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Lavacon 2012: see what's new in FrameMaker 11 and FrameMaker 11 Publishing Server. This presentation by Adobe Sr. Product Manager, Kapil Verma (@kapilAdobe) covers the many areas of feature and ...

Lavacon 2012: see what's new in FrameMaker 11 and FrameMaker 11 Publishing Server. This presentation by Adobe Sr. Product Manager, Kapil Verma (@kapilAdobe) covers the many areas of feature and product improvement in FrameMaker 11. DITA and XML authoring has been made even simpler and more transparent than before. Major improvements like XPath, XQuery, XML Code view and "intelliprompt" for elements and attributes are most welcomed. Even is you are still doing "unstructured" authoring, the ability to generate a hyperlinked parts table from 3D diagrams, in place insertion of styles, improved FIND/CHANGE and more control over customizing your user interface are a huge help. Also find out how tooutput to multiview HTML5 to publish to tablets and mobile devices.

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FrameMaker 11: What’s new in FM11 & FM11 Publishing Server (Lavacon2012) FrameMaker 11: What’s new in FM11 & FM11 Publishing Server (Lavacon2012) Presentation Transcript

  • FrameMaker 11: What’s new in FrameMaker 11 and FrameMaker 11 Publishing ServerKapil Verma| @kapilvermaadobe | Email kverma@adobe.comSr. Product Manager – FrameMaker line of products© 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.
  • A little bit about myself.. • Manage FrameMaker and FrameMaker Publishing Server • Responsible for product strategy and roadmap, customer relationship and partner ecosystem management • Attend several Tech Comm. focused conferences throughout the year© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 4
  • Key trends shaping the tech comm industry© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.
  • Key trends that are shaping the tech comm industry today1 Momentum for structured authoring remains strong2 Rapid Mobile penetration driving major implications on content distribution3 Increasing usage of rich media in technical communication4 Challenging economic conditions result in the need to “do more with less”5 Content creation is becoming a much more collaborative activity© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 6
  • Key trends that are shaping the tech comm industry today1 Momentum for structured authoring remains strong2 Rapid Mobile penetration driving major implications on content distribution3 Increasing usage of rich media in technical communication4 Challenging economic conditions result in the need to “do more with less”5 Content creation is becoming a much more collaborative activity© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 7
  • Movement to structured authoring is picking up % of respondents who are already doing structured authoring % of total, SDL and Scriptorium surveys 45% 45% 42% 40% 35% 87% 29% 28% 30% 25% 20% 15% 15% 10% Our own survey in 2012 reveals 5% that 38% are already N/A N/A doing/migrating /planning to 0% move 1 to structured authoring 2008 2009 2011 Scriptorium SDL© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 8 Source: Scriptorium 2009, 2011 survey. SDL survey 1)Adobe survey to STC tech comm professionals 2012, N=237
  • As expected, structured authoring penetration is higher in larger corporations though there are significant number SMBs doing it as well Structured Authoring Migration Trends Percent of total responses 1,2 24% 32% 31% No plans to move 26% Undecided OR dont know 33% Planning to migrate 39% 13% Already doing OR migrating 14% 6% 50% 35% 37% 28% 22% 21% Small Medium Large Source: FrameMaker Survey to STC members (2012) 1) Sample Sizes: Small (1-99 FTE): 77; Medium (100-999):70; Large (>=1K FTE):90 2) Survey question:At what stage of structured authoring journey are you currently?© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 9
  • Key trends that are shaping the tech comm industry today1 Momentum for structured authoring remains strong2 Rapid Mobile penetration driving major implications on content distribution3 Increasing usage of rich media in technical communication4 Challenging economic conditions result in the need to “do more with less”5 Content creation is becoming a much more collaborative activity© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 10
  • Smartphone sales have already surpassed total PC shipments in 2011 and are expected to become the dominant category WW Units sales by category WW Units sales by category In million units In million units Smartphones Tablet PC Smartphones Tablet PC CAGR 2011-15 1,176 26% Mobile expected to 1,050 become more dominant category PC 535 Smartphone sales 885 482 have surpassed PC sales last year 433 352 688 282 11% 390 216 535 Mobile 472 482 433 133 390 357 347 357 352 50% 1,176 293 305 299 70 1,050 282 347 885 216 172 305 19 688 139 293 133 472 70 299 139 172 192008A 2009A 2010A 2011A 2012E 2013E 2014E 2015E 2008A 2009A 2010A 2011A 2012E 2013E 2014E 2015E Source: Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley and IDC research© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 11
  • Our survey of tech comm professionals reflects their strong interest in mobile publishing Publishing to mobile trends % of respondents publishing/planning to publish to mobile outputs, N=237 EPUB Kindle 27% 15% 5% 3% Currently Publishing Plan to publish Source: FrameMaker Survey to STC members (2012), N=237© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 12
  • Key trends that are shaping the tech comm industry today1 Momentum for structured authoring remains strong2 Rapid Mobile penetration driving major implications on content distribution3 Increasing usage of rich media in technical communication4 Challenging economic conditions result in the need to “do more with less”5 Content creation is becoming a much more collaborative activity© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 13
  • Increasing Demand For Rich Media In Technical Communication© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.
  • As a result, we are seeing increasing use of rich media in technical documentation to liven up the content ~58% Use images/vector art in their technical content of the respondents Use videos 41% 33% Use hotspot linked images Use audio clips 18% 11% Use 3D modelsSource: FrameMaker Survey to STC members (2012), N=237 © 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 15
  • Key trends that are shaping the tech comm industry today1 Momentum for structured authoring remains strong2 Rapid Mobile penetration driving major implications on content distribution3 Increasing usage of rich media in technical communication4 Challenging economic conditions result in the need to “do more with less”5 Content creation is becoming a much more collaborative activity© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 16
  • Lastly, more is being asked from fewer resources ..while budgets are getting cut Economic woes continue.. Higher productivity demanded© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.
  • This trend is getting reflect in a recent survey * Reduction No Change Increase Number of UA employees 13% 68% 19% Workload due to staff changes 4% 53% 42% Number or scope of projects 6% 72% 23% Technical writing professionals are facing pressure to be more productive! * The 2012 Writers UA Salary Survey: http://www.writersua.com/surveys/salary12/index.html© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 18
  • Key trends that are shaping the tech comm industry today1 Momentum for structured authoring remains strong2 Rapid Mobile penetration driving major implications on content distribution3 Increasing usage of rich media in technical communication4 Challenging economic conditions result in the need to “do more with less”5 Content creation is becoming a much more collaborative activity© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 19
  • User generated content revolution is upon us.. 230 Million tweets per day; ~2.6K tweets /second More than 30 billion pieces of content (photos, links, stories etc.) shared each month 48 Hours of Video uploaded Every Minute >3.5 Million articles to date Source: Lit search • http://royal.pingdom.com/2011/01/12/internet -2010-in-numbers/© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 20
  • ..which means that “Democratization” of Content Creation is happening © 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.
  • This also means the content creation workflow is changing.. Traditional Content Creation Workflow AUTHOR PUBLISH© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 22
  • ..and looks like this Author Refine content based on end user Author-2-author feedback and Author-2-SME collaboration Curate Collaborate Publish© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 23
  • What’s new in FrameMaker 11 and FrameMaker Publishing Server 11?© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 24
  • STRUCTURED/XML AUTHORING© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 25
  • In FrameMaker11, we are providing a multi-view XML authoring environment to our users to meet their varying needs Multi-view FrameMaker editing environment XML source Author Output / WYSIWYG <topic> <title> <body> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> </body> </title> </topic> • View and edit the • Plain author view with no • Current output view in underlying XML source tags and minimal FrameMaker • Coloring and presentation of content • Important for DTP, indentation to support (e.g. no pagination, format) authors and a key Other key points authoring in source • Authors focus on the strength of view content and not on output FrameMaker • Users can edit the XML document in any view and the changes reflect in all the views (without having to manually save the file) • Option for the organization to enable / disable any view * • Different view with different functionality exposed (can be further customized)© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 26
  • In addition, we have enhanced our XML/DITA support in FrameMaker11 with support for XSLT 2.0 and XPath 2.0 Key capabilities • Ability to write and run Xpath expressions. XPath 2.0 supported • Query builder for writing complex queries, along with auto-suggest • Set the scope i.e. current file/all files/folder/ditamap/book • Comprehensive results pod for navigation and saving of results • Access history of last 15 queries • Run an XSL transformation within FrameMaker 11. XSLT 2.0 supported • Define and store “transformations” for later use. • Global and application specific transformations supported • Set the scope i.e. current file/all open files/folder • Ability to choose the XSLT processor by the user (in addition to XALAN and SAXON)© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 27 * Based on internal testing with various types of XML files and DITAmaps
  • DEMO© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 28
  • On the DITA front, we have made several enhancements to enable easy professional publishing of DITA Maps Enhanced options for publishing DITAMap  Generate a flat/nested book/composite doc  Automatically generate TOC, Index, List of Tables, LoF  Specify different templates for each level (Chapter, Section, Sub-Section)  Option to set page numbering, chapter, section, sub- section numbering and pagination© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 29
  • DEMO© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 30
  • We have also made under the hood improvements to result in better performance when working with large XML files XML Open Performance improvement 1,2 Performance improvement Avg. File Open time in 5 repetitions, in seconds Percent 398.8 97% Dense element tag 11.8 57.7 DITA Xref 18% 47.3 FM10 35.1 DITA Conref -3% FM11 36.1 20.5 DITA Format 60% 8.1 3.5 Content heavy 3.0 14%© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. Source: Internal testing with 5 different types of XML files 31 1) Files were opened and closed 5 times, and average open time was computed 2) Other apps running on the test system were Acrobat, MS Word and Browser
  • Lastly, we have focused on improving usability in several XML workflows  New and improved “New XML dialog” incl. direct reference to DTD  Untitled XML files  Ability to directly refer OLE objects in XML files (configurable)  Strawman and banner text  Others  Structure view can be expanded to any width  Assign ID to DITA elements  Roundtrip table cell properties in XML  Roundtrip AF and EQ in XML© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 32
  • DEMO© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 33
  • RICH MEDIA© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 34
  • Making 3D even more dynamic Create links to part, view and animations stored within the 3D model Automatically generate linked table of views/animation/components Provide interactivity between 3D parts and the content JavaScript Associate and run JavaScript on the 3D model© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 35 • Image courtsey: PlusDF.de, http://openclipart.org
  • We have taken our interactive support with rich media to the next level with our video enhancements VIDEO Set poster by picking a frame from video Create interactive links with popular video formats (FLV & SWF) Import MP4 videos© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 36
  • Now in FM11, you can define hotspots on images, vector illustration among others to provide more interactivity to end users HOTSPOTS • Define “hotspots” on images/graphic objects with internal/external links Hotspots • All supported shapes (e.g. rectangle, circle, triangle etc.) can be usedAliquam quis ante est. Proin nec ligula sed lacus • PDF, web and many other outputsvenenatis blandit sagittis bibendum orci. Donecmalesuada mollis lorem. through FMPS supportedEmperor Penguin adults are about 1.1 m (3 ft7 in) tall and weigh 35 kg (75 lb) or more, eget dignissim lectus facilisis sed. Proin volutpat • Easily manage through hotspots podbibendum hendrerit. Vivamus nec ligula© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 37
  • DEMO© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 38
  • PRODUCTIVITY© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 39
  • Now you can get your unstructured content to DITA/other XML easily through the new “Smart Paste” feature Topic Title Body p ol li li image table tgroup tbody row© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 40
  • Be more productive when working with various objects in FM11  Create and apply styles to objects i.e. graphic, anchored frames, text frames, graphic frames, equations, and text line  Object style designer and object catalog  Flag and remove overrides  Structured workflow support© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 41
  • Use your keyboard to smartly insert elements, attributed and even work with styles, conditional tags, variables etc • Inline catalogs • Type ahead supported • Insert single element or nested structure in one click • Inline attribute editor FM 8 behavior of cycling through the style list by repeatedly pressing the first letter is supported in FM 11!© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 42
  • DEMO© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 43
  • Several enhancements have been made to the Find/change dialog Key enhancements to find/change • RegEx support in XML code view • When opened with text selected, Find field is automatically populated with selection • Dialog retains focus after performing a find • Last 5 searched items are remembered • Repeat your last search - F3 (search forward) and Shift-F3 (search backward) • Find/Change opens by default in a floating dialog, making it easier to find among other panels and UI controls© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 44
  • Create your own FrameMaker 11 experience (really) !! FM11 comes with Now in FM11, you can standard workspaces to also customize your suite different roles and menus that are available workflows. These can be in a certain workspace. further customized For example, you can hide entire or sub menus in a workspace FM11 has workspaces to enable easy loading of the UI layout with desired pods/panels© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 45
  • DEMO© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 46
  • MOBILE© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 47
  • Mobile Revolution: A Fundamental shift in the way content is consumed© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.
  • FMPS11: Embracing the Multiscreen Revolution NATIVE MOBILE KINDLE APPS BOOK MOBILE APPS© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 49
  • DEMO© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 50
  • COLLABORATION© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 51
  • FrameMaker11 provides out-of-the-box integration with several leading CMS Content creation collaboration at no extra cost FrameMaker ships with native connectors to Documentum and Sharepoint and also integrates with several CMS which support webdav In FM11, we now support custom attributes with Documentum and Sharepoint + any other “webdav” enabled CMS© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 52
  • In addition, we do provide integration with several of the leading CCMS in the XML and DITA space Leading XML/DITA CMS Integration with FM  *  xDocs  *   *  *   ** •We are working to add more names to this list© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 53 * Intgration needs to be certified with FM11, currently certified with FM10 **Integration is certified with FM9 only
  • In FM11, we are exposing a CMS connector layer which will enable our partners/customers to build a tighter integration at less development cost CMS Connector Framework CMS© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 54
  • With this framework, it will be possible to build seamless connectivity between FrameMaker and your own CMS Perform search/advanced search Check out and edit documents inside FM Tree view of CMS repository visible inside FM Access several key CMS functions from the tree view© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 55
  • Next Steps..© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 56
  • Learn!  FrameMaker 11 Reviewer’s guide has complete information and more than 20 videos along with how-to tasks for all the new features  Watch new feature videos on our Tech Comm channels on YouTube and Adobe TV  Detailed Version comparison chart of FM11 with previous versions  Extensive documentation available in both PDF and online form in FrameMaker 11 User guide  FrameMaker 11 datasheet© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 57
  • Play!© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 58
  • Decide! FrameMaker 11 FM Publishing Server 11Price Full ($999) Full ($14,999) Edu ($399)Upgrade Path FM 10 ($399) FM Server 10 FM 9 ($599) ($5,999) FM Server 9 ($8,999)Subscription N.A. N.A.Language English, French, English German, Japanese © 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.
  • Q&A© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 60
  • Appendix© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 61
  • Some other general authoring enhancements  Line numbers in all views  Added new 6 new H/F markers and associated variables  Configure creation of FM facet when working with several image formats  Configurable dictionary support in FM11 (Proximity and Hunspell)© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 62