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See all the great things Adobe FrameMaker can do 

Adobe FrameMaker empowers technical communication professionals to do what they do best - create brilliant technical content experiences for their customers. Explore how FrameMaker caters to your organisation's needs - from content creation to delivery. 
 
 

 

Platform


Powerful 64-bit architecture
 
Powerful 64-bit architecture
Significantly boost performance with the 64-bit architecture. Effortlessly work on large, complex XML and non-XML content with better memory management and a larger memory space.
Up to 65% faster file performance
 
Up to 65% faster file performance
Save time with performance enhancements that make opening and publishing files to PDF or Responsive HTML5 a whole lot faster.
Higher stability due to updated libraries
 
Higher stability due to updated libraries
 Unlock new capabilities with updated Adobe and various open source libraries, which offer more stability and patch vulnerabilities.
Scaling on high-resolution displays
 
Scaling on high-resolution displays
Work in HD with support for up to 4K displays as the UI automatically scales to the system resolution.
 

Author


New Navigation view  
New Navigation view
 Use the new Navigation View for classic (non-XML) documents to navigate through unstructured content with ease.
Improved WYSIWYG view (XML)  
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.
Smoother DITA authoring experience  
Smoother DITA authoring experience
 Work more intuitively with a powerful XML/DITA workspace. Take advantage of an enhanced structure view; breadcrumbs in WYSIWYG view; and the ability to insert, paste or delete before or after content in structure view.
Superior CSS3 styling support  
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.
Bi-directional language support  
Bi-directional language support
Enjoy support for right-to-left (RTL) languages—Arabic, Hebrew and Farsi. Work with RTL and left-to-right (LTR) content in the same paragraph, document or book.
Smarter footnote handling  
Smarter footnote handling
 Make referencing easier by keeping footnotes on the same page as content and split it across columns, if needed.
Duden dictionary support  
Duden dictionary support
Get out-of-the-box support for Duden, a trusted German dictionary, for more accurate spelling and hyphenation.
Mini table of contents
 
Mini table of contents
Make long documents more readable and easier to navigate with mini TOCs, which update automatically.
Out-of-the-box LwDITA support  
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.
Language-specific smart quotes  
Language-specific smart quotes
 Display accented or unaccented smart quotes that match the language you are authoring in by selecting from a predefined list in Preferences.
All-new structure view
 
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  
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.
Navigation for multiple DITA maps
 
Navigation for multiple DITA maps
 Effortlessly navigate between multiple DITA maps through a simple drop-down menu showing all opened tabs. Simply select the DITA map you want to bring into focus.
Enhanced spell check and punctuation correction
 
Enhanced spell check and punctuation correction
 Ensure correct spacing before and after words while running a spelling and punctuation check. Choose your preferred punctuation and special characters in the settings.
Sentence case formatting
 
Sentence case formatting
 Easily format text to sentence case across a document with a single click.
Instantaneous switching between views  
Instantaneous switching between views
 Easily switch between WYSIWYG and XML view faster than ever before.
Acronym referencing with <abbreviated-form>
 
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.
XSLT 3.0 support
 
XSLT 3.0 support
Create a variety of transformation scenarios by applying predefined or customised 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.
 

 

Migrate


Smoother import of Word files  
Smoother import of Word files
Map styles or create new ones automatically while importing Word documents (including Word 2016 and RTF 1.9) into FrameMaker. Configure and re-use settings across multiple Word documents.
Split documents into chapters  
Split documents into chapters
 Split imported Word or existing FrameMaker documents into smaller chapters using marker or paragraph styles. A powerful preview allows you to see the new book and chapter structure that will be generated.
Import Word content to DITA  
Import Word content to DITA
 Smoothly import a Word document and convert it into a DITA map.
Import Markdown to DITA  
Import Markdown to DITA
 Easily import and convert Markdown files to a DITA-based document.
 

 

Enrich


Embed YouTube videos  
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.
Enhanced image handling
 
Enhanced image handling
Effortlessly import and work with hundreds of images in the same document faster than ever before.
Insert rich media with DITA  
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.
 

 

Review


Painless collaboration using the Adobe Acrobat review services  
Painless collaboration using Adobe Acrobat*
 Seamlessly collaborate with subject matter experts using the Adobe Acrobat desktop and online services*. Simply generate a Review PDF within FrameMaker and host it on Document Cloud. Once feedback has been collected, import it into the FrameMaker source document and view it in the Review pod.
 
*Adobe Acrobat desktop and online services require an Adobe Technical Communication Suite subscription.

 

 

Translate


Out-of-the-box translation support  
Out-of-the-box translation support
 Reach global audiences by leveraging the all-new translation support to export XLIFF files for your content. Simply import the translated content back into FrameMaker.
Pre-segmented XLIFF for easier translation  
Pre-segmented XLIFF for easier translation
 Make the translation of content vendor and tool agnostic with the new Export-Import XLIFF engine in FrameMaker. Generate pre-segmented XLIFF 1.2 output that can be understood by any translation vendor with ease.
 

 

Manage


Native integration with Adobe Experience Manager  
Native integration with Adobe Experience Manager 
 Seamlessly connect FrameMaker with Adobe Experience Manager. Search the Experience Manager repository and set up file check-in and checkout preferences from within FrameMaker. Use advanced controls for multi file check-in, checkout and cancel checkout. Performance enhancements speed up file browsing.
Out-of-the-box support for SharePoint
 
Out-of-the-box support for SharePoint
Instantly connect to Microsoft SharePoint Online or a SharePoint 2016 CMS to perform search, read, write, delete, update, check in and check out operations on a configured repository.
Leverage customisations using Adobe Partner plugins  
Leverage customisations using Adobe Partner plug-ins
 Tap into the robust Adobe Technical Communication partner network to get customised plug-ins or solutions. Now easily accessible via the Help menu.
Integration with EMC Documentum
 
Integration with OpenText Documentum
 Enhanced configuration options allow specifying the path to where files are to be downloaded and more.
 

 

Publish


Enhanced PDF engine
 
Enhanced PDF engine
 Publish your technical content to best-in-class PDFs using a modern PDF engine from Adobe. 
Generate PDF/A & PDF/X compliant PDFs  
Generate PDF/An and PDF/X compliant PDFs
 Generate out-of-the-box PDF/A1, PDF/A2, PDF/A3, PDF/X1, PDF/X2, PDF/X3 and PDF/X4 fully compliant PDFs. The selected preset while publishing will automatically manage the final PDF output settings, including image compression and other options.
Embed reference PDFs within a PDF  
Embed reference PDFs within a PDF
 Enhance the end-user experience with the ability to embed reference PDF documents in the published PDF output with a single click in FrameMaker.
Greater content accessibility for PDFs  
Greater content accessibility for PDFs
 Publish well-tagged Section 508 compliant PDFs that conform to PDF 2.0 standards for unmatched content accessibility. The same PDF will correctly render in the mobile version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.
WYSIWYG PDF for DITA content  
WYSIWYG PDF for DITA content
 Leverage enhancements in the powerful DITA engine as well as DITA template customisations 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 multichannel, multidevice publishing  
Out-of-the-box multichannel, multidevice publishing
Publish as Responsive HTML5, EPUB, Kindle, PDF and CHM. Create content-centric mobile apps with a single click.
All-new HTML engine  
All-new HTML engine
 Leverage the new cutting-edge HTML engine, rewritten from the ground up, to generate Responsive HTML5 output smoothly and swiftly. Capture more styling information with CSS3 enhancements like auto-numbering, pseudo-class generation and more.
Next-generation Responsive HTML5 layouts  
Next-generation Responsive HTML5 layouts
Deliver personalised content experiences with Responsive HTML5 layouts that have best-in-class search and navigation. Show or hide widgets, such as glossary and TOC.
Customise DITA templates for PDF output  
Customise 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.
 Consistent colour output
 
Consistent colour output
Get predictable and consistent colour output as you use images and other elements in your documents.
Out-of-the-box DITA-OT support
 
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.
 

 

Re-use


Intelligent single-sourcing of content  
Intelligent single-sourcing of content
Efficiently re-use existing content from within a document or across multiple documents. FrameMaker provides several different single-sourcing techniques such as conditional text, text insets, content references and variables.
Enhanced key and keyspace handling  
Enhanced key and keyspace handling
 Re-using 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.
 

 

Automate


Automate publishing workflows
 
Automate publishing workflows
Work smarter by scheduling publishing tasks to run automatically using the powerful capabilities of Adobe FrameMaker Publishing Server.
Automate repetitive tasks
 
Automate repetitive tasks
Create powerful scripts with Adobe ExtendScript, develop native plug-ins or integrate with third-party services using the comprehensive FrameMaker API and Developer kit.
 

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