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FrameMaker 10, A Real XML Editor Plus

Today’s topic is about dispelling the rumor that FrameMaker is not a real XML Editor. Some people say this because FrameMaker has the ability to embed Processing Instructions into the XML Source. FrameMaker by default embeds these Processing Instructions. This gives the average user the ability to roundtrip Conditional Tags and Show / Hide setting without having to create an xslt stylesheet to filter their content on file open. FrameMaker of cause can also use xslt stylesheets to filter content, drop in Processing Instructions on open and delete them on save.

As you will see in the following video, you can always change FrameMaker’s default settings and have “pure xml” content at your discretion. FrameMaker is powerful and flexible. If you are in need of a recommendation of an Adobe Consulting Partner in your area that understands the power of FrameMaker, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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FrameMaker 10 – View and Modify XML Source

I heard through the grape vine that there were some new misunderstandings about how FrameMaker and XML features work.

I am going to address today, one of my favorite new FrameMaker 10 XML features, view XML source. It has been said that you can not edit your XML code in notepad, if you use FrameMaker 10′s new feature to open it.

With that in mind, I pulled together quick captivate video that shows you exactly how you can both view and edit your XML statement in Notepad with a simple turning off of network file locking in your FrameMaker Preferences. I also show you how you can modify the default “View In Notepad” settings to have a choice of XML source editors. My personal favorite is Notepad++.

Enjoy the video and spread the word!


Tom Aldous