What's new in FrameMaker 11
Native XML code view
Dive directly into XML code using the Code View. Exercise complete control over XML documents with a host of editing features, including customised toolbars, inline attribute editor, automated tracking of errors, Intelliprompt of attributes and elements, search using XPath and advanced XSLT features.
Focus on writing without bothering about page breaks and text formatting. Use the Author View to speed up content creation prior to customising appearance and output.
XSLT 2.0 support
Create a variety of transformation scenarios by applying pre-defined or customised XSLT to XML files. Execute these transformations using a range of JAXP-compliant processors, such as Xalan and Saxon. Define the scope of the transformation - a file, all files of a folder, DITA map or all children of a book.
XPath 2.0 support
Eliminate the need to browse through numerous lines of XML code. Use the XPath Pod to find your elements and automatically apply functions to them. Customise your query builder, get suggestions, define the scope of queries, use the history dropdown feature, and save search results for greater productivity.
Speed up XML authoring with a range of productivity features such as Intelliprompt of elements and attributes, template based structure suggestions, automatic insertion of end tags, dynamic validation, and pretty printing. Work faster with large XML/DITA files and DITA maps in multiauthoring environments.
Comprehensive DITA support
Meet consistency and authoring needs as well as specific output requirements. Create customised information models with automatic generation of DITA 1.2 elements (such as titles, tables of content and indexes), page rounding and numbering. Easily publish DITA maps to various output formats.
Integration with Content Management Systems (CMSs)
Smoothly integrate with best-of-breed CMSs like EMC Documentum and Microsoft SharePoint via built-in connectors, and others using third-party plug-ins. Get a set of APIs to connect your enterprise authoring environment with virtually any CMS. Improve searchability of content with custom metadata.
Publishing virtually anywhere
Publish content to multiple channels, formats, and screens using HTML5 integration built into Adobe FrameMaker Publishing Server 11 or Adobe Technical Communication Suite 4. Deliver content to iPad and other tablets, smartphones, and desktops in a wide range of popular formats. Create print-ready CMYK PDFs.
Author structured content faster. Convert unstructured content to a structured format with Smart Paste (Microsoft Word and Excel and HTML to DITA, and HTML tables to FrameMaker tables).
Prepare your documentation for publishing and sharing with the user community. Use the WYSIWYG View to apply and modify styles, themes, and formats. Render your content as intended and see it as your users will.
Create, save, and apply Object Styles to give your content a consistent look and feel. Apply a wide variety of predefined styles to objects such as images, anchored frames, graphic objects, text frames, text lines, and equations. Easily update properties and change the styles of multiple objects by applying Object Styles to them.
Enhanced video support
Develop richer, more engaging technical content by adding a variety of high-impact multimedia features. Enjoy robust support for video content in MP4, FLV, and SWF formats. Customise videos by selecting posters and creating links with text, to play, pause, or jump.
Create linked documents with better readability and usability by inserting Hotspots over images, vector illustrations, and objects, or parts of them. Also convert shapes to Hotspots. On clicking on these Hotspots, your users will be guided to other relevant parts of the document.
Assisted authoring with Banner Text
Speed up authoring with customisable Banner Text suggestions for various content elements that eliminate the need for constantly referring to the document structure. Help authors of different backgrounds and skill levels create content consistently in a multi-authoring environment.
Linked 3D graphics
Create a richer user experience when working with 3D graphics by linking them with relevant parts of a document. Enable users to switch between parts of 3D graphics and the associated descriptions by inserting bi-directional links. Play 3D animations by clicking on the text.
Easily author XML/DITA content
Use the XML Code View, Author View, or WYSIWYG View depending on your role. Enjoy powerful XML authoring with XSLT 2.0 and XPath 2.0 support, and Banner Text. Create customised information models with a range of DITA 1.2 enhancements.
Increase enterprise productivity
Create high-impact enterprise content faster with productivity features for individual contributors and collaborating teams. Improve throughput using API-based connectivity with CMSs, automatic content suggestions, Smart Paste, Quick Catalogs, error-tracking and scripting.
Do even more with rich multimedia
Enrich your content with interactive media for a superior user experience. Augment content with MP4, FLV, and SWF videos, Object Styles, and images. Create interlinked documents with Hotspots and linked 3D images for better browsing and readability.
Publish to multiple channels, formats, and screens
Publish HTML5 content virtually anywhere with Adobe FrameMaker Publishing Server 11 or Adobe Technical Communication Suite 4. Output to almost any device by simply specifying the screen size and layout. Preview and optimise content display for better readability.