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Converting Unstructured Frame to XML web-base application

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Feb 05, 2023 Feb 05, 2023

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What is the most efficient way to convert an unstructured FrameMaker (19) to an XML web-based application? This is a loaded question, I know. However, I’m trying to figure out the best approach for the conversion. Although I’m very familiar with unstructured Frame I only have basic knowledge about structured Frame terminology and processes.  Is there a resource or guide for DITA XML novice users to assist with the conversion process? Unfortunately, the document requiring conversion is large and complex with numerous MathType objects and tables (tables with embedded MathType objects), cross-referencing, linked figures, etc.

 

Is there a third-party program to assist with the process etc.? Reviewing/creating a conversation table appears to be a daunting task.

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Feb 05, 2023 Feb 05, 2023

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Matt Sullivan offers structured FrameMaker training:

https://techcommtools.com/

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Feb 09, 2023 Feb 09, 2023

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I have done many semi-automated conversions. I do have a conversion pipeline that uses a lot more than just the conversion table - adding lots of scripted corrections, preparations and post-processing to get the desired result. But that does not come for free as it represents years of work.


Trying to do the conversion yourself without experience with the conversion table is just going to drive you crazy with the complexities you mention. If you can send me the original document I can give you a quote on what it would cost to do the conversion for you. Send a message to jang@smartinfodesign.com if you are interested.

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