Publishing enhancements

New Responsive HTML5 layouts

Now use the highly customizable Responsive HTML5 layouts to deliver an amazing content consumption experience. Configure search, and show context and breadcrumbs in the results. Easily show or hide widgets, such as glossary and TOC. Convert the layout to right-to-left languages just by changing one property.

Provide users personalized experiences by customizing the function bar, side bar, TOC, and dynamic content filter for different devices: desktop, mobile, and tablet. You can also customize the media queries for mobile and tablet devices.

RoboHelp Server 10 support for Responsive HTML5 output

Publish Responsive HTML5 output to RoboHelp Server 10 to enable end users to access content on a multitude of devices, including mobile devices. Your content is rendered seamlessly on all screen sizes. With the support for dynamic content filters in HTML5, your end users can easily access personalized content.

Enhanced search results in HTML5 layouts

Provide better context about search results to end users by showing more details. Configure the search results to appear on the sidebar or topic panes, and show breadcrumbs and topic descriptions. By default, the first few sentences of the topic are shown as description of the search results. Now you can easily customize the description to provide more relevant details in the search results.

For more information, see Customize layout.

XSLT enhancements

FrameMaker now uses SAXON as the default XSLT processor. If your application uses XALAN-specific constructs, you can still switch the XSLT process to XALAN by making the required changes in your structured application. Your structured application can now be configured to used different processors for handling pre-processing, post-processing, and smart pasting opera­tions.

For more information, see XSL Transformation.

Enable browse sequences in Microsoft HTML output (CHM)

FrameMaker now has an option to enable browse sequences in Microsoft HTML output. The browse sequences are created automatically based on the TOC and displayed in the CHM output, when this option is enabled in the publish settings for Microsoft HTML layout.

Layout icons optimized for high resolution Retina display

The icons in Responsive HTML5 layouts have now been optimized for high resolution Retina display. The icons in Azure and Charcoal gray layouts will appear sharp and clear on high resolution devices.

Farsi publishing support

FrameMaker now also supports Farsi output language for Responsive HTML5, Mobile App, WebHelp, ePub, Kindle, and Microsoft HTML Help layouts. This means that you can now choose these language settings for the UI strings and language-related UI elements in the preview and gener­ated output.

Publishing to Digital Publishing Solution

FrameMaker’s multi-channel publishing feature now provides an option to publish your documents to the Adobe Digital Publishing Solution (DPS). For details about Digital Publishing Solution, see

Now generate Adobe DPS output for your FrameMaker documentation and upload the generated articles to Adobe DPS. Use your Adobe account to sign into the Adobe Digital Publishing Solution and create your DPS projects. Ensure that you are using FrameMaker on the same Adobe account. In the Publish Settings dialog, select your Adobe account and the DPS project. When your run the publish procedure, the articles are generated in your output folder and uploaded to the selected project in your DPS account.

Dynamic Content Filters

Create dynamic filters in your Responsive HTML5 output to empower your users to find the relevant content faster.

Leverage FrameMaker’s existing conditional tags and expressions to create filters that allows your end users to dynamically filter the Responsive HTML5 output. The feature also enables you to easily single-source your content by applying tags and expressions on the appropriate content.

For more information, see Generate dynamic content output.

Mobile app output support

Ensure wider distribution and consumption of content with a simplified mobile app generation workflow and native integration with Adobe PhoneGap Build. Easily publish and then distribute your content as an installable app on major mobile platforms, including iOS, Android, and Windows.

Also use the generated QR code or PhoneGap URL to share your apps with your users.

For more information, see Outputs settings.

Support for XML sitemap in the Responsive HTML5 output

A sitemap helps search engines to index your web pages and make your website SEO-friendly. FrameMaker now gives you an option to create the XML sitemap file for your Responsive HTML5 outputs. In the absence of this feature, you would either use a third-party tool to create a sitemap or manually create one.

The sitemap generation process is extremely seamless as you need to simply select an option in the Responsive HTML5 output settings to generate the sitemap for your book or ditamap.The sitemap contains the references of your web pages, the base URL of your website where you would host the published output, and the frequency at which you intend to update your pages. As this is an XML file based on the standardized XML sitemap protocol, you can easily make changes to the sitemap file as and when needed.

For more information, see Outputs settings.

Out-of-the-box support for social widgets

Generate Responsive HTML5 and mobile output that is easily shareable on Facebook and Twitter with out-of-the-box support for social widgets provided in the new HTML5 layout.

Maintain TOC state in Responsive HTML5 output

Work more conveniently by maintaining the TOC state in the Responsive HTML5 output. Expand and collapse the chapters and topics in a book while still maintaining the state of the structure. Also, expand and collapse the chapters and topics across multiple books.

Embed custom fonts in EPUB output

Embed custom fonts in your EPUB output and ensure that your users see high-quality typography exactly as you intended, whether or not they have the font installed on their device.

This feature is especially useful if you are using fonts that may not be readily available to your end users.

For more information, see Outputs settings.

SVG Support in HTML5 output

Let your end users see top quality images regardless of the screen size and resolution of the device on which they are being viewed. This because FrameMaker now embeds the entire SVG code in the final Responsive HTML5 output.

HTML page templates

You can now customize your HTML outputs to include the following features:


Breadcrumb trail

Headers and footers

For more information, see Create an HTML page template.

Use and customize the skins for WebHelp output

Give your WebHelp content a new look by choosing from a wide variety of skins from the Web-Help gallery.

And a powerful, yet easy-to-use WebHelp skin editor lets you customize not only your content, but also the appearance of buttons, labels, fonts, background color, search boxes, and most components of your WebHelp output.

September 30, 2016

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