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Single Sourcing with FrameMaker A Demonstration Marcia Riefer Johnston [email_address] ©  2005 Select  Slide Show  >  View...
Or… <ul><li>How we got two big manuals from one set of files, eliminated redundant editing and indexing, saved $16,000 on ...
Or… <ul><li>Conditional text is not a dirty word. </li></ul>
Concept of single sourcing Source a graphic, a paragraph within a file,  or an entire file                 At basic level,...
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. Sa...
Example                 Set of files = source   These source files include variables & conditional tags. Book A Book B Var...
Inside a FrameMaker source file                 Conditional text:  sentence level  vs. word level (translator’s requiremen...
Translate source only.                 Source in English Source in various languages Book A in various languages Book B in...
Translation efficiencies <ul><li>Conventional </li></ul><ul><li>Translate Book A (105 pages on full-featured model) and th...
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Single Sourcing With FrameMaker

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Single Sourcing With FrameMaker

  1. 1. 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.
  2. 2. Or… <ul><li>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 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Or… <ul><li>Conditional text is not a dirty word. </li></ul>
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. Single sourcing w/ multiple sources         Source 1 Source 2 graphics, paragraphs within files, or entire files
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. Example         Set of files = source These source files include variables & conditional tags. Book A Book B Variable “prod name” Conditional tag “CP 200”
  8. 8. Inside a FrameMaker source file         Conditional text: sentence level vs. word level (translator’s requirement) Text common to both models
  9. 9. Translate source only.         Source in English Source in various languages Book A in various languages Book B in various languages
  10. 10. Translation efficiencies <ul><li>Conventional </li></ul><ul><li>Translate Book A (105 pages on full-featured model) and then Book B (87 pages on economy model) into 9 languages: </li></ul><ul><li>12 weeks $77,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Single-source </li></ul><ul><li>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: </li></ul><ul><li>6 weeks $61,000 </li></ul>Savings: 6 weeks $16,000
  11. 11. Show & tell (live)        

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