Re: Structured FrameMaker and Unstructured FrameMaker

Subject: Re: Structured FrameMaker and Unstructured FrameMaker
From: "William Sherman" <bsherman77 -at- embarqmail -dot- com>
To: "Maxwell Hoffmann" <mhoffman -at- adobe -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 4 Jun 2013 22:20:58 -0400

They say timing is everything, and it looks like mine has been both good and bad today.

Thanks.


----- Original Message ----- From: "Maxwell Hoffmann" <mhoffman -at- adobe -dot- com>
To: "William Sherman" <bsherman77 -at- embarqmail -dot- com>
Cc: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2013 10:10 PM
Subject: Re: Structured FrameMaker and Unstructured FrameMaker


William,

I am restoring a 7-part recorded Webinar series on structured FrameMaker that was done by Tom Aldous with FM10. Watch for an announcement with the link posted to this group sometime tomorrow. You will find this series very useful.

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On Jun 4, 2013, at 7:04 PM, "William Sherman" <bsherman77 -at- embarqmail -dot- com> wrote:

I know many of you have gone on to better things, but I'm working with Frame again and ran into an issue.

The last structured FrameMaker was mostly all structured documents in FrameMaker 7.2. Six years ago, I was someplace that was converting from unstructured to structured in 7.0, I think. I don't remember an issue trying to convert unstructured files to structured ones.

However, in FrameMaker 10, we are having issues getting unstructured documents to convert to structured. We already have an EDD. We have gone through and created the conversion rules table and adapted it to our EDD and structure.

Yet when we convert documents, the structured view frequently has element names that are not valid in our structure (the table should handle that) and are usually not in a staggered outline but a single line and red.

Granted, a couple of us have only put in a couple of days to do this, but IMVHO, this is the sort of thing that should be very much automated and has instead been very manual for us.

And still no good results.

The Adobe instructions we have found lack several steps. We have managed to figure those out and fill them in. Most sites in Internet searches pop up regurgitated Adobe instructions. No one so far seems to answer why we haven't ended up with a final structured document that doesn't require 8 hours of massaging to be like our other structured docs.

Anyone have a nice set of instructions that really work?

Thanks.

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References:
Structured FrameMaker and Unstructured FrameMaker: From: William Sherman
Re: Structured FrameMaker and Unstructured FrameMaker: From: Maxwell Hoffmann

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