Top 10 mistakes unstructured FrameMaker Users make in content before translation

Subject: Top 10 mistakes unstructured FrameMaker Users make in content before translation
From: "Maxwell Hoffmann" <mhoffmann -at- globalizationpartners -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2010 10:19:42 -0700

Over the past 15 years while working for translation/localization vendors,
I've seen the same problems in unstructured FrameMaker files over and over
again. Seemingly innocent document features like markers in mid-word, or
even forced UPPER CASE text display from the paragraph designer can cause
problems, increasing project time and expense.

I've posted two blogs that list the 10 most common problems we encounter in
unstructured FrameMaker. (There were 40 to 50 common problems to choose
from.) I would welcome feedback on other problems you may have encountered.
I will be creating a blog in the near future on things to avoid when
creating DITA with FrameMaker, before translation.

You can read the blogs at:
http://tinyurl.com/gpi-fm1
http://tinyurl.com/gpi-fm2

Enjoy!

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Maxwell  Hoffmann
Director, Document Globalization Practice
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skype: maxwell.hoffmann
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