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The 2017 release of Adobe FrameMaker Publishing Server is an enterprise software to automate multi-channel publishing. Access publishing services remotely and output content in multiple formats: Responsive HTML5, Mobile App, PDF, EPUB, Kindle, Microsoft HTML (CHM), Adobe Experience Manager Mobile and Basic HTML. Integrate with CMSs using web APIs or built-in connectors.
 

 

Manage publishing remotely


Automated publishing delivered remotely  
Access the powerful, automated, multi-channel, multiscreen publishing capabilities of Adobe FrameMaker Publishing Server (2017 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.

 

Automate tasks with ease


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 prepublication state. Create scripts with Adobe ExtendScript Toolkit to automate publication tasks, including prepublication 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 (2017 release) and Adobe FrameMaker (2017 release)*, thereby making it easy for programmers to transfer their skills from one environment to the other.
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 (2017 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.
Powerful, template-based publishing solution [Enhanced] 
Create templates to quickly automate document assembly and formatting. Compose custom documents dynamically from a variety of data sources using the FrameMaker Developer Kit with Adobe FrameMaker (2017 release)* and the software’s built-in import filters and XML support. Users can define multiple PDF template presets for generating PDFs. 
Shareable publishing task configuration 
Reuse settings to set up similar publishing tasks. For example, if you created a task to output PDF, Responsive HTML5, and eBook (EPUB 3, Kindle) 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.

 

Deliver content to any device


Out-of-the-box multi-channel, multi-device publishing 
Deliver your technical content to multiple channels, formats, and devices from within FrameMaker Publishing Server (2017 release). Publish to popular output formats like Responsive HTML5, Mobile App, PDF, EPUB, Kindle, Microsoft HTML (CHM), Adobe Experience Manager Mobile and Basic HTML. Define settings once and share them organization-wide. 
Bidirectional language publishing 
Publish documents with bidirectional content, including XML/DITA content, from within FrameMaker (2017 release) in multiple formats: Responsive HTML5, Mobile App, PDF, EPUB, Kindle, Microsoft HTML (CHM), Adobe Experience Manager Mobile and Basic HTML. Optionally flip the HTML5 layout 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. 
Next-generation Responsive HTML5 layouts [New] 
Create new frameless Responsive HTML5 layouts that deliver an intuitive navigation experience. Deliver faster search results with first-of-its-kind search autocomplete.
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 to deliver personalized help experiences.
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.
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 (2017 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 (2017 release) embeds the entire SVG code in the final HTML5 output.
Reusable publishing elements 
Reuse elements easily with the enhanced multi-device publishing settings file. Create elements, such as HTML5 layouts, 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.
Multi-format publishing 
Make your technical content available to users in the format they prefer. Responsive HTML 5, Mobile App, PDF, EPUB, Kindle, Microsoft HTML (CHM),
Adobe Experience Manager Mobile and Basic HTML.

 

Work with any CMS


Native integration with Adobe Experience Manager [New] 
Publish DITA content to other formats like Responsive HTML5, PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, using the tight integration between the XML Documentation Add-on for Adobe Experience Manager and FrameMaker Publishing Server (2017 release).
Web APIs to integrate CMSs 
Publish documents in a CMS to multiple formats using templates by calling FrameMaker Publishing Server (2017 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, and run tasks.
Integration with CMSs [Enhanced]
Leverage built-in connectors to industry-leading CMSs, Adobe Experience Manager, EMC Documentum, Microsoft SharePoint, and DITA Exchange CMS. Use the Repository view to check out files, manage dependencies, monitor versions, and perform searches, even with custom metadata. Get a set of APIs to connect your enterprise authoring environment with virtually any CMS.

 

 


 

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*Adobe FrameMaker (2017 release) is a separate product from Adobe FrameMaker Publishing Server (2017 release), and must be purchased separately.