News from the Net – Adobe Whitepapers from Sept 2014

By Doris Beetem

Latest Adobe Whitepapers

From the September Adobe TechComm Blog

http://online.adobemailers.com/2014/tech_comm_lading/september/index.html#whitepaper

  1. “Reducing Translation and Publishing Costs” by Maxwell Hoffmann
  2. “The Hitchhikers Guide to XML Authoring” by Chris Despopoulos
  3. “FrameMaker 12 vs. Word 2012 – For Technical Documentation” by Maxwell Hoffmann
  4. “FrameMaker 12 vs. InDesign CS6 – For Technical Documentation” by Maxwell Hoffmann
  5. “Database Publishing with Adobe FrameMaker” by Tammy Halter
  6. “Ten Reasons to Structure Your Content” by Scott P. Abel and Emma C. Hamer
  7. “The Changing Nature of Content” by Ellis Pratt
  8. “Towards an Agile Authoring Methodology” by Ellis Pratt
  9. “Changing Paradigms in Technology and Communication” by Ray Gallon and Neus Lorenzo
  10. “Crossing Boundaries: Implications for the Content Industries” by Ray Gallon and Neus Lorenzo
  11. “Separation of Content and Form” by Tony Self

 Adobe FrameMaker and XML: Reducing Translation and Publishing Costs

Converting documents and content to structure, especially XML and DITA, can reduce translation costs due to content reuse and other factors. Adobe product evangelist, Maxwell Hoffmann, shares his personal experiences from several years of multilingual production with FrameMaker and other products. He will also touch on new features in FrameMaker 12 that further reduce labor and effort during authoring and post-linguistic content correction.

Cost savings occur in two general areas:

1. Reduced effort during content creation on the client’s part

2. Significantly reduced billable time from the Language Service Provider (LSP) for:

  • Post-linguistic format correction
  • Linguistic review cycle
  • Swifter edits during Linguistic Quality Assurance (LQA)

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to XML Authoring

You’ve undoubtedly heard talk about structured documentation, XML, and Structured Adobe® FrameMaker®. This guide will answer questions about how you can put them to use, and give you information about:

  • How structured and unstructured documents compare
  • The benefits of structure and XML
  • How Structured FrameMaker fits in
  • Structured authoring environments
  • Converting unstructured documents
  • Where to go from here