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    • Single Sourcing with FrameMaker A Demonstration Marcia Riefer Johnston [email_address] © 2005 Select Slide Show > View Show (or press the F5 key) so that the items appear in proper sequence with each mouse click.
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      • How we got two big manuals from one set of files, eliminated redundant editing and indexing, saved $16,000 on translation costs, and chopped six weeks off the schedule
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      • Conditional text is not a dirty word.
    • Concept of single sourcing Source a graphic, a paragraph within a file, or an entire file         At basic level, source includes no variables or conditional tags. Instance B Instance A linked, xref’d, or inset linked, xref’d, or inset
    • Single sourcing w/ multiple sources         Source 1 Source 2 graphics, paragraphs within files, or entire files
    • File set as source (for similar books) Set of files = source These source files include variables & conditional tags. Same set of files: Import variable defs & conditional settings from Book A template. Same set of files: Import variable defs & conditional settings from Book B template. Book B Book A Irrelevant text & graphics hidden.
    • Example         Set of files = source These source files include variables & conditional tags. Book A Book B Variable “prod name” Conditional tag “CP 200”
    • Inside a FrameMaker source file         Conditional text: sentence level vs. word level (translator’s requirement) Text common to both models
    • Translate source only.         Source in English Source in various languages Book A in various languages Book B in various languages
    • Translation efficiencies
      • Conventional
      • Translate Book A (105 pages on full-featured model) and then Book B (87 pages on economy model) into 9 languages:
      • 12 weeks $77,000
      • Single-source
      • Translate source files (110 pages with all conditional text and graphics showing) and then create Books A & B by importing variable defs (translated if necessary) & conditional settings:
      • 6 weeks $61,000
      Savings: 6 weeks $16,000
    • Show & tell (live)