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5-part series: Everything You Need to Know About FrameMaker

April 21, 2015 - May 14, 2015
Tuesday, April 21,2015
Tuesday, May 05,2015
Thursday, May 14,2015

Sess 1: Advanced Template Tips in Regular and XML FrameMaker

Looking to get more out of your templates? Get to know more about reference pages, master pages, and the way that paragraphs and elements in XML interact with them. When and how do you create a single "master template" as opposed to multiple templates for front matter ... [Click to read more]

Sess 2: Strategies for Publishing Rich Media to Print & Mobile

Conditional text, insets, variables, and a broad mix of unstructured or structured content means you run the risks of time consuming--or even worse, broken--procedures when it comes to publishing to multiple channels and multiple audiences. Reduce the risks by following a set of clear step-by-step rules when ... [click to read more]

Sess 3: Plan, Write, Publish. Using FrameMaker XML Author

Getting started with XML? Planning to? Get to know how FrameMaker XML Author and the related workspace needs to be configured to enable you to plan your DITA content, create and edit topics, and publish to output using either the DITA Open Toolkit, or FrameMaker's default templates and ... [click to read more]

Sess 4: Back to basics. Tips and trips for unstructured FrameMaker

There are still great use cases for unstructured FrameMaker and this session touches on ideas that every writer, template developer, and user of FrameMaker should be aware of. Tips for templates, customizations of tables, development of cross-reference formats, paragraph and ... [click to read more]

Sess 5: The 1-2-3s of FrameMaker EDDs

The Element Definition Document. It drives element order, element frequency, and formats for every structured template. The templateis in use by every XML file you open including DITA defaults. What does the 'stuff' in the EDD mean? Lines like "title, shortdesc?, body?" or "cmd, info | stepxmp | choices*, stepresult?" and related rules? And where does formatting comes from?... [click to read more]

About our Presenter: Bernard Aschwanden solves documentation based problems and helps companies generate more revenue. He is the founder of Publishing Smarter, an Associate Fellow of the Society for Technical Communication STC, and the Vice President of STC. Bernard has helped hundreds of companies implement successful solutions.


3x Series: Author, edit and publish in the Content Era that we live in

April 22-28, 2015
Wednesday, April 22,2015
Tuesday, April 28,2015

Sess 1 Benefits of Easy XML Authoring: Migrate from old unstructured doc workflow to XML with Adobe FrameMaker

In this first session titled “Authoring, editing and Publishing In the Content Era that we live in” series, Thomas Aldous CEO/Founder of The Content Era will explain how moving to structured FrameMaker will boost your documentation workflow efficiency. This presentation is aimed at authors, editors and publishers interested in converting from regular to Structured FrameMaker.

Sess 2 FrameMaker and XML authoring “Myths vs. Reality”

In this second session of the “Authoring, editing and Publishing In the Content Era we live in” series, Thomas Aldous CEO/Founder of The Content Era shows us how and why to move from any competitor's tool to FrameMaker. Although some competitor tools are a XML based documentation publishing tool, you must make all the structured/XML changes by hand while you can automate these processes with FrameMaker. This Presentation is directed towards anyone interested in bettering their documentation, saving time and boosting work-flow efficiency by converting to a better structured format, FrameMaker.

Sess 3 FrameMaker 12 in total, including but not limited to the gleaming new bells and whistles

In the third session of the “Authoring, editing and Publishing In the Content Era we live in” series, Thomas Aldous CEO/Founder of The Content Era demonstrations FrameMaker 12 highlighting not only the new features but established advanced solutions such as internal referenced insets. This session is aimed towards potential and existing customers who either have or are interested in upgrading to FrameMaker 12.

About our Presenter: Tom Aldous, the founder/CEO of The Content Era has over 25 years of experience in the Technical Communications industry. Besides being the managing partner and lead XML/DITA/CMS consultant at Integrated Technologies for over 20 years, Tom has also served as the Director of TechComm Business Development, Evangelism and TechComm Consulting at Adobe as well as a SVP of Global Operations at Acrolinx. Tom takes pride in being able to accomplish the seemingly impossible through his venture at The Content Era. Simply put, Tom is the best in the world for what he does!


RoboHelp HTML and the Inline Frame (IFRAME)

April 23, 2015

 There are many reasons to consider using IFRAMES in Adobe RoboHelp HTML. Join 20+ year RoboHelp veteran Rick Stone as we explore a few of the use cases. At the end of this free webinar, you will have learned why they are helpful and how to insert and configure them.


FrameMaker Automation Ideas with Examples

April 29, 2015

FrameMaker and ExtendScript expert Rick Quatro demonstrates some of the most useful scripts that he has written. See what kind of FrameMaker automation is possible with ExtendScript. You will be surprised what FrameMaker can do with some help from ExtendScript.

About our Presenter: Rick Quatro is president of Carmen Publishing Inc. and has been providing FrameMaker support and automation for over 20 years. He is a renowned FrameScript expert that has written thousands of automation scripts for clients all over the world. Rick also provides automated, data-driven publishing solutions for Adobe InDesign.


Getting Your RoboHelp Projects “Fit” for an Upgrade

April 30, 2015

In this webinar, Beth Gerber, from Lightext, Inc. will provide insights and techniques for getting your RoboHelp projects “fit” for an upgrade. This includes ways to eliminate inline styles, create and apply robust style sheets and master pages, and how to ensure your conversion goes as smoothly as possible.

We will look “under the hood” at projects that are properly designed for upgrades and will also discuss the benefits for staying on top of software releases. Insights are based on assisting customers with RoboHelp implementations, upgrades and content redesign for the past 20 years.

Lightext, Inc. is a consulting firm that provides technical writing and training solutions, primarily for the financial services industry, but their 20 years of knowledge of working with RoboHelp can be applied to all industries and applications.


Publish FrameMaker XML to a new platform: HTML5 for a universal eReader

May 20, 2015

Multi-channel publishing using XML is not a new concept. Industries like aerospace, automotive, legal, medical, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, reference, government and education know the benefits of XML and its flexibility to adapt and change with new technologies.

HTML5 is a relatively new technology and has quickly gained momentum for developing enterprise applications, just ask the Financial Times. HTML5 is not holistic, but a group of technologies that relies on JavaScript and CSS to make it work. Off-line storage usually hogs the limelight but it really is so much more.

eGloo Technologies has developed a dramatically new HTML5 eReader, tekReader, that consumes and displays content derived from custom XML and common vocabularies like DITA and S1000D. tekReader allows the user to read and interact with their data rich documents on popular mobile devices equipped with modern web browsers. This includes information that has been traditionally published to 11x17 inch fold-outs for schematics and SVG diagrams.

Built in responsive and adaptive design caters ro document reading on any screen size … imagine opening up and viewing large wiring diagrams on a smart phone!  The XML content foundation also allows for MathML rendering and multiple language support. FrameMaker 12 is the perfect tool to create, edit and publish custom XML, DITA and S1000D directly to tekReader. 

This session will look at:

  • A deep dive into HTML5
  • An overview of tekReader
  • Creating and editing FrameMaker 12 documents for tekReader
  • Publishing FrameMaker 12 documents to tekReader

About our Presenter: Don Stolee is the founder and CEO of eGloo Technologies. Since 2002 he has been responsible for formulating and managing eGloo's strategic direction while identifying and capitalising on business opportunities that leverage off the company's experience and skills. Since 1988 Don has been involved with document and information management systems based on structured languages. He has been extensively involved with planning, coordinating and delivering complex data conversion and application development projects within aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, military, legal, government, pharmaceutical and reference. Don has a close association with Adobe and has been developing Structured FrameMaker applications since the early '90s. 


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