RE: Top 10 mistakes unstructured FrameMaker Users make in content before translation

Subject: RE: Top 10 mistakes unstructured FrameMaker Users make in content before translation
From: Keith Hood <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com, mhoffmann -at- globalizationpartners -dot- com
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2010 08:06:31 -0700 (PDT)

I haven't read everything in this thread. Just out of curiosity, does Structured FM automagically take care of these "mistakes" or prevent them somehow?



--- On Thu, 3/25/10, Maxwell Hoffmann <mhoffmann -at- globalizationpartners -dot- com> wrote:

> From: Maxwell Hoffmann <mhoffmann -at- globalizationpartners -dot- com>
> Subject: RE: Top 10 mistakes unstructured FrameMaker Users make in content before translation
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Date: Thursday, March 25, 2010, 7:52 PM
> FYI -- Rick Quatro of Carmen
> Publishing wrote a FrameScript script to solve
> the marker problem (e.g. search for markers and move them
> to beginning or
> end of word). Rick has posted the script at:
> http://frameautomation.com/2010/03/20/move-markers-to-the-beginning-of-words
> /
>
> I found Rick's posting in response to my post on this topic
> on Linked In
> under the "Friends of FrameMaker" Group.
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> Subject: Top 10 mistakes unstructured FrameMaker Users make
> in content
> before translation
>
> 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!
>
> _________________________
>
> Maxwell  Hoffmann
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> 503.336-5952 
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