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To maintain its market dominance, IAR Systems wanted to publish the most
current, product-specific documentation possible. By engaging Adobe
FrameMaker experts at The Content Era, IAR Systems focused on converting
unstructured FrameMaker content to structured FrameMaker content. The
Content Era developed a custom plug-in produced a structured, single-source
environment in which content exists in only one location and can be reused
across multiple publications.
âUsing a conversion table and ExtendScripts, our team of three accomplished
the conversion with a minimum of hassle and manual work,â says Susanne
DahlÃn, Head of User Documentation at IAR Systems. âBy means of the custom
plug-in, modularized content is available as FrameMaker text insets that
are updated to reflect the continuous development of our software.â
The new repository supported by the custom plug-in has created new
efficiencies that enable the IAR Systems team to updated documentation more
frequently, enhancing the companyâs value proposition. Documentation for
each product variant is managed from dedicated FrameMaker books built on
relevant reuse modules. <http://adobe.ly/21ST7Ax>
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