FrameMaker Features
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.
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.
Sentence case formatting
 
Sentence case formatting 
Easily format text to sentence case across a document with a single click.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

Enhanced features

 

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. 
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.
Support for coloured icons  
Smarter footnote handling 
Make referencing easier by keeping footnotes on the same page as content and split it across columns, if needed.
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. 
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.

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.
Integration with OpenText Documentum
 
Integration with OpenText Documentum
Enhanced configuration options allow specifying the path to where files are to be downloaded and more.
Enhanced PDF Engine
 
Enhanced PDF engine
Publish your technical content to best-in-class PDFs using a modern PDF engine from Adobe.  
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 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.
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.
 

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