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    Kapil Verma: What's new in FrameMaker 10 Kapil Verma: What's new in FrameMaker 10 Presentation Transcript

    • FrameMaker 10 and FrameMaker10 Server overview Kapil Verma | Sr. Product Manager, FrameMaker and FrameMaker Server© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.
    • Adobe Technical Communication Suite First of all, a quick word on Adobe’s solution in the technical communication space….© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 2
    • Adobe offers a complete solution including authoring, collaboration, multi devicepublishing and community collaboration to technical writers Jill is a technical writer at Acme manufacturing’s technical writing division Jill needs to author the user manual for a new gadget produced by Acme • Jill starts authoring in Jill can collaborate with other Jill sends out the document for Jill imports all FrameMaker authors through the CMS review to experts, who need comments from pdf into • DITA/XML, structured, connectors built into FM10 just the free Adobe pdf the source FM document unstructured authoring reader to review automatically support SERVER SERVER SERVERContent curation and • Jill can refine content through the user Jill can host the Jill can publish to multiplecontinuous refinement feedback via the AIR Help viewer content on the RH devices and formats incl.process • RH server reports let her analyze content server for end users mobile and online formats usage (e.g. frequently viewed content) using FM server © 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 3
    • Agenda  What’s new in FrameMaker 10? 5 mins  Deep dive into the major enhancements 20 mins  Q&A and Next Steps 5 mins© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 4
    • Overview of major enhancements in FrameMaker 10What’s new? Details DETAILS TO FOLLOWDITA/ XML and structured • Standards support (DITA 1.2, S1000D)authoring enhancements • Usability enhancements (e.g. enhanced attribute editor, filter by attribute compare structured documents etc.) • Easily create structured applications and DITA specializations • Enhanced performance when working with XML filesNative CMS connectors • Native connectivity to Documentum and Sharepoint • Use CMS features without leaving FrameMaker interface (e.g. add files, Check-in/out, versioning, dependency management, search etc.)FrameMaker 10 Server: True • Generate 9 different outputs (including webhelp, ePub, Flash, AIR help) from a single sourcemulti channel publishing • Schedule and publish tasks in a batch mode on FM serversolutionProductivity enhancements • Enhanced PDF review and import of comments • Track changes enhancements (e.g. track changes at book level, user name included) • Auto spell check • Repeat last operation • Find formatting overrides in a document - • Table catalog has been added to ease table management • Access time improvement for EPS and DCS images • Poster for multimedia supportScripting support • ExtendScript support to automate repetitive tasks, create plug-ins (e.g. S1000D support in FrameMaker 10 has been built using ExtendScript) • Provides ability to communicate across adobe products© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 5
    • Agenda  What’s new in FrameMaker 10? 5 mins  Deep dive into the major enhancements 20 mins  Q&A and Next Steps 5 mins© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 6
    • What’s new in FM10 on the DITA/XML and structured authoring front?What’s new? DetailsFull support for standards • DITA 1.2 support (in addition to DITA 1.1) • S1000D (standard popular in aerospace and defense industries)Enhanced tools • Create DITA specializations easily through a UI based approach • Wizard to easily create structured applicationsUsability enhancements • Enhanced attribute editor • Filter by attribute and Ditaval support • Enhanced tag view • View XML source in Notepad (or any editor of your choice) • Find all references • Smart Insert i.e. auto-insert child and their sibling elements • Compare structured documents • Drag and drop capability to easily move content across DITA maps • Insert multiple “topicrefs” in one go • Easily switch back and forth between RM and document view • Easily round-trip equations in XML filesPerformance improvements • Performance improvement of 50-100% (varies by operation) when working with XML files© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 7
    • Now, authors can collaborate with other authors and do more single- sourcing, reuse of content through the CMS connectors in FM10 Key takeaways • In FM10, we have provided native connector provided to Documentum and Sharepoint CMS • Users can access from Framemaker interface all the core CMS functions such as upload, check-in/out, versioning and labeling • Extensive dependency management capabilities for DITA as well FM book formats – Identify and upload dependencies – Show dependencies in the repository view • Enables collaboration among authors, single sourcing and reuse of content© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 8
    • In addition, we do provide integration with several of the leading CCMS in the DITA space Leading 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. 9 * In some cases, the integration is with FM9 as of March 2011
    • FrameMaker server is now a comprehensive publishing solution with multi device and batch publishing capabilities Single sourcing, multi device publishing Schedule and automate publishing Web help PDF ePub Flash help Adobe AIR Java Help Oracle Help Eclipse Help Microsoft HTML (.chm)Key takeaways Key takeaways• Publish to 9 different formats and multiple device from a • Schedule publishing tasks to run at specific time/days single FrameMaker document • Batch publishing enables an admin to schedule multiple• Publish to the popular ePub format for publishing to mobile tasks at the same time devices • Log generation to aid the admin in viewing results/errors © 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 10
    • Automate repetitive tasks and communicate across Adobe products with the power of ExtendScript ExtendScript support in FrameMaker 10 Representative examples of power of scripting • Sample scripts involving FM objects  In FM10, we have provided a new interface – Opening and saving a file called ExtendScript to do scripting in Java – Accessing basic objects and their properties  Some key points on this new interface • Scripts involving events – Registering for events using scripts  New class (script UI) to create dialogs and – Suppressing alerts the associated controls very easily • Creating dialogs using ScriptUI  Based on Adobe standards. Can be used to – Creating FrameMaker dialogs communicate across Adobe products  Leverages the existing FDK capabilities • Communicating between TCS products – Modifying an image in PhotoShop from FM  S1000D support in FrameMaker10 has been • Utility script implemented using ExtendScript – A script to flatten all conrefs in a ditamap file© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 11
    • We have also made several enhancements which will help boost user productivity NOT EXHAUSTIVE Authoring 1. Auto spell check 2. Repeat last operation 3. Find formatting overrides in a document 4. Table catalog has been added to ease table management 5. Poster for multimedia support 6. Set background colors to text 7. Easily manage para, character, table tags 8. Access time improvement for EPS and DCS images Community collaboration 1. Community content collaboration through the enhanced PDF workflow and automatic import of contributions 2. Track changes enhancements (e.g. track changes at book level, user name information included )© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 12
    • Agenda  What’s new in FrameMaker 10? 5 mins  Deep dive into the major enhancements 20 mins  Q&A and Next Steps 5 mins© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 13
    • Next Steps Keep up to date on product news  Read Adobe Tech Comm. Blog at blogs.adobe.com/techcomm and watch video snippets of the new features in FM10  Follow me on twitter at @KapilVermaAdobe  Watch videos on http://tv.adobe.com/channel/technical-communication/  Visit our product home page to learn more about FM10 and FM10 server and download reviewer’s guide http://www.adobe.com/products/framemaker.html Product evaluation  Download a trial version or try the product (without download) at the product home page at http://www.adobe.com/products/framemaker.html One more session today: Key trends in Tech Comm 3:30 – 4:00 PM© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 14
    • APPENDIX© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 15
    • DITA/ XML workflows  DITA authoring  Create DITA topics and maps  Add content  Insert multiple “topicrefs” in one go  Setting attributes  Structure view, Element catalog and attribute editor  Drag and drop capability to easily move content across DITA maps  Filter by attribute  Enhanced tag view  Publish to pdf/FM book  Community collaboration and content curation (through PDF review)  DITA specialization  Structured application creation wizard  Find all references  Smart Insert i.e. auto-insert child and their sibling elements  Compare structured documents© 2010 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 16