For more information on ExtendScript, see JavaScript Tools Guide. to develop your own structured FrameMaker templates and XML or SGML applications. MIF (Maker Interchange Format) is a FrameMaker file format that allows you to easily apply available configuration settings which FrameMaker checks at launch . “SGML at Work” takes a sample FrameMaker document (could have been any Document management o Texcel Information Manager Graphics Tools o SnagIt o SGML Companion DTD Browser Installation Configuration Using the SGML. At SGML/XML’97, we will learn how it has evolved, see XML tools and . SGML has grown to a point where document management systems are finally available for The presentation also addresses: configuration management and version .. Adobe FrameMaker+SGML is a document editing and publishing system with .

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For major components, such as lessons for training manuals or chapters for bookswork your way down the document hierarchy into smaller and smaller chunks, until you reach the bottom level of the hierarchy.

FrameMaker: Structured or Unstructured?

This section provides some requirements that you might consider when choosing FrameMaker or structured FrameMaker. A longer implementation period is an acceptable cost to ensure you can build exactly what you need You do not have the technical expertise or resources available to build your own structure.

You have resources available, whether in-house or as consultants, who can build the structure. If your legacy documents include a significant amount of manual or ad-hoc formatting, the conversion will be substantially more tedious. Plug-in for Adobe FrameMaker 8. FrameMaker is now a single product with two somewhat different authoring interfaces. The FSI International technical documentation project involved creating and deploying a system to handle multiple configurations of documents customized for specific clients.

Download the Readme for compilation instructions. One approach is to allow variations only where they add value. Using this framework, developers will be able to build a more seamless connector to FrameMaker 11 and with less effort!


You can assign formatting based on the various tags paragraph tags, character tags, and so on in a template. You can use MIF files with database publishing applications, which allow you to capture changing data from databases and format the data into high-quality documents containing both text and graphics information.

For example, you can use the structured application to specify whether and how to export conditional text tagging. Unlike unstructured FrameMaker and other style-based authoring tools, a structured FrameMaker document will have a hierarchy of elements.

You want to create a structure that matches your content analysis precisely.

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How to install and use the connector. Elements can be simple elements or complex elements. Although substantial effort is required for any XML publishing project, the return on investment can also be substantial.

There is no need to toggle back and forth between the two interfaces.

Element Groups Elements can be grouped under a group declaration. Attributes provide the ability to attach additional property information to elements. This presentation is as much oriented towards a concrete demonstration as towards the conceptual explanation of the prototype.

For more details Read the blog. The following is wgml a complete list of capabilities, but are some of the key requirements that Adobe FrameMaker meets. List of elements that can appear in a document Attributes that can appear in a document for an element Hierarchy of elements – which elements can appear as child elements Sequence of child elements Number of child elements The data types for elements as well as attributes Default and fixed values for elements and attributes XML namespace XML namespaces allow the same document to contain XML elements and attributes taken from different vocabularies, without naming collisions.

The first time you softwaer FrameMaker, the application prompts you for fraemmaker interface you wish to run. You use the database to enter, manipulate, sort, and select data.

XML schemas define the following: Choice Indicates one or the other child element can occur.

Getting started with structured applications

This interchange is further enabled by generic tools that can operate on documents conforming to specific classes. Plug-in for Adobe FrameMaker 9.


A complex element can have attributes and can: Elements can have values within a specified range of valid values. No other book provides you with the ability to hit the ground running. When inserting a table, the author chooses a table format. This presentation makes the case for the use and ease of Architectural Forms.

Structured application The structured application lists all of the component files in your structure implementation and provides configuration information. For instructions on installing the FDK. This talk will present the current DOM specification and future work.

For example, suppose that a Help deliverable consists of topics sofyware the chapters in a book also consist of topics. You can link elements in the EDD to formatting in three ways:.

In confiuration, it meets the following additional business requirements:. Attributes can have a default value or a fixed value. Use a standard Build your own You are required to deliver content that follows the standard.

The following table describes some of the factors that influence whether you will use a standard specification or build your own structure. A specialization can reuse elements from higher-level designs. Each element has a name, or tag, such as Section, Head, or List.

This task may be substantial or it may be relatively easy. These template-based FrameMaker documents may be referred to as unstructured Gsml documents, and the authoring interface may be called either FrameMaker, or unstructured FrameMaker.

Retrieving text from a broken xref. You can create named formatting definitions in the EDD. If you already have a formatting template, you can reuse information in that template.

The conversion table maps unstructured FrameMaker paragraph and character formats to elements, and allows you to automatically nest groups of elements.