On this year’s Adobe Tech Comm Day (Amsterdam, September 19), Flow experts Anouk Gorris and Elien Valcke will demonstrate the power of FrameMaker and DITA to efficiently create and publish simple and complex documentation.
In the current age of information, it is crucial to structure information in an efficient and durable manner. But sometimes, a simple request for a user guide can become so much more…
Imagine that you need to create three different types of documentation with very different page layouts and for a variety of languages, including Chinese – all generated directly from the same source files. This might seem like a daunting task to complete. Combining DITA, DITA-FMx and Adobe FrameMaker proved to be the perfect solution.
Handling complex processes in no time
Imagine that your documentation is scattered and incomplete. Time is of the essence as the first deadlines are imminent. In such a situation, Adobe FrameMaker is the ideal editing tool to design a template that can handle all complex, diverse tasks and processes in no time. Phew, you made it! But then, various requests force you to further explore the functionalities in FrameMaker in order to meet the customer’s demands. For example, your clients prefer to have all the information within reach at all times. In many cases, this almost proves to be an impossible task. Using Adobe FrameMaker, however, you can easily create image maps with hot spots which allow the user to decide freely on which topic they require more detailed information.
Key take away for the audience
- How to work with DITA and DITA-FMx in FrameMaker (2019 release)
- How to manage layouts: FrameMaker is the ideal page composition engine if you want to edit large quantities of text in no time
- How to work with image maps with hotspots: Image maps with hotspots are useful if you want to manage a large volume of content. Provide a visual summary and create hotspots to give the users the opportunity to decide for themselves which (extra) information they require.
- How to optimize the use of your output: FrameMaker for print, but also web?
- How to use DITA bookmaps and DITA maps and DITA-FMx in FrameMaker to generate different types of output using one set of files
Do you want to find out the latest in the world of technical communication or meet and greet our speakers? Make sure to add the Amsterdam Adobe TechComm day on 19 September 2019 to your schedule. You can find the full schedule and the registration form here.