Your go-to solution for XML and DITA authoring
Content reuse, document inconsistency and higher translation costs are some of the business challenges faced by modern day technical communication professionals across the globe. Make the move to structured authoring with Adobe FrameMaker. A powerful workspace, designed for beginners and experts, allows you to create content compliant with popular industry standards such as DITA 1.3 and 1.2, LwDITA, Custom XML standards and S1000D to achieve real-time business value.
Improved WYSIWYG view (XML)
Work more efficiently with the updated WYSIWYG view that merges Simplified view capabilities. For DITA content, easily work through the topic by using shortcuts such as Tab, Shift+Tab, Ctrl+B, Ctrl+I, Ctrl+U, and more.
Out-of-the-box LwDITA support
Use the LwDITA standard (Beta) for authoring and publishing content. Simply set the LwDITA authoring mode in the application mappings UI to start authoring Lw-Topic or Lw-Map. Configure templates for LwDITA separately when generating PDF output.
All-new structure view
Leverage the new, intuitive structure view while working on content in XML or source code view. Use the powerful search functionality to locate content, elements, or attributes. Cut, copy, paste, and more using the context menu.
Simultaneous document and tree view for DITA maps
Now a DITA map opens simultaneously in the resource manager (tree view) and as a document, making it easier to edit metadata and work with a DITA map.
Embed YouTube videos
Seamlessly insert YouTube videos into unstructured, DITA and LwDITA documents. You can view them when content is published as PDF and HTML5.
Insert rich media with DITA
Enrich your content by inserting audio and video files with support for DITA 1.3 <object> and LwDITA <audio> or <video> elements, which are then rendered while publishing to PDF and HTML.
Superior CSS3 styling support
Quickly apply new or existing CSS3 formatting rules on your structured content by seamlessly importing it into an Element Definition Document (EDD) or template.
Navigation for multiple DITA maps
Effortlessly navigate between multiple DITA maps through a simple drop-down showing all opened tabs. Simply select the DITA map you want to bring into focus.
Acronym referencing with <abbreviated-form>
Quickly reference acronyms using the <abbreviated-form> element (DITA 1.3) and see it rendered correctly while publishing to PDF and HTML5.
WYSIWYG PDF for DITA content
Leverage enhancements in the powerful DITA engine as well as DITA template customizations to publish a WYSIWYG PDF for your DITA content (DITA map/bookmap). Make changes and apply DITA templates while importing or exporting a PDF by storing them as a part of the settings file itself.
Out-of-the-box DITA-OT support
Leverage out-of-the-box support for DITA-OT 3.x to seamlessly publish content in various formats, including PDF, HTML, Microsoft HTML Help (CHM), and Java Help. Use the free OASIS DITA-OT plug-in to carry out DITAVAL-based filtering while publishing.
Enhanced key and keyspace handling
Reusing content is now easier with support for conrefed content (text/images). Other enhancements include the ability to choose the default keyspace for loading keys (for opened DITA map), setting a specific map for all keys loading while opening DITA documents, and more.
XSLT 3.0 support
Create a variety of transformation scenarios by applying predefined or customized XSLT to XML files, and execute them using a range of JAXP-compliant processors. Define the scope of the transformation—a file, all files in a folder, DITA map, or all children of a book. XSLT 3.0 support is provided via Saxon Enterprise Edition 9.8.3, which is bundled with FrameMaker.
Customize DITA templates for PDF output
Easily apply DITA templates and access ditafm-output controls from the Publish pod. Store templates as a part of the settings file for easy import and export.