Book: XML and FrameMaker
This book is about XML and, specifically, Adobe® FrameMaker® 7.x. If
you are working with a later version of FrameMaker, some procedures
or settings shown in this text may need to be adjusted. This book was
also written and edited using FrameMaker 7.0 and 7.1.
XML is a technology buzzword and a format that definitely offers
opportunities. Companies that are generating content for publishing,
enterprise systems, catalogs, or the Web are looking for a way to make
the content more reusable. Some companies are also interested in
ways to get their information out in multiple formats to their clients.
Adobe noticed this interest and has been modifying their Adobe
FrameMaker software since 1998 to become a “multichannel publishing
solution.” With FrameMaker 7.0, Adobe implemented roundtrip
XML and opened a new door for enterprise information management.
Not only can users Open and Save As XML, but an additional
XML-creation tool called Quadralay® WebWorks® Publisher Standard
Edition is included in every FrameMaker 7.x installation to allow easy
FrameMaker 7.x’s round-trip XML capability means that, in
addition to the technical publishing groups that have been using
FrameMaker for years, XML producers and information managers can
now also use this tool. Fitting nicely into an enterprise workflow,
FrameMaker 7.x allows users to bring in their raw XML to create documents,
cell phone output (WML), PDA-friendly output (lit), PDF, and
HTML. It also permits extraction of XML, allowing users to make
changes and then ship the XML back to the database—or folder—from
whence it came.