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 organization's needs—from content creation to delivery.
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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.
Save time with performance enhancements that make opening and publishing files to PDF or Responsive HTML5 a whole lot faster.
Unlock new capabilities with updated Adobe and various open source libraries, which offer more stability and patch vulnerabilities.
Work in HD with support for up to 4K displays as the UI automatically scales to the system resolution.
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Out-of-the-box LwDITA support
New 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
New Display accented or unaccented smart quotes that match the language you are authoring in by selecting from a predefined list in Preferences.
Simultaneous document and tree view for DITA maps
New 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.
Painless collaboration using Adobe Acrobat*
eamlessly 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New Navigation view
Use the new Navigation view for classic (non-XML) documents to navigate through unstructured content with ease.
Improved WYSIWYG view (XML)
New 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
Enhanced 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
Enhanced 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
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
Enhanced Make referencing easier by keeping footnotes on the same page as content and split it across columns, if needed.
Duden dictionary support
Enhanced Get out-of-the-box support for Duden, a trusted German dictionary, for more accurate spelling and hyphenation.
Get out-of-the-box support for Duden, a trusted German dictionary, for more accurate spelling and hyphenation.
Instantaneous switching between views
Easily switch between WYSIWYG and XML view faster than ever before.
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 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
Smoothly import a Word document and convert it into a DITA map.
Import Markdown to DITA
Easily import and convert Markdown files to a DITA-based document.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
Publish as Responsive HTML5, EPUB, Kindle, PDF and CHM. Create content-centric mobile apps with a single click.
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
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.