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A few months back Samartha Vashishtha from the Adobe India office created a PDF of his “Top Ten FrameMaker Tips.” Most of the tips were for using the newer features in FrameMaker 9.0. As I read the article, I thought about my own Top Ten FrameMaker tips (regardless of version).
Once I had my list written down, I realized that many of my tips relate to converting documents from other formats to FrameMaker. In the light of DITA and other newer document encoding schemes, it felt a bit retro to be posting the list. After all, some of Scriptorium’s business involves converting documents from FrameMaker.
However, I also realize that there are many organizations using FrameMaker, and those groups still need to import documents from various formats to FrameMaker. (And I’m always surprised by the number of people who say “I wish I had known about #1 a long time ago.”)