RE: FrameMaker and RoboHelp Combination for Single Sourcing

2011-06-09 Thread Jeff Coatsworth
Yes, it's possible - I do the same thing (only generating WebHelp instead of 
CHM). If you want both types of output to look the same, you'll have to do some 
CSS tweaking to bring the appearance of the CHM help into line with the 
formatting present within your FM PDFs. First place to start is with the 
Conversion Settings within RH when you import - that's the first chance you 
have at mapping your FM paragraph  character formatting to RH's styles. You 
can save that off in an .isf file for future use. Also, you can apply (I 
believe) a single CSS file to all topics when you create your CHM. I created 
one called apply2all.css that contained all my tweaks that gets applied to all 
topics and overrides the individual css files that each topic gets created when 
a FM doc is imported.


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[mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Mythri Sathyan
Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2011 6:29 AM
To: framers@lists.frameusers.com
Subject: FrameMaker and RoboHelp Combination for Single Sourcing

Hello,

I am using Adobe FrameMaker 10 as source files for generating the PDF output 
and RoboHelp 9 for generating the CHM output.

I am unable to use the Import option in RoboHelp (to import the .fm files) as 
the CSS and master pages are very different. The entire look and feel of the 
help file changes if I use the import option.

Hence, I started maintaining 2 different sources for 2 different outputs. The 
end user documentation both PDF and CHM files require localization. For this, I 
must maintain one single source files and generate multiple outputs (Single 
Sourcing).

So I wanted to know:


* Is it possible to maintain single sourcing in the scenario where the 
styles are different for PDF and CHM outputs?

* If Yes, please let us know how to do it?

* If No, then please suggest an alternative way to do it.

Also, it is mandatory that only one single source file is maintained for 
multiple outputs as localization is involved.

Regards,
Mythri






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Re: FrameMaker and RoboHelp Combination for Single Sourcing

2011-06-09 Thread Bill Swallow
Yes, and if the structure of the information is different, you can
always maintain two book files. Use one for PDF, and the other for
import into RH. Note that you will need to design your content
accordingly, perhaps using many fm files for one chapter in PDF in
order to satisfy two very different content models. But if it's just
look and feel, you can certainly do this with import via css.

On Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 9:25 AM, Jeff Coatsworth
jeff.coatswo...@jonassoftware.com wrote:
 Yes, it's possible - I do the same thing (only generating WebHelp instead of
 CHM). If you want both types of output to look the same, you'll have to do
 some CSS tweaking to bring the appearance of the CHM help into line with the
 formatting present within your FM PDFs. First place to start is with the
 Conversion Settings within RH when you import - that's the first chance you
 have at mapping your FM paragraph  character formatting to RH's styles. You
 can save that off in an .isf file for future use. Also, you can apply (I
 believe) a single CSS file to all topics when you create your CHM. I created
 one called apply2all.css that contained all my tweaks that gets applied to
 all topics and overrides the individual css files that each topic gets
 created when a FM doc is imported.

 
 From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com
 [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Mythri Sathyan
 Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2011 6:29 AM
 To: framers@lists.frameusers.com
 Subject: FrameMaker and RoboHelp Combination for Single Sourcing

 Hello,



 I am using Adobe FrameMaker 10 as source files for generating the PDF output
 and RoboHelp 9 for generating the CHM output.



 I am unable to use the Import option in RoboHelp (to import the .fm files)
 as the CSS and master pages are very different. The entire look and feel of
 the help file changes if I use the import option.



 Hence, I started maintaining 2 different sources for 2 different outputs.
 The end user documentation both PDF and CHM files require localization. For
 this, I must maintain one single source files and generate multiple outputs
 (Single Sourcing).



 So I wanted to know:



 · Is it possible to maintain single sourcing in the scenario where
 the styles are different for PDF and CHM outputs?

 · If Yes, please let us know how to do it?

 · If No, then please suggest an alternative way to do it.



 Also, it is mandatory that only one single source file is maintained for
 multiple outputs as localization is involved.



 Regards,

 Mythri







 
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