Need Help Automating FrameMaker / PDF Processes

Subject: Need Help Automating FrameMaker / PDF Processes
From: "Loren R. Elks" <lelks -at- exstream -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2006 09:41:02 -0400

Our company currently has a documentation set of 53 FrameMaker books that we PDF for easy access. We create PDFs using the TimeSavers utility to preserve link integrity. To do this we first have to open each book separately. Then we must run UPDATE BOOK on each FrameMaker book. Each book must then be saved as an individual PDF file.

Is there a more automated way to create PDFs from 53 FrameMaker books? Or is there a quicker way to set up this process from FrameMaker? Are there any programs that could help automate these processes? Do your companies hold any best practices that we could benefit from?

Loren Elks
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