Need Help Automating FrameMaker / PDF Processes?

Subject: Need Help Automating FrameMaker / PDF Processes?
From: Geoff Hart <ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, "Loren R. Elks" <lelks -at- exstream -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2006 10:28:14 -0400

Loren R. Elks wondered: <<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?>>

Haven't used the product, but it sounds like you're looking for something exactly like "Buildfire" by Convivio (

Mandatory disclaimer: I've known the company president, Louis Beauregard, for several years. Not exactly a friend--more of a professional colleague. But I like him and get "good vibes" about his honesty and expertise, and have the sense that he and his crew work very hard to keep their customers satisfied.

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Geoff Hart ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca
(try geoffhart -at- mac -dot- com if you don't get a reply)
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