Features

Automate multichannel publishing in your enterprise. Access publishing services remotely and output bidirectional content in multiple formats: HTML5, WebHelp, EPUB, KF8, MOBI, PDF, and CHM, and as mobile apps. Integrate with CMSs using web APIs or built-in connectors.
 
 

Publish from anywhere

 

Automated publishing delivered remotely
Access the powerful, automated, multichannel, multiscreen publishing capabilities of Adobe FrameMaker Publishing Server (2015 release) as a web service. Work more flexibly by scheduling publishing tasks anytime, anywhere using your web browser. You can also integrate and schedule the FrameMaker publishing service from your content management system.
Comprehensive multiuser support
Allow multiple users to access publishing services and run tasks remotely, at the same time, using their web browser. On logging in, users are able to see their own publishing tasks, output status, next-run date and time, and logs generated; as well as their templates and presets, and shared templates.

Increase enterprise productivity

 

Server-based publishing
Schedule your publication tasks to be automatically executed once, daily, weekly, or monthly.
Comprehensive, user-friendly publishing dashboard
Increase enterprise productivity by managing publishing centrally. Create new publishing tasks by choosing the source file and types of output, and specifying settings for each output required. Run your tasks instantly or schedule them for later. Easily view logs, outputs, and published status, and sign up for notifications.
Creation and reuse of publishing task templates
Work productively with shareable, editable publishing task templates, in which you specify outputs and their associated settings, pre-publishing and post-publishing tasks, notifications, and output location. Use template to publish with different source files, and create tasks that will inherit the template’s settings.
Reusable presets for publishing
Save time and effort by defining publishing presets. Use these presets with different source files to avoid having to specify settings repeatedly. Share your presets with other users across the organization, and standardize the appearance of enterprise content.

 

 

Scripting support for automation
Perform custom processing on the input files in pre-publication state. Create scripts with Adobe ExtendScript Toolkit to automate publication tasks, including pre-publication tasks such as applying conditional text for single-sourced publication tasks.
Shared API with Adobe FrameMaker
Use the same API and the FrameMaker Developer Kit for both Adobe FrameMaker Publishing Server (2015 release) and Adobe FrameMaker (2015 release)*, thereby making it easy for programmers to transfer their skills from one environment to the other.
*Adobe FrameMaker (2015 release) is a separate product from Adobe FrameMaker Publishing Server (2015 release), and must be purchased separately. 
Integration with Windows Task Scheduler
Use Windows Task Scheduler to view, edit, and manage scheduled publication tasks.
Publishing DITA maps to books
Easily publish your DITA content to professional-looking output. Generate nested books and books with flat components. Create attractive book content from DITA maps by automatically generating titles and tables of contents, applying number properties, and page rounding. Publish directly to PDF from the DITA map or through the book.

 

 

Superior support for structured content
Enjoy comprehensive support for structured content. Easily publish XML/DITA content authored in Adobe FrameMaker (2015 release)* to professional-looking output, including composite docs and flat books with FrameMaker components. Map XML and SGML elements to document elements such as tables. Use a context-sensitive styling language for sophisticated formatting.
*Adobe FrameMaker (2015 release) is a separate product from Adobe FrameMaker Publishing Server (2015 release), and must be purchased separately. 
Powerful, template-based publishing solution
Create templates to quickly automate document assembly and formatting, and compose custom documents dynamically from a variety of data sources using the FrameMaker Developer Kit with Adobe FrameMaker (2015 release)* and the software’s built-in import filters and XML support.
*Adobe FrameMaker (2015 release) is a separate product from Adobe FrameMaker Publishing Server (2015 release), and must be purchased separately.
Shareable publishing task configuration
Reuse settings to set up similar publishing tasks. For example, if you created a task to output PDF, multiscreen HTML5, WebHelp, and eBook (EPUB 3, KF8) formats from a set of source documents, you can edit this task to create a task for other source types.
Post-publish commands
Automatically run post-publish system commands or batch files. Use post-publish commands to automatically rename, move, or archive output files, especially when running regular builds, so that subsequent builds do not overwrite earlier output files.

Command-line execution of builds 
Invoke tasks and schedules created in FrameMaker Publishing Server from the Windows command line.
Extensive logging
Take advantage of extensive logging for all processes in publication tasks to comprehensively report all tasks executed by FrameMaker Publishing Server. You can customize the level of logging and the parameters to be logged, and view logs for recently completed runs of the same task.

Publish bidirectional content across formats and devices

 

 

Out-of-the-box multichannel, multidevice publishing
Deliver your bidirectional content to multiple channels, formats, and devices from within FrameMaker Publishing Server (2015 release). Publish to popular output formats, like HTML5, WebHelp, EPUB, KF8, MOBI, PDF, and CHM, and as mobile apps, with a single click. Define settings once and share them organization-wide. 
Bidirectional language publishing
Publish documents with bidirectional content, including XML/DITA content, from within FrameMaker (2015 release) in multiple formats: HTML5, WebHelp, EPUB, KF8, MOBI, PDF, and CHM, and as mobile apps. Optionally flip the HTML5 layout or use the new RTL WebHelp skin so that the navigation pane appears on the right for RTL content.
Single-click responsive HTML5 publishing
Generate stunning responsive HTML5 output for multiple devices with just one click, even for your legacy content. Provide a consistent user experience across multiple screen types by simply selecting a single layout from a gallery of responsive HTML5 layouts. Leverage the responsive HTML5 output to create mobile apps easily. 
Mobile app output
Ensure wider distribution and consumption of content with a simplified mobile app generation workflow and native integration with Adobe PhoneGap Build*. Easily publish your content as mobile apps for iOS and Android with just one click.
*Generating apps with PhoneGap Build requires purchasing a PhoneGap Build license.

 

 

Personalized dynamic content
Empower users to find relevant content faster in the document, TOC, index, and glossary. Leverage existing conditional tags and expressions to enable end users to dynamically filter content in the final HTML5 output, thereby delivering personalized help experiences.
New HTML5 layout
Deliver a personalized content consumption experience. Configure search to appear on the content or topic panes, and show context and breadcrumbs in the results. Easily show or hide widgets, such as glossary and TOC. Convert the layout to right-to-left languages just by changing one property.
Custom fonts in EPUB files
Embed custom fonts in your EPUB files and ensure that your users see text exactly as you intended, whether or not they have the font installed on their device.
Note: You must have distribution rights for the embedded font.
Attractive customizable WebHelp skins
Give your WebHelp content a new look by changing its skin. Choose from a wide variety of skins from the WebHelp gallery. Customize your WebHelp skins by changing button labels, fonts, background color, search boxes, and more.

 

 

Reference page image publishing
Publish reference pages content such as images, headers and footers, and logos, in all output formats supported by FrameMaker Publishing Server (2015 release).
SVG support in HTML5 output
Effortlessly ensure that your images always look good regardless of the screen size of the device on which they are being viewed, because FrameMaker Publishing Server (2015 release) embeds the entire SVG code in the final HTML5 output.
Reuse of Adobe RoboHelp style mappings 
Work more efficiently by reusing style mappings that you have already configured in RoboHelp or Adobe Technical Communication Suite in the native publishing workflow of Adobe FrameMaker Publishing Server (2015 release).
Reusable publishing elements
Reuse elements easily with the enhanced multidevice publishing settings file. Create elements, such as HTML5 layouts, WebHelp skins, CSS, and HTML page templates, just once, and import or export them for use across different settings files.

 

 

HTML page template support 
Configure mini-TOCs, breadcrumbs, and headers and footers just once and apply your settings easily to all outputs using the new HTML page template support.
Broad range of input formats
Work with XML, DITA, SGML, Maker Interchange Format (MIF), native Adobe FrameMaker, and Office Filter files. Seamlessly import JPEG, GIF, PDF, CGM, and SWF files and more.
Multiformat publishing
Make your technical content available to users in the format they prefer. Publish to multiscreen HTML5, WebHelp, CHM, eBook (EPUB 3, KF8), native mobile apps (Android, Blackberry, iOS,Symbian, Windows), Adobe AIR, PDF, Adobe FlashHelp, JavaHelp, Eclipse Help, and Oracle Help for Java™.

Integrate with your CMS

 

Web APIs to integrate CMSs
Publish documents in CMS to multiple formats using templates, by calling FrameMaker Publishing Server (2015 release) remotely, via web APIs. The APIs work on resources such as tasks, templates, and presets, to create, retrieve, update, and delete resources. Additional APIs help schedule, kill, or run tasks and more.
Integration with CMSs
Leverage built-in connectors to industry leading CMSs, Adobe Experience Manager, EMC Documentum and Microsoft SharePoint. Use the Repository view to check-out files, manage dependencies, manage versions and perform searches even with custom metadata. Get a set of APIs to connect your enterprise authoring environment with virtually any CMS.