elements from existing 
documents.

About our Presenter: Barb Binder is an Adobe Certified Instructor and the owner 
of Rocky Mountain Training. When she's not teaching grown-ups how to use Adobe 
software, she's at Winter Park teaching kids how to ski. -- She has been an 
Adobe Certified Instructor since 1997, and is currently certified on 
FrameMaker, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, InCopy and the Digital 
Publishing Suite. Her company, Rocky Mountain Training was one of the early 
adopters of online, interactive training delivery. Students attend classes from 
locations in North America, South America, Europe and even Australia.



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July 25 webinar "Designing Templates in FrameMaker" with Barb Binder

2013-07-21 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Designing Templates in FrameMaker 11
25July 10AM Pacific Time, Register at: http://adobe.ly/131zIx0

Template design in FrameMaker is intuitive, easy-to-grasp, yet produces potent 
results, even in the early stages of a project. Whether you are working with 
unstructured FrameMaker, or you plan to use existing paragraph and character 
styles to incorporate into a structured DITA project, you can benefit from this 
session. Watch seasoned FrameMaker maven Barb Binder explain concepts like:

== Planning for logical paragraph, character, table and graphic object styles
== Time-saving steps in page layout (replicating and modifying master pages)
== Internal document content re-use from Reference Pages
== Advanced template "extras" like user variables, cross-references and more
== Tips for managing externally referenced graphics for logos and similar data

After this session you will have a good grounding in the fundamentals for 
planning a template, and also "borrowing" design elements from existing 
documents.

About our Presenter: Barb Binder is an Adobe Certified Instructor and the owner 
of Rocky Mountain Training. When she's not teaching grown-ups how to use Adobe 
software, she's at Winter Park teaching kids how to ski. -- She has been an 
Adobe Certified Instructor since 1997, and is currently certified on 
FrameMaker, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, InCopy and the Digital 
Publishing Suite. Her company, Rocky Mountain Training was one of the early 
adopters of online, interactive training delivery. Students attend classes from 
locations in North America, South America, Europe and even Australia.

________

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mhoffman at adobe.com<mailto:mhoffman at adobe.com>
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vendor ANN 18 July 9AM webinar on Tech Comm Suite integration FrameMaker RoboHelp

2013-07-18 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
9AM Pacific Friday July 18 - register at: http://adobe.ly/14ZzI3E
July 18: FrameMaker  RoboHelp Integration
Need to publish your FrameMaker content to online and mobile formats? 
FrameMaker 11, as part of the Technical Communication Suite 4 is your ideal 
choice.  Join us as veteran online trainer and Adobe Certified Instructor Matt 
Sullivan shows you how to rapidly link and map your FrameMaker content into 
RoboHelp 10, and then output to nearly any online format. Once your initial 
setup is complete, Matt will show you how to keep your content in sync, and 
manage your workflow. You will learn to:

 *   Link FrameMaker content to RoboHelp
 *   Make use of FrameMaker generated files (TOC, IX, Glossary) in your 
RoboHelp output
 *   Map FrameMaker content into appropriate RoboHelp structures, including
*   Tables
*   Lists
*   Headings
*   Cross-references
*   Graphics
 *   Process FrameMaker conditional text as RoboHelp Conditional Build Tags for 
better control of online content
 *   Manually adjust your conversion CSS to control and customize your 
conversion.
 *   At the end of this session you will be able to create a working FrameMaker 
to RoboHelp conversion project, which can then be modified per your 
organization's HTML formatting requirements.
About our presenter:
Matt Sullivan is an Adobe Certified Instructor and Adobe Certified Expert in 
ten different Adobe publishing and e-learning applications, including 
everything in the Technical Communication Suite 4. He teaches online and 
in-person classes as well as helping companies improve their publishing 
workflow.
Matt spent years setting up electronic prepress departments for commercial 
printers prior to the start of his training career. After that,  Matt ran his 
own Adobe Authorized Training Centers (GRAFIX Training, in southern 
California), managed the training arm of roundpeg, Inc., and co-wrote the 
definitive FrameMaker 11 reference book, Publishing Fundamentals: Unstructured 
FrameMaker 11. He has represented Adobe in countless conferences, trained 
FrameMaker support personnel, presented webinars, and assisted in Adobe pre- 
and post-sale engagements. To learn more about Matt, and what he does, you can 
perform a web search on his social media id, mattrsullivan.
Here is a tweet you can share:

18July webinar 2) Exploring TCS4: FrameMaker  ROBOHELP Integration 
@mattrsullivan adobe.ly/14ZzI3Ehttp://adobe.ly/14ZzI3E #RoboHelp



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18 July 9AM webinar on Tech Comm Suite integration FrameMaker > RoboHelp

2013-07-17 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
9AM Pacific Friday July 18 - register at: http://adobe.ly/14ZzI3E
July 18: FrameMaker > RoboHelp Integration
Need to publish your FrameMaker content to online and mobile formats? 
FrameMaker 11, as part of the Technical Communication Suite 4 is your ideal 
choice.  Join us as veteran online trainer and Adobe Certified Instructor Matt 
Sullivan shows you how to rapidly link and map your FrameMaker content into 
RoboHelp 10, and then output to nearly any online format. Once your initial 
setup is complete, Matt will show you how to keep your content in sync, and 
manage your workflow. You will learn to:

 *   Link FrameMaker content to RoboHelp
 *   Make use of FrameMaker generated files (TOC, IX, Glossary) in your 
RoboHelp output
 *   Map FrameMaker content into appropriate RoboHelp structures, including
*   Tables
*   Lists
*   Headings
*   Cross-references
*   Graphics
 *   Process FrameMaker conditional text as RoboHelp Conditional Build Tags for 
better control of online content
 *   Manually adjust your conversion CSS to control and customize your 
conversion.
 *   At the end of this session you will be able to create a working FrameMaker 
to RoboHelp conversion project, which can then be modified per your 
organization's HTML formatting requirements.
About our presenter:
Matt Sullivan is an Adobe Certified Instructor and Adobe Certified Expert in 
ten different Adobe publishing and e-learning applications, including 
everything in the Technical Communication Suite 4. He teaches online and 
in-person classes as well as helping companies improve their publishing 
workflow.
Matt spent years setting up electronic prepress departments for commercial 
printers prior to the start of his training career. After that,  Matt ran his 
own Adobe Authorized Training Centers (GRAFIX Training, in southern 
California), managed the training arm of roundpeg, Inc., and co-wrote the 
definitive FrameMaker 11 reference book, Publishing Fundamentals: Unstructured 
FrameMaker 11. He has represented Adobe in countless conferences, trained 
FrameMaker support personnel, presented webinars, and assisted in Adobe pre- 
and post-sale engagements. To learn more about Matt, and what he does, you can 
perform a web search on his social media id, mattrsullivan.
Here is a tweet you can share:

18July webinar "2) Exploring TCS4: FrameMaker > ROBOHELP Integration" 
@mattrsullivan adobe.ly/14ZzI3E<http://adobe.ly/14ZzI3E> #RoboHelp

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ANN: 16July FM4Word webinar Sess 9) DITA FOR BEGINNERS adobe.ly/131AWZd

2013-07-15 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
FrameMaker has been a full-fledged DITA authoring/editing solution for quite 
some time, and is a logical progression for MS Word users. Not only is it easy 
to convert Word documents to regular FrameMaker files, a relatively painless 
method can convert such files to DITA/XML files. This session focuses on how 
DITA or structured editing workspaces can be customized to make the transition 
easier for Word users. Discover how built-in DITA support creates 
fill-in-the-blank topics and why there are 3 markedly different ways to view 
and edit DITA. This session will help you determine if FrameMaker is the right 
path to DITA for you if you are outgrowing MS Word.

About the Presenter: Maxwell Hoffmann, Adobe's Global Product Evangelist for 
Tech Comm Suite, has extensive tech comm publishing experience, having worked 
for a variety of publishing vendors and translation agencies before coming on 
board with Adobe. He is a former FrameMaker product marketing manager with 
Frame Technology (before Adobe acquired the product), and has trained over 
1,200 people in scalable publishing solutions over the years.

You may register at: http://adobe.ly/131AWZd



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ANN: Crossing Boundaries: 5-part Content Strategy Series starts 17July

2013-07-15 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
THOUGHT LEADER, DEMO FREE WEBINAR SERIES JULY THROUGH OCTOBER:

This 5-part series of webinars examines five important phenomena affecting the 
content industries going forward. They offer a look at where our industries are 
going and how we can adapt to those trends:
Session 1)  Transcending space: Ubiquitous knowledge
Session 2) Links, dynamic data, multimedia and multiple versions
Session 3) Consumers become producers
Session 4) Your Most Important Stakeholder: Your customers
Session 5) The End of the Job Ethos: Blending professional and private activity

About the presenters: Ray Gallon is owner of Culturecom, a consultancy 
specializing in technical information design, content strategy, and usability. 
He has over 20 years' experience in the technical content industry, having 
worked with major companies such as IBM, Alcatel, and General Electric Health 
Care. Previously, Ray was an award-winning radio producer and journalist, and 
has worked with with broadcasters such as CBC (Canada), NPR (United States), 
France Culture, Radio Netherlands International, Deutsche Welle, WDR (Cologne, 
Germany). In the late 80s, Ray was program manager of WNYC-FM, New York Public 
Radio.

Neus Lorenzo (PhD) heads the Foreign Language Service in the Departament 
d'Ensenyament, the local Ministry of Education in Catalonia (Spain), and has 
worked at the Inspectorate of Education in the Generalitat de Catalunya 
(Catalan government). She has been a trainer and advisor (Council of Europe, 
Anna Lindh Foundation) and is currently coordinating the Lifelong Learning 
Project of the European Union in Catalonia. She has also represented the 
Spanish autonomies before the education committee of the European Parliament.

You may register for any or all of the series episodes at: 
http://adobe.ly/131z6Hu



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ANN: 16July FM4Word webinar Sess 9) DITA FOR BEGINNERS adobe.ly/131AWZd

2013-07-14 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
FrameMaker has been a full-fledged DITA authoring/editing solution for quite 
some time, and is a logical progression for MS Word users. Not only is it easy 
to convert Word documents to regular FrameMaker files, a relatively painless 
method can convert such files to DITA/XML files. This session focuses on how 
DITA or structured editing workspaces can be customized to make the transition 
easier for Word users. Discover how built-in DITA support creates 
"fill-in-the-blank" topics and why there are 3 markedly different ways to view 
and edit DITA. This session will help you determine if FrameMaker is the right 
path to DITA for you if you are outgrowing MS Word.

About the Presenter: Maxwell Hoffmann, Adobe's Global Product Evangelist for 
Tech Comm Suite, has extensive tech comm publishing experience, having worked 
for a variety of publishing vendors and translation agencies before coming on 
board with Adobe. He is a former FrameMaker product marketing manager with 
Frame Technology (before Adobe acquired the product), and has trained over 
1,200 people in scalable publishing solutions over the years.

You may register at: http://adobe.ly/131AWZd

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ANN: "Crossing Boundaries: 5-part Content Strategy Series" starts 17July

2013-07-14 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
THOUGHT LEADER, DEMO FREE WEBINAR SERIES JULY THROUGH OCTOBER:

This 5-part series of webinars examines five important phenomena affecting the 
content industries going forward. They offer a look at where our industries are 
going and how we can adapt to those trends:
Session 1)  Transcending space: Ubiquitous knowledge
Session 2) Links, dynamic data, multimedia and multiple versions
Session 3) Consumers become producers
Session 4) Your Most Important Stakeholder: Your customers
Session 5) The End of the Job Ethos: Blending professional and private activity

About the presenters: Ray Gallon is owner of Culturecom, a consultancy 
specializing in technical information design, content strategy, and usability. 
He has over 20 years' experience in the technical content industry, having 
worked with major companies such as IBM, Alcatel, and General Electric Health 
Care. Previously, Ray was an award-winning radio producer and journalist, and 
has worked with with broadcasters such as CBC (Canada), NPR (United States), 
France Culture, Radio Netherlands International, Deutsche Welle, WDR (Cologne, 
Germany). In the late 80s, Ray was program manager of WNYC-FM, New York Public 
Radio.

Neus Lorenzo (PhD) heads the Foreign Language Service in the Departament 
d'Ensenyament, the local Ministry of Education in Catalonia (Spain), and has 
worked at the Inspectorate of Education in the Generalitat de Catalunya 
(Catalan government). She has been a trainer and advisor (Council of Europe, 
Anna Lindh Foundation) and is currently coordinating the Lifelong Learning 
Project of the European Union in Catalonia. She has also represented the 
Spanish autonomies before the education committee of the European Parliament.

You may register for any or all of the series episodes at: 
http://adobe.ly/131z6Hu



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Adobe vendor post DITA to PDF output webinar Fri July 12

2013-07-11 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, FrameMaker is 
recognized as one of the easiest and best options for DITA output to PDF. Join 
us as veteran online trainer and Adobe Certified Instructor Matt Sullivan 
presents this straightforward walk through of FrameMaker's DITA PDF publishing 
workflow. Matt will cover topics including:

== The differences between ditamap and FrameMaker binary formats
== Proper usage of FrameMaker nested books and flat file books
== Accessing the default FrameMaker DITA template files to brand your PDF output
== A discussion of FrameMaker Publishing Server for scheduling regular builds 
of your output.

At the end of this session you will be comfortable creating basic DITA files, 
as well as making changes to those files and outputting them to PDF. 

You may register at: http://adobe.ly/14ZzI3E


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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, FrameMaker is 
recognized as one of the easiest and best options for DITA output to PDF. Join 
us as veteran online trainer and Adobe Certified Instructor Matt Sullivan 
presents this straightforward walk through of FrameMaker's DITA PDF publishing 
workflow. Matt will cover topics including:

== The differences between ditamap and FrameMaker binary formats
== Proper usage of FrameMaker nested books and flat file books
== Accessing the default FrameMaker DITA template files to brand your PDF output
== A discussion of FrameMaker Publishing Server for scheduling regular builds 
of your output.

At the end of this session you will be comfortable creating basic DITA files, 
as well as making changes to those files and outputting them to PDF. 

You may register at: http://adobe.ly/14ZzI3E


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ANN: Thur June 13 Webinar 10AM PDT on FrameMaker Dynamic links: xrefs hot spots

2013-06-12 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Sess 8) FrameMaker for Word Users: Dynamic Links; Cross-References in text and 
Hot Spots in Graphics

Thurs. June 13th 10AM PDT (Pacific)
Register at: http://adobe.ly/130Ozrm

Discover how FrameMaker's long history with hyperlinks, cross-references and 
dynamic data has been extended even further with reverse cross references 
from graphics to related text: hot spots. Also discover how a couple clicks 
of a mouse can generate a table of hyperlinked parts/views/animations derived 
from imported 3D graphics. Review over traditional cross-references will not 
only cover how to master xref formats, but how to target only a portion of a 
numbered paragraph title or heading.

About the Presenter: Maxwell Hoffmann, Adobe's Global Product Evangelist for 
Tech Comm Suite, has extensive tech comm publishing experience, having worked 
for a variety of publishing vendors and translation agencies before coming on 
board with Adobe. He is a former FrameMaker product marketing manager with 
Frame Technology (before Adobe acquired the product), and has trained over 
1,200 people in scalable publishing solutions over the years.

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ANN: Thur June 13 Webinar 10AM PDT on FrameMaker Dynamic links: xrefs & hot spots

2013-06-12 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Sess 8) FrameMaker for Word Users: Dynamic Links; Cross-References in text and 
Hot Spots in Graphics

Thurs. June 13th 10AM PDT (Pacific)
Register at: http://adobe.ly/130Ozrm

Discover how FrameMaker's long history with hyperlinks, cross-references and 
dynamic data has been extended even further with "reverse" cross references 
from graphics to related text: "hot spots." Also discover how a couple clicks 
of a mouse can generate a table of hyperlinked parts/views/animations derived 
from imported 3D graphics. Review over traditional cross-references will not 
only cover how to master xref formats, but how to target only a portion of a 
numbered paragraph title or heading.

About the Presenter: Maxwell Hoffmann, Adobe's Global Product Evangelist for 
Tech Comm Suite, has extensive tech comm publishing experience, having worked 
for a variety of publishing vendors and translation agencies before coming on 
board with Adobe. He is a former FrameMaker product marketing manager with 
Frame Technology (before Adobe acquired the product), and has trained over 
1,200 people in scalable publishing solutions over the years.

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Classic Aldous 7-part webinar series on Unstructure to XML for FrameMaker restored

2013-06-08 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Somehow, the 7-part series that Tom Aldous created in 2011 on all aspects of 
XML and structured FrameMaker expired. Last night I was able to restore all 
episodes. They now appear in chronological order near the top of our Recorded 
webinars list in my signature below.

I also created a blog with a brief description of each episode and a visible 
link to each episode. You can see the blog by using the short URL below:
http://adobe.ly/13hoJQ0

Note: this vintage webinar uses FrameMaker 10, but tools and principles are 
basically the same. Although some menus have been streamlined in FM11, you will 
have problem following the steps. Several of the webinar episodes have sample 
files (e.g. scripts, conversion tables and sample scripts) that you can 
download and try out for yourself.

Thanks to the many people who brought this to my team's attention. Here is a 
TWEET if you wish to share the news:
Classic 7-Part Aldous series on Unstructured to XML webinar series 
republished - #FrameMaker - http://adobe.ly/13hoJQ0

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[FrameMaker ] FrameMaker 11.0.2 Patch Released

2013-06-07 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Team,

Here is the link to the blog, which gives instructions on how to download the 
FrameMaker 11.0.2 patch:
http://adobe.ly/14llGcs


Note: this patch fixes the long awaited "give me back all my pop-up zoom 
settings", among other things.

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"Classic" Aldous 7-part webinar series on "Unstructure to XML" for FrameMaker restored

2013-06-07 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Somehow, the 7-part series that Tom Aldous created in 2011 on all aspects of 
XML and structured FrameMaker expired. Last night I was able to restore all 
episodes. They now appear in chronological order near the top of our "Recorded 
webinars" list in my signature below.

I also created a blog with a brief description of each episode and a visible 
link to each episode. You can see the blog by using the short URL below:
http://adobe.ly/13hoJQ0

Note: this "vintage" webinar uses FrameMaker 10, but tools and principles are 
basically the same. Although some menus have been streamlined in FM11, you will 
have problem following the steps. Several of the webinar episodes have sample 
files (e.g. scripts, conversion tables and sample scripts) that you can 
download and try out for yourself.

Thanks to the many people who brought this to my team's attention. Here is a 
TWEET if you wish to share the news:
"Classic" 7-Part Aldous series on "Unstructured to XML" webinar series 
republished - #FrameMaker - http://adobe.ly/13hoJQ0

______
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RE: Adobe TCS/FrameMaker Survey?

2013-06-06 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Framers,

I posted full information on the survey with the link on May 29th. Evidently it 
didn't go through. I did get an acknowledgement that the process was complete. 
Sorry that no one seemed to receive it.

Here is the full link:
http://adobetechcommsurvey.campaignsandevents.com/

It expires 11:55 pm Pacific Time, today, June 5th.



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From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com 
[mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Matt Sullivan
Sent: Friday, May 31, 2013 1:50 PM
To: Alan Litchfield
Cc: framers@lists.frameusers.com List
Subject: Re: Adobe TCS/FrameMaker Survey?

Ah, yes...mailing it now ;)

-Matt
Matt R. Sullivan
co-author Publishing Fundamentals: Unstructured FrameMaker 
11http://framemaker11book.com/
P: 714.798.7596 | C: 714.585.2335 | 
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On May 31, 2013, at 1:42 PM, Alan Litchfield 
a...@alphabyte.co.nzmailto:a...@alphabyte.co.nz wrote:


Thanks. Done

Waiting for my prize now.

Alan

On 1/06/2013, at 8:30 AM, Matt Sullivan 
m...@mattrsullivan.commailto:m...@mattrsullivan.com wrote:


Sorry, I'd seen it so much I didn't realize framers had not gotten it!

Here you go:
http://adobetechcommsurvey.campaignsandevents.comhttp://adobetechcommsurvey.campaignsandevents.com/






















-Matt
Matt R. Sullivan
co-author Publishing Fundamentals: Unstructured FrameMaker 
11http://framemaker11book.com/
P: 714.798.7596 | C: 714.585.2335 | 
m...@mattrsullivan.commailto:m...@mattrsullivan.com

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On May 31, 2013, at 1:25 PM, Alan Litchfield 
a...@alphabyte.co.nzmailto:a...@alphabyte.co.nz wrote:


Then, why not post a link tot he survey here?

Alan
On 1/06/2013, at 2:45 AM, Matt Sullivan 
m...@mattrsullivan.commailto:m...@mattrsullivan.com wrote:


Yes, a few of us received requests from Adobe marketing and management to 
forward that invite and promote via other social outlets.

I'm happy to see that they're gathering opinions from the TC community at 
large, as well as from the FM- and TCS-specific communities.

They ask some pointed questions, and give a chance for candid responses. I hope 
anyone with an opinion about interface, bug fixes, and a perceived lack of 
customer input will participate!

Much like voting for political office in the US, regardless of whether you 
expect the poll to impact the product, if ya don't participate, you shouldn't 
complain (much!).






















-Matt
Matt R. Sullivan
co-author Publishing Fundamentals: Unstructured FrameMaker 
11http://framemaker11book.com/
P: 714.798.7596 | C: 714.585.2335 | 
m...@mattrsullivan.commailto:m...@mattrsullivan.com

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On May 31, 2013, at 5:00 AM, Lin Sims 
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Yeah. They're running a survey using a third-party.
On Fri, May 31, 2013 at 7:44 AM, Art Campbell 
art.campb...@gmail.commailto:art.campb...@gmail.com wrote:
I think so.
The development team, and much of the marketing team for FrameMaker are based 
at Adobe India.

Art

Art Campbell
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  ... In my opinion, there's nothing in this world beats a '52 Vincent and a 
redheaded girl. -- Richard Thompson
  No disclaimers apply.
   DoD 358

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Adobe TCS/FrameMaker Survey?

2013-06-05 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Framers,

I posted full information on the survey with the link on May 29th. Evidently it 
didn't go through. I did get an acknowledgement that the process was complete. 
Sorry that no one seemed to receive it.

Here is the full link:
http://adobetechcommsurvey.campaignsandevents.com/

It expires 11:55 pm Pacific Time, today, June 5th.



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From: framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com 
[mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Matt Sullivan
Sent: Friday, May 31, 2013 1:50 PM
To: Alan Litchfield
Cc: framers at lists.frameusers.com List
Subject: Re: Adobe TCS/FrameMaker Survey?

Ah, yes...mailing it now ;)

-Matt
Matt R. Sullivan
co-author Publishing Fundamentals: Unstructured FrameMaker 
11<http://framemaker11book.com/>
P: 714.798.7596 | C: 714.585.2335 | matt at mattrsullivan.com<mailto:matt at 
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On May 31, 2013, at 1:42 PM, Alan Litchfield mailto:alan at alphabyte.co.nz>> wrote:


Thanks. Done

Waiting for my prize now.

Alan

On 1/06/2013, at 8:30 AM, Matt Sullivan mailto:matt 
at mattrsullivan.com>> wrote:


Sorry, I'd seen it so much I didn't realize framers had not gotten it!

Here you go:
http://adobetechcommsurvey.campaignsandevents.com<http://adobetechcommsurvey.campaignsandevents.com/>






















-Matt
Matt R. Sullivan
co-author Publishing Fundamentals: Unstructured FrameMaker 
11<http://framemaker11book.com/>
P: 714.798.7596 | C: 714.585.2335 | matt at mattrsullivan.com<mailto:matt at 
mattrsullivan.com>

<http://twitter.com/mattrsullivan>@mattrsullivan<http://twitter.com/mattrsullivan>
 
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On May 31, 2013, at 1:25 PM, Alan Litchfield mailto:alan at alphabyte.co.nz>> wrote:


Then, why not post a link tot he survey here?

Alan
On 1/06/2013, at 2:45 AM, Matt Sullivan mailto:matt 
at mattrsullivan.com>> wrote:


Yes, a few of us received requests from Adobe marketing and management to 
forward that invite and promote via other social outlets.

I'm happy to see that they're gathering opinions from the TC community at 
large, as well as from the FM- and TCS-specific communities.

They ask some pointed questions, and give a chance for candid responses. I hope 
anyone with an opinion about interface, bug fixes, and a perceived lack of 
customer input will participate!

Much like voting for political office in the US, regardless of whether you 
expect the poll to impact the product, if ya don't participate, you shouldn't 
complain (much!).






















-Matt
Matt R. Sullivan
co-author Publishing Fundamentals: Unstructured FrameMaker 
11<http://framemaker11book.com/>
P: 714.798.7596 | C: 714.585.2335 | matt at mattrsullivan.com<mailto:matt at 
mattrsullivan.com>

<http://twitter.com/mattrsullivan>@mattrsullivan<http://twitter.com/mattrsullivan>
 
<http://www.linkedin.com/in/mattrsullivan>LinkedIn<http://www.linkedin.com/in/mattrsullivan>
 
<http://www.facebook.com/mattrsullivan>facebook<http://www.facebook.com/mattrsullivan>
 
<http://mattrsullivan.com/>mattrsullivan.com<http://mattrsullivan.com/>

On May 31, 2013, at 5:00 AM, Lin Sims mailto:ljsims.ml 
at gmail.com>> wrote:


Yeah. They're running a survey using a third-party.
On Fri, May 31, 2013 at 7:44 AM, Art Campbell mailto:art.campbell at gmail.com>> wrote:
I think so.
The development team, and much of the marketing team for FrameMaker are based 
at Adobe India.

Art

Art Campbell
  art.campbell at gmail.com<mailto:art.campbell at gmail.com>
  "... In my opinion, there's nothing in this world beats a '52 Vincent and a 
redheaded girl." -- Richard Thompson

[ANN:] May 31 Webinar on dynamic boilerplate in RoboHelp projects

2013-05-29 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Many FrameMaker users also use RoboHelp with (or w/o) Tech Comm Suite. This 
brief, 45 minute webinar will focus on how to manage one aspect of boilerplate 
content you may globally update with ease.

May 31st at 10AM Pacific Daylight Time
Register at: http://adobe.ly/12CRhmH

Reusable content is a huge timesaver with any HAAT or publishing system: 
discover how RoboHelp employs snippets (subtopics or tracts of text) and UDVs 
(User Defined Variables) to leverage this technique. Simple drag n' drop allow 
you to plant globally update-able lists, cautions, warnings. You may also do 
the reverse by selecting sections of legacy data in your project and moving it 
into a new snippet.

Discover strategies for using UDVs (variables) to cover changeable data like 
product names, versions, office locations, etc. Again, a simple drag n' drop 
may be used by beginners or simple keyboard shortcuts for more advanced users. 
With these techniques you can swiftly customize your RoboHelp project to 
publish multiple versions for external or internal audiences.

About the Presenter: Maxwell Hoffmann, Adobe's Global Product Evangelist for 
Tech Comm Suite, has extensive tech comm publishing experience, having worked 
for a variety of publishing vendors and translation agencies before coming on 
board with Adobe. He is a former FrameMaker product marketing manager with 
Frame Technology (before Adobe acquired the product), and has trained over 
1,200 people in scalable publishing solutions over the years.

TWEET:

Fri 31May 10AM PDT New WEBINAR on using dynamic boilerplate content in Help 
projects; adobe.ly/12CRhmH #AdobeTCS @maxwellhoffmann



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ANN: online Adobe Tech Comm Survey; also a prize drawing

2013-05-29 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
You have can take a survey (which will be open until Pacific time EOD, June 
5th) which measures which Adobe Tech Comm products you have, or have heard of, 
and also how you feel about them.

Anyone who takes the survey will be entered into a drawing for several very 
nice prizes.

You can take the survey at the following microsite:
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ANN: online Adobe Tech Comm Survey; also a prize drawing

2013-05-29 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
You have can take a survey (which will be open until Pacific time EOD, June 
5th) which measures which Adobe Tech Comm products you have, or have heard of, 
and also how you feel about them.

Anyone who takes the survey will be entered into a drawing for several very 
nice prizes.

You can take the survey at the following microsite:
http://bit.ly/12uhcgx



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[ANN:] May 31 Webinar on dynamic boilerplate in RoboHelp projects

2013-05-28 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Many FrameMaker users also use RoboHelp with (or w/o) Tech Comm Suite. This 
brief, 45 minute webinar will focus on how to manage one aspect of boilerplate 
content you may globally update with ease.

May 31st at 10AM Pacific Daylight Time
Register at: http://adobe.ly/12CRhmH

Reusable content is a huge timesaver with any HAAT or publishing system: 
discover how RoboHelp employs "snippets" (subtopics or tracts of text) and UDVs 
(User Defined Variables) to leverage this technique. Simple drag n' drop allow 
you to plant globally "update-able" lists, cautions, warnings. You may also do 
the reverse by selecting sections of legacy data in your project and moving it 
into a new snippet.

Discover strategies for using UDVs (variables) to cover changeable data like 
product names, versions, office locations, etc. Again, a simple drag n' drop 
may be used by beginners or simple keyboard shortcuts for more advanced users. 
With these techniques you can swiftly customize your RoboHelp project to 
publish multiple versions for external or internal audiences.

About the Presenter: Maxwell Hoffmann, Adobe's Global Product Evangelist for 
Tech Comm Suite, has extensive tech comm publishing experience, having worked 
for a variety of publishing vendors and translation agencies before coming on 
board with Adobe. He is a former FrameMaker product marketing manager with 
Frame Technology (before Adobe acquired the product), and has trained over 
1,200 people in scalable publishing solutions over the years.

TWEET:

Fri 31May 10AM PDT New WEBINAR on using dynamic boilerplate content in Help 
projects; adobe.ly/12CRhmH #AdobeTCS @maxwellhoffmann

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[ANN:] 22 May webinar: Sess 7) FrameMaker for Word Users: Bullet-proof autonumbered lists and headings

2013-05-18 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
May 22nd, 9:00 AM PDT Webinar (beginner to intermediate level)
Register: http://adobe.ly/129Zte0

One long-standing complaint amongst Word users has been fragile auto-numbers. 
This feature is one of FrameMaker's greatest strengths. Join this webinar to 
discover how (a) simple building blocks will create bullet-proof numbering 
schemes, (b) how you can easily borrow existing numbering schemes from 
existing templates and (c) how you can use the paragraph numbering feature 
for other purposes (e.g. prefix text for CAUTIONs or WARNINGs.)

About the Presenter: Maxwell Hoffmann, Adobe's Global Product Evangelist for 
Tech Comm Suite, has extensive tech comm publishing experience, having worked 
for a variety of publishing vendors and translation agencies before coming on 
board with Adobe. He is a former FrameMaker product marketing manager with 
Frame Technology (before Adobe acquired the product), and has trained over 
1,200 people in scalable publishing solutions over the years.

TWEET: 22May 9AM PDT @maxwellhoffmann WEBINAR: FrameMaker for Word Users: Sess 
7) Bullet-proof auto-numbering adobe.ly/129Zte0 #AdobeTCS



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[ANN:] 22 May webinar: Sess 7) FrameMaker for Word Users: "Bullet-proof" autonumbered lists and headings

2013-05-17 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
May 22nd, 9:00 AM PDT Webinar (beginner to intermediate level)
Register: http://adobe.ly/129Zte0

One long-standing complaint amongst Word users has been fragile auto-numbers. 
This feature is one of FrameMaker's greatest strengths. Join this webinar to 
discover how (a) simple building blocks will create "bullet-proof" numbering 
schemes, (b) how you can easily "borrow" existing numbering schemes from 
existing templates and (c) how you can use the paragraph "numbering" feature 
for other purposes (e.g. "prefix" text for CAUTIONs or WARNINGs.)

About the Presenter: Maxwell Hoffmann, Adobe's Global Product Evangelist for 
Tech Comm Suite, has extensive tech comm publishing experience, having worked 
for a variety of publishing vendors and translation agencies before coming on 
board with Adobe. He is a former FrameMaker product marketing manager with 
Frame Technology (before Adobe acquired the product), and has trained over 
1,200 people in scalable publishing solutions over the years.

TWEET: 22May 9AM PDT @maxwellhoffmann WEBINAR: "FrameMaker for Word Users: Sess 
7) "Bullet-proof" auto-numbering" adobe.ly/129Zte0 #AdobeTCS



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Link to recorded ELLIS PRATT / Adobe webinar on Agile Authoring and LEAN methodology (FrameMaker)

2013-05-16 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Missed our #AdobeTCS webinar Towards an Agile authoring methodology: learning 
from the Lean methodology? 

RECORDING: http://adobe.ly/13xEqF4 -- Guest speaker = Ellis Pratt of Cherryleaf 
@ellispratt

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RE: Corporate madness - Adobe software to be subscription only

2013-05-16 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Hello Everybody,

For the record, Adobe has made no announcements about Tech Comm Suite, 
FrameMaker or RoboHelp going to subscription only. The announcements discussed 
in this thread only involve Creative Suite. The change in future distribution 
of Creative Cloud was announced at the Adobe MAX conference in Los Angeles last 
week.

At this point, anything involving changes in how FrameMaker is distributed is 
just speculation. I appreciate everyone's feedback, but plans to build a 
competitive product and business plans for a competitive product may be a bit 
premature.  ;-)

I'm glad there is always so much creative energy within this forum. Keeps 
everyone on their toes.


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[ANN:] May 17 webinar 9AM PDT: FM for Word Users, Bullet-proof autonumbered lists and headings

2013-05-16 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Friday May 17 Webinar / 9:00 AM PDT (Pacific Time)
Register: http://adobe.ly/129Zte0

One long-standing complaint amongst Word users has been fragile auto-numbers. 
Numbered headings and lists has long been one of FrameMaker's greatest 
strengths. Join this webinar to discover how (a) simple building blocks will 
create bullet-proof numbering schemes, (b) how you can easily borrow 
existing numbering schemes from existing templates and (c) how you can use the 
paragraph numbering feature for other purposes (e.g. prefix text for 
CAUTIONs or WARNINGs.)

[Webinar is at novice/intermediate level for novices and Word users]

About the Presenter: Maxwell Hoffmann, Adobe's Global Product Evangelist for 
Tech Comm Suite, has extensive tech comm publishing experience, having worked 
for a variety of publishing vendors and translation agencies before coming on 
board with Adobe. He is a former FrameMaker product marketing manager with 
Frame Technology (before Adobe acquired the product), and has trained over 
1,200 people in scalable publishing solutions over the years.



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RE: OT: Corporate madness - Adobe software to be subscription only

2013-05-16 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Hi Robert,

Your opinion is appreciated and noted. For anyone who would like a summary of 
what has changed in FrameMaker since 2002, you can download a PDF document 
which contains a matrix of which features were introduced in FM7.2, FM8, FM9 
and FM11. Interesting reading.

Here is the link: http://adobe.ly/PAQS1u


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-Original Message-
From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com 
[mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Robert Lauriston
Sent: Monday, May 13, 2013 1:31 PM
To: framers@lists.frameusers.com
Subject: Re: OT: Corporate madness - Adobe software to be subscription only

Customers value a business based on the goods or services it provides, not on 
how much money it makes for its stockholders. Adobe hasn't come up with 
anything new I thought was worth paying for since 2002.

On Mon, May 13, 2013 at 1:19 PM,  dave.st...@gdc4s.com wrote:
 The purpose of business is to make money.  The purpose of business is _not_ 
 to produce a valuable good or to deliver a worthwhile service.
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Link to recorded ELLIS PRATT / Adobe webinar on Agile Authoring and LEAN methodology (FrameMaker)

2013-05-15 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Missed our #AdobeTCS webinar "Towards an Agile authoring methodology: learning 
from the Lean methodology"? 

RECORDING: http://adobe.ly/13xEqF4 -- Guest speaker = Ellis Pratt of Cherryleaf 
@ellispratt

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Corporate madness - Adobe software to be subscription only

2013-05-15 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Hello Everybody,

For the record, Adobe has made no announcements about Tech Comm Suite, 
FrameMaker or RoboHelp going to subscription only. The announcements discussed 
in this thread only involve Creative Suite. The change in future distribution 
of Creative Cloud was announced at the Adobe MAX conference in Los Angeles last 
week.

At this point, anything involving changes in how FrameMaker is distributed is 
just speculation. I appreciate everyone's feedback, but plans to build a 
competitive product and business plans for a competitive product may be a bit 
premature.  ;-)

I'm glad there is always so much creative energy within this forum. Keeps 
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[ANN:] May 17 webinar 9AM PDT: FM for Word Users, "Bullet-proof" autonumbered lists and headings

2013-05-15 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Friday May 17 Webinar / 9:00 AM PDT (Pacific Time)
Register: http://adobe.ly/129Zte0

One long-standing complaint amongst Word users has been fragile auto-numbers. 
Numbered headings and lists has long been one of FrameMaker's greatest 
strengths. Join this webinar to discover how (a) simple building blocks will 
create "bullet-proof" numbering schemes, (b) how you can easily "borrow" 
existing numbering schemes from existing templates and (c) how you can use the 
paragraph "numbering" feature for other purposes (e.g. "prefix" text for 
CAUTIONs or WARNINGs.)

[Webinar is at novice/intermediate level for novices and Word users]

About the Presenter: Maxwell Hoffmann, Adobe's Global Product Evangelist for 
Tech Comm Suite, has extensive tech comm publishing experience, having worked 
for a variety of publishing vendors and translation agencies before coming on 
board with Adobe. He is a former FrameMaker product marketing manager with 
Frame Technology (before Adobe acquired the product), and has trained over 
1,200 people in scalable publishing solutions over the years.

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OT: Corporate madness - Adobe software to be subscription only

2013-05-15 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Hi Robert,

Your opinion is appreciated and noted. For anyone who would like a summary of 
what has changed in FrameMaker since 2002, you can download a PDF document 
which contains a matrix of which features were introduced in FM7.2, FM8, FM9 
and FM11. Interesting reading.

Here is the link: http://adobe.ly/PAQS1u


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-Original Message-
From: framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com 
[mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Robert Lauriston
Sent: Monday, May 13, 2013 1:31 PM
To: framers at lists.frameusers.com
Subject: Re: OT: Corporate madness - Adobe software to be subscription only

Customers value a business based on the goods or services it provides, not on 
how much money it makes for its stockholders. Adobe hasn't come up with 
anything new I thought was worth paying for since 2002.

On Mon, May 13, 2013 at 1:19 PM,   wrote:
> The purpose of business is to make money.  The purpose of business is _not_ 
> to produce a valuable good or to deliver a worthwhile service.
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[ANN:] Vendor Agnostic webinar 15May 10AM PDT on Agile Authoring w Ellis Pratt

2013-05-14 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Wed May 15
10AM Pacific Time
Register at:  http://adobe.ly/11D6CTS
(Will be recorded: link sent to registered attendees, even if you miss it)


TWEET:
15May 10AM PDT Ellis Pratt WEBINAR Towards an Agile authoring methodology: 
learning from Lean methodology http://adobe.ly/11D6CTS #AdobeTCS


Agile development is a way of managing IT development teams and projects that 
was introduced around 2001. It is a set of principles that aims to result in 
more successful projects by breaking a project down into a series of 
incremental and iterative stages. As Agile has become increasingly popular, 
technical communicators have needed to learn how they can work effectively 
within these projects.

In this session, thought leader Ellis Pratt will share key highlights from a 
White Paper he has written on this topic. The session will cover topics that 
include:

 *   Features of Agile
 *   Agile's affect on writing
 *   Learning from Lean
 *   Writing in an Agile environment
 *   Load leveling
 *   Minimize the need for rework

About the presentor: Ellis is Director and Help Strategist at Cherryleaf, a 
technical writing services and training company based near London, in the 
United Kingdom. He has over fifteen years’ experience working in the field of 
documentation, has a BA in Business Studies, and is an Associate of the 
Institution of Engineering and Technology. Ranked the most influential blogger 
on technical communication in Europe, Ellis is also an author and editor of two 
books: ‘How to Write Instructions’ and ‘Trends in Technical Communication’.

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[ANN:] Vendor Agnostic webinar 15May 10AM PDT on Agile Authoring w Ellis Pratt

2013-05-14 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Wed May 15
10AM Pacific Time
Register at:  http://adobe.ly/11D6CTS
(Will be recorded: link sent to registered attendees, even if you miss it)


TWEET:
15May 10AM PDT Ellis Pratt WEBINAR "Towards an Agile authoring methodology: 
learning from Lean methodology" http://adobe.ly/11D6CTS #AdobeTCS


Agile development is a way of managing IT development teams and projects that 
was introduced around 2001. It is a set of principles that aims to result in 
more successful projects by breaking a project down into a series of 
incremental and iterative stages. As Agile has become increasingly popular, 
technical communicators have needed to learn how they can work effectively 
within these projects.

In this session, thought leader Ellis Pratt will share key highlights from a 
White Paper he has written on this topic. The session will cover topics that 
include:

 *   Features of Agile
 *   Agile's affect on writing
 *   Learning from Lean
 *   Writing in an Agile environment
 *   Load leveling
 *   Minimize the need for rework

About the presentor: Ellis is Director and Help Strategist at Cherryleaf, a 
technical writing services and training company based near London, in the 
United Kingdom. He has over fifteen years? experience working in the field of 
documentation, has a BA in Business Studies, and is an Associate of the 
Institution of Engineering and Technology. Ranked the most influential blogger 
on technical communication in Europe, Ellis is also an author and editor of two 
books: ?How to Write Instructions? and ?Trends in Technical Communication?.

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[ANN:] Webinar 9May 2PM PDT Sess 3) Separation of Content Form

2013-05-07 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Fundamental to structured authoring is the concept of the separation of content 
from presentation and delivery. The way a piece of text looks during authoring 
is irrelevant. The formatting and presentation are post-authoring 
considerations, and activities possibly not performed by a technical writer. 
The more content and form are separated, the greater the opportunity to re-use 
that content in different forms, such as paper, Web, mobile, synthetic voice, 
and eBook.

You may register at: http://adobe.ly/12Xv3OF
Session will be recorded and recording link will be emailed to all who register

About the Presenter: Based in Melbourne, Australia, Dr Tony Self (@hyperwrite) 
has over 30 years of experience as a technical communicator. For over 20 years, 
Tony has worked in the areas of online help systems, computer-based training, 
and XML documents. In 1993, he founded HyperWrite, a company providing training 
and consultancy in structured authoring, Help systems, DITA, and technology 
strategy. Tony completed his PhD in semantic mark-up languages in 2011, and his 
book The DITA Style Guide was published in the same year. He is a member of the 
OASIS DITA Technical Committee (and chair of the DITA Help Subcommittee), is an 
adjunct teaching fellow at Swinburne University, and is the Director of 
Training for TCTrainNet, a training initiative of tekom, the German 
professional association for technical communicators.



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RE: importing HTML into FrameMaker?

2013-05-06 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Robert,

If you or an associate have access to RoboHelp, you can open and save the HTML 
in RoboHelp, which saves it to XHTML. A slight modification to a structured 
FrameMaker app will open the XHTML as XML. Elements can be mapped to paragraph 
styles that match your existing unstructured FrameMaker document. Then you save 
the *.xml file as unstructured FrameMaker.

I had a larger project that involved converting 400 Eclipse Help files from 
Dreamweaver into unstructured FrameMaker and this worked beautifully. You may 
find a simpler solution if you are not working with very much structure.



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From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com 
[mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Robert Lauriston
Sent: Friday, May 03, 2013 3:24 PM
To: framers@lists.frameusers.com
Subject: importing HTML into FrameMaker?

I occasionally need to take content from a MindTouch wiki and add it to a 
FrameMaker doc. The wiki source is very basic HTML: h2, h3, p, strong, ul, ol, 
tables, that's about it.

Is there a tool that will convert HTML to FrameMaker or MIF? Sort of the 
reverse of RoboHelp / WebWorks / MIF2Go?

I have FrameScript.
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{ANN:} STC Summit May 6-8; ADOBE booth presentation schedule

2013-05-06 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
For those lucky enough to attend the STC Summit in Atlanta May 
5-8x-apple-data-detectors://1, here is a summary of ADOBE booth presentations:

MON MAY 6x-apple-data-detectors://2 / Booth Presentations
== 11:00 am - 11:30 amx-apple-data-detectors://3: Book launch, DITA Metrics 
101 (30 free autographed copies to be distributed), Ann Rockley, Charles 
Cooper and Mark Lewis
== 11:30 am - 12:00 pmx-apple-data-detectors://4: Best Practices for 
publishing RoboHelp's Multiscreen HTML5 output, John Daigle
== 1:00 pm - 1:30 pmx-apple-data-detectors://5: Creating Adobe PDF Reviews 
for SMEs, John Daigle
== 1:30 pm - 2:00 pmx-apple-data-detectors://6: Book launch: Publishing 
Fundamentals: Unstructured FrameMaker 11 (50 free auto-signed copies to be 
distributed) Sara O'Keefe and Matt Sullivan
TUES MAY 7x-apple-data-detectors://7 / Booth Presentations
== 11:00 am - 11:30 amx-apple-data-detectors://8: Getting more value from 
your content using FrameMaker and the Vasont CMS, Suzanne Mescan/Vasont
== 11:30 am - 12:00 pmx-apple-data-detectors://9: DITA/XML: More power, 
fewer steps with structured FrameMaker 11, Maxwell Hoffmann
== 12:30 pm - 1:00 pmx-apple-data-detectors://10: FrameMaker 11: power tips 
on Table Formats, Object Styles  Format Overrides, Maxwell Hoffmann

Visit our ADOBE booth between 8:00 AM to 5:00 pm on Mon May 
6thx-apple-data-detectors://11 and you may have a chance to be interviewed on 
video by Scott Abel, THE CONTENT WRANGLER. Select soundbites will be online at 
a future date.

We have a number of Conference Presentations to shared under separate email.

_
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Re: importing HTML into FrameMaker?

2013-05-06 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Hi Robert, 

I don't know what was different with your project, but my project used the same 
versions of software that you used. I had no problem getting valid XHTML out of 
RoboHELP 9. 

I hope you have success with this technique.

_
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On May 4, 2013, at 1:14 PM, Robert Lauriston rob...@lauriston.com wrote:

 I'll give that a try. The source is XHTML so I don't need to go
 through RoboHelp.
 
 I tried importing RoboHelp 9-generated XHTML to Structured FrameMaker
 10 last year. It failed because RoboHelp generated invalid XHTML:
 
 http://forums.adobe.com/message/4450928
 
 On Fri, May 3, 2013 at 9:22 PM, Maxwell Hoffmann mhoff...@adobe.com wrote:
 Robert,
 
 If you or an associate have access to RoboHelp, you can open and save the 
 HTML in RoboHelp, which saves it to XHTML. A slight modification to a 
 structured FrameMaker app will open the XHTML as XML. Elements can be mapped 
 to paragraph styles that match your existing unstructured FrameMaker 
 document. Then you save the *.xml file as unstructured FrameMaker.
 
 I had a larger project that involved converting 400 Eclipse Help files from 
 Dreamweaver into unstructured FrameMaker and this worked beautifully. You 
 may find a simpler solution if you are not working with very much structure.
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[ANN:] Webinar 9May 2PM PDT "Sess 3) Separation of Content & Form"

2013-05-06 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Fundamental to structured authoring is the concept of the separation of content 
from presentation and delivery. The way a piece of text looks during authoring 
is irrelevant. The formatting and presentation are post-authoring 
considerations, and activities possibly not performed by a technical writer. 
The more content and form are separated, the greater the opportunity to re-use 
that content in different forms, such as paper, Web, mobile, synthetic voice, 
and eBook.

You may register at: http://adobe.ly/12Xv3OF
Session will be recorded and recording link will be emailed to all who register

About the Presenter: Based in Melbourne, Australia, Dr Tony Self (@hyperwrite) 
has over 30 years of experience as a technical communicator. For over 20 years, 
Tony has worked in the areas of online help systems, computer-based training, 
and XML documents. In 1993, he founded HyperWrite, a company providing training 
and consultancy in structured authoring, Help systems, DITA, and technology 
strategy. Tony completed his PhD in semantic mark-up languages in 2011, and his 
book The DITA Style Guide was published in the same year. He is a member of the 
OASIS DITA Technical Committee (and chair of the DITA Help Subcommittee), is an 
adjunct teaching fellow at Swinburne University, and is the Director of 
Training for TCTrainNet, a training initiative of tekom, the German 
professional association for technical communicators.



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{ANN:} STC Summit May 6-8; ADOBE booth presentation schedule

2013-05-04 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
For those lucky enough to attend the STC Summit in Atlanta May 
5-8, here is a summary of ADOBE booth presentations:

MON MAY 6 / Booth Presentations
== 11:00 am - 11:30 am: Book launch, "DITA Metrics 
101" (30 free autographed copies to be distributed), Ann Rockley, Charles 
Cooper and Mark Lewis
== 11:30 am - 12:00 pm: "Best Practices for 
publishing RoboHelp's Multiscreen HTML5 output", John Daigle
== 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm: "Creating Adobe PDF Reviews 
for SMEs", John Daigle
== 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm: Book launch: "Publishing 
Fundamentals: Unstructured FrameMaker 11" (50 free auto-signed copies to be 
distributed) Sara O'Keefe and Matt Sullivan
TUES MAY 7 / Booth Presentations
== 11:00 am - 11:30 am: "Getting more value from 
your content using FrameMaker and the Vasont CMS", Suzanne Mescan/Vasont
== 11:30 am - 12:00 pm: "DITA/XML: More power, 
fewer steps with structured FrameMaker 11", Maxwell Hoffmann
== 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm: "FrameMaker 11: power tips 
on Table Formats, Object Styles & Format Overrides", Maxwell Hoffmann

Visit our ADOBE booth between 8:00 AM to 5:00 pm on Mon May 
6th and you may have a chance to be interviewed on 
video by Scott Abel, THE CONTENT WRANGLER. Select soundbites will be online at 
a future date.

We have a number of Conference Presentations to shared under separate email.

_
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importing HTML into FrameMaker?

2013-05-04 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Hi Robert, 

I don't know what was different with your project, but my project used the same 
versions of software that you used. I had no problem getting valid XHTML out of 
RoboHELP 9. 

I hope you have success with this technique.

_
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503.805.3719  |  mhoffman at adobe.com 
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http://www.linkedin.com/in/maxwellhoffmann  
blogs.adobe.com/mbhoffmann & blogs.adobe.com/techcomm
Upcoming webinar calendar: http://adobe.ly/Pbz6xI

On May 4, 2013, at 1:14 PM, "Robert Lauriston"  wrote:

> I'll give that a try. The source is XHTML so I don't need to go
> through RoboHelp.
> 
> I tried importing RoboHelp 9-generated XHTML to Structured FrameMaker
> 10 last year. It failed because RoboHelp generated invalid XHTML:
> 
> http://forums.adobe.com/message/4450928
> 
> On Fri, May 3, 2013 at 9:22 PM, Maxwell Hoffmann  
> wrote:
>> Robert,
>> 
>> If you or an associate have access to RoboHelp, you can open and save the 
>> HTML in RoboHelp, which saves it to XHTML. A slight modification to a 
>> structured FrameMaker app will open the XHTML as XML. Elements can be mapped 
>> to paragraph styles that match your existing unstructured FrameMaker 
>> document. Then you save the *.xml file as unstructured FrameMaker.
>> 
>> I had a larger project that involved converting 400 Eclipse Help files from 
>> Dreamweaver into unstructured FrameMaker and this worked beautifully. You 
>> may find a simpler solution if you are not working with very much structure.


importing HTML into FrameMaker?

2013-05-03 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Robert,

If you or an associate have access to RoboHelp, you can open and save the HTML 
in RoboHelp, which saves it to XHTML. A slight modification to a structured 
FrameMaker app will open the XHTML as XML. Elements can be mapped to paragraph 
styles that match your existing unstructured FrameMaker document. Then you save 
the *.xml file as unstructured FrameMaker.

I had a larger project that involved converting 400 Eclipse Help files from 
Dreamweaver into unstructured FrameMaker and this worked beautifully. You may 
find a simpler solution if you are not working with very much structure.



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[mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Robert Lauriston
Sent: Friday, May 03, 2013 3:24 PM
To: framers at lists.frameusers.com
Subject: importing HTML into FrameMaker?

I occasionally need to take content from a MindTouch wiki and add it to a 
FrameMaker doc. The wiki source is very basic HTML: h2, h3, p, strong, ul, ol, 
tables, that's about it.

Is there a tool that will convert HTML to FrameMaker or MIF? Sort of the 
reverse of RoboHelp / WebWorks / MIF2Go?

I have FrameScript.
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{ANN:} May 2nd Webinar on DITA CMS solution for FrameMaker

2013-04-30 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Webinar: FrameMaker and DITAToo DITA CMS on May 2 at 10:00 AM PDT
Register at: http://adobe.ly/10sZCZ8

TWEET:
2 May 10AM PDT webinar FrameMaker   DITAToo DITA CMS See DITA/CMS integrated 
in #FrameMaker http://adobe.ly/10sZCZ8 #techcomm #DITA

DITAToo is a DITA Content Management System (DITA CMS) that lets you easily and 
cost-effectively automate and facilitate many DITA-related tasks. Features that 
DITAToo provides include full text and metadata-based search, automatic 
conversion from MS Word to DITA, link management, topic reuse tracking, maps 
assembly, publishing, translation management, version control, and much more.

Now DITAToo DITA CMS is tightly integrated with Adobe FrameMaker 11. You can 
access the DITAToo content repository and work with files from within the 
FrameMaker user interface. This gives you an out-of-the-box integrated solution 
where you use FrameMaker for DITA authoring and publishing and DITAToo for 
managing DITA.

In this webinar, among other things, you'll see how to:
-Automatically convert an MS Word document to DITA and upload the converted 
content to the DITAToo content repository
-Access the DITAToo content repository from within Adobe FrameMaker
-Move and rename files and folders in the DITAToo content repository and 
let DITAToo automatically update cross-references
-Create new DITA topics and update existing topics in the DITAToo content 
repository using FrameMaker
-Publish and manage conditional content variations

About the Presenter: Alex Masycheff is a co-founder and CEO of Intuillion Ltd., 
the developer of DITAToo DITA CMS. Before founding Intuillion Ltd , Alex worked 
in the technical communication and content management industry for over 17 
years as information architect, content management consultant, CMS 
implementation manager, and product manager. He was leading the implementation 
of XML-based solutions at many companies, including Kodak, General Electric, 
Siemens, and RADVision.



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{ANN:} May 1 webinar on Dbase publishing from FrameMaker that includes CYMK catalogs

2013-04-30 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
May 1 at 3:00 PM PDT AdobeTCS webinar: Database Publishing with FrameMaker 11 
- When your print color catalogue is too important to give up Register at: 
http://adobe.ly/WWfS5x

A classic customer tale - The company has taken the leap to move their product 
data into an online stores system, so that their customers can order their 
products online. Even though customers are ordering online, they still expect 
to receive their 600 color page, 12,000 product catalogue in print.

Marketing Team requirements:
== Must re-use content from their proprietary stores system for the print 
catalogue
== Desire to have the print catalogue produced automatically
== Must be able to produce high quality color PDF's for print publishing

Desktop Publishing Team requirements:
== System must be able to be easy for desktop publishing staff to use.
== Multiple users (normally four) must be able to work on the catalogue at the 
same time during catalogue preparation.
== User may need to tweak content, styles and advertising randomly, just before 
they go to print.
== Must be able to generate accurate Catalogue and Section level TOC's based on 
last second changes.
== Must be able to generate an accurate Parts Index for the entire Catalogue.

Re-using the data that comes out of the stores database, Tammy will demonstrate 
how by converting database fields into useful well-formed XML that allows Adobe 
FrameMaker 11 to do what it does best, produce a robust 600 page catalogue 
ready for print.

About the Presenter: Tammy Halter is the founder and sole Director of Absolute 
Data Group, with over 17 years' experience in the information technology field; 
including SGML/XML publishing, S1000D Interactive Electronic Technical Manual 
(IETM) and IETP delivery, combined with document management experience with 
various solution companies. Tammy has been a technical trainer, support 
engineer and project manager for several SGML software Distributors over the 
years, and was the Frame Product Engineer, Asia Pacific  Latin America for 
Adobe Systems in 1997. Tammy is a winner of numerous awards in the industry and 
a speaker at several industry programs



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{ANN:} May 2nd Webinar on DITA CMS solution for FrameMaker

2013-04-29 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Webinar: FrameMaker and DITAToo DITA CMS on May 2 at 10:00 AM PDT
Register at: http://adobe.ly/10sZCZ8

TWEET:
2 May 10AM PDT webinar "FrameMaker &  DITAToo DITA CMS" See DITA/CMS integrated 
in #FrameMaker http://adobe.ly/10sZCZ8 #techcomm #DITA

DITAToo is a DITA Content Management System (DITA CMS) that lets you easily and 
cost-effectively automate and facilitate many DITA-related tasks. Features that 
DITAToo provides include full text and metadata-based search, automatic 
conversion from MS Word to DITA, link management, topic reuse tracking, maps 
assembly, publishing, translation management, version control, and much more.

Now DITAToo DITA CMS is tightly integrated with Adobe FrameMaker 11. You can 
access the DITAToo content repository and work with files from within the 
FrameMaker user interface. This gives you an out-of-the-box integrated solution 
where you use FrameMaker for DITA authoring and publishing and DITAToo for 
managing DITA.

In this webinar, among other things, you'll see how to:
-Automatically convert an MS Word document to DITA and upload the converted 
content to the DITAToo content repository
-Access the DITAToo content repository from within Adobe FrameMaker
-Move and rename files and folders in the DITAToo content repository and 
let DITAToo automatically update cross-references
-Create new DITA topics and update existing topics in the DITAToo content 
repository using FrameMaker
-Publish and manage conditional content variations

About the Presenter: Alex Masycheff is a co-founder and CEO of Intuillion Ltd., 
the developer of DITAToo DITA CMS. Before founding Intuillion Ltd , Alex worked 
in the technical communication and content management industry for over 17 
years as information architect, content management consultant, CMS 
implementation manager, and product manager. He was leading the implementation 
of XML-based solutions at many companies, including Kodak, General Electric, 
Siemens, and RADVision.

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{ANN:} May 1 webinar on Dbase publishing from FrameMaker that includes CYMK catalogs

2013-04-29 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
May 1 at 3:00 PM PDT AdobeTCS webinar: "Database Publishing with FrameMaker 11 
- When your print color catalogue is too important to give up" Register at: 
http://adobe.ly/WWfS5x

A classic customer tale - The company has taken the leap to move their product 
data into an online stores system, so that their customers can order their 
products online. Even though customers are ordering online, they still expect 
to receive their 600 color page, 12,000 product catalogue in print.

Marketing Team requirements:
== Must re-use content from their proprietary stores system for the print 
catalogue
== Desire to have the print catalogue produced automatically
== Must be able to produce high quality color PDF's for print publishing

Desktop Publishing Team requirements:
== System must be able to be easy for desktop publishing staff to use.
== Multiple users (normally four) must be able to work on the catalogue at the 
same time during catalogue preparation.
== User may need to tweak content, styles and advertising randomly, just before 
they go to print.
== Must be able to generate accurate Catalogue and Section level TOC's based on 
last second changes.
== Must be able to generate an accurate Parts Index for the entire Catalogue.

Re-using the data that comes out of the stores database, Tammy will demonstrate 
how by converting database fields into useful well-formed XML that allows Adobe 
FrameMaker 11 to do what it does best, produce a robust 600 page catalogue 
ready for print.

About the Presenter: Tammy Halter is the founder and sole Director of Absolute 
Data Group, with over 17 years' experience in the information technology field; 
including SGML/XML publishing, S1000D Interactive Electronic Technical Manual 
(IETM) and IETP delivery, combined with document management experience with 
various solution companies. Tammy has been a technical trainer, support 
engineer and project manager for several SGML software Distributors over the 
years, and was the Frame Product Engineer, Asia Pacific & Latin America for 
Adobe Systems in 1997. Tammy is a winner of numerous awards in the industry and 
a speaker at several industry programs

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503.805.3719  |  mhoffman at adobe.com<mailto:mhoffman at adobe.com>
http://twitter.com/maxwellhoffmann -  
http://www.linkedin.com/in/maxwellhoffmann  blogs.adobe.com/techcomm
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{ANN:} Webinar 29Apr 2:00 PDT HYPERWRITE Sess 2) The importance of metadata

2013-04-26 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Monday April 29, 2PM PDT AdobeTCS webinar: HYPERWRITE Sess 2) The importance 
of metadata

Register at:http://adobe.ly/12tRTgx



Partly due to the advent of XML, many parts of the documentation process can 
now be automated. And one of the keys to accurate processing and 
transforming of text is metadata. Metadata is data about data. Information 
that describes or classifies information. Even if we've never used the term 
metadata before, we've actually know it well. An index is metadata. It helps 
describes the information, but it is not part of the core information itself. 
When we look deeper, we find metadata in document styling, in semantic mark-up, 
in SEO, in translation, in content management systems, and even in file names. 
By improving our knowledge and application of metadata, we can raise the 
quality of our documents.



About the Presenter: Based in Melbourne, Australia, Dr Tony Self (@hyperwrite) 
has over 30 years of experience as a technical communicator. For over 20 years, 
Tony has worked in the areas of online help systems, computer-based training, 
and XML documents. In 1993, he founded HyperWrite, a company providing training 
and consultancy in structured authoring, Help systems, DITA, and technology 
strategy. Tony completed his PhD in semantic mark-up languages in 2011, and his 
book The DITA Style Guide was published in the same year. He is a member of the 
OASIS DITA Technical Committee (and chair of the DITA Help Subcommittee), is an 
adjunct teaching fellow at Swinburne University, and is the Director of 
Training for TCTrainNet, a training initiative of tekom, the German 
professional association for technical communicators.




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{ANN:} 2May 3:00PM PDT webinar D'base Publs w. FrameMaker 11 - When a print color catalogue is too important to give up

2013-04-26 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Thurs May 2 at 3:00 PM PDT AdobeTCS webinar:
Database Publishing with FrameMaker 11 - When your print color catalogue is 
too important to give up

Register at:   http://adobe.ly/WWfS5x



A classic customer tale - The company has taken the leap to move their product 
data into an online stores system, so that their customers can order their 
products online. Even though customers are ordering online, they still expect 
to receive their 600 color page, 12,000 product catalogue in print.



Marketing Team requirements:

== Must re-use content from their proprietary stores system for the print 
catalogue

== Desire to have the print catalogue produced automatically

== Must be able to produce high quality color PDF's for print publishing



Desktop Publishing Team requirements:

== System must be able to be easy for desktop publishing staff to use.

== Multiple users (normally four) must be able to work on the catalogue at the 
same time during catalogue preparation.

== User may need to tweak content, styles and advertising randomly, just before 
they go to print.

== Must be able to generate accurate Catalogue and Section level TOC's based on 
last second changes.

== Must be able to generate an accurate Parts Index for the entire Catalogue.



Re-using the data that comes out of the stores database, Tammy will demonstrate 
how by converting database fields into useful well-formed XML that allows Adobe 
FrameMaker 11 to do what it does best, produce a robust 600 page catalogue 
ready for print.



About the Presenter: Tammy Halter is the founder and sole Director of Absolute 
Data Group, with over 17 years' experience in the information technology field; 
including SGML/XML publishing, S1000D Interactive Electronic Technical Manual 
(IETM)  and IETP delivery, combined with document management experience with 
various solution companies. Tammy has been a technical trainer, support 
engineer and project manager for several SGML software Distributors over the 
years, and was the Frame Product Engineer, Asia Pacific  Latin America for 
Adobe Systems in 1997. Tammy is a winner of numerous awards in the industry and 
a speaker at several industry programs




Maxwell Hoffmann |  Product  Evangelist  |  Adobe  |  p. 503.336.5952  |  c. 
503.805.3719  |  mhoff...@adobe.commailto:mhoff...@adobe.com
http://twitter.com/maxwellhoffmann -  
http://www.linkedin.com/in/maxwellhoffmann  blogs.adobe.com/techcomm
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{ANN:} Webinar 29Apr 2:00 PDT ""HYPERWRITE Sess 2) The importance of metadata""

2013-04-26 Thread Maxwell Hoffmann
Monday April 29, 2PM PDT AdobeTCS webinar: "HYPERWRITE Sess 2) The importance 
of metadata"

Register at:http://adobe.ly/12tRTgx



Partly due to the advent of XML, many parts of the documentation process can 
now be automated. And one of the keys to accurate "processing" and 
"transforming" of text is metadata. Metadata is data about data. Information 
that describes or classifies information. Even if we've never used the term 
"metadata" before, we've actually know it well. An index is metadata. It helps 
describes the information, but it is not part of the core information itself. 
When we look deeper, we find metadata in document styling, in semantic mark-up, 
in SEO, in translation, in content management systems, and even in file names. 
By improving our knowledge and application of metadata, we can raise the 
quality of our documents.



About the Presenter: Based in Melbourne, Australia, Dr Tony Self (@hyperwrite) 
has over 30 years of experience as a technical communicator. For over 20 years, 
Tony has worked in the areas of online help systems, computer-based training, 
and XML documents. In 1993, he founded HyperWrite, a company providing training 
and consultancy in structured authoring, Help systems, DITA, and technology 
strategy. Tony completed his PhD in semantic mark-up languages in 2011, and his 
book The DITA Style Guide was published in the same year. He is a member of the 
OASIS DITA Technical Committee (and chair of the DITA Help Subcommittee), is an 
adjunct teaching fellow at Swinburne University, and is the Director of 
Training for TCTrainNet, a training initiative of tekom, the German 
professional association for technical communicators.


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