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Introduction to Adobe FrameMaker

This chapter provides a starting point for those who are familiar with XML but not as familiar with FrameMaker. It also covers FrameMaker's structured document publishing capabilities. (From the book XML and Framemaker, by Kay Ethier, published by Apress, ISBN: 159059276X.)

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By: Kay Ethier
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July 26, 2004
  1. · Introduction to Adobe FrameMaker
  2. · Text Format and Table Placement
  3. · Figure Placement and Settings
  4. · Page Layout, Master Pages and PDF Creation
  5. · Content Sharing Across the Enterprise
  6. · Understanding FrameMaker Templates
  7. · Understanding Structured FrameMaker Basics
  8. · Looking at Round Trip XML Benefits

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Introduction to Adobe FrameMaker
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ethierThis book is geared to XML users who wish to learn about publishing with Adobe FrameMaker. This chapter provides a starting point for those who are familiar with XML but not as familiar with FrameMaker. For those familiar with FrameMaker, this chapter provides information on Structured FrameMaker. You may skip this chapter if you are familiar with FrameMaker and its structured document publishing capabilities.

Understanding FrameMaker 

Adobe FrameMaker provides a strong feature set for publishing to both paper and electronic formats. FrameMaker is one of the leading tools for “single source” publishing. This includes publishing with XML. Several of FrameMaker’s strengths are explored below in “Formatting Capabilities and Other Strong Points.”

FrameMaker’s formatting engine allows users to do complex text formatting and page layout. FrameMaker has the ability to create PDF and to output online formats including XML, HTML, XHTML, online help, and SGML.

Single Source = A system in which content is authored one time and then used to create multiple documents/outputs.

Formatting Capabilities and Other Strong Points

In the next section, you will review FrameMaker’s features for formatting your content. If you plan to use FrameMaker as your tool for publishing XML to paper and PDF, it is important for you to know what it brings to the table.

FrameMaker allows you to create templates that contain settings that can be used for all of your documents. For now, let’s look at some of the specific aspects of these templates.

This chapter is from XML and FrameMaker, by Kay Ethier (Apress, 2004, ISBN: 159059276X). Check it out at your favorite bookstore today. Buy this book now.

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