SAN JOSE, Calif.--Dec. 11, 2001--Adobe says their FrameMaker and FrameMaker+SGML software, is being widely adopted in multiple industries to streamline network publishing business processes. FrameMaker is a powerful, enterprise-class authoring and publishing solution which enables companies to efficiently manage the entire process of authoring and publishing long, content-rich documents across multiple media, with industry standard technologies, including Extensible Markup Language (XML) and Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML). Publishers can re-purpose content and streamline workflows, and output to Adobe PostScript language and Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files. Examples of new FrameMaker customers and their applications include:
Marconi, a communications technology provider, uses FrameMaker+SGML to create complex technical documents that can be up to 4,000 pages in length. Documents are authored and then converted to XML and Adobe PDF files. With PDF files, field technicians and customers can use wireless devices to access and search for specific portions of Marconi user manuals, installation guides and repair manuals.
"FrameMaker produces reliable output that enhances the quality of the XML data stored in Marconi's database systems,'' said Beverly Hrablook, director of global standards for Marconi's IT Global Solutions group. "In addition, FrameMaker's support for XML will provide significant time savings by allowing us to produce reliable technical documentation that can be assembled quickly by pulling XML data directly from our database.''
Microsoft Press publishes graphically rich books and interactive training aids supporting Microsoft products whose content needs to be reused for publishing in different formats including eBooks. With FrameMaker's XML capabilities, different elements -- such as heading, paragraph or graphic -- receive a tag that describes it, resulting in a repository of reusable, tagged document elements. The data can then be reused to quickly and easily create self-tests and eBooks for other publishers.
"FrameMaker+SGML gives us important extras like a structured document view, on-the-fly validation, and the ability to publish to XML or PDF files,'' said Patty Gardner, program manager for Microsoft Press editorial. "This is much faster than re-entering book information or having to painstakingly cut and paste.''
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